Friday, February 24, 2012

Wedding Flowers

Packing flowers for a wedding order...It's an interesting challenge to transport/post these delicate blooms.   We have been inundated with wedding orders over the past few weeks.
Look carefully and you will see some Freshly Found bridesmaid paper rose blooms here

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

White on White

I quickly took a pic of this special order crochet covered wine bottle, before it was delivered yesterday.  
Just love the different white textures.  The background is a large rectangular custom made grass mat.

Vinyl Bookends

These Bookends were originally created in response to a customer's request.  A great way to get creative!
They have done well at the markets and are now available online too!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book for Its Cover

I buy a lot of books because of what I can make with them.  But this one I bought, because I loved the cover. 
I always enjoy how-to diagrams and this needlecraft pattern is delightful.
There are some lovely patterns inside too - like this smocking diagram.
I am a true book lover, even though I seldom read them :-)
A New Manual of Needlework by E Griffith.  First published in 1930.  This edition was published 2 years before I was born in 1957!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Glass Cloche

Glass Cloche or Bell Jar - Originally made for protecting plants from the cold.  I am using mine to protect [display] my bone china tea cup collection!
It took quite a bit of manoeuvring to get this to work.  I turned the jar upside down, and stacked the cups.  Placing some small plates in between prevented the whole arrangement from compacting in itself once turned the right way up!
And the gold-edged saucers are stacked on the shelf underneath!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Market Thank Yous!

We had 2 days of Markets last weekend.  Saturday was hectically hot!  Well done to those shoppers who braved the heat on both days.

Thanks to Jo of Coelho Culture 
and Kim of Satchels and Sidebags for popping by at the market on Saturday with their cameras and for featuring Freshly Found on their blogs!
It's always good to see your products through others' eyes!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

More Cushions from Claire

Last week I photographed a series of 3 cushions by Claire Norden for the online store.  
I decided to take them to the Wondermarket at Umhlanga on Sunday, and now there is only 1 left! 
The other 2 will be winging there way to the UK in a suitcase! 
It's what I love about markets - the delightful people you meet - from all over the place! 
Last 1 in the shop now - here

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Postcard Hearts

February is a great time of year to release our new Postcard Hearts!  
Hand cut, punched, stuffed and stitched here in KZN! Decorative, with a lovely  postcard backing!
Created from that great resource of retro pics and fonts - vintage record covers!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Busy Weekend Ahead

A delightful vintage find - 
This pair of tapestry musos were rather jaded and mouldy.  The glass was removed and frames and mounting board sprayed black.  And if they don't hurry up and sell, I think I'll keep them for myself.
The lovely i♥market has just celebrated it's 3rd birthday.  
The February market is happening this Saturday on the opposite side of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in The People's Park! See you there!