Back in full force after our long summer holiday!!

At work we are back in full force after our long summer holiday.

We have hit the ground running with a full order book (which we are so grateful for - thanks to all our loyal customers!)

Came back to a totally overgrown basil bush - maybe we should be in the pesto business!!!


Best wishes for 2014!

I had a wonderful Christmas holiday getting to know my new grandson and enjoying a festive London. Very special to be able to spend Christmas with my London family.


Alex at aprox. 4 weeks - I just love the adoring way he looks at his mother.

i heart market

Due to memorial services for Madiba being held at the Moses Mabhida stadium over the weekend, there will be no i heart market held on this saturday 14th Dec. 

this market has been re-scheduled for monday 16th but please note that we are unable to attend this market.

Sue Sylvester 2013 Christmas break Dates!

Christmas break 2013.

Our studio is closed for a well deserved Christmas break, but our products can be found at the i heart market on the 14th and 21st Dec. Pia will be manning our stand.

also at Anthology on the lower level of Windermere Shopping Centre.

being trained!

Sue, Ros and Dee being trained by Cindi (from electrik) on how to work our way around our new online site.

We hope you all enjoy shopping with us from the comfort of your homes.

Umhlanga Upmarket

Had a wonderful opening at Umhlanga Upmarket yesterday. It's open every Sunday - but Sue is off to London, so hope to see you there in Feb 2014!

Arrival Of Sue Sylvester's Grandson!!

Sue Sylvester (the proud granny) and her team welcome little Alexander Michael Sylvester - born on the 28th November at St. Thomas' hospital, London.

Talloula Christmas Fair - 25 October 2013

We have painted up a storm! Hope to see you all at the Talloula Fair!!!

Talloula Christmas Fair - 25 October 2013

Part one - London 2013

Just got back from a few weeks in Europe.

First stop was one of my favourite cities – London - (possibly somewhat prejudiced as my son, Michael and his wife, Frances live there!)

Fran is expecting our first grandchild – due end of November and it was one of THE SPECIAL moments of my life to feel this little one kicking against the palm of my hand. I am sure that all you granny and grandpa’s out there will remember that moment well!

We had some wonderful family times with my brother and his family and also connected with good friends – moments made more special because of their rarity.

A trip to London would not be complete for me without visiting some of my favourite stores – Mike and Fran organised a triple whammy for me with a visit to the Conran shop (Sir Terrance Conran has long been an amazing source of inspiration to me), then some shopping at Anthropologie (and, of course, loads more inspiration) and finally – Designer Guild! Oh wow – what a feast for the senses!!!  I am in awe of Tricia Guild and what she has accomplished.

We completed our Kensington Road visit with an outdoor lunch at Bluebird Café whilst keeping a beady eye open for any celebs!

Loads of shopping, some amazing meals, sunset over the Thames, Spittalfield market, a walk up Primrose Hill, Hever Castle, London skyline, cupcakes from Hemingways, Primark, beautiful after dinner walks with Mike and Fran, tubes and top deck on the bus, flowers in pots blooming everywhere, snow white jet streaks in blue skies …… all made more special by being with people we love.

London, August 2013.

Quiet retreat - glimpsed, walking up Primrose Hill high street