Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shweshwe birdie

This little birdie is made with Shweshwe fabric. Shweshwe is traditional South African printed fabric - it comes mainly in blue and white but you can also get it in red and brown.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Goodbye - gentle gaint

Sam our, sweet big clumsy dog - thank you for being such a loyal pet. R.I.P

Another bag

This is not one of my favorite bags - but I have been using it recently and getting complements - perhaps it isn't as bad as I think it is ???
I love to put little sayings on my bags - unexpected words.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spaza shop

My daughter Jess, had to complete several pieces of art for her matric practical exam. This picture is of a spaza shop, she took photos of different images in the streets of Pitermaritzburg. I love the way she has caught the motion of the man looking inside the boxes of fruit for sale. This is a real African sence, full of colour.


I always say that life should be simple - yet not simplistic. This little picture captures this belief.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Packing orders - a 'real' job

This was the second order I got for a whole consignment of bags and chickens. It has inspired me to continue creating for profit. I always felt that not having a 'real' job was not quite the done thing, until I got a 'real' job as a teacher and then making stuff seemed a far better idea.


My daughter Jess wanted to give her friend a special gift for her 18th birthday. She wanted it to be something that would remind her of their last year at school. We decided that a cushion would be a good idea. Jess chose the fabric and the pics to go on the cushion.
Mom then completed the project and one very unique gift was the result.