Loving… DIY magnets {Baby’s first craft}

A couple of months ago we celebrated our first Christmas since welcoming baby Evan to our family.  Since I knew ...
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Loving…Pressed flower art {Nostalgic Beauty}

When I think of pressed and dried flowers, I can't help thinking of greeting cards sold at church bazaars.  But thanks to ...
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Loving… DIY lampshade make-over {No sew}

We've had a couple of bedside lamps for more than 5 years (they were actually a wedding present).  They have ...
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Loving… Chalk Paint {A South African guide}

If you've been anywhere near Pinterest in the last couple of years, you've probably heard of chalk paint.  Although chalk ...
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Loving… a Crafty Calendar

Over the past couple of months I've noticed more and more creative workshops popping up on my radar.  I love ...
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Loving… Andrea Lauren {love for lino}

I've never given much thought to lino block printing, but since I've discovered the incredible art works by Andrea Lauren, I'm definitely inspired ...
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Loving… DIY with Dremel {project & giveaway}

Last week I shared my weathered photo frame project which I completed with our new Dremel Micro.  Now it's time ...
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Loving… weathered picture frame {DIY with Dremel}

I couldn't believe my luck when I was asked to review the new Dremel Micro.  We've been wanting a Dremel ...
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Loving… DIY rope basket

You'll be forgiven for thinking that I have a mild obsession with making baskets, since this is the third basket ...
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Loving…DIY candles

At this time of year we're always plagued by many mosquitoes and bugs, particularly in the evening (much to the ...
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Loving… Christmas gift tags {free printables}

I've seen so many beautiful Christmas gift tag designs recently, so I had to share my favourites with you!  Just ...
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Loving…washi tape heart bunting {Cotton Candi colab part 3}

It's time for the third installment of my collaboration with Cotton Candi!  Today I'm sharing how to make washi tape ...
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Loving…glitter pegs {Cotton Candi colab part 2}

This project is incredibly quick and easy, and just in time for Christmas.  I like to use these pegs to ...
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Loving…washi tape art {Cotton Candi colab part 1}

A while back I teamed up with the lovely T'Neal from Cotton Candi to create a few fun and easy ...
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Loving…crocheted T-shirt yarn baskets

I purchased a couple of balls of T-shirt yarn on a recent visit to my mom in George, since it ...
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Loving…the Skil Fox 3-in-1 sander {Part 2- your DIY projects}

In case you missed it, last week I announced that Jackie Katzen was the winner of the Skil Fox 3-in-1 ...
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Loving…the Skil Fox 3-in-1 sander {DIY & giveaway}

Last weekend I had loads of fun playing with our new power tool toy, the Skil Fox 3-in-1 multi-sander.  I ...
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Loving… a beaded bracelet DIY

I used to do lots of beading when I was younger, but it's something that I haven't explored for a ...
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Loving…straw terranium {more crafty fun}

Yesterday I shared a tutorial on how to make some beautiful geometric diamonds from straws.  Today I'll be showing you ...
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Loving…straw diamonds {crafty fun}

It's not often that a craft project turns out exactly the way I imagined in my head, but this was one ...
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Loving…cork board {DIY}

I mentioned in my cork trivet post that I had bought an entire shoe box full of wine corks - ...
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Loving…Cut Out + Keep {Crafty Inspiration}

I mentioned last week that I had the honour of being the Crafty Superstar on Cut Out + Keep.  It ...
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Loving…Cork Trivets {DIY}

You may remember this 30 Days of Creativity post about cork trivets.  I really wanted to make a couple, but ...
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Loving…Cut Out and Keep {Online Feature}

Hi everyone!  I'm back from my short little trip to the USA, and I have to say that I'm very ...
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Loving…washi tape storage

I think that part of the thrill of scratching around in charity shops and markets is the feeling when you ...
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Loving…30 Days of Creativity

Today marks the end of our series on 30 Days of Creativity.  Over the last month I've shared 20 projects ...
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Loving…bunny jars {30 Days of Creativity}

I know that this isn't a new idea, but I think that these re-purposed bunny jars are really sweet.  A ...
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Loving…fun with felt {30 Day of Creativity}

Since sharing the post about felt rose bowls last week, I couldn't resist making one of my own.  I managed ...
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Loving…a cork trivet {30 Days of Creativity}

I'd love to make one of these cork trivets from recycled wine corks, but it seems that many wines only ...
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Loving… Pom Pom Fruit {30 Days of Creativity}

Today's project is a bit more complex than usual, but I just had to share it.  I'm sure that most of ...
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Loving…a rose bowl {30 Days of Creativity}

I love the versatility of this project!  This beautiful and functional "rose bowl" is made from industrial felt (although I'm ...
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Loving…statement button necklace {30 Days of Creativity}

