Lime Green Bean

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Crazy Christmas Competition from Lime Green Bean!

I've bee getting into the Christmas spirit and there is no better way to do that than to have an awesome competition to brighten up someones day...

Here is what you can win!!

You can win:

one bird mobile
one set of felt hairclips
one red heart Christmas decoration
one pink heart Christmas decoration
one red star Christmas decoration
one Gingerbread man Christmas decoration
one custom kids tee (size 0 – 7 years)  With one name and one image.

The image for the custom tee must be chosen from my website:

To enter, click on this link and follow the simple instructions!


Good Luck!

Take care,

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Blos Moonlight Cinema & Market

I am really looking forward to the Blos Moonlight Cinema & Market THIS Saturday the 29th September from 4pm.
I have never exhibited at their Moonlight Markets but have heard that they are really, really fun, so I am excited to be there!
I will also have some new goodies there - so make sure you come and pop in to the Lime Green Bean stall!
Have a good, short week!
Take care,

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On A Photo Shoot & New Online Shop

I'm super lucky to be surrounded by so many creative people - many of my friends that studied graphic design with me and other creatives that have come into my life over the years are all very very, special to me.

So when I was approached by the lovely people over at Hello Pretty to set up a shop on their website - I new I needed some really awesome photos of my Lime Green Bean goodies.. and .. ta daaaa! my awesome friends came to the rescue!

They have started a little business or group if you will called the "Kiki Klub" Check out their cool logo:
How cool is that? It's four K's for each of the four members that form an aperture of a camera! I totally love it!
So I went to their studio one Sunday afternoon and they snapped away and did their magic..

I took these photos of them just for this post an to introduce them all to you!
Below.. (from top left - right) is Kevin (Kev) with my stylish over sized red handbag.. next is Veronique (V) with their cool Kiki Klub branded stuffers.. and below is Gideon (Giddie) with Buzz Lightyear and V again. The fourth Kiki Klubber - Danie (Daanster) was unfortunately not able to make it on the day!

and here.. are just a few of the amazing photos they took for me..
So if you are looking for some really super photographs, be sure to get into contact with them.. they are awesome..
..and of course..
pop over to and have a look at all the amazing goodies for sale, and have a lookie at my Lime Green Bean goodies that are currently available and all the pretty photos of them!
Take care,

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Lime Green Bean at the Melville Market

I am so excited that Lime Green Bean will be at the new Melville Market which is starting on Saturday, 15th September 2012 - for the very first time!!

There wil be lots to see and do  - especially for kids and adults alike!


You can find out more about the Melville market on their facebook page here. If you are in the area, pop in to say hi! I'd love to meet you!

Take care,

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Special Custom T-shirt Orders - A Unicorn & Rainbow

I just love getting special custom orders for kids tee's because it gives me an opportunity to make something extra special that I know will be really appreciated!

Most of the custom t-shirt orders I get are for birthdays or other special occasions, and the one below is no different - except - it is honestly my favourite, favourite custom t-shirt that I have ever had to make. I just love it to much!

I wanted to share how exactly I go about making these special custom t-shirts, because a great deal of love goes into making them and it certainly doesn't happen overnight!

So.. firstly, I get a special request from someone in an email for a custom t-shirt, and sometimes they even send a photo or image of what they want. This is usually great news for me because it gives me a better idea of what I am going to make. I also ask if there are any specific colours that they want me to use and gently remind them that I am unable to copy an image, but will gladly make my own interpretation of the image for them.

This special custom tee was for a little girl named Hannah, and her mom wanted it for her fourth birthday party, which  was a "Rainbow and Unicorn" theme!.. Of course I was SMITTEN! I love rainbows and unicorns so you can imagine my excitement!

So, the first step is to draw an image of what the tee will look like - like this:

Then I put in the other details

 .. and email it to the client to have a look at and let me know if I am on the right track.

Then I make a "stencil" with the paper drawing and use it to cut out the felt... like so:

I place the felt pieces onto the custom t-shirt and pin them in place. I send another photo of this to the client to confirm they are happy with the colours and so forth before I start sewing - 100% BY HAND :)

After many hours.. ta daaaaa!!!

