Monday, December 5, 2011

Bring on the BLING.... glitter pegs

Everything life in life deserves a little bling at least once in their lives - RIGHT ? Well, I thought my pegs did too..... glittered pegs in a few colour combinations ..... these are not only playful and fun but can also be elegant and chic if you need them to be. A "pegfect" gift for someone who has it all.....

Christmas BLING

Green With Envy....

Little Mud hut will be here...... come visit if you in the area. Shopping from 9am till 4.30 pm and on Sunday till 2pm.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas with my little hut ......

Products for this Christmas 2011..... bright, cheery, happy and cute is the word.

My new tags.......
look adorable with a peg attached to a simple brown paper wrapped gift and a delicious length of ribbon.

Lime and Red it is for 2011

Wrapping available at Nikki's: The Gift Shop (see stockists)

This year's kraft Christmas tags with mini pegs or without....

December Markets

no better way than to Chrsitmas shop and make this year a handmade homegrown affair..... join us at the three markets this month - you will LOVE it :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This is sure to make you green with envy

The Green With Envy shop at 281 Vause Road, Musgrave
Don't miss this event.... upmarket Christmas shopping at it's best. Green With Envy garden centre is hosting it's annual Christmas Fair and Little Mud Hut Designs is going to be there too....

Friday, 9 December 2011:  9am to 4.30pm
Saturday, 10 December 2011:  9am to 4.30pm
Sunday, 11 December 2011:  9am to 2pm

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Open Days with a difference....

It is ALWAYS very exciting working with THE most talented and probably one of the loveliest people I know, Glynnis from Talloula.... we are crazy busy working on our workshops / demonstrations for a Christmas with a difference on 22 and 23 November 2011. With a day option on 22 November or an evening on 23 November, there will be shopping, shopping and shopping during the open hours or join us for the 2 hour demonstrations (bookings essential at a cost of R 225).
Glynnis will be sharing exciting new and FRESH trends for your Christmas tablescapes... believe me, Christmas tables like you haven't seen before. I am demonstrating packaging, decor and gifts with HOMEGROWN yumminess. Looking forward to this one....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

‎1 october at moses mabhida baby

Yip, isn't that amazing.... this is the new home of the market. What a stunning backdrop that will for the market tent not to mention the new exposure this amazing market will get from it's new location. And boy the vibe will be amazing... so my little hut will see you all there with some new hand stamped stickers and yummy new pegs.... glittered and just ready for getting prepared for Christmas wrapping and gifting.

So - Saturday, 1 October 2011 from 9am to 2pm.... see you there !

Jenny Fisher's OPEN DAY

Little Mud Hut will be at Jenny Fisher's Open Day alongside alot of yumminess. So difficult to setup your product while your eyes are constantly on the roam around the room at all the gorgeous goodies on sale. And I have to constantly repeat "here to sell not buy" to myself while I arrange stock with a pout... (may just make my way back down the hill again me thinks). So if you in the area, pop in to support Jenny and shop away. Nothing like getting teachers gifts and early shopping crossed off your list before October even begins.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Stockist in Kloof.....

My little hut would like to welcome Cafe Coco as our newest stockist in Kloof, Kwazulu Natal. Cafe Coco is owned by the very talented Robyn Wilk and I am very excited to be associated with such an amazing and talented lady. Her GORGEOUS coffee shop is so worth a visit and you definately WILL NOT leave without a packet of her amazing homestyle baked biscuits..... seriously they are sooooo yummy. Cafe Coco has stocked up with magnets, pegs, labels and tags.... so pop over and experience this vintage style retreat....

THE best home-style baked goods and vintage Coffee Shop

Sanyati Park,
3 Abrey Road, Kloof, Kwazulu Natal
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm
Tel: 031 764 6286

Meet Robyn Wilk and her deeee-vine biscuits

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Hessian Wedding... totally Little Mud Hut yumminess

Talloula... what can I say but you rock my Little Hut's world..... Look at this gorgeous combination and styling for a recent wedding at Tala Game Reserve.... My little hut made the lace and hessian buntings, lace and hessian table runners and yummy lace and hessian wine bottle wraps with table numbers stamped on them. I am totally inlove with the combination of these pinks, purples and mauve teamed with stoneware, glass, tin and hessian.... ahhhh my beloved hessian.. Always exciting to see the end result... thank you Glynnis for sending me some photos. If you getting married.... Glynnis is definately the MUST HAVE co-ordinator extra-ordinaire.... three words from the hut.... YUM yum and yummy...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It is MARKET time again

It is market time again this Saturday and Little Mud Hut will be there... come visit us.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Our VERY first STOCKISTS....

