Waiting for light

Im always reminded of my love for film, when I finally collect my images and rush home to see them. These are taken between Victoria Bay, Barrydale, on the top of Table Mountain and at a wedding at the bottom of the mountain.













Sew what?

While it rained in St Francis, between gigs over New Years I sewed this.

Embroidery: Bertha Benz for Mercedes



Mercedes (MBlife) asked me to do an embroidery for them, so for Valentines we did on inspired by the story of Betha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz.

We did a short interview, that has a small stop motion of the piece in progress.

You can read the full story here.


The boat life on film



The holidays are a strange time for me. When every one is free, its usually the time I am the busiest. Despite a plug exploding when I put a charger in, burning two fingers pretty badly and a ton of work,  I managed to slip away to Knysna for a night on a house boat.

These are a few moments caught on film. Id like to add here that Lani Spice has been an amazing friend and inspiration, getting me to pick up my camera again.








Embroidery: Owl be there for you


Once upon a time this illustration by Verity Wilson was used on an Element t-shirt. Her super-sweet brother, Dustin, asked me to use it as inspiration for her Christmas present and so it now it lives on, in cheerful colour, on a pillowcase. 

It's a little different from what I usually do - in that I illustrated it straight onto fabric without the use of a reference. I don't always trust my drawing skills but I'm very happy with the outcome here.


MBLife: Shooting Nic Coutts



Dusted off the digital camera recently to shoot Nic Coutts, designer and regular nice guy for MBlife.co.za . We drove around in the new Mercedes C-Class and ventured to Woolworld, which is like a sanctuary for me.

View the full interview>





Night Portraits



I befriended photographer Jono over Facebook. We had many mutual friends and he was the first to respond to my 'Make More Give More' initiative from a few years back. I made an owl. He responded... I sent it. BFFE.

Lately he has been working on a series of night portraits and Im very happy to be apart of them.

Jono on the Internets>

Embroidery: The big burger

For years I have been working on and off in a burger restaurant, where I have made some of the most wonderful friends. One of which commissioned me to make this. The burger pillow!


Embroidery: Pineapple



Ive had a few commissions over Christmas and been sitting on some things I'd LOVE to share. Finally everyone is gifted and now I can spread the stitching love.

I found a wonderful little DIY print section in a Frankie magazine and created my first 'custom print background'. Tropical no?

Embroidery / Rest your head on this


Making my first pillow commission featuring one of my favourite feathered creatures.. The flamingo (as you may know from previous works and the tattoo on my leg).

Its sewn into a coffee bag graciously stolen from Deluxe Coffeeworks. I love how it makes the colours look. Im a sucker for colours. I tried doing a monochrome embroidery the other day and it bored me to death.