We recently went to Johannesburg and with our local mate, Nosipho, we got a tour around some of the best parts and were surprised to see the city in such a gorgeous light. Maboneng and Braamfontein both host full-blown markets (Arts on Main & Neighbourgoods respectively), creative coffee shops, cultured street decor and fun-filled people. I loved the 'vibe' that was there considering that it was JHB after all (sorry Jozie followers). On our way back home in the car I was saying how much I wish Durban would uplift our city as we have such potential for similar initiatives. The following week I was back at work and spotted a flurry of Facebook posts talking about the Rivertown Precinct and this wonderful market, The Morning Trade. WOW! Durban, you are making me so proud! I am so looking forward to, not just the Rivertown Precinct and what it will offer but all the new things to come from the amazing guys behind the work, Propertuity. I know that they won't stop here but will continue to find ways to make Durban grow and flourish! So on Sunday, 3rd August, I would suggest Durban go and play squashed sardines, get out of your comfort zone and try out the lovely-looking, The Morning Trade Market.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
It has been ages since I sat down in front of this post editor page to type out a new page for Sunflowers and Spears. I have been in the process of many many changes and also a high pile of new work. Some of you would have seen from previous posts that I was running the hello.cafe coffee shop since January. And if you follow them on Facebook then you would have already seen the post bidding me farewell. Yes, it is true. My heart is already being called elsewhere and Lee and I must be obedient to what is exciting our spirits. I thought that I should just give you a little history to this (sudden) change.
After Lee and I got married we spoke often about our different hopes for the future. Mine would always consist of visiting Greece, New York, and all those beautiful places I see on Pinterest. I knew deep down that some were just unrealistic and some were genuine hopes. Lee's hopes, however, sounded a little different to mine. Being the man, the one who wants to provide, he hoped for a safe home and children. After many evenings discussing these things and realising neither actually longed as deeply for each other's hopes as the other did we gave it to God and let Him do His thing.
Within a year, God has changed out hearts so much! Lee has been so drawn to the idea of travelling and has even gained a passion for the States. God has changed my heart to wanting children, from a very unusual desire not to have a child to actually becoming more open to it and praying blessing on whatever future He has for us in that regard.
With this being said, we have started the long but exciting adventure to move to America. We have some ideas of what we want to do but we have still got a long way to go. I will try to post more regularly and will hopefully have more news to write to you soon.
This printable by Happiness Is is so fitting for this time :)
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Becky Higgins has taken the scrapbooking and album-making community by storm with her simplified version of scrap-booking. She has designed an album which requires less crafting (not hating on crafters, I still love sticky fingers and washi tape) and more life living. I do love her idea although I spent a little bit of my last salary on a big kraft album with blank pages ready for some creative love and I am ready to get stuck in on my life album. I used Nifty250 to print some of my Instagrams and and so excited to put them all together with some typo love and washi wonder! But I do like the Project Life Albums I have seen on Pinterest and thought I would share them. I am a more simple designer and crafter so I love the look of these albums.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
I won! I won! I won!
So this morning as I hopped out of the shower my handsome husband said, "guess what?!" And continued to let me know that I had just won the beautiful pink Motex Marker from City Girl Searching blog :) I was so stoked and it definitely got me in a good mood! Thanks so much to Roxy Hutton from City Girl Searching for holding such a lovely competition and I cannot wait to receive my little pink parcel :)
Please go and check out Roxy's blog as she is so wonderful and has some stunning posts all about beauty, pretty nails and life in Korea :)
The awesome Nadia Van Der Mescht has organised this morning of thrifting at the beautiful Spiga d'Oro Courtyard this Saturday! It might just be a little too late to apply for a table to sell your own goodies but give her a call if you are keen. Otherwise come along and see if maybe that one thing you have been searching for is not perhaps sitting on one of these tables! Well done, Nadia, I know it will be a great success :) I really hope that I can make it!