Goodness, if you're in Cape Town today I hope that you're managing to stay warm and dry! Today's project features ...
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Loving…a magnetic memo board {30 Days of Creativity}

For today's project I thought I'd share this cool and functional magnetic memo board.  All you really need is a ...
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Loving…natural soap making with Rain

This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending a wonderful morning with Bev Missing, the founder and owner of Rain, ...
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30 Days of Creativity {Weeks 2 & 3}

It's time for a little round-up of the projects that we've included in the last couple of weeks.  I really ...
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Loving…bling fridge magnets {30 Days of Creativity}

I'm pretty sure that we all had these alphabet fridge magnets growing up - I used to love playing with ...
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Loving…a porcelain pottery up-cycle {30 Days of Creativity}

Goodness, Cape Town is really grey, rainy and dreary today!  I hope that you're all managing to stay warm and ...
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Loving…canvas art {30 Days of Creativity}

Today's tutorial is super simple!  All you need is a pencil, template, craft knife, and artist's canvas from your local ...
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Loving…animal keychains {30 Days of Creativity}

Goodness, it's week 3 already! I saw these pictures floating around on Pinterest last week, and I knew that I ...
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Loving…a herringbone bulletin board {30 Days of Creativity}

Wow, I can't believe that it's already the end of the second week!  I really hope that you're enjoying the ...
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Loving…glittery magnets {30 Days of Creativity}

It's a pretty gloomy day in Cape Town today, so I thought I'd share a craft that's full of colour ...
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Loving…a printable geoball {30 Days of Creativity}

I think it's time for another printable! Today I'm sharing this really cute geometric storage ball, perfect for keeping things ...
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Loving…an upcycled cake stand {30 Days of Creativity}

I hope you're ready for week 2 of 30 Days of Creativity! As if I need another reason to go ...
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Week 1 round-up {30 Days of Creativity}

In case you missed any of them, here are the 5 easy projects that I shared during the first week ...
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Loving… a crochet headband {30 Days of Creativity}

Yay, it's Friday!  I hope you've enjoyed the first week of this series, I have to admit that I've enjoyed ...
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Loving…Teacup Pincushion {30 Days of Creativity}

After seeing this awesome tutorial, I can't wait to head to Milnerton market to pick out a teacup!  It would also ...
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Loving…Pyramid Bookends {30 Days of Creativity)

It's time for Day 2!  Today I'm sharing these simple but stylish pyramid bookends.  I have very little confidence in ...
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Loving…30 days of Creativity

Ok folks, for a number of reasons (mostly PhD- related), I'm probably not going to be able to post lots ...
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Loving…gem soaps {good, clean fun}

Thanks to the clever ladies at Zana for sharing this quick and easy DIY this week!  I couldn't wait to ...
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Loving…floral letters {DIY}

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  I was recently inspired by these beautiful floral letters, but I soon realised ...
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Loving…washi tape heart mural {DIY}

I've seen a couple of cross-stitch mural projects around, but it's always seemed like quite a lot of work, and ...
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Loving…Bosch DIY {review & giveaway}

For as long as I can remember, the name "Bosch" has been associated with quality DIY and power tools (I'm ...
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Loving…DIY headboard

In a week or two I'll be bringing you an exciting DIY-related post, so to get the ball rolling I ...
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Loving… The Purl Bee {inspiration haven}

I'm not sure why I haven't blogged about The Purl Bee before, since it's one of my absolute favourite online ...
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Loving… an upcycled magazine rack {DIY}

I've had a little spurt of thrifting lately.  Last week I shared some of my vintage finds with you, but ...
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Loving…decorated mugs {DIY}

You may have seen some similar mugs around Pinterest or other blogs recently, but I decided to share my own ...
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Loving…Cotton Candi {a crafter’s paradise}

My dear friend has recently re-launched her lovely site called Cotton Candi, which is filled to the brim with crafty ...
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Loving…DIY Christmas Stars

Welcome to a new week everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. Firstly, if you're reading this, please will ...
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Loving…decorated jars

This is a sweet way to use any old jars that you have in the cupboard. What you will need: ...
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Loving…Christmas Markets

Eeek, it's almost November!  I can't believe how this year has flown.  At least we can look forward to loads ...
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Loving..an amigurumi owl

This last weekend I made my very first amigurumi animal.  I'd actually never heard of amigurumi before, but my mom ...
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Favourite Things Friday

I'm constantly amazed at the variety of lovely things that we can find on the internet.  What did we ever ...
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Loving…a finished Happypotamus {Ta-Da!}

You guys, she's done!  We'll she's actually been done for a couple of weeks already, but I just hadn't taken ...
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Loving…a DIY with Buzzfeed

