Season’s Greetings

Hey there! Long time no chat, haha. I have been stuck indoors nursing a flu that would just not go away, I mean as I type I feel my right nostril clogging up. Tmi? Haha. So I decided to push myself and at the very least explain myself. I have not made anything and it…

DIY Gifting Clay Necklace

Hey there! With Christmas around the corner, I thought I’d share with you all a pretty gift idea for her or in my case, the kids. My daughter is in the pink, dresses, jewellery and hair phase of her life so I thought I’d put my hands to work and make her a gift for…

Kiddies Mini-Haul

Hey Guys! Christmas came a little early and the heart and soul of my daughter, my father, came bearing gifts and because great minds think alike I had a sneaky little surprise for her too. In South Africa, for those who don’t know, this is the season to lock away boots and sweaters and to…

DIY Copper Hangers

After working for a well known international brand, I developed an obsession with hangers. Their colour, functionality, display quality, spacing etc and it has been a number of years since but still I feel heavily unsatisfied with my assorted coloured wire hangers. My problems include mainly the fact that anything with straps just glide off,…

Oyster Oreo Cookies

I have just finished up with my daughters school treats for bakerman tomorrow at school. For those who are wondering what I’m talking about, every week in my daughters class, they learns a new theme, then they have one day out of the school week to bring treats for the class based on the theme….

Colour Palette 2017

I have been cracking my brain about how to design and personalise my space this year. I have become so bored with beige walls that match with the beige tiles that tie into the beige curtains hanging from the sliding door that only opens half way. I think you can see where I’m going with…

Hexagon Clay Coasters

This is my favourite DIY moment because these coasters came out even better than I expected them to. The coasters were made from Polymer Clay, I bought colours in navy blue, magenta and white and once rolled, rubbed, shaped and baked in the oven for 30 minutes, these beauties came out!

Distressed Mason Jar Vase

First post, finally and yay! I have been procrastinating over this blog for years because I was unsure how to tie all my favourite things into one cohesive blog. I figure it’s time, plus I love all things interior, design, kids, diy so here we are CITY AND ORCHID.