Friday, August 8, 2014

Kamersvol Geskenke - Jhb 2014

It was great being part of the first Kamersvol Gekenke exhibition in Johannesburg.
It was held in die spectacular Forum, function venue.
The people of Jhb came out in their thousands to enjoy the food, music and all the incredible exhibitors with their designer products.
Look out for the next Kamers exhibition in Cape Town and Irene end of 2014.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dids Art studio classes 2014

Due to major hour renovations my studio has been closed now for more than a year.
During this time we used it as a dining/tv/laundry/work room as well as a kitchen.
Without my beloved studio we would have been homeless :)

I am happy to announce that my studio will be operating as normal from March 2014.
The first class will start on Thursday 6 March.
Please contact me if you are interested.

My lovely studio with my 2 shadow dogs Rocky and Suzie :)

Some of the house renovations of the past year. Am I glad we are almost back in our house. It has been a year of frustration but we are very happy with the end result. I will do an update on the finished house in due course.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Paper Collage Lampshades

These are samples of currently available lampshades.
Each one is handcraftes using fabric, lots of paper, birds, butterflies and ribbon.
Please contact me if you require more information.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Kamersvol Geskenke Irene 2013

Kamersvol Geskenke 2013 was an absolute blast!
It was so rewarding to hear all the positive feedback and to see happy, smiling clients.

I have lots of new ideas for the new year. Will keep you updated.
Please send me an email for my 2014 catalogue -

  The big set up. Can't do it without my handy husband. Thanks Dana :)

 Soft Toys - they were flying of the shelves. I am happy to say that they ALL found new homes.

 I just love my Beatrix Potter cube clocks. Such a lovely addition to a nursery.

 Best Seller of Kamers 2014! I could not keep up with demand for my consol jar storage planks.

 These wire, twig and bird lampshades are my favourite. They create such a happy place in any room.

 Some more hoops and dolls

 My paper collage lampshades with birds attracted so much attention. Visitors just loved them.

 This was the only reclaimed plank, hand painted wall clock I had available.
It will be part of my new range for 2014.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New vintage dolls

It seems all I am doing lately is creating new products. These dolls are just so cute :) I am having a whole lot of fun designing each one's outfit. Next on the list are some new friends for these friendly faces.

New embroidery hoop creations

So, here are the newest members of the hoop family. It is such an enjoyable activity creating these darling pictures. I am going to sell them with a sad heart ;)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New embroidery hoops

Meet the newest members of the "hoop" family.
They are the gracious Mr and Mrs BaaBaa.
I think I am on a roll now with lots of ideas for new characters.
Will be posting some soon.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Vintage Design Fair 2013

Last weekend was the always popular Vintage Design Fair in Hatfield, Pretoria.
I love displaying my products there, it is in the heart of the university area and attracts a lot of students.
Together with the decor you can always find excellent music and food as well.

I love my new display unit. It was created using old wooden beams from the roof of my house (we are in the process of renovating) 

 Love the sheep in their dish :)

Some more products featuring our old roof trusses - storage units using glass jars and old bolts. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New set of Vintage Blocks

I can not believe that I have been making these blocks for the past 3 years (maybe 4?) They keep on charming people. Lucky I still love making them :)
This new set features 4 furry friends, a Beagle, Chihuahua, Pug and Jack Russell.
They were a set of oil paintings I did a few years ago. I think they look smashing on the blocks. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bunny Hoops

I had these embroidery hoops laying around my studio for quite some time. Ideas have been coming hard and fast but there has just not been time to get going.
This past weekend I eventually got to them and Mr & Mrs Bunny were born ;)
I must have the best job ever, creating my dreams every day.
The next family will be some gorgeous piggies.. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

KAMERS Australia

I am super excited to be part of the new Kamers Australia online shop. For the first time some excellent designer products from South Africa will be available in one place for shoppers in Australia. I am sure they are going to love all the creativity coming their way :)
Visit the online store at