About A Crafty Mix
Best Arts and Crafts Blog in South Africa – SA Blog Awards 2016, 2017, 2018
WE’RE CRAZZZZZZEEEEE ABOUT CRAFTS and DIY!!! Okay, now I’ve got that off my chest let me tell you a little about us. We’re two IT geeks who love to do it yourself and get our hands dirty.
Meet The Family
Geek number 1, Shaun or Sonnitjie (little sunshine in Afrikaans) to his friends. The “go to” guy who’s handy with a saw, drill, hammer and other boy toys. DBA by day and DIYér by night, he’s the voice of reason and the muscles in everything we do.
Geek number. That’s me. Michelle aka Mix. When I’m not analyzing data for some of the largest banks in Africa, I’m scheming and dreaming about what we can build, change, paint or plant.
We live in a gorgeous fixer-upper, which we’ve spent 10 years remodeling with very little money and lots of beer. We’re pretty down to earth and more often than not, don’t have a clue what we’re doing. But as they say in the classics, “Google is your friend”. Pinterest too, BTW. So with a little help from our virtual friends and a lot of help from our real ones, we slowly figured it out. We share our beautiful home with two incredible kids and four purr babies and four fur babies 😛
the purr babies
Top left to right we have Cleo, the only snob in the family 😉 Merlin, the cuddler. Joe, who seriously thinks he’s a dog and Jazz, the beauty queen, who also happens to be Joe’s Grandmamma.
Then we have the fur babies
At the top left, there’s the baby of the family, EeeeeDeeeee Riley Pipsquick The Third 😀 Yup, our daughter named her and she must be the smallest dog with the longest name ever. Then there’s Kayla, the gentle soul. At the bottom, we have Zia, the naughty one, who’s stolen everyone’s hearts and then our Lulu Bell, who will sneak onto your lap and never, ever move.
Our Round House aka R
In 2012 we bought a sad little
We love sharing our crazy DIY escapades and craft ideas with anyone who has a tight budget and doesn’t mind getting a little dirty. Our favorite projects always involve recycling or upcycling something. We strive to share tips, tricks, and tutorials that are easy to understand and, hopefully give you the confidence to tackle your own DIY endeavors.