|The circle skirts I made one December afternoon|
Hi Everyone! My apologies for being a bit MIA these last few weeks. I had a small break between 21st December and 2nd January. Most of my time was spent painting and preparing our new place for when we are able to move in. This post consists of a selection of images giving you a peek of what I've been up to so far.
I hope your 2013 has gotten off to an awesome start!
We spent our NYE around the City, taking in the crazy buzz of the night life. The past few Nye's were mostly spent either at a friend or family member's house, swimming, braaing, watching movies and talking nonsense until sunrise but this year we wanted to be out for a change. Our initial plan was to watch a fireworks display in Camps Bay but the wind was horrendous that night. The police cordoned off all the demarcated areas for fireworks displays as it was just too dangerous. One of my new year resolutions was to start leading a more healthy lifestyle. Eat correctly, exercise everyday. Can you guess what I had for my first breakfast of 2013? A good ol' greasy Big Mac and fries from McDonald's. Eish!
Cotton On and Typo had a crazy sale over the Holiday season. I picked up a few skirts, tunics, peplum tops, a kimono.
The tunic I'm wearing in the above photograph cost me R40. Score!
Some goodies for the new home. Never thought I'd fall in love with knives. But apparently I have. These beechwood Opinel ones were a pressie from my husband and they are from Entrepo. How cute are the "Matyroshka" Owl measuring cups from Typo? Love them!
I picked up the matching measuring spoons too. Yay!
I never thought I'd pick blue for our walls, but I did that too. This colour is called "Eye of the Storm" by Plascon. It's a rich purply-blue colour which I absolutely love. I spray painted our pendant lamp orange as well. Pretty chuffed at how great it turned out! The pencil drawing I'm holding is the pattern we're placing onto our living room wall.
I can't wait to show you how it turned out!
On Thursday we attended the screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the Galileo in Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Naturally we dressed up! All of our hair accesories and umbrella you can find at China Town in Ottery. My top is by Matthew Williamson, I am crazy about the embellishements on it. I bought it on sale some time last year at Callaghan Collezioni in Cavendish. Now way could I afford the original selling price!
After the movie we took drive up to Signal Hill. I messed around with camera, shaking it in different directions as I shot the City below us to see the effects it would create.
An outfit that I wore yesterday, we couldn't take a decent photograph as it was so windy, my scarf kept blowing around and into my face! These red velvet pumps I've since 2004, I think I got them at YDE. The soles are all cracked underneath but I can't bring myself to get rid of them, love them to bits!
So that's the just of what I have been up to so far. Hopefully we'll be making the move soooon Insha Allah. I am super excited that we will be staying on our own. My dear husband has been working so hard on fixing up the place. Besides all the painting; re-wiring; sanding; varnishing; building of cupboards; and driving around for supplies, he's also made us a coffee table, a little bench and soon he will be making a Parsons desk as well. I am so proud of him and appreciative of all the help we've received from friends and family. We are so grateful Alhamduillah.