Napkins galore for Good Housekeeping this Christmas…

Handmade by me has been featured twice in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and I couldn’t be happier. Firstly my Origami Birds napkins were used in a shoot which shows a really creative and gorgeous take on your typical festive table for Christmas. What a really lovely idea!!

Here they are on their own…

And then as part of their 101 Bargain Gift Ideas for Christmas, my lovely Pink Flamingo! and Pretty Proteas napkins were featured. Lovely and local : ) See them below.

Time for tea…and finally the move!

So next week is the big move! And as much as I am absolutely excited to get my little business going in sunny South Africa, there are lots of mixed emotions with leaving Ireland, my home for the last 6 years. Anyways with that in mind, I won’t be posting much over the next 2 weeks while we enjoy our last few days in Dublin, and start getting settled into life in Cape Town. I can’t wait to begin posting again because that means I will have started to get cracking on my next set of ideas and projects, and I won’t be able to wait to show you all. So while we get on and move, I’ll leave you with some pics of my new tea towel range, all ready and waiting to find themselves a new home : )

And don’t forget if you want to keep up to date with any news in the meantime you can go to http://www.facebook.com/handmadebymeblog and “like” handmade by me’s facebook page.

My new Cup O Tea design…

Pink Vintage Squares


Birdy Num Num

Pink Flamingo!


Blue Origami Birds

Striking Strelitzias


Red Vintage Squares


Indigo Red

Handmade by me.

happy times snoozing in red square land…

Remember the red square pattern I created for my friend Nic’s doggies Shangdi and Teddy? Well I said I would put up a post of them with their new beds…and so here they are looking slightly confused as to what’s going on, but nonetheless happy and content and finally…sleepy!

The red square pattern here is also available in vintage red and pink…see below…and all are available in cushion covers, napkins and tea towels from my Etsy store.

Here’s Teddy…

And his brother Shangdi…

And after all the excitement its time for a snooze…they look really comfy there don’t they?

Here is the fabric in vintage red…

And in vintage pink…

And my vintage pink square cushion cover…

handmade by me.

pushin’ cushions…

Just putting together some new cushion covers…thought i might share…

…all ready to go from my Etsy store

Nicky’s Vintage Bikes

Fly Away Birds

Pink vintage squares

handmade by me.

Are you square….?

I was recently commissioned by my friend Nic to design her a new fabric to recover two of her cushions actually belong to her two gorgeous doggies, shangdi and teddy. As the cushions are for her, her boyfriend and the two boy dogs I thought I should go with something a little more masculine while keeping in line with their red, black and cream feel of their sitting room.

All available as cushion covers and napkins at my Etsy store.

I had actually originally started working on this design with a more pinkish colour in mind…

And in keeping in with my (very unplanned) vintage themed week I have transformed these two designs into something a little more vintage inspired… Which do you prefer?

handmade by me.