Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Giveaway

In the true spirit of Christmas, a time of giving an sharing, Little Miss Green Things decided to have her first online competition ... a Christmas Giveaway! One lucky person can win a package filled with Little Miss Green Things products, ideal for Christmas prezzies (or to keep for yourself of course :-)

What you have to do to enter:

1. You need to follow Little Miss Green Things on facebook and/or her blog

2. You need to leave a comment here or on the facebook competition link by naming at least three Little Miss Green Things products

3. You need to blog or share the facebook link about this competition

This competition ends on Friday, 3 December 2010, at 12h00 and is unfortunately only open to those residing in South Africa

Good luck to everyone :-)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's that time of the year again ...

Moving towards the beginning of December, it's time to start searching for Christmas gifts again. If you were thinking of giving someone a unique, handmade gift this year, Little Miss Green Things has some selected products that can be ordered now ...


NB: Products can be custom-made in colours and design of your choice
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE postage fees

Feel free to contact me for orders or any additional information at:

littlemissgreenthings@gmail.com

HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ! :-)

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Stockist !!!

Little Miss Green Things has a new stockist! The shop is called Caramel & Co and was opened on 28 October in Claremont. It is situated in Palmyra Junction, Palmyra Road, Claremont. So those of you that's in the area, go and make a turn at this lovely new gift and decor shop. For more pictures click here to view a posting about Caramel & Co on the lanalou style blog.

'Die Stal' Restaurant Christmas Gift Market in Montagu

The Christmas market last weekend at 'Die Stal' Restaurant just outside Montagu, was quite successful and a fun-filled day indeed. It was kind of my first market, and I must say it went better than expected. I took some pictures to share my experience ...

My Christmas tags - 10 different designs of my own, printed on recycled paper and made into packets of 5 each. It was my most popular product on the day :-)

My ear rings got very positive comments

Some wooden hearts I made for the market as well

This lovely wire mannequin formed part of my table display

Suzanne Venter, the owner of the restaurant, made these lovely Christmas trees

She also made these adorable little reindeer from braai wood

Everyone could relax and enjoy the day underneath the trees

The friendly kitchen staff of the restaurant - best chips I've ever had :-)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My week in Robertson

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting my sister in Robertson. She recently started working there and managed to find a beautiful old house, right next to her workplace mind you, to stay in. At some stage during the past, the house was actually divided into two halves ... the left wing is now occupied by my sis and the rest of the friends and family are continuously looking for any possible excuse to visit (my mother and myself being first in line :-). There is still a lot of work to be done, but with the typical beauty and character of an old house, I just had to take some pictures of some of the nooks and corners that she has decorated.

The original front entrance. It forms part of the right wing unfortunately,
but I still find it beautiful and striking.



The entire facade and 'voorstoep'.



The 'new' front entrance to the left wing, entering the living room ... love it!



The old sash window in the living room looking out onto the street.



One of the three flower pots in the dining room's window sill.



My favourite .... especially the paper maché sheep :-)



Feel the love :-)



The sill display in the spare room ... just love the old big windows.



Home is where the heart is ... one of the many lovely handmade hearts
displayed in and around the house



Green Glorious Green! Looking forward to my next stay sis :-)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coast(er) to Coast(er)



Wow...it's been a while..but little miss green things is so busy preparing for all her upcoming market days that blogging, sadly, shifted down on the priority list. But I thought I should at least post something ... just to prove that I'm still alive and kicking :-)

Well, every crafter probably tries to decoupage at least once in their lifetime...and I think I've reached that stage where I should at least try and test everything. I've actually managed to collect quite a bit of serviettes over the years - yes YEARS (I really don't like throwing anything away) :-) - and thought I might as well put them to use in some way or another. The end result was coasters...lots and lots of them. Bright, happy and VERY colourful coasters. I think they might even look good as little pieces of artworks in a collage on a wall :-)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Winter Warmness


In collaboration with my dear friend, Tina Matsimella, Little Miss Green Things has a new product ... perfect for the winter weather. Tina crochet the most beautiful berets with which I combine my own brooches as accessories ... 2-in-1 ... a funky beret for these winter days and a brooch ...that can be used on its own as well :-) Please contact me with regards to prices, orders etc. (See 'Blooming Berets' page). Happy green days!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh Snap!


I am so excited! Little Miss Green Things' flower brooches were part of some snapshots that were done for the fashion spread of the Top Billing Magazine's July Issue. The spread is dedicated to eco-friendly clothing and accessories. They're featured on page 35. You might need a magnifying glass, but two of them are proudly pinned to the model's jacket :-) Thank you to my stockist, The Love Project, for making it possible!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A new member to the green family!


I've experimented a bit with recycled tins in the last week...and this was one of the results... a 'blik-bangle' :-) It still needs a little bit of refinement, but the design and decoration possibilities are endless and I can't wait to experiment a bit more. These 'blik-bangles' will definately become a new member of my green product family :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Oodles of Doodles


We recently received our new telephone directories, meaning the old ones must go out. But I could not stand the thought of throwing it away ... all that paper! And I came to the conclusion that it actually makes up for cool graphics, therefore I covered my lever arch files with telephone directory pages !!! I obviously combined it with some illustrations (i call them doodles) of my own, done in gouache paint...and this was the result! I love it...and it actually inspired me to maybe, in the far future, do a kitchen/linen/stationery range with similar illustrations :-) What do you guys think?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

To Bath or to Sit . . . that is the question




These bathtub couches are the coolest! They are made from vintage, cast iron tubs! These ones are sold at Reestore, a design outfit aiming to give new life to old, used objects . . . and proofs that recycling can defininately be stylish . . .

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Put Those Green Spectacles On!




Put on those green shadies and look out for those potential flowerbeds . . .