Tuesday, 8 April 2014

ode to {Typo}


One word. That sums it all up and needs NO explanation.

If you've never heard the word Typo or never been in the company of people talking about Typo - you seriously need to reconsider the company you keep! {Just kidding}

Typo is a one stop concept store filled with super cool gift ideas, stationery and other irresistible products. And once you set foot in a Typo, you will instantly be addicted and never look back!

And that is exactly what happened to me! I discovered Typo about 2 years ago and was very conservative on my maiden trip... But as I my budget grew, I became less conservative! *blush

This is what I shopped on my last trip...

stamps } and pens }
Some real pretty stamps {if you ask me} - a flamingo (everything with a flamingo on is SO in right now!), a heart, a little birdie and a nice To and From... As mentioned in my previous post about Tierlantyn'kies - I am planning some serious stamping :p

The floral and heart pens were bought purely for the sake of the designs. However, the erasable highlighter in Tickled pink (what a cute name!) is something that I am keen to try.

2014 calendar }
The 2014 12-month calendar has incredibly gorgeous prints. I bought two sets - and I am planning on placing them all in A4 frames and decorate a whole wall in my craft room with it. Well, that is the intention as I have so many craft room projects lined up for 2014...

journal } and notebooks }
The A5 journal with the deer print, just once again shows my absolute love for deer... I will use it to jot down ideas for Miss Milly.

The little ones are small enough to go into my handbag and jot down ideas on the go. It's called Plain Jane and has a vintage floral print.

exercise books } and manilla folders }
The pack of 5 exercise books, called Woodlands (I know! Such quirky descriptions.) will come in handy for planning markets and displays.

The stencil floral manilla folders can be used for filing. I am already using one for an upcoming wedding and I keep all the planning and correspondence in it.

radio } and clipboard }
How gorgeous is this retro FM radio in mint? I am using it in my craft room as the other radio in the house has to be really loud in order for me to hear it. And crafting goes a long way with a bit of music in the background to inspire!

The clipboard is in a matching mint color and has a magnetic strip at the back to place on my fridge for shopping lists.

notebook } and mobile phone cover }
The A5 spinout notebook called Hoot Hoot (how quirky!) will also be used for ideas (a girl can never have too many notebooks and stamps and brooches!).

The matching  phone case was a lucky find as I have been looking for a nice phone case for a long time.

bags }
The Taylor bag and mini Taylor bag in Frankie blue is just so irresistibly pretty! And so it the reason behind buying both of them! Actually there is no reason. But I try to make myself feel better by justifying such an extravagant purchase!

In the morning when I went to Typo, i browsed and saw the small bag and it was love at first sight! But the price was a bit steep so I thought I would first see what else I want to buy and then consider it. But I ended up leaving without it - as I completely forgot about it once I started shopping. 
In the afternoon I decided to go back for it (when I finally remembered about it!) - when I got to the store, the shop assistant welcomed me back and laughed when I said I forgot to buy it in the morning. As I picked it up, he asked me if I wanted a small one and not a big one. My "There is a big one?" made him rush to the store room to fetch a big one. I stood there with both of them and just couldn't choose... Eventually I decided that I could easily go without food for the rest of the month, as long as I could have both. *blush

And that's how I landed up with both of them! I am yet to use them - but I am sure that I will never regret my purchase!

Luckily for me and my budget - I have outrageous Typo shopping sprees like this one, only once in a blue moon...

Thursday, 3 April 2014


WARNING: The following words are used quite frequently in this post
pretty, beautiful and lovely.

It's the strangest thing ever.

The fact that I have NEVER been to the Tierlantyn'kies market in Pretoria. I have heard much about it and when I became friends with Elmien {one of the three co-coordinators} I simply had to make a plan to go.

Tierlantyn'kies is held twice a year. And is a "celebration of creativity". The exhibitors sell a variety of goods, including: jewellery, clothing, gifts, toys and decor items and there are also food and deli stalls with delicious treats...

