Saturday, September 20, 2014

"We Create Matlosana"
At last!!!....

Hello everybody! I'm back after a long break! Life has been very hectic this side, so I apologise for my long absence and will try make it up to you all!

Can you remember when we had our local quilt festival? Well, I took some photographs of some local youngsters who are passionate about the Arts and Culture and belong to a group called " We Create Matlosana". The CEO  is Mogomotsi Motingoa. They focus on film making, photography, fine art, fashion design, graphic design, dramatic arts and performing arts which are represented within the district of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. They do marketing and post videos and pics on Utube and facebook and promote young film makers from the area.

A Johannesburg based company - Script 2 Screen were busy giving a film workshop on the day of the Quilt Festival, so I felt it proper to share with you.

I wish them all of the best with their endeavours!

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kitchen Transformation.....

I recently decided to change the colour of my kitchen decor from blue to red. I had blue blinds up for the past 15 years and just couldn't bear to look at them any longer, so donated them to a dear friend as they were still in good 'nick'! I felt like a combination of cafe' curtains combined with blinds, so toddled off to our local Indian fabric supplier and purchased a few metres of red gingham and got stuck into my sewing machine! 
Am quite thrilled with the end result. What do you think?

I had this vintage lace shawl which i decided to hang in the corner window. I quite like the effect it creates!


The blinds...

 Hope to see you tomorrow for more of the smaller items I added to my 'new kitchen.'
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Suitcase love....

Hello again everybody!

Here are the pics of my completed suitcase. I thoroughly enjoyed decorating it! It looks almost like a Scrapbooking page; since I used my scrapbooking embellishments to do the trick! My dear friend and most amazing scrapbooking teacher in our country Petro, will be very proud of me, so I dedicate this post to her and my awesome creative sister in law Deirdre Snook who encouraged and motivated me to try my hand at Annie Sloan's Paint! Thanks Dee! You can follow her on her blog:

An overall view of the completed suitcase. I'm soo thrilled with it!

I decided to add a strip of shabby lace to the front of the lid!

Here's a pic of my mom and me sitting on my dad's shoulder. I was about 5 yrs old!

My late brother - Werndley. I decided that this will be a case of precious memories!

The side....

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Suitcase Savvy.....

I have a serious love for suitcases and any form of luggage / travel bags!!
I recently found this old suitcase and decided to paint it and decorate it with sentimental momentos! Annie Sloan paint - "Old White" - was the choice of the day! I then finished it off with a touch of dark wax and last but not least used some precious photos of myself as a young girl with my parents and late brother. I also added some scrapbooking decorations with meaningful words.

Tell me what you think....

The inside of the case..... I wanted to retain the original covering so decopaged it with clear

After the first coat

The inside of the lid. I used a dark wax to highlight the corners etc..

I like the handle and lock as they are still in excellent condition, so decided not to paint them.

I will post the final and completed suitcase tomorrow! 
Thankyou for stopping by!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Last of Moholoholo.....

Sadly our visit to Moholoholo came to an end. The hyenas were quite curious & unafraid of being surrounded by so many people and were able to come up close to us.

These honey badgers are awesome characters and are very tenacious! We were told that the one in the foreground has escaped from his enclosure a number of times and was caught and returned to his den. They are crafty creatures as he built himself a 'ramp' up against the wall and climbed over. So anything in his cage that remotely resembles a tool for escaping, has to be removed immediately! Amazing!!

I sincerely trust that you have enjoyed this trip and visit with us? Thankyou for stopping by.
Hope to see you soon! God bless and take care!

Friday, June 6, 2014

BIG Cats....
After we left the birds of prey, we moved onto the big cats' enclosure! One only realises how massive a lion actually is when one is up close and (un)comfortable, even though we had a high fence separating us from them. The adrenalin certainly rushes....

This male jumps up to catch a piece of meat that was thrown over the fence to him!

These paws look so menacing!

Credit goes to my daughter Cheney for taking most of these photographs! Thankyou my angel!

This leopard was quite playful and enjoyed showing her little stints to us

This cheetah was rather docile but got irritated with us standing so close to the fence and started flicking its tail. We were able to touch it through the fence if we wanted to..... but didnt!

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow. Have a lovely weekend.