Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Treasury Market

Whenever December is around the corner, the busyness just increases exponentially! I can definitely do with a holiday soon. Somewhere out of the city, where its quiet, and I can just put my feet up and chill! Aaaah .....

But in the meantime, I'm very busy making lots of stock for the new Treasury Market. Im so excited for it! Its this coming Friday the 2nd December in Stellenbosch at the Oude Libertas. The Stellenbosch Food Market will be happening as well, so there will be loads of yummy snacks around to fuel your shopping :)

Come and check out the market! Its going to be really great - the traders at the market have some amazing stuff! Check out The Treasury Market website or their Facebook page for some more info.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Leathers for your Lobes

I've been feeling the need to expand my Heather's Leathers range for a while, but hadnt been 100% sure about which avenues to go. But, seeing as Ive had such a great response to the Blackberry covers (and even some requests for iPhone covers) I reckon thats definitely one way to expand, so watch this space!

BUT, I have been working on ANOTHER extension of the brand, and that is: drum roll please - dun dun duuuuuuuun:

Earrings! Now you can have some leathers for your lobes ;)

Here are a couple of pics from the range I have been working on. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blackberry madness

Ok, so I gave in on Sunday and joined the Blackberry world. Only because I cannot afford an iPhone. One day though, I will have you my pretty....

But hey, Blackberrys aren't so bad. Im quite liking mine actually. Well, Im still getting used to it and figuring out all the buttons. Its far different to my old "Samsung-can-only-call-and-sms-non-smartphone". Ha ha.

And seeing as most of the Blackberry pouches / covers are pretty boring, I decided to make my own Heather's Leathers Blackberry pouch :) It features one of my new designs on the front - I sold a couple at the market on Saturday, but more about that later.

Im thinking, maybe Blackberry covers could be a new avenue for Heather's Leathers? What do you reckon? Im pretty damn proud of it :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Favourite Things Spring Fair!

After the success of the first Winter market, Favourite Things is having their Spring Fair market this coming Saturday, 1st October! Im really looking forward to it.

There are some vendors that have come on board for this market, so expect much more! It will be happening at the same space - Unit 7 in Wembley Studios, which is just opposite Wembley Square. The time has also been extended for you early morning shoppers too, doors open at 10am and we'll be selling until 3pm! LOTS of time to make sure you get all of your favorite things :)

There will be snacks and drinks available, as well as credit card machines and EFT facilities, for those of you that don't carry cash.

Looking forward to seeing you there - please come say hi if you do come, its always great to meet your readers :)

Have a happy Spring week everyone!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I wish I could go on holiday every month!

I just got back from the most awesome-est of holidays!


My boyfriend and I went to the small Greek Island of Skopelos, which I found out after arriving there that this was the island where they filmed most of the film: Mama Mia.

We spent a night in Athens on the way there, and on the way back, so I got to tick off another lifetime dream of visiting the Acropolis - Parthenon. It was unbelievable to be standing next to this majestic building with so much history! It felt completely unreal. I would definitely recommend going if you ever get the chance.

Skopelos is beautiful! Such a quant little island. We spent most of our time on the gorgeous beaches, our favorite being Kastani Beach (ironically, its the beach that they did a lot of filming on for the movie). The weather was hot! An average of 35 degrees celcius everyday, with nothing but stairs to climb! Because the town is build on hills, and the roads aren't wide enough for cars, the town is basically a maze of narrow, stone paved streets with thousands of stairs. And although the island is pretty small, it has 365 churches!

I had the most amazing time, sad that's its over, but so grateful that I got to experience it! Nothing like a holiday to make you feel like a new person!

Monday, July 18, 2011

This one's a ripper!

My friend Zack plays in a band called Kill Disco (they're very cool, you should check them out), and Zack totally rocks out my brooches whenever he can. He wears the blue ipod a LOT. *Thanks Zack!*

So I thought I would make him a brooch that would represent his band.... and this is what came out.

Pretty damn awesome if you ask me.

I think Im going to add this one to the Rock n Roll collection. I guess it could work for Halloween too.
A brooch with so many uses. Nice.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Sneak Peek!

Ok, so I did say I was going to give you all a sneak peek of my newest range of brooches that Im working on ... so here it is ....

Wait for it .... drum roll please .....

Incase you need a hint - thats the Rolling Stones' logo vibe :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heather's Leathers at The Fringe on Kloof

I am so very excited to announce that Heather's Leathers brooches are now available at The Fringe Arts on Kloof Street, Cape Town!

Its been a day I've been waiting to announce for ages, so Im so glad that is finally here.

Such a great quirky store filled the most unique, local design - most of it handmade! There is something there for everyone! Every time I go into the store, I want to walk out there with everything!

So do yourselves a favor and check out the new store at 99B Kloof Street, Cape Town, or pop on over to The Fringe Arts Facebook page. You will NOT be disappointed!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Necklace for your ... well ... neck ...

I always enjoy making gifts for my friends for their birthdays. It was my friend Audrey's birthday this past weekend. She is a graphic designer and owns her own jewelry line called Papillon Belle (beautiful, check it out!) Her business cards have the most beautiful birdcage on it - with laser cutting - absolutely stunning! So in honor of her beautiful design that she did a number of years ago, I thought I would make her a birdcage necklace!

My very first Heather's Leathers necklace I have to say. It was kind of an experiment, but Im pleased to say that it came out really well. Im not sure if Im going to be making a mass of these just yet though for resale, but its fun to try new things. I'll see how it goes, and maybe I'll dabble a little more :)

But for now, here are a couple of pics of Audrey's birdcage necklace:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

There's a bunny on my paw

How cute is this little bunny ring?!?!

My friend Celeste got it for me. How awesome is she! I've been wearing it all of today, and couldnt resist posting up a pic. Its too cute not to share :)

Hope everyone's had a great sunny weekend! You wouldnt say it was the middle of winter, right? Lets hope this week keeps it up.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Market Best Sellers!

I thought it might be interesting to note what the 2 best selling brooches were of the market day!
Any guesses? ....

Here they are :)

Favourite Things Winter Fair!

Wow, what a weekend! Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to the market on Saturday! It was such a great afternoon with loads of lovely things on sale. I wanted to walk out with something from every stall, everything was amazing. It was a great success and achievement for Heather's Leathers, as it was my first market. Thank you to all who bought brooches - you made my day!

I met some wonderful people at the market, customers and other sellers alike. One of which was Leila from Bow Peep. Such beautiful things she makes! She uses fabric, ribbon and fabric covered buttons to make her creations. And she makes brooches! How cool - brooches AND buttons! Two of my favorite things :) If I had the money, I would have bought everything off her table! I did however, get the most gorgeous brooch made by Leila herself! Make sure you check out her website!

I took a couple of snaps before the market started and the madness ensued :) Here are a couple of my favorites:

Me at my stand

My gorgeous brooch from Bow Peep

Bow Peep Stand

Papilon Belle Butterfly jewellery

Vintage Tea Cup Candles

Baby Rattles made from Felt

Essie Stationary

Jack jewellery

Me with Kerry (the brains behind Favourite Things)