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Holiday Time


Finally August and for most it is holiday time.

For me it also means time do to things around the house.

Here an update:

My wooden kitchen worktop needed a little tender loving care.

So I started to sand it down.

Now nice and smooth, I can varnish it.

Another day I made bracelets. .

I love making jewellery, make presents or sell some at markets occasionally.

I made all these with different seed beads.


I have in my garden an ‘elephant ear’ plant, it grows amazingly big.



As you know I love my plants and flowers.

Therefore I became a ‘friend of Kew Gardens’.

Kew Gardens is a wonderful huge botanical garden offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the Garden’s history.

It has a collection of living plants which is the largest and most diverse in the world growing in the gardens and in glass houses.

It is in West London and I can go by train.

I can’t wait to go, out for a day lost in the gardens……

There will be updates on this with more pictures of the gardens.

Wishing all a wonderful Summer 2018!

Kutoka Kenya – Jewellery and more


On my search for Paper bead necklaces (they are so colourful and compliment any outfit) I surfed the net and found

Kutoka Kenya

Since I found them I have had many different items from them delivered and I am so amazed and happy about the beautiful craftsmanship of the items. While you can enjoy the beauty of the items you can also help the local community in Kenya.

Excerpt from their website: (so you know what it is all about.)


Founded by Aashik and Charlotte, Kutoka Kenya brings you distinctive handcrafted products, inspired by natural materials and the vibrancy of African culture. Aashik and Charlotte have both worked in the UK fashion industry for over 7 years.
Handicrafts are a major source of employment and income for the local people in Kenya. Every item from this website has been selected and bought from local Kenyan markets. We have made a commitment to pay a fair price to the craftsmen who make our goods and to support children’s projects in their communities. Supporting poor producers enables them to use their skills and resources to trade their way out of poverty. Kutoka means ‘from’ in Swahili, this is exactly what this brand is all about.


The range of products include:

Accessories like bags, scarves, sarongs

Clothing, I got exactly this one and it is fantastic.



There are paperbead necklaces, Hematite sets ( bought this one and it looks fabulous) , other necklaces, bracelets and bangles





These are new in the collection:


Check out the website and their facebook page and join me, being a total fan of handcrafted products. They also make fantastic presents for your friends.