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91 Magazine craft special

So I’m back from my time off and ready to rock 2014! Do you have something you’d desperately like to accomplish this year? Perhaps a special travel destination on the cards? Well, I hope that you’re able to achieve whatever is in your sights for this year.

My mantra for 2014 will be keep focused and stay inspired!


All you crafty creatives out there will be thrilled to hear that the latest 91 Magazine is a Craft Special. Packed full with crafty goodness, the talented ladies at 91 Magazine have pulled out all the stops with their January issue. Take a look at a few of my favourite pages…


ready to sew a dainty dolly and pretty her up with florals? Leigh Metcalf shows you how…

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and then pay a visit to her creative home…


a Nordic inspired crochet pin-cushion…


this caught my eye – I’d love to revamp an old chair for my home office. This gives me the perfect inspiration…


a great gift for a someone who appreciates a pretty teacup…


Loving these screen-printed textiles by Megan Alice England…watch this space for more of her gorgeous designs…



So whether you’re into cross-stitch, creating home-made gifts, or wanting to give a tired old piece of furniture new life, this Craft Special is certain to tick all your boxes.

And as a parting thought, isn’t haberdashery the best word? Makes me get all nostalgic about the times when I was young and made special trips with my granny to buy new embroidery yarn. Fond memories.

out & about – Curate


last week I shared a favourite café to visit in Chelsea Village, Wynberg. I hope you get to visit it soon! Today I’d love to show you a new design destination in the same road. Welcome to Curate, where art + design = inspiration. Sharing the same roof as the stylish Pierre Cronje showroom, Curate is part gallery, part shop where you will find a collection of delightful objects that will capture your imagination.

curate-2 Inspired by design-led museum shops and galleries such as the MoMA, Curate features affordable and fresh objects of desire that anyone can own. Founder Sarah Heinamann explains her vision,

“I want to create a place of inspiration, where everything captures your heart. Even our gift-wrapping is so delicious that you’ll want to buy something… just to have it packaged.”

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I’ve fallen in love with the extravagant and luxurious Me & Mrs Brown jewellery collection – bold colours, flirty tassels and juicy gemstones defines The Tassel Collection, where each piece is special and unique. Alluring and visually captivating, the jewellery is utterly stunning on it’s own or layered with other pieces to create a rich, contemporary style.


see more delicious images from Curate after the break …

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