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I discovered the lovely Kosbaar products during one of my regular trawls through the Hello Pretty site.  I love the unique way of including wood and beautiful fabrics within the jewellery items, and the range of sweet and whimsical characters and prints.  Amanda produces an extensive collection of earrings, necklaces, brooches and rings, and even a new range of hand-made teddy bears.  Take a look at her stall on Hello Pretty for her ready-made items, or contact her through the Kosbaar website or Facebook page if you’d like something customized from her range of fabrics and designs.  Kosbaar can also be found at various markets around Cape Town, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for more information.

I’m happy to announce that next week we’ll be offering a special Kosbaar giveaway, so stay tuned for more details!


All images via Kosbaar and Hello Pretty.


Loving…an organised desktop

This week I decided it was time to organise my poor desktop.  I do try to keep it reasonably neat and tidy, but over time it always accumulates various useless icons or documents.  As usual, I turned to Pinterest, and I came across a variety of lovely desktops that are designed to keep you organised.  Using these as inspiration, I designed my very own, and here it is:

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I’m quite happy with the way it came out, and now I have specific areas for the various groups of icons.  I also left some space on the side for my Windows gadgets.  The image was designed to fit my own laptop resolution of 1366×768.  If you’d like to download it to use on your own screen, click on the image below, then right click and select “save image”.

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Disclaimer:  I used some patterns that I’ve had saved on my laptop for a while.  If you are the designer, please contact me so I can credit you!

Here are some of the over desktop images that I found, aren’t they lovely?

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Via Iheartorganizing.

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Via The Ney Life.

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Via Art Geeky.

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Via Stefan.

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Via August Empress.

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Via Painted Vintage.