Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I have been lost in real life recently - sorry for neglecting you!

Hi there guys

I am so grateful to be back here in blogland one piece after a whirlwind of life-storms.  But I am still here, relieved to be standing again and getting back to what I love doing CRAFTING!!!!    I do have some exciting news that I will be able to share with you later on this month.  Its all very exciting and I hope I have neglected you all too much that you havent written me off already so that when I do share the big adventure you will still be here to love it as much as I am loving it right now.

Now onto sadder news.  This last Saturday, the legendary South African Maestro Christian (Bunny) Ashley-Botha - retired director of the World renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir, passed on in his home after a long struggle with illness.  I was very fortunate to have known this epic man personally through his son with whom I had had a close relationship with, with whom you might be familiar with as my multiple references to him by my little nickname "the chairman". He was such a beautiful man.  He was so open and warm and full of love.  I loved him dearly and will miss his beautiful energy.  In addition to that, he was a musical genius and he touched so many lives.  I will miss dear uncle Bunny and cherish him in my heart forever.

I so wanted to send messages of hope and comfort and acknowledgement to his family, who stood steadfastly with him as he battled his illness.  I saw such a pure example of love and devotion to him by them. I didnt want to send just ordinary sympathy cards, because I felt that was too impersonal for a family that became my sort of other family for a while.  

What I eventually did was create personal cards that spoke my heart to some message that I wanted to share, and sent a personal letter in each one.  I wanted to share these with you.


  1. I love your creativeness to create items... love, love, LOVE the flip flops... wow... so very adorable... so very sad to hear about your friend... but you will meet up again when necessary... and it will be gloriously loving. Life is short and filled with wonderful people of all kinds... and it is great to have so many. Have a super wonderful time and holiday... Love, light and Peace...Bonnie

  2. These are always the hardest cards to make especially when you want them to say so much. You've made a fabulous job of them Candice and I'm sure they will have been really appreciated. Jenny x


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