We’re having a pre-Christmas SALE!

This November, Handmade By Me is having our biggest SALE yet! With 40% off selected products, you have no more excuses not to give everyone you know HMBM for Christmas. Whether you’re after a pair of our hotel slippers, or some cushions to brighten up your home before the visitors arrive, or even some tea towels or napkins for that Secret Santa. Whatever you decide, you better be fast, as the sale is only available while stocks last. Please note that the sale is available online and in-store.

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Handmade By Me has been lucky enough to receive some serious media love over the past month which we would love to share with you.

Here is a Q&A with myself in the latest Garden & Home magazine where I reveal my favourite millenial pink finds. If you didn’t know already, I am quite clearly obsessed!

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We have also been lucky enough to have been featured in Elle Decoration‘s floral inspirations as well as their favourites inspired by the East. See if you can spot our Imari placemats as well as our Foliage cushion covers.

Home magazine gave our Foliage on Pink cushion cover the green light.

And Fair Lady magazine picked our Prickly Pears hotel slippers as one of their Fauna & Flora favourites.

And in case you missed our recent social media posts, we shared some of our latest customer pics. Here is a sneak peek of our Foliage on Pink wallpaper recently installed in this beautiful bathroom.IMG_4526

And one of our regular customer’s, Janet, sent us this pic of her Pretty Proteas blind she had made to match the lampshades in her Airbnb apartment in Gardens.

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And lastly here are some of the latest images from our Instagram feed. We have been obsessing over our new Foliage hotel slippers which are now available to order online and/or in-store. We also have Foliage lampshades coming soon, as well as a special  limited edition of our Lux Panama 60x60cm double-sided cushion covers.

Don’t forget we have you covered this Christmas with our range of Christmas stockings, greeting cards and gift tags. And remember we’re always happy to gift wrap too, you just have to ask : )

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Find out more:
website: www.handmadebyme.co.za
facebook: www.facebook.com/handmadebymeblog
twitter: @handmadebymeSA
online shop: shop.handmadebyme.co.za
retail shop: www.facebook.com/handmadebymeandwindowsillshop

A jolly good start to the year…

It’s not even the end of the January yet but so far this year is on fire. And I don’t mean on fire like the 40 degree heat we have been experiencing in Cape Town (when will it end??) or the endless actual fires that have been devouring our countryside. What I do mean, is that Handmade By Me is having a very exciting start to the year!

I have been waiting to publish this post for a week now as we have some VERY exciting news, but it seems we may have to wait another day or two until it has been finalised, so I am so sorry to hold you in suspense…but watch this space!!

In the mean time, we would love to share with you some serious media love we have been lucky enough to have over the past couple of weeks.

In the online sphere, Plascon Spaces invited us for an online Q and A on colour and inspiration. You can read all about it here.

And Oh How Fiancé – wedding and lifestyle blog – wanted to find out more about the designer behind the business. You can read their interview with me here.

SA Garden & Home magazine featured our new African Aloes and Prickly Pears designs in their latest issue below.

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And Lééf met hart & siel magazine featured our Victoriana placemats which are perfect for dinner parties of all kinds. See our dinner table setting inspiration using our Birds of Paradise placemats below.

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This was last night’s dinner’s table setting below – featuring hues of red, orange and purple – using our Orange Squares Pattern table runner and our new Birds of Paradise placemats. Both available to order from our online shop.

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Send us your Handmade By Me table setting inspiration or colour way and we’ll share it on our social media feeds.

Find out more:
website: www.handmadebyme.co.za
facebook: www.facebook.com/handmadebymeblog
twitter: @handmadebymeSA
shop: shop.handmadebyme.co.za

 

doing things digitally…

In the most recent issue of Garden & Home magazine you will find a little feature called “Brave New World” where they “look at the latest in digital design and online stores”. As most of Handmade by Me revolves around both of these, I was delighted to have my Birdy Num Num cushion cover featured alongside it. Available from Meekel, one of Handmade By Me’s lovely online stockists, you should definitely check them out! But be warned…there are LOTS of lovely things to buy so plastic at the ready!

