Mayalief is what happens when a crafty, creative worker-bee falls in love with her beautiful baby girl and muse - Maya.

After having my first little one, I decided to ditch the 9 to 5 and start my own small business. What was once an excuse to stay at home and play dress-up the whole day, has now become an established home-based 'factory'. The product images are hand-drawn, digitised and then screen printed on our dining room table one by one. Cutting, sewing and stitching commences and finally a beautiful product emerges.

Mayalief does all things monochrome; inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian interior design and decor, Mayalief embraces the Nordic style but strives to keep a true-to-heart South African feel (I confess I get a warm fuzzy feeling printing anything Afrikaans or scripture related).

Mayalief originally started off making and selling decor items, but over the last two years we have expanded our range to include all sorts of baby and toddler goodies. We now have a great selection of baby decor items and accessories, developmental toys, fabric dolls, milestone cards and other card stock. Our modern and minimalistic ‘the story of you’ baby book has also become quite popular. This journal is ideal for capturing all those special moments and memories of your little one from birth through to their 5th birthday.

And, amid all the busy hours working to bring new products to our mamas, we were blessed with our second baby girl - Amelia.

Mayalief has been a rewarding venture from day one, starting under the trees at Irene Village Market. We have now moved online and I send my pretty products nationwide.

This journey has been a great blessing and I thank all the Mayalief-mamas for the continued encouragement and support.

Why we love black and white...

The simplicity of these two colours are the basis for any modern nursery and can be used to create a tranquile, minimalistic and sophistiacted room for your new arrival. Furthermore, these colours are perfectly gender neutral.

Apart from being stylish, we appreciate that high-contrast colours, such as black and white, enhances your little one’s vision and brain development. Win-win!