Cheap, Cheap & Easy Easter Craft

Cheap, Cheap & Easy Easter Craft : Cute Easter Creatures YOU WILL NEED a toilet roll tube crêpe paper ( any colour) our free cut out template or white paper with your own characters drawn on it. DOWNLOAD PDF HERE(CUT OUT TEMPLATE) coloured craft paper ( I collect the scraps from my other projects and…

FREE Easter Printables

I have been thoroughly enjoying creating Easter crafts this year. Work (the time consuming stuff that puts bread on the table or in this case Easter eggs) is really busy at the moment, so these little projects give me much needed respite from the daily grind and remind me that there is a big wide…

EASTER CRAFT: Every bunny needs a…carrot

Make this Cute Carrot Especially for Easter YOU WILL NEED (Makes 2) 1 x A4 sheet of orange card (not too thick otherwise it won’t roll nicely) 1x A4 sheet of thin green paper Strong craft glue Easter Eggs INSTRUCTIONS Cut the  A4 sheet of orange card in half width wise. Roll it into a…

Commercialism has killed Cupid

February is the official month of “luv”, even though the shops have been filled with heart shaped chocolates since they took down the Christmas tinsel. To be totally honest I am not a huge fan of modern Valentine’s day. I think commercialism has killed cupid and given everyone a cop out at true romance. Since…

TIP 1: Watch your “wasteline” this festive season

Christmas is a time of excess; from stuffed stocking to stuffed tummies. We all tend to over indulge and roll into the new year convincing our selves that this next year will be different. Now while there is nothing wrong with a bit of over indulgence (believe me I tuck into those Christmas mince pies…

A touch of Christmas at…The Miniature Showcase

Cheap Luxury will be at the Touch of Christmas Miniature Showcase this Saturday. Come and enjoy a range of miniatures, teddy bears, gifts, dolls and dolls houses. A perfect place to find something special for Christmas. So come and indulge your inner child. Here are all the details: Date: November 24 2012 Where is it:…

Capture your memories with the magic of a bygone era

At Kiki’s Vintage Studio in Parys. Kiki’s are running a mid week special  – Mon – Thurs, for the month of November you get 10 dress up vintage era sepia pics on a CD for R700! (The usual price is R780 for 8 photo’s) It is great fun playing dress up and is a really…

What to give the Dad that has everything…

When it comes to days like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, I like to step out of the commercial buzz that is created by advertising agencies and huge shopping chains and all the pressure that is created to just buy, buy, buy, and think how can I let my Mom or Dad know what they…

We love: Ki’ta Fragrances

There is cheap luxury and then there is just cheap and nasty! Unfortunately the latter was my experience of knock off perfumes until I met Tanya Ackroyd from Ki’ta Fragrances. Based in Lonehill Johannesburg, Tanya has a large range of imitation fragrances that have an amazing 30% fragrance oil, baring in mind that the eau…

Great Gift Idea: Handmade Beads

At the CraigPark Village Market on Saturday last week we met a charming lady called Jackie who makes the most beautiful bead work. She sells from her home in Parkhust and at the market. I think it’s a great idea for a little gift, all her work is priced between R60 – R150. To view…