gift tags

21 Nov

I love wrapping gifts!

I get such a kick out of having wrapping paper, twine, ribbon and washi tape strewn all around me, patiently waiting for me to turn them into something pretty.

The only thing missing were little gift tags and so I created these…



12 Nov

There exists a certain type of person among us that gets a little crazy about collecting particular objects. I have seen people (and possibly done so myself) do a little dance and utter a squeal of delight when they stumble upon yet another bunny or bird to ad to their collection. And I sheepishly confess that I too am a little obsessed, in particular with polar bears and foxes.

I had already created my little origami fox brooch, but for the true collector, one item just isn’t enough, so I came up with this little fox while I was doodling one morning. Let me introduce you to… Julian the fox.

some south african flavour

6 Nov

I have had the idea for these three little cards bouncing around in my head for quite a while now; and so I am rather pleased to have finally drawn them for all of you to see.

I hope you enjoy their quirkiness.

we go together like…
nutella and a spoon

pap and wors

rooibos tea and ouma’s rusks

a little card of love for you

12 Oct

Ever since I can remember I have been making my own cards, contentedly gluing, cutting and pasting paper into heartfelt little notes.

I think there is something very special about receiving a card that has been made with a ton of love, time and effort and so when I started making my cards for paper-tales I wanted to capture that feeling of “specialness” and love. I hope you will enjoy browsing through some of the little cards I have created.

books of note

25 Sep

I have been collecting notebooks ever since I can remember. Most people use them to write in or jot down their ideas, but I use them to adorn my book shelves and every now and again pull them out and lovingly gaze at them. So you can just imagine that making my own notebooks gave me a real thrill and when I finished my very first notebook I did actually did a little dance.

my bunny thinks he looks handsome with a mustache

(A6 – lined pages)

marvelous thoughts

A5 – blank pages

little, big ideas

(A6 – lined pages)


24 Sep

I live in a country where sitting on the couch, screaming passionately at the television and sipping on a cold beer, while cheering on one or other South African sporting team is considered relatively normal behaviour. And if, by any chance you are like me and have a little bear-bug about condensation stains on your recently polished table then you may be interested in these little coasters I have just made.

They come in sets of four and one of them even has a little bite out of him. I think they may just be the perfect gift for any husband or dad.

a new addition

23 Sep

Friends of ours have just recently had a wonderful little addition to their little family and as I seem to have trees on my brain at the moment, I decided to make them a little tree gift.

I thought it might be a rather fun idea to draw them their very own family tree.

A little side note:

I found this particular design for a family tree amidst my excessively large folder of DIY images, but sadly cannot cite the original creator as (after searching the web fruitlessly for over an hour) I came out empty handed.