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I love old things. Vintage books, haberdashery, packaging, all these things inspire me. In the old days everything was put together with so much more care. The simplest object, like a tin of dressmaker's pins, was designed and made to be not just a useful thing, but also a beautiful thing.

For as long as I can remember I've been collecting old things, but it was not until 2007 that I began to take these things apart and put them back together in a new way, giving them another life, another chance to be cherished.

I work in a little corner of our house, in the night-time while my children sleep, to make pretty, delicate and whimsical objects from the vintage bits and pieces that I collect and treasure.

Each piece that I use in my work has been hand-picked…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 4
  • Joined November 22, 2011

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Paper, Vintage Books, Pencil, Scissors, Charcoal, Fabric, Vintage Fabric

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About

I love old things. Vintage books, haberdashery, packaging, all these things inspire me. In the old days everything was put together with so much more care. The simplest object, like a tin of dressmaker's pins, was designed and made to be not just a useful thing, but also a beautiful thing.

For as long as I can remember I've been collecting old things, but it was not until 2007 that I began to take these things apart and put them back together in a new way, giving them another life, another chance to be cherished.

I work in a little corner of our house, in the night-time while my children sleep, to make pretty, delicate and whimsical objects from the vintage bits and pieces that I collect and treasure.

Each piece that I use in my work has been hand-picked by me because it has spoken to me, appealed to me in some way. All my products are made by hand, with a lot of care and attention to detail.

Thanks for coming to my shop, I hope you find something you like.

You can also check out my website at www.younghearts.co.za

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