Flamin’ Flamingos!

For those of you who aren’t friends of handmade by me’s facebook page you might not know the exciting news yet! I am also delighted that this is my first and very happy post from sunny Cape Town. I received an email a few days ago to let me know that my Pink Flamingo! Cushion Cover has made it to the shortlist of 250 products from OVER 2 MILLION to be presented in the DaWanda Lovebook for Winter 2012-2013!!!

This is such exciting news for handmade by me as “the Lovebook is sent to journalists from across Europe, the US and Australasia, who may then select products for publication and publish them in magazines and newspapers. Products from previous Lovebooks were later published in Time magazine, Vogue, Gala, Brigitte and many other publications.”

Take a look at the Lovebook Summer 2012 here:

And for those of you who haven’t seen my Pink Flamingo! design here is the cushion cover and matching tea towel, and the design is also available in napkins…

Now lets hope this is the beginning of great things to come! I am working on some very exciting projects so as always…watch this space!

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Nothin’ like the real thing…

So I have been very busy sewing away and I realised that some of you have only seen the designs and not the finished products. Here are a few of the things I have been working on lately! Still can’t decide which is my new favourite…

Pretty Proteas looking oh so lovely as a cushion cover…
 

New blue origami birds cushion cover…

Red vintage squares cushion cover and matching set of napkins…

Indigo red napkins…

And Nicky’s vintage bikes tea towel…

Still more on the way! watch this space…

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striking strelitzias…

I recently thought that my pretty proteas fabric (see below) needed a friend, something similar but different, that would work well alongside it, but also stand out on it’s own. I immediately thought of strelitzias (also known beautifully as birds of paradise) as they are absolutely gorgeous and really bright and colourful. And since they are also common to south africa, I felt they were perfect for the job. They also happened to work really well in the same geometric style I used for the proteas…and so after some seriously tedious repeat pattern work…I present to you…my striking strelizias pattern…

here’s a closeup…

Here they are together with my pretty proteas…sigh…

The striking strelitzias along with the pretty proteas are both available in cushion covers, napkins and tea towels at my Etsy store.

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indigo red…

I don’t think I have showcased my lovely indigo red pattern on my blog…inspired by the red versions of the beautifully handpainted chinese porcelain…I give you the red version of indigo blue….indigo red! (Try saying that fast ; ))

Its is available to buy in cushion covers, napkins and tea towels at my etsy store.

The cushion cover…

the pattern…

and the closeup…

And if you haven’t seen the indigo blue version before…

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seasonal florals

For a slightly different take on the vintage floral pattern, here are 2 new fabrics, inspired by the cold dark winter days ending and hopefully some bright sunny days on the way.
A girl can dream : )

Available in cushion covers and napkins which you can buy online at my Etsy store.

And just to let you know that I will be expanding my fabrics into some other new and exciting interior products soon! Watch this space!

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Pretty proteas

I must be feeling sentimental…or it was the gorgeous bunch of proteas I was eyeing out, but couldn’t afford to buy, in M&S the other day. Anyways they’re so beautiful and remind me of home…how could I resist being inspired?

Now available in cushion covers and napkins at my Etsy store.

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indigo blue…

I love indigo designs on white, especially in the style of 17th century chinese porcelain and delftware. Even though my design is a little different, it still creates a similar feel to it.

Introducing the latest of my collection, indigo blue, … available in cushion covers and napkins online at my Etsy store.

If you would like me to create something different specially for you please get in touch!

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