Tuesday, October 30, 2012

haberdashery heaven

Cape Town is know for its factory shops.
On Monday I visited an Aladdin's Cave of Haberdashery.

there were ribbons

and bows

and lace

and fastenings

and tassels

and  more lace

and beading

and cords.
 And tons more, all crammed into the narrowest most wonderful little shop.
Now I just have to untangle this lot....
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domestic goddess

Its been a busy day in the kitchen: Sun dried tomatoes

Two roast chickens for supper later in the week

Slow cooker rolls (first time I have tried this)

Homemade mayonnaise


Sun-dried tomato pesto

Slow cooker Shepherd's Pie

Chinese Cabbage Slaw

Roast tomatoes for pasta sauce
My work here is done! 
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Monday, October 29, 2012

market treasures

the spoils of Saturdays market:
dishcloth and cheeseplate
new recipe book from Queen of Tarts
pomander tiles
glitter stickers
dried proteas
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

market magic

This is simply the highlight of the Christmas market calendar.
Photos just don't do it justice...
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market days

Its been a busy week of twisting...

and sticking...

and glueing...

But we had a great Market Day!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

an apple a day...

There ahs been much measuring and cutting...

Cursing and unpicking....

and lots of sewing and pressing...

but slowly the plan comes together.....Row 4 complete
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Monday, October 22, 2012

ho ho ho

I love how creative the Grd 2's were with their Santa fingerprint cards
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

in the swing of things

I love this swing we came across int the forest yesterday

I think I need to commission one for the garden
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