Think and Be Creative

Think and Be Creative. This is what I always tell Rianne as we travel through South Africa by land. Ricky had this idea of travelling South Africa via what they call The Garden Route. We started in Johannesburg aboard Baz Bus travelling to Durban. Believe it or not, we were on the bus for a gruelling 14 hours. We could have arrived 4 hrs earlier but an accident on the highway kept us stuck and without any choice but to stand the long wait. And add to that, a humid temperature.  Try to imagine Read more […]

Watercolour Inspiration

Gosh, It’s been a month since I wrote a post! But I’m back now! I want to have a record of my progress as I learn to paint with watercolour.  It is fun to read some of my old blog posts when I was learning how to paint furniture. So I thought I’d do the same for this new artistic adventure. I’ve been researching through books I borrowed in the library, you tube videos and other blog posts and I think I’ve come to the conclusion as to which style of watercolour painting I’d like to explore Read more […]

To Live Life is to Learn: Painting with Watercolour

When I was pregnant with my eldest, Rianne, I wanted to learn how to sew, so I learned it. After giving birth to Ryan, I wanted to paint furniture, so I learned it. While I was pregnant with Renzo, I wanted to learn how to garden, so I learned it and now I want to paint using watercolour, so I’m going to learn it! There are tons of things to learn! I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s my addiction, the good kind.  I like to learn things. Do you? Here’s what’s in my bucket list: Read more […]

Don’t throw your Geraniums!

One of the most common summer flowering plants you can see at garden centres (even supermarkets) are these beautiful and bountiful geraniums. It comes in dark shades of fiery red (most common) pinks, peach, white and many more. They bloom all summer long with little to no care at all. They are easy and not fuzzy! Sure to bring you beautiful round clusters of blooms all summer long. It’s best for beginner gardeners as it wouldn’t frustrate you! It tolerates heat and water. You can’t have too much Read more […]

I’m back! And I’m gardening!

Yes! I’m back to blogging!! I’m on my mat leave again after giving birth to baby #3, so what better way to maximize my time than to blog about the things I love to do (other than taking care of 3 kids and 1 big kid – my hubby! It’s been a while since I last wrote on the blog, more than a year I think, but starting one again should get it going. And first on my list of topics to write about is… Hmmm… Yeah, my garden… I wish! But I do, I garden in pots! That still counts as a garden, right? Read more […]

See you at #PROJECT30!!

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU for all the love and support you’ve given me through this blog! This blog has allowed me to find what I am passionate about and has given me the will to pursue a dream.  THANK YOU so much for taking the time to read the posts here. Now, I present to you.. #PROJECT30! My new adventure!! I will be working with local artists, artisans, makers and sharing their works with you.  It is the same thing, all the things I love!! For that what makes life beautiful Read more […]

In my Sewing Dreams – The Watson Lingerie Set

Oh my! Oh my! I’ve been itching on sewing again! It’s been like forever since I last used my sewing machine! I was planning on things for #Project30 when I remembered a post by Sewaholic on Watson Bra by Caroline of Blackbird Fabrics where she sells the Watson Kit! For now, it will stay on my Sewing dreams list that I have to fulfill sooner or later.  This one I wouldn’t let to pass. Meet The Watson Lingerie Set The Watson Lingerie set is by Amy of Cloth Habit.  She is based out of Austin Read more […]

Mod Podge Magic – My 2015 Inspiration Board

It’s been 2 months and I haven’t actually created anything.. Oh I forgot, I made this for a friend on her birthday. But anyways, I just felt like since I went back to work, I haven’t had much time to “make” something, so I decided to work on my inspiration board! Finally! It was due last month! Remember the Christmas Board I made? It was made up of a board panel of some sort and the other side of it is blank.. So I just used that side to mod podge all these inspirational words and phrases.. And Read more […]

Tracy Harrison on Clay and Pottery

One of the many things in my bucket list that hopefully I can do this year is learning pottery. With my current interest in tea pots and tea sets (thanks to my friend Grace).. I’ve been imagining serving and drinking in my own, made by me tea set! Oh what a sight in my imagination! I couldn’t even describe the joy of opening my cupboard and seeing the work of my hands and most of all, sipping a delicious tea from it. Feels like heaven to me! On Jan. 1st of this year my husband decided to go on Read more […]