Wednesday, 27 June 2012

My ♥ stopped at Design Team Fabrics

This week has made me realise that there is a serious lack of nice fabric in Cape Town. It's so surprising because CT is such a 'designy city'. You get a lot of the same, and I'm going to be honest and say that many stores look like they're only selling curtain material from the 90's. But Design Team is different. I first came across their fabrics at Still Life home and decor and it was love at first sight. My home is scattered with beautiful pillows of theirs, the bunny and bicycle prints being my fave. 

The reason I started the search this week is because I want to cover a canvas in fabric. It's for the baby's room and it's above a bed. 

They have a stunning range of African and Nostalgic prints, if you feel like browsing, just go here.

All pics from Design Team's website.

Friday, 15 June 2012

M♥ma Drama: the toy box.

As I told you a couple of posts ago, I'm expecting a bundle soon. And in true a-type fashion, I've already started thinking about the nursery (amongst other things). I found a really amazing store called Kids Living in Northgate Mall (the one before Century City). They have all the things your bub could need but what impressed me most is they make up kids' furniture. 

I've decided to have a toy chest made for the baby's room, it's great storage for toys and can be used post-baby years but the main reason is, I remember having one as a kid. Nostalgia is a funny thing when you're having a baby, you begin digging up memories from childhood, like for me it's a spongy blue car seat (very 80's) and a blue chest that my toys lived in. So naturally I've made myself believe he'll love the toy chest as much as I did :) 

It's still a work in progress but here's what I've got so far. I'll post pics of the final product when I've got them.

His toy box is based on this one (also done for a customer):

As you can see, it's super minimalist. I've done this because it would be great to use after he's grown, and I can justify the price that way. They've left the gap so that he won't be able to slam his fingers (smart) and the lid goes down slowly, also a safety feature.

Next step is that I want to have vinyl stickers put on the side, to add a bit of fun. Here's the inspiration:

If you're looking for kids' furniture, cots, prams and all the bells and whistles of babyhood, then visit Kids Living. The toy box was very reasonable and I think it's beautiful :)

Which items do you remember from childhood? Was there something that stood out that you'd like to recreate for your little ones?


Thursday, 14 June 2012

My ♥ stopped at Of a Kind.

For more beautiful pieces (some of these are sold out unfortunately) go here.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

My ♥ stopped at Chica-Loca!

Feast your eyes on Chica-Loca's new Autumn/Winter range! 
Hawt hawt hawt!

Available at Cavendish Square.

Monday, 11 June 2012

My ♥ stopped when I found out I'm having a baby!

I'm very excited to tell you that I am expecting in November :) So much has happened in the last 5 months and I can't wait to share everything with you. Over the next few months you'll notice a new "mama drama" series on Heartstop, where I'll bring you all my baby inspiration from around Cape Town. Expect beautiful nursery pics and more, plus some honest writing about the highs and lows of the whole experience.

A happy me. xxx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

My ♥ stopped at Old Khaki.

I have fallen in love with Old Khaki! Their Winter range is superb this year. And the exciting news is that they've opened at the V&A Waterfront, so I don't have to schlep to Cavendish every time I need my fix. They have a great range of Winter essentials, skinny jeans and long cardigans, but their scarves always stand out for me. The best part is, most of the above only cost around R140! 

You can buy these online at 36 Boutiques too. 


Friday, 1 June 2012

My ♥ stopped when I saw winged eyeliner.

Loving this eyeliner, so romantic. I plan on trying it out this weekend. I'm sure it's going to take much practice and might end up looking like I've been punched in the eye, but hey, no pain no gain. Even more appealing is the blue, what do you think? Would you/do you wear your eyes like this?

(pic from here)