Monday, November 30, 2009

I love plain white porcelain.....

Especially birds and animals. I have a small collection of plain white porcelain but nothing quite like these beauties from have you met miss jones.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Art forms of nature

I was just watching a program about Darwin and his theories and as it turns out, one of his biggest fans was Ernst Haeckel- an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species. I thought his name sounded familiar and of course- he wrote and illustrated the book- Art forms of nature. Here are a few examples of this genius' work. I love the bright colours with black backgrounds.

Monday, November 23, 2009

If you like felt and buttons.....

Then you will love these amazing bouquets by Princess Lasertron.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sunday Suppers

What an impressive blog- not only does it have great recipes but the photography is excellent. I love the close ups and detail shots of produce, flowers and table settings. Sunday Suppers is a cooking class taught by local chefs in Brooklyn, New York with food styling and Photography by Karen Mordechai.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More needle felting

Here are some more examples of needle felted animals, these characters by Jenn Docherty are amazing- I love her use of colour in their little outfits and the way they are styled is just too cool!

Monday, November 16, 2009

What a great idea

I really love the work of Katie Runnels- I posted pictures of her amazing bell jars a while back, but now have stumbled upon these fantastic yarn wreaths that she also makes- what a talent!

Lucky me!

A few weeks ago, my friend Amber and I
(and our lovely husbands of course!)
indulged in the ultimate luxury- high tea at the newly refurbished
Oyster Box Hotel. It is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful
hotels in South Africa- I did not want to leave!

Hi everyone - I am back!

Sorry for the extended period of non posting- here are some pics of my latest product- I am loving the more masculine, dirty colours. By the way- my brooches are now for sale at Fat
in Kloof, if you have not yet been to this awesome gallery/shop you should really try and make the effort! also, do yourself a favor, while you are there try the yummy slice from Lucy's Cake shop - wow!