DIY Bathbombs!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by socms_admin

[caption id="attachment_501" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Image courtesy of[/caption] It might not be cold right now, but we know that it’s coming. This week, in fact...

Earl Grey Cough Drops (Oh yes, they’re homemade!)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by socms_admin

[caption id="attachment_473" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="Image courtesy of"][/caption]   The freezing cold spell of 2 weeks ago is slowly becoming a distant memory as the temperature starts to rise...

Trout Fishing in South Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by socms_admin

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I know that in winter most people would rather be indoors, by a fire, where it’s snug and warm, but it’s in winter that we really need the Vitamin D that comes from being outside in the sun...

Snow Globe Cupcakes!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by socms_admin

[caption id="attachment_457" align="aligncenter" width="561" caption="Image courtesy of"][/caption] I’ve mentioned before that I love winter. I really do, but if I’m being honest, I will admit that sometimes the cold does get to me...

Winter is the Best (for Hobbies)!

Friday, May 12, 2017 by socms_admin

I love every season. I honestly believe that there is something to love about every time of the year! Yes, even winter.  The nice cold nights with no mosquitoes, roaring fires, red wine, Irish Coffee, soup and crusty bread, boots, scarves… these are a few of my favourite things (about winter)...

Nuts and Bolts Chessboard

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by socms_admin

This one is for the lads! Or for the girls to make for the lads, or for the girls to make for themselves. This is such a great project for anyone who enjoys boardgames and DIY...

Fingerknit Bracelets

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by socms_admin

Glitter Snow Globes

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by socms_admin

Snow globes are just magical. With the swirling snow and miniature towns, it is easy to imagine walking through that winter wonderland... Just because we don't experiences white Christmases in SA doesn't mean we can't experience the magic of snow globes...

DIY Marquee Light

Monday, December 19, 2016 by socms_admin

I have always wanted a Marquee Light. Anything with pretty lights and I'm sold! I love marquee lights because they can be really individual, and as you might have noticed by now, I love individual gifts. I always thought that making a marquee light was completely out of my reach, imagining metals and solders and wire cutting and electricity and all the things that I can't do...

Hand-painted Japanese Rice Bowls

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by socms_admin

I love Japanese rice bowls. I love their versatility. They're not only good for holding rice (gasp!), but also for small salads, beads, chocolates,floating candles, small bunches of flowers...