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Here are some more pics of my Birdy Num Num cushion cover…buy it directly from Meekel here!

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and we’re flying through space…

Firstly I would like to say a big thanks to everyone who ordered a handmade by me surprise with presents in the post! This is now closed and all orders will be making their way out to you : ) For anyone who missed out on this, check out presents in the post here, they have different designers featuring each month and I know for certain that there are some awesome one’s lined up!

And on this rainy monday morning I am delighted to share with you my latest features in the lovely Garden and Home magazine this month : ) Both my fly away birds cushion cover and my space rocket solar system wallpaper were featured and I couldn’t be happier!!

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And here are some closeups of the fly away birds cushion cover, also available in tea towels, napkins, tote bags, purses, aprons, lampshades and wallpaper.

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Tea Towel

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Napkins

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Tote Bag

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Vintage Apron

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And here is a closeup of the space rocket solar system wallpaper, also available in cushion covers and lampshades…don’t you think this design would make an awesome bedside lamp for a little boy’s room…

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Cushion Cover

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And don’t forget all my fabrics are now available by the yard directly from the handmade by me online shop : )

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wall flowers…

I am so delighted to let you know that 2 of my lovely wallpapers have been featured in a beautiful and aptly titled “Wall flowers” feature in the latest issue of Garden & Home. Both the Spring Has Sprung, Peach Floral wallpaper and the Birdy Num Num in Purple Blue wallpaper have been listed amongst the “made to measure” section. If you’re in the mood for romance this season nothing says commitment quite like wallpaper : )

But for those of you looking for something a little less permanent I have found a new supplier as an alternative,  who offer fully removeable self adhesive wallpaper which is uses PVC-free paper, and is durable and eco-friendly.

See more detailed pics of my 2 wallpapers below…both are available from my new Handmade By Me online shop.

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Birdy Num Num in Purple Blue Wallpaper

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Handmade By Me blog is 1 today : )

And I still can’t believe it! It feels like soooo long ago when I started this blog, even then I remembered thinking it probably won’t even last till then…I really can’t believe how far Handmade By Me, as a brand and as a business, has come since then. I went back and looked at some of the first blogposts I wrote, in one of them I said “Fabric designing and printing is something that really interests me and if I want to start making my own fabric for the cushions, I am also going to have to learn to sew them myself.” I laughed! Who would have thought then, that I would be where I am today! Then I laughed even more at the item I actually sewed ha ha!

Anyways I just want to thank everyone who follows my blog so much, I really appreciate the support and even if you are reading this for the first time, the fact that people come here and see whats going on and have a look at what I am doing means a lot to me.

And being the 1st day of year no 2, I couldn’t be prouder than to show you this article featured  in the November issue of South African Garden And Home. I still can’t believe that there’s a photo of me in there, but I feel really encouraged to continue with what I am doing, who knows where I’ll be in another year’s time.

out and about…

For all of you who are not Handmade by Me facebook fans I thought I might fill you in on some of the recent press and online activity surrounding some of Handmade by Me’s cushion covers and designs. Most of the coverage has been associated with Meekel the fabulous online shop in South Africa which stocks my lovely cushion covers, but there has also been a lovely mention about my lazy lazer cut design, me and my blog on the Elle Decoration SA blog (how exciting!)! I have listed the various links below and included a pic of the feature in Conde Naste Garden & Home for you to peruse at your leisure.

Elle Decoration
http://elledecoration.co.za/2012/05/louis-vuitton-ss12-let%E2%80%99s-eat-cupcakes-cookie/

House and Leisure
http://www.houseandleisure.co.za/meekel-online-store/

b-guided
http://www.b-guided.co.za/edits/2012/05/18/be-inspired-explore-south-african-design/

and Garden & Home