Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fly away....

So it's time for me to pack my bags and fly away to a summer holiday!!

Thanks to everyone who has helped Black Butterfly grow her wings this year!
I wish you all a very merry Christmas.... and a good break! See you again in the new year!!!

So proud

I had a pic or two posted on some other blogs this week - how cool :)

Thanks Lauren - for loving my beetle brooch

Thanks Joy Team - for market hearts :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Market pics

Pics form the last I heart market for this year.

The Cupcake Couture stand

Lucky me

     I've been setting up shop next to Sara's beautiful store for three weeks in a row. Every Saturday morning I've sat there watching all the ladies swoon over her beautiful creations, and every Saturday morning I've had my eye on a beautiful brooch just to have it swept up by some other girl while I sat there deciding whether to induldge or not...
     Everyone who's seen Sara's work will know that it takes a while to make up your mind about exactly which one you need to take home, as every brooch is made with such care and perfection that they are all absolutely stunning! 
     This week it was a beautiful blue heart-shape that caught my eye - and when someone picked it up for the hunderedth time my heart almost stopped... But it was my lucky day - she decided to take another one and I could rush over and claim this beauty! I am now also a proud owner of a gorgeous Luck You felt brooch! :)

And seeing as it's Christmas time I also spoilt myself with this cool necklace by Mimi and Me.

Aaah - beautiful things!   

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Here's wishing you all a HaPpY Wednesday! Hope you're taking a little day of rest and relaxation - I sure am :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lovely lettering

Yum Yum

I was so hungry when I left the market on Saturday and my kitchen cupboards were slightly empty since my weeks have been hectic and my weekends even more so... So I decided to stop at the Durban Food Market in Clarence Rd as it is on my way home. There I discovered some lovely Pea and Mozerella Soup. Dressed with homemade croutons it made the perfect meal and certainly hit the spot - YUM YUM!!! :)

Saturday's Pics

Some pics from Saturday's market - one more to go this week.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Market MaDnEsS round two

So there's more market fun on Saturday morning... Have a look at the gorgeous new dresses that the Black Butterfly stand will have on offer:

Bring all your maatjies and come say Hi!


This little art work is one of those things that reminds me that sewing must be in my blood. It was a gift to my wonderful grandmother which I made when I was about four or five... I couldn't even write properly yet! But every stitch is perfectly placed in my favourite shapes - hearts!! I rediscovered this little treasure on a recent visist home, and since my granny now resides in heaven, it serves as the perfect momento of our wonderful time together. Ouma Sarie kept me busy and out of trouble for many hours by teaching me all sorts of wonderful secrets. Little did I realize then that these treasures of time -  knitting, crochetting, embroidery and sewing - would be gifts that would create endless happiness in my life...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Market Pics

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Saturday! Rememeber - there's more to come this week, so come find some lovely pressies for your loved ones...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I heart market MADNESS

Here's a sneak peak of what will be on offer on Saturday and in the weeks to come. Remember - there are three markets in December running up to Christmas, so save up and spoil your family and friends with gorgeous handmade gifts they'll love.

Heart badges

 Car broches

 Christmas stockings


Ribbon hairclips

 Rose hairclips
Shopping with Nadia is always an adventure... She's shown me loads of little places to find the best of Durban's shopping offers: wonderful vintage, lace and ribbon, trims and trinkets and of course BUTTONS...

We saw these gorgeous ancient boxes of binding in one of the shops we discovered on Brickfield road. It's awefully dusty and quite a bit messy, but it's overloaded with treasures for crafting.

Old fashion binding by the box-load

Petersham ribbon to die for

 The hand full of buttons I came home with.

Stocking up for the silly season has seldom been this fun :)

Remeber Remember...

It's market day on Saturday...

The Joy Team are celebrating their first birthday  - bring along as many origami hearts as you can and stand a chance to win a I heart market shopping bag.

Here's how:

Have fun - I'll see you there!!!    

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Looking good

Some of my favourite LOOKBOOK looks...