• Plant shadow

    Making Friday: Plant shadows

    Some of the experiments and photos I’ve been taking around the idea of plant shadows.

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  • halo all upside down

    Making Friday with GIH Studio

    This post is a bit of a mashup of our Friends & Neighbours and Making Friday features, because it’s a story about a South African designer who credits his start as a furniture designer to my Making Fridays idea. I met Gareth Henderson of GIH Studio on a glaringly hot rooftop in Cape Town earlier this year, as …

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  • Macrame Workshop

    Macrame Workshop 22nd April

    Our February macrame workshop with Jade Paton of House of Grace was so much fun, we want to do it all over again! Interested? Join us on the 22nd April for some more knotty fun! Here’s what you need to know: Saturday 22 April 2017 10:00am – 12:30pm Upstairs at Skinny laMinx R550 per person (materials and …

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  • Sunday Times Meet The Maker March

    In Sunday Times Home Weekly

    If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you’ll know about Making Fridays – my weekly practice of committing time away from the To Do list, just making things because it’s what I want to do. It’s been really important for me to find the balance as the owner of a creative business, so I’m delighted that this …

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  • Macrame Workshop

    Making Friday: Macrame workshop

    Want to learn the knotty arts? Sign up for our macrame workshop with expert instruction from Jade Paton of House of Grace.

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  • Baskets Suns

    Making Friday: Baskets and suns

    I discovered on Making Friday that Folk art and sun shapes are best friends.

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  • Post Trump

    Post-Trump Making Friday

    What I did when Trump was elected.

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  • Jaipur

    A Making Friday in Jaipur

    The last time I was block printing in Jaipur, I had a brainwave…

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  • Koel Mag Macrame

    Making Friday: Macrame

    If you’ve been following blogs for a while, you must have come across Bloesem – the beautiful design blog which Irene Hoofs has been writing for the last 10 years (we both started blogging in 2006!). Over time, Irene has evolved Bloesem, rebranding as BloesemDesign, adding BloesemKids, and now she’s even started a magazine… on paper! It’s called Koel, and …

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