Yearly miracle 

The West Coast spring flowers are spectacular this year and you need only drive 100km to the Postberg nature reserve near Langebaan to get your fill. It's incredible to think that no-one plans this unruly symphony of colour - it just happens. The problem with trying to capture the splendor on "film" is that you end up with cheesy postcard snaps. Oh well.

While you're at Postberg, don't forget to take a walk down to the bird lookout to enjoy the graceful flamingos. You can also spend hours watching the mountain zebra, antelope and many many ostriches.

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Friendly reminder 

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Christmas in August! 

We have been working on these Christmas stockings for the past month or so. They are woven with a combination of merino wool fleece and cotton knit strips and came out beautifully in my humble opinion!
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Here comes the sun 
It was a weekend of:

OK week, I'm ready!
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After much head-scratching, many false starts, some incompatible formats and with a little help from my friends, I present to you (drumroll...)

The Mielie Nightingales!

And then we were politely asked to stop because the dancing was making the light fittings of the jewellery studio below us bounce and swing!
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Coeeencidence? I seenk nat! 

Which came first - the mielie bag or the outfit? Lindiwe and Nomelikhaya aren't telling!
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Spring 09/10 

I'm going to ask the weavers to translate these designs into Mielie in the next week or two. I'll keep you updated!
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packaging from all over 

At Mielie we love celebrating local brands and imagery in our special medium. But maybe we should spread our wings...?

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Shadow play 

There's a certain ray of sunlight that only visits on sunny days in the late winter. It casts a low golden beam on my kitchen counter and makes dramatic long shadows. The organic thingy in the images is the fibrous webbing around a watsonia bulb.

Two posts in one day can only mean one thing - MARINA IS BACK! Wamkilikeli, sisi!
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If you're in the area... 

Why don't you pop at the New York Gift Fair and say hi to Nadine of Be Sweet, our lovely US distributor. She's in the Javits Centre, in the Handmade section. We have, amongst others, the cutest new Mieie christmas decorations and our fab notebook bags on display.
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