Vote For Your Favourite 20k!

Thank you to everyone who has played along with our new #NiftyMilestones competition, we have been absolutely blown away by the ahmazing entries! We’ve narrowed it down to our personal top 9 – see them below, in no particular order. Scroll all the way to the end to vote for your absolute favourite 20k visual – we’ll be closing the poll at 4pm on 11th of November, the winner will be getting a R500 Kraftisan voucher & the two runners up will each be getting R200 vouchers :)

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1. Watermelon by @annekejagau

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2. Brownie by @amymaltby04

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3. Glitter by @zahirarawat

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4. Cucumber sandwiches by @misstamryn


5. Leaf by @sushiboxsa


6. Nail art by @_meganlouise


7. Scones & jam by @meg_and_olive

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8. Sprinkles by @claireinct


9. Nifty polaroid by @puresweetjoy

*Competition is closed

20K Insta Competition!

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OMG we’re oh so close to hitting another Instagram milestone, 20k!

If you’ve been following us for a very long time aka when we hit 10k, we thought it would be cool to hand the creative reign over to you again.. Every thousand followers we create the number out of something, from liquorice all-sorts to mini marshmellows and coffee beans, we’ve had a lot of fun! Now it’s your turn, create a 20k or 20,000 visual – the only rules, it has to be in a square format, needs to be posted on Instagram by Monday 9th November & include #niftymilestones. If we repost yours on our profile you’ll win a voucher for x30 polaroid prints. We’ll then put our top 10 up on the Nifty blog & you’ll be able to vote for your favourite, the winner will get a R500 Kraftisan voucher, two runners up will get R200 vouchers. Okay time to get creative..

Everyone Meet Amber!

You may remember a few weeks ago we posted that we were looking to hire, after going through some ahmazing CVs (thank you so much to everyone who sent them in) we narrowed it down, had some interviews and a few days later emailed Amber to let her know the job was hers! We thought we would do a lil interview with Amber so you can get to know her a bit better, as when you email Nifty she is probably the person who’ll be able to help you out.. We chatted to her about her very funny pet peeves, greatest life extravagances and the things she loves to do in her free time!

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hello! I’m Amber, a full-time Cape Townian, nature-lover, pizza appreciator, enthusiastic creative and part-time web design/ desktop publishing student following a degree completed at UCT.  Things you should know about me: I’m curious and explore my world through illustration, animation, writing and art. I befriend animals, love trees, mountains, baked cheesecake and quiet brilliant creatives.


Camilla Rose – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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We absolutely loved having Camilla takeover our Instagram account last weekend, she’s a rather nifty crafter and we were just a lil obsessed with the DIY bath bombs – which were super simple to put together – which she included! We caught up with her to chat about her personal favourite DIYs and the 10 things that all self respecting crafters need to have in their home DIY kit!

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Ok here are some fun facts about me.

  • I’m OBSESSED with Katy Perry and My Little Pony.
  • I have had every colour hair under the sun.
  • My current hairstyle is modelled after Cruella de Vil.
  • Shamefully, I follow a bunch of 15 year old emo kids on Instagram who remind me of my scene kid youth.
  • My best friend’s name is Morgana #gothsforlife
  • I love singing and it drives my boyfriend insane
  • My wardrobe is #allblackerrr’thang


Nifty Playlist vol 1. Girl Power!


We love playing good, fun music at the studio, from Beyonce to The Rolling Stones to Britney and Bob Marley – we have rather eclectic taste. Decided to put together our first playlist for y’all to listen to, it’s 80 tracks and 5hrs16min of pure girl power. Listen to it right over here!

We had way too much fun putting it together and hope you absolutely love it. If you have requests for future playlists, let us know what you want..

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