South African Inspired : )

Yay so the good news is that my Thundafund campaign to move my printing to South Africa was a success : ) I managed to raise over R14 000 and I could not have done it without you my fellow supporters!!! THANK YOU!

For those of you who ordered products through the campaign, I will be in touch shortly to discuss which designs you would like to order for your 100% locally produced Handmade By Me products!

I am also delighted to finally be able to release my new South African inspired top secret design which is exclusive to my Thundafund campaign. I also have another two designs in the same style which you will be able to order going forward. They are all old illustrations of South Africa in the 1800’s printed onto a cotton twill, and I just love the black and white contrast. Available as tea towels, cushion covers and as a set of 8 Napkins.  


And my new winter range will finally be available to order as well. 


All available from the Handmade by Me online shop


An invitation to a high fashion afternoon tea called “Act like a lady, think like a boss”…

The lovely ladies of funKtion are having a high fashion afternoon tea which is themed “Act like a lady, think like a boss”. And as I am an official sponsor : ) I thought I would spread the word and let you know about this lovely afternoon of networking on the 25 August, which includes cake…and tea… and did I mention cake??

High Tea InvitesThe aim of their event is for young women to inspire and empower other young women to be their own person, reach their full potential, find their passions and run with it. They salute the brave entrepreneurial spirit that we all share and are giving others a platform to proudly showcase their work to like minded individuals as well as to a new market. They are encouraging personal networking instead of being lectured to by one or two people. Everybody has something valuable to share.

Some of their sponsors include Amy Lauren Creations, Body Works Health & Beauty Salon, CL Styling House, Enmasse tea merchants, For Example décor, Handmade by Me, Lady Bonin, Madame Zingara, Media 24 and Simply Blush. All local businesses and all the girl power in one venue!

They plan to run many more initiatives like this as they believe that our generation of females/women should be helping each other climb to new levels, instead of standing on one another to get ahead.

funKtion is a proudly South African events management company that was
founded in May 2013. Both owners, Yasmin Schrueder & Candice Manuel, have
backgrounds in Interior Design and share a love for everything creative. They
pride ourselves in getting their work done timeously, professionally and in

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WIN WIN with SA Decor & Design

SA Decor & Design recently featured a lovely blogpost about me and my fabrics, and this then led to the idea of us having a little competition where you can win a handmade by me lampshade in the design of your choice : )


All you have to do is LIKE and SHARE each post that SA Decor & Design put up for the Lampshades and comment on your favourite design from Handmade by Me.

Check out their original post here to see how you can win!

Here are a few other designs to consider…



Now available at…Wonen+

I am delighted to let you know about a fantastic new shop that has recently opened up in Pretoria. It is called Wonen+ and of course they stock lots of handmade by me products : ) amongst many other beautiful pieces for your home. It is the sister shop to Cinnamon Lifestyle, and as far as I can see it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Filled with all kinds of beautiful home decor and interior products, this is a shop that is not to be missed!

Here are some pics of what you can expect to drool over at Wonen+


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Check out their facebook page for more details…