You and me and the WDC…

You may remember a few weeks back, we invited you to the launch of a little project on Long Street called WDC 2014 POP-UP SPACE #WDC008. We are involved because we have a few of our products available to purchase from their shop which is one of the many interesting and exciting things one can find going on there. Check out the information below, along with their link, and either pop in and see what it’s all about, and/or spread the word so others can too.

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“This space in 150 Long serves as a central location for the public to engage with WDC2014 projects.  The space is being designed to include as many projects as possible. The inside contains a mushroom farm transforming coffee waste from Cape Town cafe’s into plant food, a shop featuring a selection of products by designers, an WDC information hub, a mobile food cafe, a mini pop-up shop offering a retail opportunity to designers and projects that don’t currently have access to retail space, and an area where people can sit, eat and work with free wifi. We have Jade De Waal doing the culinary vibes and then Department of Coffee from khayelitsha doing the hot beverages.”

image (1) imageAnd then I wanted to share this with you, my new Minty Green Mosaic Table Runner from my new range : ) has been featured in last week’s issue of YOU magazine as part of their We Love section. Hooray for new things! This item is a new design and a new product! Each table runner is 1.4m w x 40cm h and is made from a lovely thick cotton which will help transform any dining room or kitchen. You can get your hands on this one right here.

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and we’re flying through space…

Firstly I would like to say a big thanks to everyone who ordered a handmade by me surprise with presents in the post! This is now closed and all orders will be making their way out to you : ) For anyone who missed out on this, check out presents in the post here, they have different designers featuring each month and I know for certain that there are some awesome one’s lined up!

And on this rainy monday morning I am delighted to share with you my latest features in the lovely Garden and Home magazine this month : ) Both my fly away birds cushion cover and my space rocket solar system wallpaper were featured and I couldn’t be happier!!

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And here are some closeups of the fly away birds cushion cover, also available in tea towels, napkins, tote bags, purses, aprons, lampshades and wallpaper.

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Tea Towel

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Napkins

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Tote Bag

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Vintage Apron

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And here is a closeup of the space rocket solar system wallpaper, also available in cushion covers and lampshades…don’t you think this design would make an awesome bedside lamp for a little boy’s room…

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Cushion Cover

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And don’t forget all my fabrics are now available by the yard directly from the handmade by me online shop : )

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the design indaba is over…now what…?

The Design Indaba Expo is over! What an amazing, exhilarating and inspiring few days. Thanks to all my friends and family for all your support over the last few weeks building up to this, it really was worth all the hard work and effort. And thanks to everyone who managed to come past and say hi, it was so lovely to finally meet so many of you and put some faces to names.

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to pop in here’s a pic of the handmade by me stand : ) I miss it already!!

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And I (or rather my blue origami birds lampshade) was lucky enough to make the cut for a design indaba special published in the Rapport Mytyd section this last weekend…here’s what stylist Marian Ward thought stood out for her…

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All my lampshades are made to order in any of my designs and a variety of shades. Email me for more details or discuss any ideas you might have, I am happy to help.

arty smarty pants…

My lovely wallpaper supplier Smart Art  is very kindly and generously sponsoring me some wallpaper for my Design Indaba Expo space. I am so excited about this as you will not only get to see my wallpaper in action as wallpaper, but I am going to show you how you can use it in other ways too. Who said wallpaper is only for walls? Without giving too much away, this blopost is really a big shout out to the lovely people of Smart Art to say thanks so much, I really appreciate your generosity and support!

And now for those of you who don’t know these lovely people, here is a bit about what they do.

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Smart Art  – Specialists in customised printing of Wallpaper, Canvasses, Fabrics, Vinyl, Carpet and much more… Just choose your image from our website or supply a favourite of your own and we’ll create your personalised print to update your interior space. Residential and Commercial projects welcome! We can create an interior design concept for you, or just brighten up your space with textile prints, a feature wallpaper or your favourite photo’s printed onto Canvas.

Theresa van Wyk is the owner, and Smart Art has been in Cape Town since 2005.”

Their website is www.smartart.co.za and here is a link to their Facebook Page.

Here are a few pics of what Smart Art can do for you…

Dewy Grass vinyl Forest Path Wallpaper Kids World Map Wallpaper New York Window Wallpaper Polyester Print Deckchair Fabric Telephone Booth Door Vinyl

Come and see my lovely wallpaper designs in action, courtesy of Smart Art, at the Design Indaba Expo at the CTICC from the 1st -3rd March : )

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The cutting edge of space…

Look who made into the Home Weekly supplement of the Sunday Times this last Sunday! None other than my space rocket solar system cushion cover! Seems quite appropriate given the week we’ve had, with Felix Baumgartner managing to successfully complete his Red Bull Stratos jump. And they called it a space invader…LOVE that! Here’s a direct link to the cushion cover on hello pretty and on Etsy.

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Spring into summer with Handmade by Me

Spring is finally here! The flowers are out, the sun is out, we even made it out, and had our first picnic this last weekend. Albeit it was in the beautiful Cederberg which is always a couple degrees warmer, but all this sunshine and spring talk is really getting me in the mood for summer!! And with summer comes outings, picnics, sundowners, festivals, all those things I love to do. And so I thought I would share some of my new tea towels and napkin sets with you. All designed with the summer in mind, get ready to make your picnic basket the most wanted item in the southern hemisphere : )

And for those of you who need a little help getting that spring in your step I am offering a 5% discount on any matching tea towel and napkin purchases made via my Etsy store over the next 2 weeks. All you have to do is buy a set of napkins WITH a tea towel and enter the coupon code SPRING2012 and your basket will automatically be discounted and updated!

Here are some of the latest additions you can look out for…for the full collection please visit my Etsy store.

Pink Flamingo! napkins

Pretty Proteas napkins

Striking Strelitzias napkins

Origami Birds tea towel

Fly Away Birds tea towel

Indigo Blue tea towel

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Sweet Hearts tea towel

And just because this little guy below hasn’t had a chance to feature anywhere yet…

Space Rocket Solar System cushion cover

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space rocket solar system go go go…

My friend Kerry came to me with a request from her very fussy 5 year old. He wanted space rocket solar system curtains for his new room and there was just nothing available that he liked. So I got to work on designing something for him, and this is what I came up with.

Apparently Conor is delighted with the design and so I have sent it off to be printed! As soon as the curtains are up and ready I’ll post a pic of them in his new room!

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