Tuesday, 30 September 2014

An Apron made with LOVE - Lèèf Magazine Competition Entry

My mom decided to enter the Lèèf Magazine "Wys jou hart" apron sewing competition!

The brief was to make an apron while using a heart shape as inspiration -

I think my mommy can feel super proud of this effort! Wow I count 15 hearts in total!

 There are a few awesome prizes up for grabs and the aprons gets auctioned off for charity!
She used chain stitches to hand embroid a beautiful phrase - On a nine patch heart shaped bodice.  This bib is sewn to a bigger heart forming the bottom part of the apron.

The Heart Pockets on the sides are Uneven Lock Cabin, with appliqued mini-hearts which are blanked stitched.

White Crochet hearts finish off the binding straps on the sides.

I am sure if I ask my mom nicely, she'll make you a similar version too! ;-)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A 4th Mermaid Birthday Party Part II - The way we do it in Hermanus!

So, last week we posted Eryn's Party - What you've seen was only the children section, today we have the adult version -

Starting with the Bubbly! Bon appétite -

Elzette entertained her guests to atmost perfection, she had something for every taste bud and diet! Including the ones on the'Bant-wagon'

Delectable fresh fruit!

Small treats for the sweet tooth -

Assorted cheeses, pairs with nothing better than preserved green figs!

Mini gourmet burgers with micro leaves!

And a chocolate cake, that was to die for, dark and juicy!

I am sure with the response Elzette received on our previous post, she is in for a roaring business! 

You can contact Elzette over here

PS (Thanks for my very awkward hug today - LOL
I definitely did not see Eryn behind me :-)) Joke of the year! haha

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A 4th Mermaid Birthday Party Part I - The way we do it in Hermanus!

We had a fabulous midweek party this week, in the Hemel & Aarde Estate, a housing gem of Hermanus! This is to say the least -
Oh Wow, we were all lost for words actually
Little Eryn, is one lucky girl, as her mommy Elzette went all out for her fourth birthday party -
The beautiful mermaid cake!
The details of this event was better than the best Pinterest versions;
see for yourself below:

The table outside was set under a blue "water" gazebo, it was 
jam-packed with delicious homemade treats - Most of the items displayed had quirky names, suggestive of the magical world you would experience under water if living with mermaids, floating jellyfish lanterns the works! 

A lower table was set for the kiddies to have lunch - 'Golden Nuggets and pizza slices all carefully packaged - 
Each guest also received a gift bag filled with all sorts of exciting presents, hair clips, bubbles and other toys
Mermaid branded water bottles, and juice were served as drinks

Each guest could also take home one of these gem bottles, filled with treats

Flounder's Delight - Delicious condensed-milk, and bubblegum Jelly puddings  

Magic Coral - Popcorn with white chocolate and marshmallow coating

These were just out of this world, I mean really?!? Have a look at the detail of this beautiful artisan cookie!

One thing we are pretty sure off now, is that Elzette loves throwing parties, and this was just the children section! Part II will follow soon!

This is truly her passion, and with such a display of brilliance; who wouldn't want to hire her for their own party!

You can reach Elzette here; give her a shout - 
Also share with all your friends!