Handmade by Me is flooring it…

Floor vinyls for everyone! House and Leisure have listed floor vinyls as no 2 in their “top 26 flooring finishes”. This is what they had to say…”Today’s vinyl is slick, highly durable, easily maintained and installed, cost-effective, and can mimic anything from travertine, quartz and stone to real wood, porcelain and slate.” I can design you your own custom floor finish if you’d like, or pick one of my current designs like my Square Style in Pink as featured in the House and Leisure article below. Email me at sera@handmadebyme.co.za for a quote.

H&L May 2

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And here’s a closeup of my Square Style in Pink Design…also available in fabric and wallpaper.

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Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

my new totes amazing tote bags…

My new tote bags are have arrived and look how fantastic they have turned out! I will be making them in all designs so feel free to get in touch if there is one you are specifically after…I can’t wait to make a fly away birds tote and a pink flamingo, and I think the proteas and strelitzias will look ever so stylish! I also have matching purses so if you’re looking for a great gift idea, try a tote bag and matching purse, or go wild and mix it up! All totes now available through my Etsy store or through my lovely stockist Hello Pretty : )

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Black Origami Birds Tote Bag

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Pink Vintage Squares Tote Bag

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Blue Origami Birds Tote Bag

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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

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Nothin’ like the real thing…

So I have been very busy sewing away and I realised that some of you have only seen the designs and not the finished products. Here are a few of the things I have been working on lately! Still can’t decide which is my new favourite…

Pretty Proteas looking oh so lovely as a cushion cover…
 

New blue origami birds cushion cover…

Red vintage squares cushion cover and matching set of napkins…

Indigo red napkins…

And Nicky’s vintage bikes tea towel…

Still more on the way! watch this space…

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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…

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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

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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?

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