Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6 days in the klein karoo

It's been a while since my last blog post, but I'd love to share my short holiday in the klein karoo with you.

My husband and I stayed at the River view cottages in Matjiesvlei just outside Calitzdorp.
About 3.5 to 4 hours from Cape Town and worth every km of the drive.

We stayed in the Western Cottage which has the best view over looking the Gamka river,
and surrounding mountains.

Hiking trails, canoes, fishing, exploring of nearby dorps..  and relaxing is what you want to be doing there.

Resident doggy Jock never left our side, and we nearly took him home with us. He is the sweetest soul, he showed us the way when he got lost on a hike, and he was quality control for our numerous braai's.  He tested everything to make sure it was of the highest standard.

There are three cottages to stay in as well as a house on the farm which can accommodate more than two people - The old school house, which has inspired our home extension / or holiday farm .. whichever one we and our budget decides is more important one day.

River view cottages & old school house www.riverviewcottages.co.za



Monday, May 16, 2016

How cool is this bedroom?
I might get tired of the black wall afer a while.. but I do love the bedding

... found on Design Sponge!

Some new items...

Some new pieces - handmade in sterling silver.
email : mail@hellothula.co.za



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Round mirror love.

It seems round mirrors are really in right now ...

I love them, especially in a bathroom above a modern wood cabinet. 


Monday, January 25, 2016

The modern floral trend -- Ah, gorgeous!

I recently discovered how gorgeous floral fabric can look in a modern home - or even an ecclectic one for that matter,  ANY home actually, as long as there is a play on modernism somewhere..

I recently saw a long sleeved maxi dress, in a gorgeous floral fabric - with beautiful colors...
I loved that so much and soon after discovering this specific pin on Pinterest, I noticed a lot of similiar patterns appearing on soft home furnishings, even furniture itself.

Think floral pillows, floral rugs, floral curtains..  floral art..



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I also have a small handbag range - willowandmuse -
My online store is based on Etsy : http://www.willowandmuse.etsy.com

Rand prices can be given and SA orders can be placed via email : willowandmuse@gmail.com

Each bag is once off - and one a kind.
I work with genuine leather, cotton, and linen, aswell as sequins and some glitter fabrics.


shop now :  Click  Here


A mood board for today 20 January 2016 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015


Custom sterling silver cufflinks,

This was a order I that I made recently for a customer in Pretoria.

email : mail@hellothula.co.za

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mood Board

A collection of pictures that capture my mood this warm Friday morning..


Left to right credits :


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

a cuppa tea

I recently started collecting vintage tea cups..
I bought my first one from Now and Then, a vintage shop in Somerset West (Western Cape) -  find it on the Old Sir Lowry's Pass road.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Clutch bag

New clutch bag with lambskin leather corners ♥

email :vwillowandmuse@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New charm bracelet

Have it plain - with just names on your silver round charms,
Or add some birthstones or your favorite gemstones.


email : mail@hellothula.co.za

Picnic crasher

This past weekend was off to a very drammatic start! I had a number of rush orders and a large corporate order that needed to be finished ASAP - an awkward trip in my studio resulted in me bumping a long thin piece of rolled silver into my bench torch gas pipes - bursting them. 

My wonderful and very nifty husband to the rescue, and a day later I was operational again -- *phew!*

In an effort to relax and enjoy the weekend after a lot of hard work and frustrating time trying to fix my torch, we decided to have a picnic in a nearby nature reserve, -- and this little bugger decided to join us!

He clearly loves carrots!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New ring ♥

New statement ring with custom engraving ♥
This ring is handmade out of sterling silver, the engraving is done by hand - and yes, you get to choose what details you want on the ring! Choose some dates, initials, words, whatever tickles your fancy!

email : mail@hellothula.co.za for more information

email : mail@hellothula.co.za for more info ♥


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Liquorice & Lime in Cape Town

I had lunch with a few friends on Saturday @ Liquorice & Lime on Kloof street in Cape Town

The food was delicious.. I had the Thai & Lime Calamari with the most Yummiest Fries,
Great Location, Great cappuchinos and great friends = you cant go wrong.

As seen on their Facebook page :

Visit them here


Monday, February 3, 2014

Visit to Babylonstoren

There so many hidden gems in the Western Cape..
Recently I visited Babylonstoren, an old Cape Dutch farm that lies in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschoek and Paarl.

Babylonstoren has a hotel, spar, beautiful gardens, a farm shop and a wonderful restaurant.

We walked through beautiful gardens, met some resident ducks and chickens, and came accross the restaurant, great food and great surroundings.

In the farm stall. Freshly bakes breads, speciality jams etc

Lunch! A gourmet boerewors roll.

Visit the website here for more info
For directions, click here

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I just MUST have..

For those of you who may have noticed. I am kind of crazy about ceramics...

My mug cupboard is overflowing with beautiful handmade pieces from South African ceramic artists country wide. I just cant stop.

I recently found Cabo Collective.. and I cant wait to own some of their pieces.

Would'nt their stuff make Great Christmas or even Wedding gifts...??

Amazing. Visit them here : Cabo Collective Website