It's done! I send a sneak preview to the client in another photo and then off if goes into the post, ready to make a little girl very happy!

Isn't little Hannah just the cutest ever! I am so glad that Lime Green Bean could make her day extra special!!

I really love this custom tee - I should have made one for myself!  A BIG thank you to Hannah's mom and to Red Dot Photography for allowing me to use these photos!

Have a happy day and may your days be filled with rainbows and unicorns too!


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ooh la la at Market at Eau-la-la!

I am thrilled to announce that Lime Green Bean has been invited to join Eau-La-La at their Market on Saturday, the 1st of September from 9am to 2pm.

The market is at Cape Connection, 59 Garsfontein Road, Menlyn, the same location as their fab shop!

There will be loads of exhibitors many goodies to choose from!

I am really excited to be there and I do hope you will all pop in to come say "hi"!

See you there!


Monday, 23 July 2012

Vintage Design Fair

Don't forget about the fabulous Vintage Design Fair coming up THIS weekend at +27 Cafe

c/o South and Duncan Streets,
Hatfield, Pretoria,
South Africa 

On Friday 27th July & Saturday 28th July from 9:00AM - till late! Live entertainment in the evenings.. yummy food.. and..

Lime Green Bean, along with a whole bunch of other amazing exhibitors will be there for the duration of the Fair!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Special Free Gift at the Blos Mark - All about BEES!

As you all know Lime Green Bean will bee at the Blos Mark on the 23rd June from 10:00 till 15:00 and the theme of the market is all about bees.

I love honey – a lot.. and bees are such amazing creatures. I have always said I wouldn’t mind being a queen bee if we could come back to earth as something different in a new life!

As the market is all about bees, I have made a limited amount of these really cute little bee magnets that I will give away for FREE with each purchase :)

There are a limited amount available and there will also be some other exciting new goodies for sale at my stall.

I really can't wait!

The Blos Mark is really such a fun day – and the organisers Sielja and Martli are super kind and really go to a great deal of trouble with special treats for the kids with face painting and a pinata – which was so much fun last time!!

There is also going to be a live band: Rudine Geer and special talks and demonstrations about bees on the day.

I do hope you will come and enjoy a lovely relaxing day out and learn more about the exciting life of the humble and selfless honey bee.. looking forward to see you all there!

Take care,

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

LGB will "bee" here in June and July! Coming?

Lime Green Bean will be at the Blos Mark at the Blos Cafe on the 23 June 2012 from 10am - 3pm and there will be heaps and heaps of fun as always.

The theme is honey and bees - how sweet is that?

I will be making some special bee inspired goodies for the market, so be sure to watch this space for a sneak peak!!

As if that is not exciting enough, Lime Green Bean will also be at the Vintage Design Fair @ +27 Cafe on the 27th and 28th July 2012

I'm so very excited!!


So much fun!! Hope to see you all there.

Take care,

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Such lovely photos!

Lime Green Bean had such an awesome time at The Fat Olive Organic & Craft Market this past Saturday. I met some fantastic people and it was so lovely to feel part of a community. I will definitely go again when I can :)

I wanted to take some photos of my stand, but.. as luck would have it my cameras batteries were totally flat! Fortunately Tiaan was super kind and offered to take some for me. He has a whole bunch of other photos of the market on his blog, so be sure to have a look!

Aren't they lovely? Thanks so much Tiaan!!

My sign board, thanks to my BFF Super Zee

Flying heart mobile

I love hearts!!

Super cute onesies - I now have them in long sleeves for winter :)

Long Sleeve Bug Onesies

Hair Clips

My display

Brilliant Breakfast play felt food

Bean Buddy Brooch kits

Don't forget, I make custom kids tees, and anything is possible!

My lovely little shelf - and that small suitcase you see on the top was
my very first suitcase when I went to Nursery School - no joke!!
 It still has my name and address in :)

Yummy! Felt Food!

Hope you all have a super day!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Lime Green Bean at the Fat Olive Organic & Craft Market

Lime Green Bean will be at The Fat Olive Organic & Craft Market this Saturday  - the 26th May 2012 from 10:00 – 14:00.

