Month: June 2012

Oyster mushrooms from Gourmet Mushrooms

Before we cook, we have to go to the market

This past Saturday we were invited by a darling from Darling to go and have a look at the food market at The Palms in Woodstock, Cape Town. It is a joint venture between The Palms and Isabella Niehaus (former fashion editor of SARIE). With the weather being rather wet this weekend in the Mother City we were hesitant to… Read more →

This room is flooded with beautiful sunshine the whole day. Perfect for making a winter workspace.

A new blank canvas to play with!

I am so very excited, we finally got around to tearing down the drywalling between two of the bedrooms and I have a brand spanking new blank canvas to play with.  There is nothing like a blank canvas to get the creative juices flowing.  What is great about this new space is that it is light and airy and warm… Read more →

Quick Kids Art Display

Quick Kids Art Display

My daughter who is 2 1/2 and very into her art, is constantly bringing home a slew of art work from nursery school and boy is she proud of them!!!   Most of these creations are pictures that she has coloured in or painted. Read more →

The DIY Doggy Door in action

DIY Doggy Door

As I mentioned in the last post, our mutts finished the job that the rain started on the door to their room and forced us to make serious work of getting a doggy door installed.  Considering their rather considerable size and the fact that we did not want to replace the door (there is a bigger plan in the making… Read more →

Shop around until you find what you are looking for.

Kindle cover update

As you know I was not quite happy with the result from my earlier adventures.   But I am happy to announce that I’ve found what I was looking for.  Found wooden buttons and yellow elastic at Ruby’s Haberdashery in Brooklyn Mall.  That little shop is a treasure trove of inspiration, if you don’t feel inspired to make stuff after… Read more →


How to make your own Kindle cover

I adore my Kindle, it is my sanity saver.  Standing in queues is not a problem for me anymore, I whip out the Kindle and before you know it, it is my turn to be served.  (I am convinced that it might inspire me to turn up early for appointments just so that I can read while I wait.  I… Read more →