Dec 6, 2009
After five consequetive days of rain, the sun shone today. What a warm welcome to sunday and I couldn't wait to get outside and walk around the garden. The bottlebrush trees are in bloom, enticing the beautiful sunbirds and bees. The weavers are out in full force, the robins and kurrican thrush taking turns to bathe in the the bird bowls. Yes it a warm fuzzy feeling walking around today!
Nov 25, 2009
Each year my club have a christmas luncheon on the last saturday in November. Its a bring and share luncheon and much merriment is had. Santa also visits us and brings along his sack of goodies ( all handmade by each member). Each gift is dated with the year and this year I decided to make a table ornament instead of one for the tree. I've called it, "I'll take this one". I have needle felted the snowman , added snow and mica flakes, a rusty sleigh pulled by a flocked deer.
I can't wait to see what everyone has made!
Nov 22, 2009
Last spring, the cape robins built their nest in my wreath I made for my front door.
This spring they returned and two babies are growing rapidly. Here are pictures to show you how they have filled the nest with hardly any room for mum.
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
These beautiful roses all come from one bush, Double Delight. After cutting the blooms, I was still left with another eight on the bush. I am so excited and happy with my rose bush as it the first time in many years that I have been successful in growing these. The perfume from this beauty is wonderful as well - a real double delight!!
Nov 10, 2009
Despite the severe fire that raged through our property this year, nature has a way of dealing with the damage. Trees have started to show new green leaves again, grass has sprung up in bare patches, and wild flowers appear magically once more.
While walking the dogs through our bottom untamed acre I came across some new wild flowers.
These delicate lily-type pale yellow beauties looked so fragile amongst the burnt undergrowth.
I can't wait to see what nature brings each morning on my rounds.
Nov 2, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
It's time for another Whimsical Prim Give-Away and what better than a box full of goodies.
All you have to do to go into the Harvest Give-Away is leave a comment to this post. You have three days to do so -closing date for the draw is midnight Sat 31st October.
The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday 1st November.
This lovely box is from Primitives by Kathy and inside are goodies made by Whimsical Prims.
Oct 19, 2009
I love how this flowering cherry tree has its autumn colouring in spring/summer.
All the new leaves are first a beautiful coppery colour and finally turn dark green. It just stands out amongst all the other trees and shrubs in the garden with their new shades of green leaves.
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Both hubby and I love clocks and the older the better. We have quite a collection, the oldest is a cuckoo clock bought on our first anniversary. The poor thing really battles sometimes to sing to twelve and has to be helped along. One gets so use to the different chimes, but my favourite are the Westminster chimes. As well as clocks we have a collection of watches including fob watches. I love the intricate patterns on many of these. I will have to show you a few one day but for now here is a lovely metal clock.
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
If you ever travel through the Natal midlands, you have to stop at the Belgium Chocolate and coffee shoppe. What delightful treats and their chocolate cake served with a berry compote is pure decadence. Just looking at the picture gets my taste buds drooling again.
Oct 4, 2009
Today was a meandering day. My daughter arrived last wednesday for my opening of Marcella~Mia and today we took time off to spend meandering through the midlands, one of our favourite pastimes. It was a cool day but bright with the signs of spring. New green leaves and flowers were bursting out everywhere, it really was most picturesque.
Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.
A cute friend we met along the way.
Old wagons with many stories to tell in their final resting place under some trees.
Oct 1, 2009
It was a day to remember with the opening of my shop, Marcella~Mia. Customers streamed in from 7am and many items sold out, including these beautiful angels.
Thank you to all those who could attend and those who sent well wishes and flowers.
You can view more pictures at Marcella~Mia blog.
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Sep 2, 2009
This title reminds me of that beautiful song by Michael Jackson. Its so true, I can't believe August had come and gone! I had good intentions of posting on my blog, at least once.
Well spring has arrived and perhaps I will be inspired once again to blog. Winter seem to have taken all the stuffing out of me.
I had my son and daughter-in-law visitng for a month. They did a fair bit of travelling the country side and took some spectacular photos.
A close-up of a giraffe and zebra at Tala and lion at Shamwari.
My daughter and DIL on one of their many walks along the beautiful beaches in the Eastern Cape and a lovely rock pool seen along the way.
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May 31, 2009
Its almost a year since the passing of my mum, I can't believe how time has flown. Not a day goes by when I don't think of her and I so miss all her little mannerisms. Mum was the life and soul of every gathering, family or friends. She knew of all her loved ones whereabouts and worried about all. Mum was like a true mother hen, clucking and fussing about her brood.
Having run her shop for the past year, trying to wind up things has been an emotional roller coaster ride. Her shop had been her passion for the last 30 years, one I hope to continue for more years to come.
We love you mum, you will always be with us!
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Mar 1, 2009
Yes it my March Madness, a month when I love to do something different from the other months of the year for my loyal customers and friends ----------soooooooooooo join in the fun for my weekly March Madness give-aways. That's four different give-aways for March Madness.
The first starts today, Sunday 1st March. Every sunday throughout March, I will put up the new give-away. You can enter all or the ones you want, just leave a comment each week for each give-away. On sunday 29th, the March Madness give-aways will close, the four names will be drawn, one name for each weekly give-away and the four lucky winners will be notified on monday 30th. Remember to leave your email so I can contact you if your name is drawn. Your give-away will then be airmail posted to you anywhere in the world.
If you leave a comment to this post, together with you email, your name will go into this week's give-away draw for the month of March ending on Sunday 29th.
Well after all of that what is this week's give-away.
Here it is!
A hand appliqued and quilted trivet or pot holder (can be used as either) and two "vintage" bunny tags with a fabric back for you to write your message.
Feb 24, 2009
It sure is summer here -birds are singing, flowers are blooming, butterflies are fluttering, and I am getting ready for Easter. Easter falls in our early Autumn but Easter display colours tend to be summery or spring-like, pastel eggs and bunnies hopping everywhere, green grass and fluffy chicks. So I have decided to make things for my Easter Open House (date still to be finalised) in both gentle colours and others in more earthy shades.
Above is a lovely summery-spring basket, decoupaged in colourful pansies and decorated with 3D pansies, butterflies and bows, a perfect small basket to gather those easter eggs.