This is going to be a super Spring weekend for Freshly Found.
We will be at the i♥market tomorrow, and we will be part of the amazing i love pop up shop at Galleria in Amamzintoti opening tomorrow too!
Visit us there for the whole month of September. It's prop full of amazing Durban talent.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here's a quick project to put together, using spare vinyl records and some vintage vases. This cake stand is made from stuff you probably already have at home.
It can add a touch of whimsy to your table setting. Use it to serve delicate cakes or biscuits.
You will need 3 vinyl records in different sizes 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM was 78 RPM.
Use each record to trace a circle out of coloured paper or thin board.
Cut the circles out. Fold them into sixths or eighths and draw and cut a simple decorative edge.
In a similar way, fold 3 paper serviettes into sections. Because the serviette is thinner, you can cut a slightly more intricate pattern. I used the pattern on a vintage record cover for simple inspiration. Place the serviette doilies on top of the coloured circles on top of the records, and begin to stack them with vintage vases in between. You may like to press the coloured circles flat with an iron.
You may also like to weight the vases with bags of sugar or rice to provide greater stability.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
This weekend I had some relaxation time with my crochet hook and some cotton. I refreshed a vintage broderie anglaise dress that had come with dated chiffon sleeves.
I love this continuous crochet pattern. You don't have to know how long it needs to be at the start. You can just keep going until it is the right length.And this gorgeous folding wooden coat hanger/clothes brush is 1 of 2 recent vintage find delights for sale in the Freshly Found store here and here
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
We've just finished an enormous batch of upcycled sari head scarves.
My love affair with gorgeous sari patterns and colours does not wane.And my garden is showing hints of the 1st day of Spring - coming soon!
[Available online here, at the i♥market or just email us to discuss colour preferences]
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Confetti - A multitude of pieces of paper...
Things have been quiet on the social media side, because I have been so busy with a multitude of Freshly Found projects and orders.
This custom made confetti from differently textured papers is the most recent one to be completed.
We are also preparing for a month long pop-up shop in September. I'll tell you more about that soonAnd I'll be back later this week to show you some more of what's been happening here♥
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