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Its been a pretty busy last few weeks for us over at Handmade By Me! While we are working on lots of exciting things that we can’t share with you just yet, we can let you know that the lovely Giah has officially joined us as our new Junior Assistant. Thank you so much to everyone who either shared or applied for the position, and we wish Giah all the very best with her new exciting adventure into the textile and decor world : )

Now this is something that has been a LONG time coming for us!! Handmade By Me’s soon-to-be range of bedding. With all kinds of printing restrictions and issues because of the extra wide width needed for duvet covers, we have had to be a little creative in finding ways to make our bedding dreams come true! We started with a simple pillowcase and received our first prototypes last week which we got to test out over the weekend. And we are in LOVE! They are made using a beautiful soft 100% cotton poplin and will be available in a whole range of designs. Duvet covers to follow shortly. See our Pink Flamingo pillowcase in the image below. What do you think? Help us choose which designs to include in our range by letting us know which design of ours you would like to see on your bed!

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And then thank you so much to Good Housekeeping magazine for sharing our lovely Shweshwe Shields purses in this month’s “the GOOD list”.

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

Now available at LoveLeeHome (Australia)…

I am delighted to introduce to you a brand new stockist called LoveLeeHome in Australia. It is a lifestyle and accessories online shop based in Australia. They have a gorgeous array of products across lots of different categories, and all from different parts of the world. They have Handmade by Me stock over there, so if you live in Oz, this is probably the quickest way to get your hands on my products.

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Here is what the owner Cara Lee, who is originally from South Africa, has to say about her new venture…

“Developed on a shoe-string and a prayer, LoveLeeHome is my dream, a long time in the making, brought to life. I’ve always had a strong idea of what I wanted the end product to be, and getting there has been no small feat, but such an exciting adventure too. When you’re pouring every spare moment you have working on a project, but it doesn’t feel like work, that’s when you’re doing something you love.

 Having relocated to Australia from my native South Africa, I was inspired by the thought of new beginnings and adventures, which coupled with my love and passion for all things home, sparked an idea which ultimately blossomed into LoveLeeHome. I wanted to create an online platform offering a curated collection of products for the home and the designer woman that weren’t widely available in Australia, so I set about finding suppliers and products that would meet that brief. Essentially, if I loved it and would want it in my home AND if it was something a little different, a little unique and perhaps even quirky, then it was a must! Having worked in the South African home décor / textile industry prior to moving to Australia, I knew that there was a wealth of amazingly talented designers in South Africa who are manufacturing products of a world class standard, so I figured what better way to start than with the products I already knew and loved. The idea continued to evolve culminating in a handful of talented designers from South Africa and the rest of the world on board. Many months and endless hours later here we are, ready to showcase to the rest of the world just what Love Lee Home has to offer.”

And here are some of the cool things available at LoveLeeHome ( other than Handmade By Me obvs ; ) )

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I seriously want one of those spacesuit duvet covers above…how cool???

And here are some of the ways you can follow LoveLeeHome:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveleehome.com.au
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LoveLeeHome
Instagram: http://instagram.com/loveleehomeonline
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/loveleehome/