The joy of giving

I gift wrapped some purchases for a customer this morning – it reminded me of the simple joy I get from the creative process. I don't know if I had more fun wrapping the gift, photographing it, or designing and making

Knitters in the know

I stopped in at Orion Wool & Craft in Oranjezicht this morning, where Cape Town's knitters in the know buy their wool and stuff. Roger and Jean are always friendly and open to chat and Jean's knitting needles were clicking

love-seat

I love you too

I found James Hopkins' website this morning and was delighted by the work of this very talented British artist – the "Love Seat" – what's not to love about that! His other work is quite lovable too! http://www.jameshopkinsworks.com/

Artwork by Hoffman Wentzel at the most recent Haas showing "an Exhibition called Story"

Hoffman Wentzel says…

...many things. "Be natural" was one of the ones that caught my eye in a recent exhibition of some of his work on the "An Exhibition called Story" at Haas. I'm not entirely sure about the rules of photographing someone's artwork

Shuttleworth Weaving at work

I was in KZN recently and made sure I had time to visit Andy and Helen at Shuttleworth Weaving, just outside Nottingham Road. They're seasoned professionals in the wool and weaving world and it was wonderful to have a look

Standing in the Woodstock Gas line

Get in the gas line

It wasn't a great day to be in a small business yesterday, not when electricity prices went up by as much as 30% last Friday, and there was a gas shortage in Cape Town. My gas supplier called me

Visual play

Playtime!

I loved Brene Brown's most recent blog post on play, and it distracted me into a bit of playtime of my own. Looking around my office it seems I do a fair amount of it, I've just taken to cleverly

hot-off-the-press

Hot off the press!

One of the things I love about owning a small business is the being involved in everything, it's also one of the things I find quite stressful about it too, but that's what happens when you try to have it

Fish River Canyon

Where was I in April?

Via the strangest of dinner party conversation coincidences I recently reconnected with long-since-lost-touch family friends in the form of my godmother and her husband. With the internet encouraging us to make so much of our lives public they had a