April new(s)

We are now totally beyond excited to show you our new range of designs and products, but we are STILL unfortunately waiting on our beautiful backing fabric to arrive for our cushion covers. It was meant to arrive earlier this month, but with all the public holidays messing us around a bit, we have been told that it will now only be ready in May : (

So while we (im)patiently wait for it to all come together, we wanted to share a few things that have been going on behind the scenes, and how you can still get your hands on some of our new designs in the mean time.

These images were some sneak peeks we recently shared on our Instagram feed.

 

You may have seen last week on our Facebook page and Twitter feed that our trays, pot stands and chopping boards are now available to pre-order in both of our new Foliage colour ways : )

 

The very very first products in our Foliage on Green and Flora designs are presently on their way to Joburg for Kamers this weekend with PRESENTspace. The show will be on from 26-30 April at St John’s College in Houghton.

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We are also very excited to announce a new online stockist for us called Esque. And they are having a very exciting competition where you can win lots of lovely beautiful things for your home including our Victoriana placemats. See below and check out their Facebook page for more details on how you can WIN.

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Plein Str, another lovely stockist of ours based in Paarl, is having a pop store from 5-6 May, where you can browse their wares over a complimentary cup of tea and a slice of cake. See below and check out their Facebook page for more details.

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And if you didn’t get your sweet fix this Easter, do not fear, our Sweet Hearts wallpaper will do the trick! And its sugar free! Featured in this month’s Home Magazine for their cosy Autumn must-haves.

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And our end of season SALE lives on with more products being added all the time. Take advantage of our 2 for 1 deals, or take 40% off selected products. In-store and online. Only while stocks last!

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Happy looooooong weekend : )

It’s more like happy easter, but I like to say happy looooong weekend everyone : ) I don’t have any bunny or egg designs to whip out and amaze you all with, but I do have a big fancy feature filled with birds and flowers and trees and all things pretty in the latest issue of Condé Nast House & Garden! My Birdy Num Num design is the basis for this month’s colour palette breakdown which apparently “blends the barriers between pretty shimmer pastels and warm winter tones”.

Wishing you all a lovely long weekend! I am off to a wedding in the Karoo, hence all my excitement this morning, lets hope this forecasted rain doesn’t get as excited as I am!

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Here is a closeup of the birdy num num in linen cotton…

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And here is a closeup of the birdy num num in soft 100% cotton…

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And lastly…birdy num num wallpaper

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All available from the handmade by me online shop

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Please also don’t forget you only have 2 more days to enter our handmade by me and presents in the post awesome giveaway!!! Its so easy to enter and you can win a suprise gift in the print of your choice delivered to your door! Click on the link above or the image below and it will take you straight to the competition page. Good luck : )

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Plum Crazy!

My friend Claire asked me if I would design her a wallpaper pattern for her new foodie blog called “The Plum Farmer’s daughter“. I thought I’d keep the pattern fun and modern because there are so many “same old” fruit prints out there. The beauty of digital printing is that it allows me to play around a lot more with photographs and textures and I wanted to combine the two with my very distinctive digital style. I also wanted to develop the pattern into napkins, tea towels and eventually aprons so the pattern had to be bright and colourful. I only found out AFTER I had created this design that Claire isn’t really into purple!!!! (ha ha I know!!!) So I created a slightly more blueish version for her to use.

Here they are below…soon to be available in napkins and tea towels for all people plum crazy : )

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cats and dogs…

My friends Serah and Paul asked me to design them some fabric of their very own to make into cushion covers and napkins for their home in Spain. The brief was to design something which included their cat Greebie and their dog Bluff. They gave me a list of the designs of mine they like the most and asked me to keep in mind the colours of their apartment which are beige and navy.

I decided to come up with something floral and decorative that would look lovely in their apartment, and then encorporate the images I redrew of the animals, so that they didn’t overpower the design but became something you noticed the more you looked at it. Luckily enough the pics they sent of Greebie and Bluff turned out to be really great and also worked really well together. I also brought in a bright red/orange to liven up the beige and navy, everyone needs a bit of colour!

This is such a perfect example of how the bespoke services I offer work! If there’s something you want me to create specially for you, or for someone else, please get in touch and we can chat about various ideas and options.

Here are the pics they sent me….so cute!!

Greebie the cat…

and Bluff the dog…

And here is the design I came up with! I look forward to showing you the finished products in sunny spain when they are ready!

And a closeup…

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indigo blue…

I love indigo designs on white, especially in the style of 17th century chinese porcelain and delftware. Even though my design is a little different, it still creates a similar feel to it.

Introducing the latest of my collection, indigo blue, … available in cushion covers and napkins online at my Etsy store.

If you would like me to create something different specially for you please get in touch!

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No monday blues round here…

A new vintage inspired floral design I came up with to brighten up those monday (or any other day) blues. Available in cushion covers and napkins at my Etsy store.

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