handmade by me is now climbing the walls…

Its finally OFFICIAL, my wallpaper collection is ready to go! I am really excited about this as I have always wanted to do it with my designs, but was waiting until I moved back to Cape Town to start looking for suppliers and printers.

The wallpaper itself has a lovely slightly textured finish which really lifts the designs, and each order placed is printed to your size specification with installation services in all major cities round South Africa should you need. For all you overseas customers I am more then happy to post the panels out to you.

I can also do all the designs in the form of a wall vinyl instead of wallpaper which is slightly easier to apply, and you have the option of a splash back finish which is applied to the vinyl for areas which might come into contact with water such as a bathroom or pool area. Please someone do the another rainy day in their bathroom please!!! : )

If you have a room or area you would like to make a change to, and you’re not sure what you would like to do, send me a photo and I will help show you what you could do to completely transform your space into something new and exciting.

To view the whole range of wallpaper designs click here. To make any purchases please contact me with your specs, or view my Etsy store to buy individual panels.

Here are a few tasters…

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Handmade by me at the launch of Utique

Utique is the latest local design online shop to pop up in South Africa. It was literally launched last night and handmade by me was invited to display some work and celebrate in the beginning of something very exciting!

“Utique is all about showcasing the very best of South African creative talent by carefully selecting products from local designers, artists and small businesses.

We are passionate about finding and sharing those special pieces that customers assume are imported one-offs, never to be found again, but are actually produced in a tiny studio up the road.   We’ve made it our mission to seek out these hidden gems of design talent and bring them together in a curated space that is beautiful, inspiring, and simple to shop

All our suppliers are carefully chosen for their creativity, innovative style and quality, ensuring that we only promote the very best local talent.  From jewellery and ceramics to furniture and art, Utique is the place to indulge your sense for inspiring local designs”

Have a look yourselves, there are some amazing pieces to be found! And there are also some lovely mixed collections to browse if you are looking for gift ideas or you just want to have a snoop. I want one of those sootcookie ceramics real bad!!!

Here’s a link to their site…

And here’s handmade by me’s space at the launch! Note my lovely bunting which has been keeping me very busy these last few nights! What a fantastic way to use up all the scraps! After the lovely reaction to it last night I think I might add it to my product list : )

hearty hearting for south africa’s online design shops

So it seems beautiful south african design inspired online shops are popping up all over the place at the moment which is such a wonderfully international thing to see. Another little gem called We Heart This has just been launched and focuses on the handmade side of South African design. They are stocking an array of handmade by me products : ) which is fantastic and have quite a lovely selection of different items including some beautiful body products by Wild Olive which I am absolutely in love with. Have a look and see for yourself…I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Hello pretty pretty….

Some more exciting news from a slightly more wintery cape town today…handmade by me is now stocked by a beautiful online store called Hello Pretty. They are a marketplace for South African independent creatives and only stock high-end designs. They are so new in fact, that they are aiming on entering public beta mid-August, and will be having an official launch in November. They are also still actively recruiting and adding new sellers to the site, so the number of stores is growing every week. So far I am very impressed with the selection and have even spotted a few items I have my eye on for our new house : )

Check it out for yourself here

And while being in spirit of all things made in South Africa I thought I might post a little snap I took the other afternoon after hearing that Ireland has had yet another record breaking month of rain! Here’s a big giant incentive to come visit you guys : )