Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mabhida Market

Freshly Found is so excited for the new i♥market venue! 
From this Saturday it will be at The Moses Mabhida Stadium! See you there!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Unfinished Tapestry

My garden is full of these amazing Clivias at the moment.  They go well with a recent find:
I couldn't resist this unfinished tapestry - mounted on a frame and with the last thread used still hanging.  
Just had to bring it home!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Freshly Found Boutonnières

So happy to have The Freshly Found Vintage Paper Lily featured as a Boutonniere in the latest FAIR LADY Bride!
The Vintage Tie Pins make good buttonhole blooms too!

Friday, September 23, 2011

On the Bias

Vintage Piping and Binding.   I just could not resist 2 bags full of these cards.

Read more about bias at The Renaissance Tailor:

The Fear of Bias
Roberta Carr in her text Couture:The Art of Fine Sewing, speaks about 'bias':
"The fear of working on 'the bias' was ingrained in many of us at an early age. Some sewing teachers spoke of it as 'the enemy', never to be understood and to be kept at a distance. The bias is not a disease - it is a grain of cloth that when respected, can be used to advantage to produce remarkable results."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beautiful Bracelets

The lovely talented Clemence K from Vynn's Raveleings gave me one of these solid crochet bracelets. [Seen here with Fresh Spring Magnolias from my garden]
She is a crochet artiste and spends 1 morning a week training the ladies at Embocraft to crochet. She is overseeing the production of these delightful bracelets for Freshly Found.
Thanks Clem. It's you are a star and it's been such a treat working with you and your ladies. See Clem's own shop and visit her blog. And see the bracelets at the Freshly Found stand at the i♥market, The Caboodle or in The Freshly Found Online Store!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Red Blooms

A whole bunch of red flowers - Some red azaleas from my Spring Garden and some new Vintage Tie Pins. Made from a selection of red men's ties. I am wearing one myself today!

A reminder that the 2nd September i♥market is taking place on Saturday. This time we are crossing the river and will be in Durban North!

See you there!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Ducks

I seem to have a bit of a duck thing going lately - I've certainly taken quite a few ducks to The Caboodle. These blackwood carved ducks will be going with me today too.  

And how lovely is that tangerine bias binding?  Part of a huge stash of vintage bindings and trims that have come my way :-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New in The Shop

These 2 new ranges of Sari Garlands are in the online shop now!  They are also available from The Caboodle and the i♥market!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Monopologami - a tonguetwister title for this pic. I couldn't resist a wad of Monopoly cash on sale at ALCS [a local charity shop]
And I thought these notes looked quite good - all dressed up!
[background paper is typewritten notes from my college days in the late 70's]

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Macrame Revivals

Macrame  experienced a revival in the 60's and is perhaps experiencing another one now. Yesterday I found a huge half-worked wall hanging which I am going to give to a friend who has talked about doing macrame. I love the rich texture and the potential in all that string!
I have recently bought a delightful book called Creating Body Coverings by Jean Ray Laury and Joyce Aiken. Published in the early 70s it is a sometimes scary reminder of the brave crafters from that era!
Pullover Macrame vest by Jack Dunstan
Macrame collar/cape. by Jack Dunstan.

Style Eye and Designbird give a lovely up to date perspective on this age old craft!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Candle Sticks

My poor hungry blog - Can't believe it's more than a week since I last posted! 
This cute pair of vintage wooden candlesticks are at The Caboodle now.  I added blue-and-white school paper drip catchers for fun! 
[I am loving having a place to sell these goodies - I took a few finds to the market on Saturday too.]  Thanks to those of you who also love them and buy them!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Springish News

Happy Spring Day! It's a busy one for me. Supervising a complete storeroom cleanout and revamp and finishing off some scarves for the market.
The lovely long saris I source make generous scarves - some bright and bold
 others gentler and diaphonous.
They will be available at the i♥market this Saturday and are already available at The Caboodle too! 
Come and visit us! [And think of me Spring Cleaning today!]