Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing a Merry Christmas and a fabulous 
New Year

from all of us at I Just Love That Fabric


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kaffe Fassett fabric - on sale

FABRIC SALE under way,
Ooh Christmas is nearly hear, all the pressies have been bought, wrapped and ready for Santa -  now its time to grab some bargains for yourself.

Each day I am adding a few more fabrics to my Sale list, today I have added some of Kaffe Fassett gorgeous fabrics, there is a limited amount, and 4 different designs

Floating Flowers(also available in the Grey/pink colourway)

Daisies (also available in the pink colourway)

These are now priced at $4.75 per fat quarter 

Busy making way for new fabrics in 2010. 

Have a fab Christmas week.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Christmas Tablecloth Decision

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
Paradise Garden

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!!.

Blog giveaway winner

We have a winner the lovely Clare at Clares Craftroom, your Cath Kidston fabric pieces and ottoman rose doorstop will be winding their way to you later this week, just in time for Christmas.

Thanks to all who participated and left lovely comments, twittered and blogged.  I shall continue the giveaways in 2010.
Have a very Merry Christmas


Amy Butler Fabric Doorstop

Tumble Rose Doorstop

Tangerine Tumble Roses

Why is it one week its all cushions, cushions, cushions and the next nothing but doorstops. 

Two new additions have been added to my store, Tumble roses in Tangerine and Tumble roses in Pink.  Just so gorgeous and shabby chic.

For just $18.50 they make a great Christmas pressy, they come with instructions on how to fill and postage is totally FREE up until 20th December.

Pop in and take a look

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blog Giveaway Shabby Chic time

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

Also up for grabs

I have been making doorstops for a while and this is my best selling shape, 14cm x 14cm, with a hessian handle on top.  The base is in a plain contrasting fabric with a velcro closure.
The doorstops are mailed out empty , just really to keep the postage costs down. 
500gs to 1kg of rice, wheat, small stones or a large ston, is sufficient to keep it firmly on the floor.

Heres how to enter

1. Simply pop into my store and take a look at the doorstops
2 .Leave a comment on my blog as to which one you like best of all. (for 1 entry)
3. Id love you to follow my blog or join my newsletter (for 2 entries)
4. The closing date for last comment is 8th December.
5. The winner will be randomly picked and notified on my blog and by email.

Thank you in advance for entering

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Free Mini Santa Sack

To celebrate just 1 month until Christmas Day,  hooray!!
We are giving away a FREE mini Santa sack with every purchase
over $25 at I Just Love That Fabric,
from today the 25th November  until 1st December 2009.

These gorgeous hand made drawsting santa sack will be available to  puchase direct for just $7.95 each in my store. . Or automatically receive with your order.

They are just the perfect bag for kiddies to take to school to collect their Christmas Cards in, or fill with lollies for teacher.  

Happy Christmas Shopping

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Fabric for Monday

Rose Pink Indian Paisley

Ive been waiting at the front door, for my new Rose Pink Paisley fabric to arrive, and hooray it arrived today. 

Rose Pink on a pure white background home decorating fabric.

I know its pink again, but it just looks so good, the large paisleys are 20cms long, and hand blocked in India. 

Im thinking Cushions and Wall Art in my bedroom with this or maybe even  a bed cover. 
You can find this fabric in my store under Shabby Chic and Indian Cotton Fabric.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Marimekko Wall Art - Sunny Sunday

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

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Favourtie Fabric from Amy Butler

Paradise Garden

This design by Amy Butler, is on my list as one of my abosolute favs.
These large scale bursts of flowers are the best.  The big flower at the top measures 20cms by 25cms and the whole flower and stem is abou 60cms, WOW - flowers on a grand scale.

Using this as a tablecloth will give your table that WOW factor and in wipeclean oilcloth too, what more could I ask for - maybe as wall art too............

Ive been awarded a Kreativ Blogger Award

Id like to thank the lovely  Silver Thread Designs for this award, im honoured.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shabby Chic Roses & Milk Churns

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.

I have made up a Bundle of Fat Quarters of the 4 designs i have as well,  makes it a bit easier for choosing.

My old milk Churns

Im thinking i may make some covers for the tops before i sell them on.
Im off now to sew some cushions, have a great day sewing and quilting, or just reading.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Winner - Hibiscus oilcloth

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.

Im loving PVC tablecloths

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Harry Harry Childrens Fabric

New from Harry Harry,
these gorgeous large scale prints of
Funky Zebras and Cute Bassett Hounds are on a creamy background

Being large scale prints these are ideal for wall art, cushions, and bedding, made in Spain and printed onto 100% cotton. the fabric width is 140cms.

Each Zebra measures 33cm x 30 and the Bassetts measure 26cm x 20.  Too cute for words.
These will be added to my childrens fabric collection and are in stock now.

Happy sewing and shopping

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pink Tulips

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.

One of my  favourite fabrics

Friday, October 23, 2009

15% Off Lila Tueller Moda Fabric - Santorini and Soiree Collection

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 code lila 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 -

Pop on over and take a look.

Coupon/Promo Code is lila

Happy shopping

Monday, October 19, 2009

Giveaway - Early Christmas Present Time


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.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Beautiful Fabric Find from India using traditional hand blocking

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.

Have a wonderful week.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So Beach House

Summer is in the air, or should i say the wind is blowing  and the dust and sand is in the air.

I have just stocked this lovely crisp Nautical Oilcloth pvc in my store, from Red Plum Linen so versatile and absolutely gorgeous.

what more could little boys wish for, or girls.

I also have this in the 100% cotton fabric too, for cushions and furnishings, bedding and bunting. 

Have a happy beachy weekend