3 SA Craft Blogs (and the Fall of South African Crafts)

Something weird is up with the South African craft scene. South Africans aren’t making as much as before, and although there’s a drive to support local, South African’s are buying handmade items from larger profit-driven businesses rather than from the actual crafters who need the moola. Here are three South African bloggers who make their own stuff and show you how to do it yourself, plus ways that you can support local artists… Read More …

3 Unique DIY Wedding Hair Accessories

There’s something magical about planning your own wedding, from choosing a venue, deciding on music and designing a menu, to practising your makeup, picking out shoes and planning your honeymoon.
Things can get a bit stressful when you’re planning your own wedding, so in honour of the DIY brides, here are 3 unique hair accessories to make yourself, for yourself… Read More …

3 DIY Journals To Make Before Your Next Vacation

Travel journals are great to take with you on vacation, whether you’re into scrapbooking or not. You can use them to keep notes, jot down plans or collect receipts, photos and mementos of your trip. Handmade journals can be customised with your favourite colours and textures, and you can get really creative with the book binding too… Read More …

10 Ideas for DIY Handmade Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner (19 June!) and if you’re reading this then it’s very likely that you’ve had enough of the commercial bling and you’re looking for some DIY inspiration. This is my list of 10 DIY handmade Father’s Day gifts. Whether your Dad is the ruggedly outdoors type, or the refined gentlemanly type, you’ll find something here to show him that he’s important to you… Read More …

8 Polymer Clay Creations That Break The Mould

I dug a little deeper into the realm of polymer clay art and came across so many different styles and so many exquisite pieces… This collection showcases some of the incredible talent out there, ranging from hndcrafted jewellery and ornaments to art and handmade dolls. I’ve even thrown in a link to a polymer clay project by South Africa’s Manda Theart if you’re interested in giving it a go yourself. Read More …