Monday, January 23, 2012

treasures hidden in ordinary places

I spent some time going through my old stamp collection over Christmas time and was amazed by all the different patterns printed inside the envelopes. So today I finally whipped out my camera and documented them... I feel like posting a letter now!

Friday, January 13, 2012

lizard king

cedarberg camping

our shady campsite

a cheeky goat

friendly lizard

this lizard was quite a poser, not camera-shy at all!

the first potjie of the new pot

it took about 5 or 6 hours to make, but it was so worth it!

the river next to our campsite, full of foot-nibbling fishes

long, dusty, bumpy road to the nearest shops in Clanwilliam

this fellow enjoyed our tent

hello my love!

cool tree sap

Here are some photos from the long awaited camping trip to the Cedarberg. I didn't take nearly as many photos as usual, because this is the fourth time we've been there and also because it was too hot to move most of the time! This was definitely a much needed break from the city and now as I'm typing this I just can't believe we're back already.

Monday, January 2, 2012

make something, Sawyer!

Like most creative people, (I think?) I am a big list maker. Unfortunately, although this should mean that I am super organised and have tons of happily finished projects, it really means that my desk, wallet, handbag, notebook and noticeboard are filled with lists of things that seem like a great idea at the time but somehow never get done. This leads to terrible feelings of guilt and shame and that in turn leads to me running away and eating too much dark chocolate. Not good!

So here is another of my (in)famous lists, the first one of the year I think! I have been recovering from Christmas and New Year festivities for the past few days, but now I'm feeling pretty-much back-to-normal and quite bored! I am keen to do all these things and just need to make a trip to the shops to gather a few supplies. If all goes well and I've been accepted for the BTech course, I should only be going back to college at the end of January, which means that there is practically a whole month to do crafty things!

I will take pictures along the way and post them up here, hopefully ending with a picture of this same list with all the projects crossed off by the end of this holiday...

happy 2012

image from here

Happy new year!