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Handmade By Me – feisty floral watercolour range


Hello! Do you need some colour in your life? One of the things I love about blogging is supporting brands that I’m mad about. When those brands are local, even better. Sera Holland of Handmade By Me shared her latest design range with me and I must say…the colours are crazy gorgeous!


As you can see, there are several options to take your pattern and colour fancy. Cushion covers, tea towels and napkins. Phone covers too. The Feisty Floral Watercolour range is available in two delicious colourways.

Are you interested in how this lush watercolour came to life? Of course you are! Let Sera tell you about it herself…

The Feisty Floral Watercolour design is particularly special to me as I had originally hand painted it and then printed it onto fabric using a silk textile screen a few years ago. I had actually forgotten about the fabric sitting in one of my storage boxes from my Dublin days, and when I did a little clear out and found it, I decided I HAD to add it to my collection. I wanted to keep the hand-painted effect, but without actually having to hand paint it onto many many metres of fabric myself, so I decided to scan in the printed fabric at a very high resolution and then print it digitally back onto a base fabric. As you can see it has kept the grainy watercoloury texture beautifully, and with the help of photoshop I was able to create and offer an alternative colourway.

A few more images from the 2015 catalogue from Handmade By Me

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Noon Design Studio and Shibori


I came back from my recent trip to Jaipur in India with a colourful indigo obsession. The Japanese art of Shibori dyeing has been trending for a while and Noon Design Studio popped onto my radar this week. Imagine my delight!

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