I got super excited a couple of weeks ago when Pippa from Buzzfeed contacted me to ask if I'd like ...
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Loving…button heart pillow

I bought a packet of white and cream buttons from a charity shop, and couldn't figure out what to do ...
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Loving…dip-dye pegs

A couple of weeks ago I decided to spruce up some boring clothes' pegs by dip-dying them.  I had some ...
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Loving…crochet baskets

I spotted these amazing neon crochet baskets a few weeks ago, and I knew I just had to make my ...
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Loving…Happypotamus update

So, I promised you a Happypotamus update, and here it is: It doesn't look like too much at the moment, ...
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Loving…Happypotamus

A few weeks ago my mom sent me the link to this beautiful website, called Heidi Bears.  And that's how ...
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Loving…crafty bits & bobs

After my Loving Lace post, my mom-in-law asked me if I knew where to get some lace tape.  After some ...
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Loving…felt booties

I saw this pattern on Pinterest quite a while ago, so when I found out that a friend of mine ...
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Loving…learning to crochet

I've never really been that inspired to crochet.  My dear Nan taught me to knit when I was a little ...
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Loving…HOTCHkiss creations

My dear friend Jade has recently launched her own business selling her beautiful hand-crocheted items. I was lucky enough to ...
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Loving… Lace

Time for a little lacy inspiration. Image credits: , , , , , , , , , ...
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Loving…wine bottle herb gardens

Hmmm, I feel a DIY project coming on.  How cool are these wine bottle herb gardens from Uncommon Goods? If ...
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Loving… treats in the mail

I don't really consider myself to be a "lucky" person - although recently I have had a little spate of ...
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Loving…Flower Child

Are you tired to giving the same Woolies baby-gros to your friends and family with newborns?  Make sure you check ...
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Loving… 2013 Calendars

I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of all things stationery - give me pens and paper any day ...
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Loving… paper windmills

You must remember making these as a kid?  Paper windmills have recently received a bit of a revival thanks to ...
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Loving…Poketo

I'm loving these gorgeous and quirky things from Poketo.  How cute are the "Tea for one" pots, and the beautiful ...
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Loving…blogging mood boards

I just had to share some of the beautiful mood boards shared by Decor8 last week.  I think mood boards ...
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Loving…DIY lacy bowls

Time for a step-by-step DIY!  I did a post last week about upcycling old doilies, so here's my take on ...
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Loving…doilies

Now there's a blog title I never thought I'd write, but this is an ode to a doily.  Yes, we ...
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Loving…dip dye

Ok, so I know this trend has been around for a while now (and I have a sneaking suspicion that ...
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Loving…Washi Tape online store

You may remember me raving about washi tape when I made my washi tape tealight candles, and I also used ...
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Loving…Salt Dough Decorations

Thanks to the ladies from The Pretty Blog for sharing a recipe for these lovely salt dough decorations.  I've tried ...
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Loving…cross stitch “LOVE” cushion

I used to enjoy doing cross stitch projects when I was at school, since they were quite quick and easy ...
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Loving…upcycled baskets

There are some lovely woven baskets and other goodies available from Citymob today (sorry, for South African ladies only).  Why ...
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Loving…gifts in a jar

Looking for some gift-giving inspiration?  I love the idea of buying a Mason jar and filling it with pretty and ...
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Loving…making necklaces

I've been inspired by the pretty pastel colours coming into the stores for Spring, so I decided to make some ...
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Loving…Letterpress

There's something completely luxurious about Letterpress stationery.  I think it's got something to do with being able to not just ...
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Loving…thread bracelets (step-by-step)

It's safe to say that my "making bracelets" post has been the most popular I've ever done (as of today ...
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Loving…washi tape tealights

Ok, so what is washi tape?  It's kind of like masking tape, but a million times prettier.  You may have ...
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Loving…DIY colour palettes

Ok, so remember when I told you about PicMonkey?  Another neat thing that you can do is make you own ...
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Loving…PicMonkey

While it is possible, I think it's quite a rare thing for a photo to be perfect straight out of ...
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Loving…vintage teacups

I often see beautiful vintage teacups at secondhand shops and markets (like the Milnerton Market).  They can be so pretty ...
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Loving…free printables

Everyone loves a free printable.  Here are some of my favourites from the Martha Stewart website (the original domestic goddess) ...
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Loving…making bracelets

While shopping a few weeks ago I picked up a pack of embroidery threads (R50 for 45 skeins, can you ...
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Loving…Typo (some more)

Ok, so I know that I've written about Typo before, but I've just whiled away an hour of my time ...
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Loving…being creative

The older I get, the more I'm convinced that everyone needs a creative outlet, be it through music, writing, cooking, ...
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I love Typo Too

It seems that everyone has been blogging about the new Typo stores opening around CT.  It's for good reason.  Crammed ...
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