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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quick Advent Calendar

DOH!!!  I did it again, waited and waited and now realise that I only have 11 days before Christmas and I still have not done an advent calendar for the kids.  Once again, I'm going to rely on Jordan from to bail me out.  I used this exact free printable last year and it worked a treat.  I got the kids to cut them out, helped stick them together and topped them up with our favourite favourites.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pure Beginnings - GIVE AWAY

The decorations are up, 5fm has started their BMAP (Bonny M Acclimatisation Program) and I am very fortunate to have been introduced to Pure Beginnings and have been given a hamper to give away, including a Lun@tic Hoot Hoot.

Pure Beginnings is a South African company (based right here in our very own Hillcrest), producing a range of personal care products, using only the purest ingredients. Products are made from certified organic ingredients and are free from petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances, aluminium and animal products

Pure Beginnings mission is to produce effective, safe and where possible organic personal care products for the whole family.

In order to stand a chance in winning an amazing hamper and a Hoot Hoot, all you need to do is leave a comment oh and if you like share the news.

For more information or to order online visit their website 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Movember - Get it on

As soon as I can, I'm getting some of these pen's and I'm gonna MO my porcelaine.... Sounds dodge hey.

I saw this on a blog that I love and thought I would share it...

and I've done some investigating and these Porcelain Paint Pens go for about R47.00.....

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My Package Project Partner

I am so excited to be involved in Nadia's ( package project.

I received the contact details for my partner on Friday and allow me to introduce Ashley Grove.

Here is a little about her, in her own words (yes I know I copied it from her etsy profile - thanks Ashley)

"My love for anything vintage started about the age of 11 when I toured thrift shops, flea markets, antique stores and my grandparents' house for hidden gems I could live without. The love has grown into an obsession; one which I've convinced myself must be shared with others.

Fairview Place can be found in the historical Norfolk, Virginia. The perfect mixture of just what Fairview Place represents, classic, beauty, distinct and chic." Pin It Now!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Umhlanga College Christmas Market

And another market, once which I've been assured is usually a HUGE success.  Unlucky for me though is that I can’t personally be there, but my handsome and sweet talking man will be.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Easy DIY Bias Tape

I'm continually burning my fingers trying to make bias tape for and now thanks to The Scientific Seamstress this is in the past.  Have a look at her blog for some really clever way's around sewing woe's

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Magic and Mayhem - Market

How exciting, Lun@tic will be at the Magic and Mayhem Christmas Market on the 19 November.  Be sure to pop over and have a look at all the new dresses and toys we have to offer.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Patricia Bravo - another favourite

Patricia Bravo is another of my very favourite fabric designers. Her website and blog are gorgeous and I love the way she shares in pictures her inspiration's for her designs.

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Japan Captured - Elle Decor

Things have been quiet from my side but I have a valid excuse......EXAM's.

Now that the studying is over I'd really like to share with everyone the amazing and humbling spread I saw in the Elle Decor mag. The jist and I'm not going to share all of the info, is an "article" of sort's on Japan before the destruction with a generous donation to assist in re-building this amazing country.

This initiative, driven by Liezel Strauss's "My Japan" project is truly inspiring.

Respect to all involved.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Another favourite - Patty Young

I really relate to Patty, in 2005 Patty left the corporate world to spend her time with her kiddies and follow her own creative adventures.  Okay so maybe Patty is more like someone I wish I could be... Patty and her husband own MODKID LLC were they specialise in high quality boutique-style sewing patterns which include children's clothes, doll outfits, purses and other assorted accessories and home furnishings.  But it's the fabric designs that I LOVE.  Go and enjoy a little more about Patty at

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My favourite designers - Heather Bailey

To be completely lost in the magical world of fabric and see first-hand the transition from yard/meter to dress is as exciting as being a child watching her first butterfly. 

My next couple of posts are about my favourite fabourite designers (I love them all equally) and their latest fabric collections.  Hopefully I'll get my hands on a couple of yards and turn them into gorgeous dresses.

Heather Bailey is an incredible designer with an eye for colour that is recognised world wide.  She has her fingers on the tips of fabricsewing patterns, paper craft supplies , stationery, picnicware.  If you grab a mo, head on over to her website and indulge in a colour explosion. Pin It Now!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Washi Tape - Ideas

I received some really cool washi tape from japan a couple of weeks ago and I've been umming and aaahhhing about how and where to use the washi tape.  After seeing this blog  I now know exactly what I'm gonna create... friends and family look forward to being Washid.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Nando's pay their respects - AGAIN

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Perfect Cookie

My favourite biscuits of all time is Iced Zoo's and I've tried over and over to try perfect the icing technique.  Well when I saw this on blog  I just had to share it, step by step instructions (YAY)
The pennies have finally dropped and I think I might actually be able to do this....

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Figure Form Beauty

I've loved  Anna Maria Horner's designer fabrics forever and when i came across this post on Hawthorne Threads Blog I just had to share it....

Now if only I knew someone who could re-vamp my figure form.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Ploppy - Famous Already

My little girl modelled for The Hub photo shoot and here are the pics.... So cute:-

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Dressy Cats - Freebie

This is such a lovely freebie from  I love the idea of having the black and white so that my ploppy can colour in her own cats.....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ribbon Smoother

I received an e-mail from my sister Nikki who mentioned that this is something i just have to add to my blog....  This idea was spotted from Real Simple (which I don’t think is still in circulation in SA) but a clever idea non the less. 

"If you’re like me and don’t like throwing ribbon away (years of pretty ribbons from holiday and birthday gifts over here), then you might have, say, a box full of gorgeous but wrinkly ribbon stashed away somewhere. I’ve thought about having an “iron my ribbon” afternoon, where I break out the iron and ironing board, but using a flat iron as a ribbon smoother would be so much easier"

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Just LOVE it when I get something for next to nothing....

I couldn’t believe my eyes or my ears.... I challenged the guy and his wife..... I told them they giving little gems away for nothing.... BUT they would not hear of it and told me they do it for the love of it.

These were 2 lovely folk I met at Hilton who as a hobby look for little treasures in second hand shops and look what i got.  The Remington only cost me R60 while the Sewing Machine cost me R80.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Type, sew, type, sew away with paper

Now I need Denise from  to make me one of these......

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wall Decal's - Tutorial

Dont you just love it when someone comes up with a DIY that is effective, easy and pretty. Take a peak at how very easy this is  out this fabric decal tutorial from Aubrey of The Mother Huddle  So much of cleaverness.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Rolly Polly - Where did the crayons go

It’s been some time since I last made these.  But I'm excited to say they will be available in all sorts of colours for both boys and girls and the Hilton Arts Festival.  Spend the day with the family and start your early Christmas Shopping.

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Hilton Art Festival

The Witness Hilton Arts Festival brings the best of South African theatre to KwaZulu-Natal and Lun@tic will be there.  So take a trip to the picturesque Hilton College and come do some early Christmas Shopping.

16 – 18 September 2011

Enquiries: 033 383 0126 & 033 383

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