good night sleep tight…

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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doing things digitally…

In the most recent issue of Garden & Home magazine you will find a little feature called “Brave New World” where they “look at the latest in digital design and online stores”. As most of Handmade by Me revolves around both of these, I was delighted to have my Birdy Num Num cushion cover featured alongside it. Available from Meekel, one of Handmade By Me’s lovely online stockists, you should definitely check them out! But be warned…there are LOTS of lovely things to buy so plastic at the ready!

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Here are some more pics of my Birdy Num Num cushion cover…buy it directly from Meekel here!

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Handmade By Me blog is 1 today : )

And I still can’t believe it! It feels like soooo long ago when I started this blog, even then I remembered thinking it probably won’t even last till then…I really can’t believe how far Handmade By Me, as a brand and as a business, has come since then. I went back and looked at some of the first blogposts I wrote, in one of them I said “Fabric designing and printing is something that really interests me and if I want to start making my own fabric for the cushions, I am also going to have to learn to sew them myself.” I laughed! Who would have thought then, that I would be where I am today! Then I laughed even more at the item I actually sewed ha ha!

Anyways I just want to thank everyone who follows my blog so much, I really appreciate the support and even if you are reading this for the first time, the fact that people come here and see whats going on and have a look at what I am doing means a lot to me.

And being the 1st day of year no 2, I couldn’t be prouder than to show you this article featured  in the November issue of South African Garden And Home. I still can’t believe that there’s a photo of me in there, but I feel really encouraged to continue with what I am doing, who knows where I’ll be in another year’s time.