It’s been three years since I wrote a blog post. Oh I am active on social media – I have to control myself because I love sharing what I do – but all the real writing I do is my newsletters. I closed my studio on the 27th March 2020. Since then, we have had […]
Hello! I never thought I would enjoy the gentle art of spinning. I’ve watched and admired others doing it, but to be honest always thought – why? There is so much yarn, and colour (especially in our studio shop) and so little time already, I’d rather be crocheting than spinning more yarn. Then. Sheralynn happened. […]
Hello! Having just read Dedri’s latest newsletter from Look At What I Made, I got to thinking of the tour that was. It’s still weird that it’s over. BUT we are already planning the next one as well as a retreat..and a guest designer and teacher coming up from Cape Town in October….but first…the tour…. […]
Gosh, where has time gone? Last time we posted here was February. And now June has snuck up on us. Honestly, we need more hours in the day. I would spend them crocheting beautiful things with the gorgeous yarns we have in the shop. A year ago we had Pure Gold and Stylecraft. Yep. […]
Julie and I have decided to spoil you this month of Love, with a special Scheepjes Stonewashed pack of 5 colours, 10 grams each, to try out our very own Be Inspired by Hexagon Flowers pattern. The class is limited to 10 people so that we can give you our utmost attention, and at the […]
We are incredibly excited to announce that after months of negotiating, fine-tuning our exclusivity agreement with Scheepjes to stock their yarns in South Africa, and then finding a freight forwarder, watching the Rand dive after Zuma’s misadventure in firing our Finance Minister, our stock has arrived, been unpacked and is Selling Out Fast! Scheepjes – Inspiration […]
As we find ourselves sweltering through an uncharacteristically hot South African September/October 2015 in sunny Durban, I decided to explore the option of creating a Sunny South African ‘Spice of Life’ Bag rather than to start on yet another warm, albeit incredibly lovely, blanket! So I rounded up a Summer-y selection of the gorgeous Nurturing Fibres Eco-Cottons […]
once upon a time. there were some girls. who loved to crochet. they took their crochet everywhere and people asked them what they were doing. they started to teach others the joyful art of creating beautiful things by hand. then they started a facebook page. and they made a shop. and built a website. and […]
…we are so excited by our colour swatches. playing with them over the weekend, we realised just what useful tools they are to have when trying to choose colours. Not only does using them instead of your balls of yarn make a) life easier but b) they are more compact c) your yarn balls don’t […]
Do a workshop they said. It will be fun they said. And it is fun, loads of fun. On the day. Seeing your faces light up when the penny drops and you have your “I’ve got it!” moment. But to get to that point, phew! Firstly we have to decide what to teach. This is […]
Thinking about it now, we still can’t believe it – she actually said yes! It’s probably going to take a while for the reality to set in – for us to realise that this is not actually a dream anymore. Dedri Uys of the famed Sophie’s Universe is going to join us in South Africa next winter for an exclusive “Be Inspired with Dedri tour”… there they go again – the butterflies are dancing in my tummy and I’m smiling (well actually grinning) to myself :)
Does a launch ever go as expected? Does anyone ever know whether it went as planned in your head or not? Our launch of Be Inspired, Be Inspired website, our exciting news, and our shops new habitat went off as planned..and more. And more. And more.
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Us girls have dreamed about our shop since the day we started crocheting together. What it would look like, what delicious yarns we would stock, those hard to find accessories…oh boy have we been INSPIRED!