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Hope and the need for rain

This is not my usual crafty post, but something that I’ve been pondering on lately. We need rain. Cape Town is currently experiencing the worst drought that it has seen in …

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It’s a new year!

Hello and happy (belated!) New Year. How is it 2017 already? Not only 2017, but half way through February?? Yikes! The little baby I posted about last year… he’s nearly …

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Free Christmas Tag Tutorial

I’m not sure why, but in my neck of the woods, the tradition of giving Christmas cards seems to have dwindled. Maybe it’s because cards are pretty expensive, or because …

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Christmas giveaway!

It’s a most wonderful time of the year! Thoresby Cottage is celebrating and would love to one lucky reader their choice of pattern from my pattern shop! To enter: 1.Like …

Fruit leather

Pear and guava fruit leather

Every week we receive a box of seasonal mixed fruit and vegetables from a company that supports local farmers by distributing their produce. Each box is a complete surprise which …