The market is at the Fat Olive Country Restaurant and there will be lots of fresh organic produce and handmade goodies on sale!

The address is:

Plot 92, Homestead Avenue, Lammermoor Conservancy, Elandsdrift

S25’ 57.792
E27’ 52.834

This is the first time Lime Green Bean will have its own stall at the market and there will be loads of lovely LGB goodies as always!

Have a look at The Fat Olive Organic & Craft Market's Facebook Page to see some photos of the previous market on the 5th of May 2012 and make sure to like their page you don't miss out on any future markets!

Looks like I will be spending all my money at the market this Saturday.. everything looked so delicious and lovely last time and promises to be the same this weekend.

Just look at this beautiful photo taken at the last market by Jeanette that I spotted on her blog! Lovely - isn't it?

Lime Green Bean Mobile
Photo taken by Jeanette - with thanks!
I am really looking forward to the market on Saturday and am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful venture!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Have a lovely week,

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Journey2Joy has moved!

For those of you that don’t know about Journey2Joy, you have really been missing out!

It’s an amazing little shop in Pretoria, in Garsfontein to be exact that stock a number of Lime Green Bean goodies and many other lovely handmade treasures.

Earlier this week they moved from a quaint shopping centre in Serene Street, to 510 Serene Street which is an exciting new venue basically just across the road from where they were.

Photo taken by Laura

Now they have loads of space to host pamper parties, and all sorts of exciting things! So make sure you follow them on twitter or facebook  so you don’t miss out on any of these!

Laura owns Journey2Joy and she is really one of the kindest people I was blessed to meet earlier this year. I want to wish her and Madri only beautiful things and great success for the future!


Monday, 7 May 2012

A lovely Market Day!

Lime Green Bean was delighted (to say the very least) to be at the Blos Mark this past Saturday.

It was amazing – the atmosphere was so relaxed and really reminded me of my many years in Cape Town!

There was so much fun for the kids and they were literally standing in queues to have their faces painted and when I saw how amazing they looked, I kind of wished I could have mine done too!!

There were also balloon animals for all the kids and of course the piñata was an absolute hoot! It took many a man to get that piñata open, but you can just imagine the elation thereafter!

Lime Green Bean stand

I really, really loved being there – the people were so friendly and loved my Lime Green Bean goodies – thank you all for your amazing support!

I just loved my little “shop” for the day – I worked really really hard, but it was SO worth it!

The Onesies were a real hit!

Lots of felt food and handmade clips!

Felt food display.. good enough to eat!

Bean Buddy Brooch kits

The market was perfectly organised and everything was beautifully presented and catered for. The Jazz band was awesome, and everyone brought their blankets and just relaxed under the big trees and had a really relaxing day .. and the food.. oh .. don’t get me started on the food..

I am happy to say that Lime Green Bean will certainly be at the next Blos Mark and I really hope to see you all there!

Take care,

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

To Market! To Market! 2 in 1 Day.. Hooray!!

Lime Green Bean will be at TWO lovely markets this weekend, both on Saturday 5th May 2012!

I will have some goodies at the Journey2Joy stall at The Fat Olive Organic and Craft Market which is at the Fat Olive Restaurant from 9:00am - 13:00pm.

The market is at Plot 92, Lammermoor Conservancy, Elandsdrift Road, Muldersdrift.
GPS co-ordinates: S25′ 57.792, E27′ 52.834.

There will be lots of other handmade goodies and organic goodies for sale! I wish I could go!!


I will be having my own stall at the BLOS Market this Saturday! The market is at the Blos Cafe and Venue in Lynnwood Road from 10:00am – 15:00pm. 

The address is: Plot 14, Lynnwood Pretoria, South Africa 0081

There will be tons to see and do! They will be having tons of fun and entertainment for the kids with a jumping castle, clowns, face painting and more! So, if you are in the Pretoria, make sure you pop in and give your support!

I have heaps of goodies that will be on sale:

Heart Hairclip Holders
Hair Clips
Felt Food


All new Baby Onesies..


I can't wait! See you all there!

Have a great 3-day week!