Strictly Handmade

by Claire Minnaar


Born to European family in early 80`s where veg was home grown, clothes sawn by my mum and furniture made by my dad I have developed high respect towards all handmade products and people making them. It`s time consuming and costly! But mainly, made with love and to perfection!

After meeting my adorer in UK we have moved to South Africa to continue with our life story here.  I have devoted the next few years to our 2 girls as stay at home mum. Then the “itch” started and I realized I had to start my own business.  After long sleepless nights, it hit me. It was in the front of me all these years!

And this is how Strictly Handmade was born in February 2012. Starting from a scratch with nothing but my family support and one really “unreliable” laptop I have decided to build my dream from our living room. Not long and I got to meet some amazingly talented people that have joined our adventure. Their service is outstanding and their products – well see for yourself!

I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to promote not only individuals but also communities and their gorgeous, high quality products!

Our variety of products is growing every week and we are always looking for new suppliers to join our adventure, so if this speaks to you, email us for more details. We would love to hear from you!

Visit our online store and you will find some unique products at excellent prices!

We are always willing to help and go the extra mile to make sure our customers return with a smile!

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Lesle February 25, 2014 - 8:12 am

Wonderful love it

Ann February 25, 2014 - 8:17 am

fabulous items

Linda Jansen van Rensburg February 25, 2014 - 8:40 am

Love the Owl Hobobag, Urban Bling bracelets, The Baby dolls

Riana February 25, 2014 - 8:46 am

My Favorite Products are, the soft toy section, mustard baby bags and lemon Tree trading – bedroom decor for kids

Megan Hartwig February 25, 2014 - 8:49 am

Such a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY! This has “Megan” written all over it! Hello! My love of all things handmade, and especially with love? Oh please please please pick me ? My 3 favourite products from Strictly Handmade’s online store are: 1. The Protea sterling silver necklace from Glove Jewellery. 2. Urban Heart Wrap and 3. Owl cellphone cover. I have liked all the Facebook Page’s, followed all of the above steps and shared it on Twitter too (@flutterbymegs)! Fingers crossed! xxx

Karin Stewart February 25, 2014 - 8:51 am

Wedding hangers, tutu skirt, button rings are three of my online favorites

Caroline Bowker February 25, 2014 - 10:14 am

Wow! What an amazing competition! So hope I win. The jewellery and accessories are just to die for! Liked all the pages & followed above steps! Looking forward to getting my mail saying that I’ve WON! Caroline

Astrid Julies February 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

Love your story and Urban Bling rocks.

Marilize Griffiths February 25, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Their Products are awesome, all their suppliers are tested for quality, so you are sure you get good value.

rehana seedat February 25, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Love the Owl Hobobag, Urban Bling bracelets, The Baby dolls

Claire Soobramoney February 25, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Wow! Stunning giveaway!! Would love to win this..fingers crossed 🙂 I Love the bracelets, the dolls are gorgeous! I know my daughter would go crazy for one of them and the wooden letters are stunning too 🙂 following on twitter 🙂 @FSoobramoney

depashni marie February 25, 2014 - 6:42 pm

love so many of the items…but these 3 are my favourite
1. Lavender Quilt
2. Peace, Love and Harmony from jewellry
3 .Unique hobo bag

stephanie graves videira February 25, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Love the soaps specially the Lush Lavender soap, and the Squishies and Stuff onesies and the Tabitha hoy – Cushy Tushy

sarah van der bank February 26, 2014 - 6:27 am

I just live the Urban Bling infinity wrap bracelet, the africa pendant by Glove Jewellery and the little doggie beanie by Jen’s Crochet Hats

Amalia February 27, 2014 - 8:13 am

I absolutely love the Urban Love Wrap, Wine Barrel Platter Boards and the Wrap Duo!!!

Christelle February 27, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Urban Cross Wrap, Tula Baba Reborn Babies, Arty Albums

Roxanne Chutthergoon February 27, 2014 - 2:59 pm

I love the the Adult Maxi Wrap Skirt.

Dina dos santos February 28, 2014 - 9:03 am


Roxanne Chutthergoon February 28, 2014 - 9:55 am

And I love the Owl Hobobag and Lavender Quilt too!

Tharishia Naidoo February 28, 2014 - 11:42 am

My favourite Strictly Handmade products are the Love cushion, the coat rack and the Porcelain set. ^_^

Alicia Buckle March 1, 2014 - 11:37 am

Wow, what amazing talent!! I love the Owl Hobobag, Urban Bling bracelets and the Lavender Quilt ♥

Leanne Zwiegers March 1, 2014 - 9:51 pm

I love the bracelets. Every girl deserves a beautiful bracelet like those to remind her everyday she is worth the time and effort. Have a family full of girls that would love em too!

dhesh March 2, 2014 - 7:01 am

Love the stone hearts, the wood coaster set and the Time cushion.

Ailsa Porter March 3, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Love Urban Bling

Ailsa Porter March 3, 2014 - 3:39 pm

I didn’t see the instruction until I had entered – I love the star bracelet from Urban Bling, also love the crocheted owl bag and the Wooden Letters!

Lovely Light March 4, 2014 - 8:26 pm

I like the flower and berry beanies, the Laslappie ottoman, and the shopping trolley covers!

Angelique Venter March 5, 2014 - 11:33 am

my favourite would have to be the big Chalk, the jewellery by Urban Bling – The Urban Love wrap is the best and definitely the Sockimals – The horse is my favourite by far!

sherriann March 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm

I love the personalized dummy chains, the urban bling and the “Ougat” creations

Sanet Odendaal March 5, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Love the maxi wrap skirt, Lara’s soaps and the lavender quilt!

Carla Pegg March 6, 2014 - 11:28 am

My favorite 3 items are all wedding themed (I am busy busy planning my wedding).
I love the wedding hangers, the garters and the urban infinity bracelets (which would be great for bridesmaids) Awesome giveaway!

Claire March 7, 2014 - 10:23 am

I love the Beatrix Booties, Jen’s Smonkeys, Dandelion Owl cushion (and others but those are the 3).

Zoie Segers March 7, 2014 - 10:30 am

I LOVE Urban Bling bracelets, Jen’s backpacks – Ladybug and the dandelion Love Cushion 2

Mandy March 7, 2014 - 11:40 am

Laundry Rules; Hand painted Letters; Book ends

Karlien March 7, 2014 - 5:09 pm

I like the infinity and love bracelets and the baby like dolls.

Dawn W March 10, 2014 - 6:52 am



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