And so, finally, on Friday afternoon I arrived at Tierlantyn'kies. And my-oh-my! What an experience. I walked around for 2 hours non-stop and spent much more money than I originally budgeted for (Yes, I had a budget!).

Apart from the beautiful stalls and friendly stall owners / helpers, there was just so much charm all around. And such attention to detail, from little jars with fresh flowers on the wooden tables outside, to the bunting. When you arrive and pay for you entry, you even receive a pretty pastel colored bag, branded with their logo, for your purchases.

... and this is what I bought:

From oulik and m.studio {home of creative brands}
... some really cute, heart-shaped stickers. I bought pink, blue and mint. Perfect to add a bit of love to a parcel. They had such a charming stall - so simple but so pretty. 

You can find them on Facebook @ oulik and m.studio.

From kaio
... some wooden blocks with deer on a floral background. I am planning on putting them up on the wall of my craft room...

What I found on their website just filled my heart with such an incredible feeling when I read the following: "The word "Kaio" from a Hebrew context means; "To set on fire". It goes without saying that our name, business and entire being is found in Jesus Christ Who has set our heart and business alight with His Holy Spirit."

So happy to know that I bought something from their beautiful stall. And that I met the wonderful Janice and Landis!

You can find them on Facebook @ kaio or on their website www.kaio.co.za.

From cut - handmade decor and accessories
... the prettiest brooch in the shape of a doily with a baby deer on. I simply cannot resist any brooch. And if it has a baby deer on it - it's sold!

The stall was just too magical for words and there was attention to detail everywhere! No wonder her stall was voted one of the prettiest stalls!

You can find her laser-cut pretties on Facebook CUT.

{See I've used the word pretty three times!}

From muga muga
... two brooches! Again one with a baby deer and another oval-shaped one with bird silhouettes.

I stood at the stall for a long time, picking up one after the other - indecisive among all the adorable brooches and earrings... and in retrospect: I have decided I need at least another 2 brooches. Make that 3. And a pair of earrings or two...

You can find her brooches and earrings on Facebook @ Muga Muga.

From mill'k
... keyrings, a brooch with a rhino and a heart-shaped wooden stamp. 

We recently changed locks at home and I have been procrastinating for a while to buy new keyrings - when I discovered the grey rhino and pink heart I knew I found our "his-and-hers" set.

The rhino brooch needs not much explanation, as my beloved Engelsman is fighting and flying for our rhinos... I will wear it very close to my heart.

The heart-shaped wooden stamp was just too pretty to resist. I am planning on some serious stamping...

You can find the variety of goodies on Facebook @ mill'k.

From little BIG things
... the loveliest lace-print stamps.

Not so long ago I ordered the light pink vintage wallet and dirty pink card holder. It comes in so handy and I just love the colours!

The stall was so incredibly beautiful and there are no words to describe it!

You can find all her lovely goodies on Facebook @ littleBIGthings.

From owl & fox
... little bags, beautiful ribbon and glass jars.

A girl can never have too many bags, whether it is little ones or large ones... these little ones are perfect for bobbi pins or coins.

The ribbon is printed with an owl and fox and would pretty up any parcel!

The glass jars would come in handy for storage in my craft room. 

I love the crisp look of the stall. With clean lines and bursts of colour! And of course the fact that it is my friendy Elmien's - makes it all the more pretty!

Previously I ordered a little bag {I did say that a girl can never have too many...} as well as some die-cut owl earrings in silver and gold. Elmien sent me a really adorable Bokkie ring as present. 

I have also bought three of the owl pendants - all the proceeds go to Missing Children SA {on Facebook Missing Children SA or their website www.missingchildren.org.za}. Order the pendants to support a good cause, through Owl & Fox.

My last purchase was the Deerhead necklace, blue earrings that are just the most beautiful colour and a deer pendant.

You can find all sorts of owls and foxes on Facebook @ Owl & Fox.


And that was my shopping spree! I cannot wait for the next one in October 2014. If you have missed out this time round, make sure not to miss the next one! Like their Facebook page Tierlantyn'kies to keep in the loop!

PS: I told you I was going to use the words pretty , beautiful and lovely quite often :P