Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Decorating Forum

Ive joined this great Decorating Forum, called simply DECORATING FORUM based in Western Australia owned and administered by the lovely Julie-Ann.

Here you will find great articles on decorating, renovating, finding those elusive home decore pieces, comparing prices on those expensive home purchases all by just chatting to other members.  Its all totally free of course and a great way to gather fab new ideas for your home and garden.  Also a little escape from the bordom of working at home.
Julie-Ann is an Interior Decorator by trade, living in  Perth, WA. and  specialises in renovating Kitchens and Bathrooms.

She owns and operates her own design business aswell as running this forum, but secretly would rather work full time on the forum, as its such great fun.

The Decorating Forum has only been running since September 2009 and already has nearly 100 active members, who regularly contribute to the Decorating Forum, Articles and General Chat.
You can also follow on Twitter and Facebook.
So if you get 5 minutes spare in your hectic day - pop on over to the Decorating Forum and join up. 

Have a great week.

Susie x

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oilcloth - Eden in Midnight Blue

Hi, im back on track now, boys are back at school, the house is reasonably tidy, the dog is happy, the fridge is full, the laundry all done.  I can now work, for the whole day uninterrupted.  I think it will take me until the end of February to catch up with paperwork, sewing, marketing etc.  7 weeks off over christmas is definitely long enough out to work.   So here goes..............

Todays new fabric added to my store is this gorgeous midnight blue mexican oilcloth.  Its a little more chic and looks fantastic on the table.  Made from 91% pvc and 9% polyester/cotton backing it is ideal for outdoors, great for playmats and protecting the floor from food spills.

Its definitely my favourite of the week, and yes its oilcloth, so versatile and so easy to sew into aprons and bags.  Back soon with some more new fabrics.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sale fabric and remnants

Todays special Wednesday Bargain is this gorgeous
ONLY $7.95

Pink Hibiscus Mexican Oilcloth, also available in Blue and Orange Hibiscus or any of the Mexican Oilcloth colourways.

With the little ones starting kindy or prep, painting is high on the fun list, this great little apron will help keep paint off the cloths, easy to wipe down, and fold away until next time.  Will fit a  littlie up to approx 6 years old.  Boys stripes and dots available too in blue.

All our aprons and book bags are designed and made at I Just Love That Fabric here on the Gold Coast.

Have a Happy and Fun Week.

Susie x

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Outdoor Fabric for Summer - This weeks Favourite

Two of my favourite out door stripe fabrics, soil and stain resitant, ideal with my boys around.  These are such gorgeous stripes, really nice and wide, each stripe being 9cms wide.

This is just part of the Santuary Range from Warwick Fabrics, I have just picked a few that are popular, the complete collection is available. 
I have chosen the sunrise colourwary for cushions and chair covers on my patio, I shall post some pics once completed, Im so looking forward to the finished product.

Have a Happy Sunny Week.

Susie x

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A very Happy New Year to all my Friends and Followers

Santa, waved goodnight for the last time  at the weekend, until Dec 1st 2010.  We always find it sad taking hime down, its as if he is really alive.  Hes back in his box, recharging ready for another Christmas.

So on with this fabulous new year, wow 2010, should we all be flying around in small spaceships instead of cars, thats what i imagined when i was very young back in the ummmm early 70s, when 2010 was ever mentioned -  films like Logans Run and The Time machine, but here we are all doing basically the same as the last century. Except maybe the ipones and ipod touches, what great gizzmos they are, cant put them down and such time wasters too!!

Anyway on with the fabric issues, i have some fantastic new fabrics in store, Degas and Moulin, drapery, home furnishing, light upholstry weight, absolutely divine, Im having my dressmakers dummy - sally ann, recovered in the pink colourway.  All from Warwick Australia and loving the designs and colourways.  These designs are fromt he Bohemia Collection, very stylish.

Degas is a poppy design on a soft linen coloured background, the largest pooppy measuring 13cm

The Co-ordinating stripe is gorgeous too Moulin, the stripes are nice and wide at 33.5cm

 Heres wishing you all a great January, and relaxing time with the Kiddies still off school, Im off to do some sewing today, as the family have gone off surfing for a couple of hours, and I need to sew something, maybe  make some new cushion covers who knows.

Susie x