One of the things I have really enjoyed since moving to Bristol at the start of the year is discovering independent sellers and creators via Instagram and beyond. Bristol seems to be a hub of creativity for people wanting to break away from the 9-5 lifestyle and produce products that inspire and delight those looking for something a little different from the highstreet offerings.
One such brand which I stumbled across, via the platform of Instagram, is It Was Made For Me’. Founded and headed up by Sarah Richards, a graphic designer in Portishead, Sarah has created a unique business which specialises in creating tailor made prints for your home which put you in the picture. Her Bristol designs feature iconic Bristolion landmarks such as the Suspension Bridge, Clifton Village and Hotwell’s colourful houses which you are then able to customise with a strapline and details personal to your family and lifestyle. The colourful and vibrant prints really bring to life and capture the effervescent vibe of Bristol and allow you to bring some of the familiar sights of this amazing city into your home.
The ability to personalise the prints is what really caught my attention as I love the idea of filling homes with mementos that capture special moments and allow memories to be kept for years to come. Sarah can bring to life details such as that morning coffee, family pet, footwear or a stroll with a buggy all backdropped by an image of your choice. Along with the standard prints on the website, depicting Portishead and Clevedon, which can be ordered immediately online , you can also request bespoke locations which are meaningful to you. Think favourite holiday spots, your local pub, location where you got engaged or even a bespoke picture of your house. If you have been struggling to think of the perfect wedding or birthday gift for someone special then I can’t think of anything more fitting than an image which can be treasured for years. Head over to It Was Made For Me’s website and Instagram page to see more examples of the bespoke work she has produced. I have a few ideas myself as to how I can put Mr B and I in the picture…….
All A3 prints, printed on high quality art paper, can be ordered framed or unframed, beautifully packaged and are delivered free of charge within a 5 mile radius of BS20 7FL. On the website there are also greeting cards which, as well as being a lovely surprise to find in the post, would also look gorgeous as mini prints framed on the wall.
I’m really excited to say that I’ve teamed up with Sarah to give one reader of my blog the chance to put themselves in the picture and own their own customised print. Sarah is very generously giving away a framed print (black or white frame) worth £120 from the choice below of either Clifton Suspension Bridge, Hotwells or Bath Royal Crescent, with the option to personalise the forefront and strapline to make it your own.
To be in the chance with winning this amazing prize head over to Instagram and make sure you are following @abrunetteedit and @itwasmadeforme, and comment on my post launching this competition (posted on 06/08/18) tagging in someone you think would also like to win. You can enter as many times as you like in separate comments to boost your chance of winning! The winner will need to provide Sarah with details of the personalisation (footwear/photos etc) and also what they would like the strapline to say. The prize includes free UK delivery and competition is open to UK entries only and will run throughout August, closing at 7pm on the 31st August 2018 with the winner being chosen at random.
And if you aren’t lucky enough to win head over to Sarah’s website to see more of her gorgeous prints or get in touch with Sarah via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can put yourself in the picture!
Good luck X