sentimental home…

I found this lovely piece of writing (below) somewhere in the realm of facebook, and thought that it was the closest thing I have seen yet, which appropriately describes what supporting local designers and makers and their handmade products is all about. It really rings true to me as a maker of products, and the sentiment is very sweet. Unfortunately I could not find the person to credit directly, so please, if any of you know, will you let me know so that I can say thank you for these lovely words.

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And with that I would love to share with you this beautiful shoot that Home en Tuis Magazine did with my lovely stockist The Green Elephant Collective. It came out so beautifully, and it really goes to show that you don’t have to completely redo your home to give it a make over.

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a little lampshade lovin’…

And just in case you didn’t know… handmade by me make lampshades!! In any shape and form and size and design, just let us know whatever you need and we’ll make it specially for you. Or if you’re not sure what you need, we can help you figure it out…standing, bedside, living room, drum, flute, you name it…and in any design we have! Here are some lampshades we have made in the past…

You might have noticed some of our lampshades on display at the design indaba…

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Here are a few closeups…

my Striking Strelitzias standing lamp…

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Pink Flamingo! bedside lamps…

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My Birdy Num Num bedside lampshade which is made using wallpaper in the inside of the shade so that the pattern is only visible when the light is turned on….how gorgeous is this for a low light in a baby’s room…?

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My Blue Origami Birds bedside lampshade which you have seen before…

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And my Indigo Red standing lamp…as seen at the Tjing Tjing Market…

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Please feel free to email me for more details and prices!

Its YOU again…

I am super delighted my Striking Strelitzias tea towel has been featured in the latest edition of YOU magazine! Apparently yellows are “wise and imaginative”….what do you think?

And here are a few closeups of my Striking Strelitzias tea towel…available to buy directly from me here through Etsy and Hello Pretty

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Bloomin’ fabulous news…

…that Handmade by Me has been featured twice in the latest edition of South African Conde Nast House & Garden. Which, by the way, is one of my favourite interior mags so I am super delighted! Both my Pretty Proteas cushion cover and Striking Strelitzias fabric were featured as part of the “Botanical Blooms” in “Rooms in Bloom”. Ha ha say that again faster…

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

Pretty Proteas tea towel

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

handmade by me.