I love both of these tablecloths, and making the decision for a customer as to which one to have is difficult, it has been left in my hands.
Myself, I love the Amy Butler Paradise Garden, as this would fit into my home quite well, the red/white mexican oilcloth is more traditional and would look good at Christmas, with the stuffed Turkey in the centre and wouldnt cost as much either.
Table cloth Mexican Oilcloth
Amy Butler Oilcloth
But having said that, I laid this oilcloth widthways across my table, almost like a wide runner and that worked well, with my table top being black glass. And my table is only 90cms wide so 1.25 metres would be enough, this could be done with the Mexican Oilcloth too.
Im full of money saving ideas today, must be the heat!!.
A double Blog giveaway -
a beautiful summery giveaway of Cath Kidston fabrics and a beautifully hand made doorstop in the blue ottoman rose.
I have delved into my secret stash of Shabby Chic fabrics , to bring you this gorgeous fabric and doorstop giveaway.
So being Christmas time and all - im giving away a scrap bag of 5 beautiful pieces of Shabby Chic Cath Kidston fabric all about 30m x 30cm, brand new, could be made into bunting or patchwork or little bags or......
So here are the 5 beautiful fabrics on my line, looking good in the Gold Coast sunshine
Red Ottoman Rose, Stone Classic Rose, Red Paisley,
White Classic Rose & Blue Ottoman Rose
This is what sundays are made of - nippers first thing in the morning, a gynastics gala in the afternoon, and then the movies, what more can you do in a day i ask myself.
Well, our renovations have just started so im taking all my canvases off the wall and putting them away, so the dust doesnt get them. Although if the electricians work is anything to go by, I think I might go into storage aswell......
My lovely Marimekko canvas in sunshine orange and yellow is going into storage upstairs, it will be so nice to get it back out in the new year and I will run up some bright new cushions in Mini Marimekko to match.
Heres to a good week of work, cleaning and sewing loads of cushions
Well I just couldnt resist these. LOVE by Amy Butler, came out a few months back now, but had so many enquiries for some of her designs, that i bought some in and wow, I d like to keep them all for myself.
A few years back I was living in an old 17th centry cottage on the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire border in the midlands UK, i was the shabby chic queen, every room had roses in, from Cath Kidston & Laura Ashley, roses in the garden too. I had pretty cafe style curtains at my windows in the old kitchen which was a delight and a 1970s gas fired AGA. I collected the old fashioned milk churns in those days and used them as bar stools, with pretty rose seat covers, mind you they were a bit tough on the bum!, nothing that a bit of padding couldnt put right!.
I still have the milk churns today, they travelled with us when we came to Australia, much to my husbands disbeleif. Unfortunately are going to be placed on ebay over the next coming months. We are having some renovations done to our new house, and the surfboards and boogie boards and bikes are taking preference. Mind you i may well sneekily keep one at the bottom of the garden, just to remind me of those country days.
And the winner is....Blossy, thank you so much for entering my apron giveawy.
It is now winding its way to you, hope you love it.
Here are some gorgeous pics of my hibiscus oilcloth. Im having one of these to cover my table at Christmas.
We spend Christmas day at the creek each year with friends and any visitors that may be our way and im fed up with the thin plastic ones getting caught in the wind. So im treating myself. I only need 2 metres and i will scollop the edge just to make it look a bit more fancy.
One of my favourtie fabrics. Tulipa by Andrew Martin
I was rummaging, as you do thru piles of fabric, sorting some for a good cause and some to list on ebay, when I came across this. Tulips of all shapes and sizes
I remember buying this wonderful tulip fabric designed by Andrew Martin, I beleive its called Tulipa, but not too sure on that.. I bought it years ago and never did anything with it. Just saved it for a rainy day.
So in one of my quick crafty moments I popped off to my local Bunnings and purchased a blank canvas and wipped up some designer artwork.
Ive hung it in the hallway for the timebeing, and it makes a great statement measuring about 100cm x 60cm. I now on the search for the blue version, and the large single tulips, which is even more stunning.
A quick sale, making room for more gorgeous fabrics, i have limited quantities left of Lila Tueller Moda, with more coming, so grab your bargain now and save 15%
Simply use Coupon/Promo codelila and you will automatically see the discount once you have added it to your cart, no need to go through all the checkout process before you can check your discount- its there straight away -
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Choose an apron and it could be yours, for entry conditions see below.....
Girly Hibiscus Apron, with pretty grossgrain ties
Ships and Lighthouses, make cooking and painting fun
Now heres a great chance to win one of these gorgeous kiddies aprons. (Size for 6yr old)
The pink is Hibiscus Mexican Oilcloth and the apron below is Nautical Oilcloth. Both beautifully hand made by me. I had a sewing frenzy last week, as I hadnt sewn for a couple of days. Its too hazardous getting the sewing machine switched on with my boys around. Although, having said that, the little fella is quite steady for a left hander, not the easiest when it comes to scissors and things. But i gave him some striped fabric, so he had lines to follow and he did really well.
Any way back to the GIVEAWAY. Easy Peasy - heres how to win one -
1. Leave a comment on which one you would like to win.
2. Follow my blog, but not compulsory of course.
3. Have a tweet about the giveaway, for a second entry.
The winner will be randomly drawn on the 1st November.
Both aprons are now listed in my store, I also have the pattern listed in haberdashery.
Thank you for entering, in advance.
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I am lucky enough to have in stock these beautifully hand blocked prints from India, printed on 100% cotton suitable for home furnishings.
Helping to sustain small communities in India.
100% Indian cotton, hand blocked Large Paisley in blue
using Eco friendly and azo-free pigment dyes.
Indian cotton hand blocked,String of Leaves on white
Little Trees, hand blocked Indian Cotton
Indian Cotton, hand blocked burnt orange Paisley
and using Eco friendly and azo-free pigment dyes.
The artisans who produce this fabric are poorer women from local communities in India who have been empolyed and then trained by other more experienced women.
There are many different processes to go through to acheive the final finished fabric, which means plenty of work for the women.
Eco friendly and azo-free pigment dyes are used for printing this fabric onto a lovely cotton duck fabric. The less experienced women, start with packing and dispatching and quality control, where the more experienced do the hand block printing, Once the fabric has been block printed, the fabric is laid out in the sun for the pigment to dry, then it is steamed in boilers, once dry again it is ironed flat, to fix the colour permanently.
The women are provided with fair wages and a safe work environment, some medial aid, banking facilities and schooling for the children.
In stocking this fabric, I am contributing to their lives also, apart from simply loving these gorgeous prints. I hope you like them too and would love you to comment on them. All positive feedback is passed on back to India.