For the week that’s in it…look, see, win…

The Design Indaba Expo opens on Thursday so we have been crazy busy these last few weeks getting ourselves and our products ready for it. If you follow us on instagram, facebook and/or twitter, you may have noticed some sneak peeks of a few exciting new things we have up our sleeve for our stand, but just in case you missed them, here is a little teaser of what you can expect from Handmade By Me over the weekend. You can find us at stand H21, please come and say hi we would love to see you!

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For those of you who have no idea what I am going on about… “The Design Indaba Expo was inaugurated in 2004 and provides a commercial platform for the finest South African designers to leverage goods and services to the local and global markets. It also introduces the most influential international buyers to the finest South African creative products and encourages export.

As the only local platform that welcomes advertising, architecture, craft, décor, film, fashion, graphic design, interior design, jewellery, new media, publishing, product design, and visual media under the same roof, Design Indaba Expo is a celebration of diversity.”

Have a look here for more information regarding the event.

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And because we’re so busy getting ready for the Expo, we are doubling up on today’s post so we can spend next week recovering : ) I thought I might leave you with this insanely large and extremely flattering article on Handmade By Me and me, Sera Holland, in the latest Ideas Magazine. Thanks so much to them for the amazing feature I am so unbelievably flattered and honoured!!

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And last but not least, here is a chance for you to WIN a set of our Feisty Floral Watercolour napkins with Kamers. All you have to do is go to the Kamers facebook page, simply 1) like THEIR post about our napkins & 2) comment what you’re looking forward to most at their autumn shows. Easy as pie! And the even better news is that they have just announced that their Autumn show in May is now going to be at City Hall. We cannot wait!!!

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

Introducing…Miran & Co.

Firstly thanks so much to everyone who visited and supported us at both Kamers and Handmade Contemporary this last week(end). We had such a great time and we hope you all did too! Here are a few of the pics we snapped from our space which we shared with Windowsill at Kamers.

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Now that we’re back to normal and getting ready for Christmas – eek we know we can’t believe it either – we have some exciting news about a few new stockists we are so happy to be supplying. We don’t want to inundate you all at once, so we will be introducing them individually (and not in any order) to you over the next few weeks : ) For a full list of our stockists please see our stockist page on our website. And if you want to be a stockist please email us.

First up is the lovely Miran & Co. a UK based online lifestyle shop which only launched a few days ago.

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“The vision behind Miran & Co. was to create a special place that people could go to find unique & wonderful handmade things by designers from all over the world. From home accessories to fashion, to bath and beauty, Miran & Co. strives to have it all. We’ve hand picked it, just for you. Sure, we’re a little different, but that’s the fun part. After all, who wants to be ordinary?”

We certainly don’t : ) You can find them and more info at www.miranandco.com

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

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.

…the Design Indaba Expo…

As most of you already know handmade by me will be exhibiting at the Design Indaba Expo over the next few days. I am really excited and have been working on some cool new DIY projects which will help showcase my products at the event. Its open to the public on friday, saturday and sunday and well worth a visit! Do pop in and say hi if you’re there. I’ll be at stand J003 if you can’t find me.

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Please also note that I will have limited email access and time over the next few days so if you would like to get in touch please continue to do so and I will try and get back to you as soon as possible.

Here are a few sneak previews of what you can expect to see at the handmade by me stand…

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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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