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.
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!!! :)
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...
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.
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 :)