Treehotel - Lapland Sweden

Ok, so I'm OBSESSED with living in the trees! So when I found this amazing eco-boutique hotel for Mike's birthday I was like YES! We're totally going there!

All the rooms are amazing structures, like a UFO and Birds Nest, but we only had the pleasure of staying in the Mirror Cube and the Blue Cone.

If you're looking for something different, enjoy the outdoors and super comfy around your travel partner... Then book your trip now! Head over to the Tree Hotel website for more info.

My little take on our experience may or may not change your mind on visiting 

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The Fear of Dyeing

The process of dyeing textiles has always been haunted me😨. I’ve always been a bit nervous to do it on my own – Worried that I’m going to get the mixture wrong. Burn a hole in my dye pot…  Or worse completely mess up the only bit of recycled fabric I had to create my next project.

Although I’m pro – “The Happy Accidents” there’s nothing worse than destroying a project because you made up the wrong solution for the quantity of fabric🤦‍♀️.

So how did I get over my fear? 

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Aren’t We All Just a Little Bit Weird?

Ok so I’ve been working on a few things this week and what was quite evident is that I’m a little weird… the nice kinda a way, not the creepy kind… Anyways following this thread I started thinking about all the wonderful people in my life and how ok they are with my weirdness. Talk about unconditional love 😆

And over the last month or so we’ve met some really great people who have brought so much sunshine into our lives. And it’s a constant reminder of how lucky we are to be surrounded and supported by a whole lotta awesomeness!

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The Real Lion🦁King

The one thing I miss most about living in South Africa (besides my family and friends ) is taking a mini-break in the African bush! There is nothing better than escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and heading out on an African Safari. Just to hang out with The Big 5 (Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant) for a few days!

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Dad Pants Be Gone 🧙‍♂️

The other day my husband Mike walked into my studio wearing his training shorts. He complained that he looked like he was wearing Dad Pants! And yes I did have to agree they were unflattering and looked like he was a 5-year-old wearing his dad’s shorts😐.

He’s had these shorts for over 8 years and besides the horrible fit, they’ve got another 30 wears in them (at least!).

Mike didn’t want to throw them out but hated feeling uncomfortable in his training gear. So he asked if I could alter them for him.

Thrilled by his request. I took on the challenge.

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Who Gives A Crap - Eco-friendly toilet paper

Wait what? Eco-friendly toilet paper?

When I first came about this term I had no idea that you could get bog roll that wasn’t eco-friendly. Actually I just didn’t stop to give it a second thought. Because it’s one of those robotic things I do on my grocery run.

As it turns out using eco-friendly toilet paper makes a big difference!

Here are 3 things I learnt about normal toilet paper:

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Bigger Gets You There Faster😝

Giant crochet hooks and knitting needles have become the new craze in the last few years. And yes I’m a bit late to the party! But I guess it’s better late than never 

With all the hype of big knitting and crochet I figured I should see what all the fuss is about. So as new leaves start to form on all the bare branches and pretty little pink blossoms emerge. I thought it would be a good time to explore a new crochet technique.

What is extreme crochet?

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Craftaholics Anonymous

Do your friends and family sometimes look at you like you have a craft addiction? Are they starting to get suspicious when you suggest meeting for a coffee near your favourite craft store?

So you’re addicted to making stuff. Yes I understand! Because I have this addiction too.

I bet you’re the type of person who:

  1. Spends more money on craft supplies to make a gift.

  2. Refuses to buy something if you can make it yourself.

  3. Can’t relax without your crochet hook in hand.

Your craft addiction has you hands trembling with withdrawals. And you’re desperate for your next fix.

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You don't need Elves to fix yo' Shoes😝

A couple of weeks ago my favourite shoes in the whole widest world fell apart 😩😩😩

The innersoles came out and one of them has a massive hole in it! To be fair I have had these bad boys for about 3 years now and almost wear them everyday. Yes they get a little stinky.

Determined to fix them I pulled my studio apart to see if I had everything I needed. And lucky the Universe had my back 🎉

This is what I found. And what you’ll need if you wanna do this at home:

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