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Inspired by Ubuntu: Destination South Africa!

You only need to take one look at the photos from Tea Collection‘s latest trip to South Africa to know I’d be head over heels in love with them — the colors, the patterns, the beauty. I just can’t get enough! I’m packing my bags and ready to go!

ubuntuAdd to all those lovely things, the inspiration behind their trip, and their tag line: Globally-inspired children’s clothes for little citizens of the world, and well teaming up with Tea Collection for a project like this seems like a match made in heaven.

travel to South Africa I knew I wanted to do something that would represent all those beautiful colors and patterns they found while on location, while still staying true to Tea’s playful, whimsical nature. I pulled from my past experiences and travels to Africa, added in a bit of Sweet and her love of all things artsy and handmade, and I give you our Ubuntu inspired project:
kids pillowcase craft project It’s a one of a kind, handprinted pillowcase made entirely from items we had on hand, just how the women in South Africa have to make their fabrics. I can’t seem to do a kid-related craft project without involving my children (just doesn’t seem right), so the majority of the design you see here is hers. She practiced several designs on paper and had a pretty good feel for what she wanted to do with her design.

I’m so impressed with how it all came together, it started out as just a plain white pillowcase. I’ll have a breakdown and a (updatedbit of a tutorial (updated) for you later in the week, for today I leave you with this sweet clip from Tea Collection about their trip and latest styles inspired by South Africa.


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