Sunday, March 24, 2013

All Picture No Sound...yet

MIG Moodboard

So this is the other thing I've been occupying my time with!
Part of my homework for The Blogging Your Way Course - I'm planning a more interesting but no less imperfect future and you're invited :)

Oops! I just realised I forgot to add this...
Some of the images I used I've collected on pinterest.

The seagull: Marc Johns
Water colour bird illustr: Matt Sewell
Beans: Peter at
White ink on brown paper by: Oh! Deer Julie
Oh! and last but not least the cup: Annette Oberwelland
Stiched labels and pressed flowers: found via

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Market of Loveliness

I can't believe it's been more than a week since I last posted about the 'Market of Loveliness'! But here it finally is.

My first retail experience was really a very pleasant one in the small personal space of 'I Love My Laundry'. After a rather chaotic start (I had no idea what to price my various items at) we all settled down to some dim sum and a wine tasting hosted by the 'Land of Hope' label. Great wine with a great ethic behind it - not to mention a rather nice looking label :). Clayton shared some of the 'I love my... ' brand vision and Carmen introduced the Sweet&Soutie concept to everyone.

Then all that was left to do was shop!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Life On The Shelf!

And so the big day arrives for me...

I have never had the guts to sell my stuff, or even display it, so I have quite a build up, 
and now it's up for grabs - officially priced and on the shelf, and table and anywhere else it could fit, 
at the coolest 'destination laundry' in Africa (in fact the only of it's kind in Africa)...come and get it!

A full report back on the launch evening of Sweet&Soutie's Market of Loveliness will follow shortly.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Say It Like It Is

Look what I got today! One of tjou-tjou's beautiful hand stitched cards - customised for yours truly. I think it deserves a frame and place of importance in my kitchen. 
You'll make me smile everyday my friend tks.

Pic and design by Henriette from tjou-tjou

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

So Much!

The 1st of March arrived sans the warm-up of the 29th and 30th did the Design Indaba, The 'Blogging Your Way' online course I enrolled in, the school camp-out, and the soon to happen launch of some of my work at 'I Love My Laundry'.

All good - she says quietly in full panic mode :)

6 days later - and the last is still in full swing, but I'm gaining ground.

I now own 3 absolutely gorgeous paper proteas from Denise and her daughter at Freshlyfound - which I bought at the Design Indaba Expo. (See more about their making here.)

I am sooo inspired by the speakers at the Indaba my head is exploding with ideas, roll-on 'Blogging Your Way'. Thanks to Holly and her team I am now on twitter, have an 'avatar'...hullo! (I still have to learn what to do with all this) but that's the point.

AND completely unlike me, I actually have finished my goodies for follow 'I love My Laundry' on twitter but that's a story for the auspicious date of 13th March when I'll be there with Henriette from tjou-tjou.

pic by' itswhatiminto'
If things go my way this will also be my first tweet soon :)))))