It has taken my Little Hut a long time to work this all out.... being a perfectionist really can hold you back, but for me getting it RIGHT is so important that holding back was the right thing to do. Still working out some logistics, displaying etc but glad to report that finally I have two stockists in the Durban North area.

Gifts for all occasions and celebrations

Shop 5, Woolworths Centre
Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North

Tel: 076 858 5302

A stunning little store in Durban North with a gorgeous selection of gifts.... and the best part is the custom wrapping service. Select your gift, choose wrapping paper a tag and a peg from our Little Hut to attach your tag.... a MUST visit if you are in the area.

Scrapbook store, Beauty Salon and Coffee Shop

La Maison,
9 Ennisdale Drive, Durban North

Tel: 031 5648494

Reminisce is probably one of the prettiest scrapbook stores in Durban I have ever been to. The quaint coffee shop and beauty salon alongside compliment this gorgeous shop and is definately worth a visit.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I LOVE love LOVE Talloula

TALLOULA is one seriously professional outfit that does THE most amazing functions and weddings and Glynnis (co-owner) is one of the most talented ladies I have ever met. Little Mud Hut was aked to make pegs for their stand at the 2011 Tala Bridal Fair.... and look what Glynnis did with them. These attracted alot of attention as did Talloula's GOLD AWARD winning stand...... just beautiful. Well done ladies and thank you for being a fan of my Little Hut. To see more of Talloula's stand click HERE to link to their facebook page. And don't forget to LIKE their page to stay in touch with these talented girls.

IF you are getting married soon you want to attend this workshop by Talloula...... DON'T MISS THIS ladies. Having attended two of Talloula's CREATIVE LIVING WORKSHOPS, I know you will LOVE this event and benefit hugely from these ladies' amazing ideas, tips and talents.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Magnet Wedding Favours


Something totally NEW and different for your wedding guests.... a set of six UNIQUE beautiful words and quotations fridge magnets. The header card comes in  a choice of various colours available and a selection of different THANK YOU messages. The bridal couples names and date can also be included here...
There is a choice of two magnet sets {one loved themed and another with lovely inspiring words}, each set contains 6 magnets.....  Magnet sets, wording and colour options, prices and quantity discounts will be emailed on request.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dean and Lizelle's Wedding

I first met Lizelle at the Shongweni Farmers Market when I had a stall at the popular Christmas Market held last year. Lizelle is propapbly THE most organized person I had ever come across and with that knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding. And so Little Mud Hut Designs got busy and creative and made Lizelle's bunting and wedding signs a reality for her.

our JUST MARRIED bunting adorned the back of a game viewing vehicle and completed a gorgeous photo of the two newly weds....

More buntings for their reception...

Wedding sign boards....

THANK YOU boards for their guest's thank photo cards...

Happily Ever After Starts Here...

Thank you Lizelle and Dean for making my little hut a part of your special day...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stocking my Booth: Day 2

It is ready to roll... well nearly.... still a little bit of tweaking, waiting for my magnets to arrive (sweat sweat), and adding a few signs (that i still need to create.... oof the never ending list.... ooo ooo must ADD TO LIST: charge my big camera batteries to take better pics on Friday). But to say I am one tired, exhausted, drained but "VERY PLEASED with the end result chick" is a total understatement. Words cannot express the weight lifted once you have got yourself to this stage. The behind the scenes work is still flat out, but that "I'm Ready to open for business" feeling is a good one for sure ....

Building our Booth: Day 1

Yesterday afternoon saw all the months of sketching, planning, designing and sweating finally come together when we started to build our booth for the ECR House & Garden Show 2011 starting this Friday. Taking something from your head and trying to lay it out into an empty six square metres is nooooo easy feat. But very glad to say that the results have left with me with the happiest little mud hut heart indeed and all the sleepless nights were well worth it.
In true HOMEGROWN FAIR style, the very talented and now totally exhausted Terry Angelos has done the hall in the most delicious coloured paper pom poms strung from the ceiling..... my picture doesn't give them the true glory they deserve......

