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

crocheted wool handbag work in progress

Having your own business

Not being entirely as technologically literate as I'd like (or like to think I am!) I'm not sure how to disable some of the facebook notifications I get inundated with, and at the moment the pace is hotting up as

Crochet_flowers

Flowers for winter

It's been a chilly day here in Cape Town today, maybe the first of many, although I haven't been watching the forecast. But when I photographed my crocheted flower collection for a product enquiry this afternoon they felt woolly and

Hand-spun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie

Bowtie Vest

Handspun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie. Details: ≈65cm nape to hem, ≈40cm underarm to hem, ≈275g, various plain colours. Made to measure on request. R795

South African protea flowers

Sometimes it’s pure joy

One of the things I love about this business is the adventure. Something interesting and exciting seems to happen every single day, and usually it's unpredictable. Sometimes the adventure is in the fascinating people I get to talk to, like

Sculptural steelwork by artist-blacksmith Conrad Hicks

What is real?

I've been spending my Friday afternoons in Conrad Hicks' blacksmith workshop pounding steel and learning to wield a hammer, I'm even learning to make a hammer! It started as a need to work through a lot of anger and strong