Friday, December 12, 2008
A Christmas party for kids with a castle, a 'magical' fairy, clowns....
a band, looooots of straw that gets into every where! With straw off course comes great bugs! ICECREAM and a shared supper and last but not least the star of the event - Father Christmas! Needless to say we all had a fabulously messy night and slept very tight.
I'll be away for the next couple of weeks will miss you all, but look forward to reconnecting in the new year. Have a fantastic festive season :) Heloise
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This weekend was spent planting and sowing with my kids. We went through my staggering collection of empty pots and planned what to fill them with.
First the stones, then the compost, then potting soil, mix,mix,mix, plant and sew and finally water!
Carrots, beans, spring onions, lettuce, wild rocket, nasturtiums, strawberries, basil and sweet peas.
Quality check: The puppy has also shown considerable interest, digging up every pot to check what we had just buried AAAAAAAARGH!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
With an eye on the 2010 World Cup Cape Town CBD is turning into a developers playground. A visual autopsy of buildings you've never been in. Not so long ago FreshlyFound featured a great post on mobiles and mobile art and suddenly innards became art. Ok maybe that's an overstatement, but these suspended concrete blocks look really cool.
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is the second platter in group of three. The first one I've used as a background. The next to be fired is a large bowl with a motif inspired by Queen Anne's lace. I don't think I need to explain my inspiration for this though.
Have a great weekend everyone. I'm going to pile these with some glorious summer salads.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friends that leave flowers
A good blog
Heather Moore from SkinnyLaMinx gave a talk at the AAA School of Advertising (were I lecture). Much to my delight, she's been a favorite of mine and an inspiration from day one.
Throw in a beautiful bag or two
I visited the Organics Fair at the CTICC and walked away with this beauty from Veldt and inside lives my SkinnyLaMinx purse! Another gift.
And wrap it up with a beautiful pic
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
But wait! There's more!... Inside the dolphin buried in the 3 layers are sweets in the shapes of crabs, shells, fish and starfish. So you get to see what he had for breakfast in your slice of cake!
I'm no baker, but decorate I can. So every birthday I 'build' the cake.
The production - you have to understand - is a big thing, with mom always keeping something a surprise for the day (or trying too) The water was made of jelly and added at the last minute.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I have always wanted a wall sundial and look who volunteered! Sweet hermaphrodite, for once doing something useful.
When I went to research the actual thing I found some wonderful pics. This one is found in Cornwall on the South west decliner of St Buryan in Cornwall England. 50°4′30″N, 5°37′15″W
Find out more about vertical sundials here and for some amazing pics here.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Filled to the top with gorgeous quilts made by Darlene, Sharon and Nadia it really is a visual feast. My mom has always loved patchwork quilts and I've been following Nicolettes quilting journeys through her blog devliegendekoe avidly so I thought I'd show you the treasures being created on the West Coast.
This quilt showing the 'pixalated' (work was clearly still with me) map of the bay of Paternoster and the surrounding village was my very favourite.
The sky is made up of a cloud print and if you take a closer look you can see the typical West Coast fishermans cottage with it's chimney standing in a wild flower surround. You can order a quilt or even commission one.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
A little while ago Nicolette from devliegendekoe asked me about this plant. It's one that we all grow here at the coast because it does well - but I had no idea what it was actually called. I've now found out. This excerpt from Teleflora:
THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
Grown for both its colorful flowers and its everlasting calyx (the green leaf that encloses the flower bud), statice is also considered an herb, referred to as “sea lavender.” Statice is commonly used in dried flower arrangements as well as fresh bouquets. Its botanical name is derived from the Greek word “limonium,” meaning meadow, referring to the plants original habitat and likely why this versatile flower is also called marsh-rosemary.
With a misty and seafoam appearance (two more names associated with this wildflower-like plant), in the language of flowers, statice symbolizes remembrance.
There apparently about a 120 varieties to be found around the world.
Thanks for asking Nicolette now I've learnt something too.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This would be the perception:
This would be the reality!
That is the most I've seen of Table Mountain since monday! (Lionshead by the way) Rain rain and more rain.
And someone, somewhere else in the world has the rest of our beach! Global warming doesn't seem so intangible anymore.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I loosely based the design on basil (ok, very loosely) and the colour is a paint-on-glaze which I'm very happy with. I'm making more but with different motives and colours. It's what I love about my monday nights ~ I get to play and just see what happens. A rare privilege.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I also designed an Art Nouveau inspired stamp in the process.
I'll show you tommorrow.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Here in the Cape of Storms this is what it looked like when I actually ventured out (after checking the roof) Trust there to be snow on the mountains on Spring Day!
My thoughts lie with those in New Orleans and other places similarly affected.
On a much happier note go here to see Barb's post on her PIF.
And that really is my final word :)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A final word on my PIF's ~ Barb from Pannifers Food based in Canada has also received hers safe and sound, which I'm really pleased about.
This weekend it rained plenty with small patches of sunshine peeping through.
Up in Namakwa Land the flowers are apparently in full swing and down here farther south we're getting hints of spring.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
A great blog that manages to marry two of my lives ~ typography with a bit of chicken humour thrown in every now and again. In case 'one' starts to take 'oneself' too seriously.
I strongly advise a visit to acejet170 regularly.