Wednesday, July 29, 2009

All things orange

Orange is not one of my favourite colours, but as we're in the middle of winter, I find myself noticing all things citrus. From there it's an easy step to shades of peach, yellow and salmon.

From there another step to pure orange,

And finally to the intense, sun baked orange of a warm winters day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I love maps, atlases and vintage books. We have a secondhand bookshop in Hermanus with the most amazing books. I found this atlas and couldn't resist buying it, even though it is moth eaten and discolouredMost inspiring colour combinations.

Dedication in the front of the book. Although this was written over 50 years ago, it still rings true for today.

This map bag, inspired by the atlas purchase, has already been sold and is living happily in the U.S.A
This is a tea towel specifically designed for Hermanus, combining the map idea with the stylized whale shape.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New cushions in my shop

New cushions in my shop.I really enjoyed making these and think I 've got the hang of the zip in the back opening. It's amazing how sometimes the zips go in like a dream and other times they WILL NOT lie flat! I think it really is a case of 'practice makes perfect.'

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mind benders!

These are 3 D images painted on delivery trucks! I must admit I can't get my mind around them, even though I know they are illusions!