My hubby Craig survived all my nagging, altering, chopping and changing. He has been wonderful and with the help of Theo who works for him, they have done an incredible job building my vision. Poor Theo had no idea what this crazy white lady was upto. What on earth had we built shelves from reclaimed wood for that are unfinished and rough... why we laid out pieces of furniture in the garden (thats me trying to visualize the space)... you could totally read his mind as he looked on in confusion. Once we had put it all together he was in awe..... so happy and excited (the eish's were rolling out, lol). I gave him two of my complimentary tickets. Can you believe that he has NEVER seen anything like this show before. I am so happy that he can experience a little of what this crazy white chick has been upto for the past few months.

Cannot tell you how happy I am with my neighbours..... on my left is THE most beautiful ceramics made by RAYNE CERAMICS..... we have been neighbours at I heart Market too, so nice to have familar faces taking on this adventure alongside me. Rayne's booth looks amazing and definately will TOTALLY worth your visit.... lovely that our booths compliment eachother so nicely too.

Looking rather bare, but I am so happy with the naked result... hope the stock stashing and laying out goes as well as this went together....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

House and Garden Show 2011

The last few months I have been hard at work planning, making, stressing, designing, exciting, exploring, crafting, stitching, painting, stamping, stressing, polka-dotting, pegging, sourcing, bunting, did i mention stressing......... and this is all thanks to this:

Little Mud Hut is extremely excited to have been invited to have a stall in the much acclaimed HOMEGROWN hall of the annual House and Garden Show.... probably the biggest show in Durban of it's kind..... So how do you prepare stock when you are given volumes of some 90 000 people moving through the doors of the show over the 10 days the event is on. Your guess is as good as mine.

I have bashed around ideas for my stall, googled and oogled..... chopped and changed and thrilled to finally have designed the stall..... it is in my head..... now in some bits of furniture too - thanks to my hubbies handy work (even though he is no workworker at all). And time, oh precious precious time is running out quickly.

I have had a great time exploring new color combinations and ideas for the pegs and very excited to get them together and packaged sooooon. Magnets are in the process of seeing a change and holding thumbs as I sit here typing that they will be ready in time...... oh the joys of stress (keeps the hairdressers busy though washing away all those greys). New (and very few I'm afraid to admit.....) but very excited to share my new peg boards (if you can call them that - add to list.... naming of peg boards thingies)...

Wish I could more diligent about blogging...... must must must....

Hoping to meet many new customers and cannot wait for the awesome crafty atmosphere of the Homegrown Hall at this years House and Garden show.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I HEART MARKET 2 April 2011

One of the cutest posters yet....... Little Mud Hut will be there... hope you will be there too...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Something NEW... something OLD...

NWJ Bridal Show was our launch pad into the wonderful world of weddings. Both an exciting and daunting leap, but none-the-less.... here they are. These attracted alot of attention and certainly will leave your guests pegging talking for a while. Definately something NEW but at the same time something OLD too.... these are sure to wow your wedding guests. So get yourself PEGGED onto these little babies. All loving handstamped and painted... yes every little dot too :).

* new * new * new *  Wedding PEG FAVOURS {or decor}

Many options available for peg wedding favours and peg decor items... a fun, novel and *UNIQUE* wedding favour and decor idea.

Each set contains 6 pegs, pegged onto a printed Thank You card. Choose from various Thank You greetings to have on your header card... customising it with your names and/or wedding date. There is also a choice of colours to match your wedding decor. Peg wedding favours come in two options, stamped or painted with polka dot design.... with a further option to add a ribbon / string embellishment to enhance the look. These are all handmade by myself giving your gifts a 100% homegrown, natural and personal feel.
Peg sets, wording and colour options will be emailed on request.



R 30 per set
{includes printed thank you header card, excludes ribbon / string embellishment}

R 32 per set
{includes printed thank you header card AND ribbon / string embellishment}
Quantity Discounts: 
5% off 50-99 peg favour sets
10% off 100+ peg favour sets

Each set contains 6 pegs and is available in sets of wooden word stamped pegs or handpainted polka dot designs. Add your own ribbons / strings to enhance the look or keep them natural looking.
These items are all handmade by ourselves giving your gifts a 100% homegrown, natural and personal feel.
Peg sets, wording and colour options will be emailed on request.

R 30 per pack

available in single colour packs too