// and we have a LOaded winner!

Oh my hat! What fun!
For those of you that missed it, we did a 'live' lucky draw on Twitter/Instagram for the LO give-away!
Yay for LOrien - you are LOaded!
I wish you guys could've seen my face when I pulled her name out of the hat!
I mean seriously, what are the chances of her name having the letters LO in them right?!
And I promise I didn't cheat! Otherwise I would've pulled my own name out of that hat! Duh.
Congratulations LOrien, you will receive an e-mail soon and I hope you know we're all crying tears of envy because you're gonna look damn cute on Christmas!




// LO give away - last day to enter!


Friends! Today is the verrrrry last day that you can enter this LOvely give-away from LO and walk away in one of these sweet outfits!

You can check the competition 'rules' over here, but you pretty much just have to comment with a damn good reason why I shouldn't cheat, and draw my own name out of the hat, but give YOU that voucher!



all pictures by lovemademedoit


// 2012 Calender

I'm a sucker for a beautifully designed Calender.

It's the coolest gift you can give me for Christmas.
I love a good calender.

So today I did a wee bit of interweb surfing in search for my 2012 Calender.
Oh man, bad idea.
I'll take them all, please.




1. Cats let nothing darken their roar 2. Snug Calender 3. Crested Shield Calender 4. Poladarium 5. Emma Dime
Dream Cats Calender


// mikado with love

My best friend is Maaike Bakker.
Yes, we have the same name.
Plus one more a. A-okay :)

She's awesome and pretty and motherflippen talented and she's my bestest friend in the whole entire world! We've been best maatjies for more than 15 years since back when we were sharing and exchanging pretty and shiny and glitsy stickers from our sticker albums in primary school. Oooh did you guys ever have those soft fury ones? I loved those!

So today I'm showing her off:
Mikado is a sibling-collaboration - Maaike and her sweet sister Benieke Lennox (welovepictures photographed Benieke's wedding here)!
Together these two pretty sister brains come up with some seriously sweet designs to make your walls look awesome.
And now my home is the sticker album.

Mikado's website launched last week and I've been super excited to blog this one!
And guess who took the pictures :)

Mater, ich bin sooooo stolz auf dich xx

Friends, head over to their website and get your wall something for Christmas!

Okay, bye!

P.S See my sticker album home here and here.


pictures by lovemademedoit


// Bicycle Portraits - a photographic Book

I met Nic Grobler a while ago and then I spent a weekend in Bettys Bay with him and some other maatjies.
He is now my maatjie too.
Which is why I pre-ordered 'Bicycle Portraits - a photographic Book'.
That and because this is one of the coolest projects of all time.

Nic, together with his other maatjie, Stan (African Salad), have been cycling through South Africa, photographing people and their bicycles, over two years.

"When they started the project, Bicycle Portraits aimed to be a study of South African commuter culture, and they wanted to find out who rides bicycles, why they ride bicycles, if and why they love their bicycles, and of course why so few South Africans choose bicycles as a transport option. But Bicycle Portraits has turned into a portrait of a nation through the bicycles that they own and ride every day - revealing all manner of social, class, historical and cultural nuances never imagined. " (www.dayonepublications.com)

Told you, coolest project of all time.

Okay now, click click click here and order your copies of Bicycle Portraits now!
No, it's not a typo... copies. Yep, three books. Three!
Oh my, I can't wait to get my hands on mine!

And please hurry friends, the kickstarter is only running for 7 more days!
Support the coolest project of all time!
love made me do it x


// Hello little Printer. You are cute. I want you.

Oh man this little guy is cute.
I want him so he can print my to-do lists.
And to make me smile.

Hello Little Printer, available 2012 from BERG on Vimeo.