If you love the soft feel of the laminated cottons from Amy Butler, you will adore these cushions, ideal for poolside and deckchairs.
A customer asked if I made cushions from the laminated cottons, and well here is the finished item, I made these 3 for me at the same time in the large European size.
Great for when the kids pop out of the pool for a drink and a nibble, nice and cumfy.
See the full range of Amy Buter Laminates in our store. To make your own, you would need approx 0.75 metre for the large size and 0.50 for the smaller size.
This size is 60cm x 60cms,with a zipped back in the same lovely lamianted fabric. Our prices are -
60cm x 60cm, including insert ~ $65.00 (postage extra)
60cm x 60cm, cover only ~ $59.99 (postage $1.95)
40cm x 40cm, including insert ~ $55.00 (postage extra)
40cm x 40cm, cover only ~ $49.00 (postage $1.95)
These will be available on our website this week, and availalbe in all the laminates from Amy Butler - this is just a little preview of our new cushion range. We hope you love them too!!
We hope you are inspired, the colours are simply gorgeous.
How can I part with this........ My passion for fabric is turning into an obsession. Im off to create something in this, maybe some cushions for outside, a bag, or a tablecloth, ooh the possibiilities are endless.
Matillda Tilly MooMoo.
Introducing my gorgeous new little girl Matillda Tilly MooMoo. Just 14 weeks old and weighing in at about 18kgs now.
Just 14 weeks old and well behaved, she has now been our pet for 2 weeks, how time flies.
e have started puppy pre school, which is fun to say the least, a little embarrassing when your baby is the biggest in the class and the sukkiest. But shes taken a liking to the little well tiny daschhund - sausage dog to the kids amoungst us, called Cupcake.
Oh and if I forgot to mention she is a Great Dane!! See the bowl in the picture it is LARGE The placemat measures 60cms across and 32cms in the narrowest part at the centre.
Puppy Placemat see below for details
Our gorgeous puppy placemats are made from Mexican Oilcloth, both sides are waterproof, so they can be hosed down along with the puppy too. With a pretty heart detail for the girly puppies. And a bone detail for the boys, a bit more Butch!!. The design is just on one side.
How cute is this gorgeous critter, with a little chalk belly to write special little messages or draw pictures on.
"Steph can make anything you see in any color or fabric that you choose to suit your style or the style of your nursery. Made to order is available and we also have ready to post items which are great for that special Christmas or Birthday gift"
These chalkies can be found in Stephs Etsy Store G for Giraffe if she hasnt sold out. Can also be found on facebook too.
The black board fabric/chalk cloth can be found in my store
Here are some easy to follow Tips on How to sew Oilcloth Fabric and Laminated Cotton Fabric ~
Oilcloth/Laminated cotton is relatively easy to sew, a teflon foot can be used in your sewing maching, making the friction less so as the fabric will glide easily.
I personally use a Silcon spray, lightly spraying the footer plate of the sewing machine and the shiney side of the oilcloth. This will then allow the oilcloth to glide effortlessly between the two eliminating any friction. You must hold the fabric steady, so as not to get too many wavy lines, but once you have practised a couple of times, its really easy. Oilcloth can also be overlocked, using the same method.
Thats all there is to it. It slides beautifully.
Have a practise first, you'll be amazed how easy it is.
Tablecloths dont need hemming as Oilcloth / Laminated cottons do not fray, but a nice finish is either to cut along the edges with pinking scissors (zig zags) or make a scollaped edge using half of a cup or plate. This is very effective and will set off your tablecloth or apron bottom beautifully. The edges can also be bound with bias binding in a contrasting colour, this is very simple and effective too.
Have fun experimenting with sewing oilcloth, you will be amazed at how easy it is, and wondered why you didnt try it out before.
We have just listed some gorgeous new oilcloth bundles, in simply stunning summer colours, with limes and pinks, poppies, blues and stripes.
Its so nice to have my camera back at long last, and take some pics of my renovations and also my new Bettie Birdies.
I wanted to make some bunting, but didnt want the regular triangles, which i love and have in my laundry. I wanted something slightly different.
I had a rummage around in my workroom, because I new hiding somewhere was the bird pattern I had made last year, for some patches on teeshirts. After some frantic emptying of boxes, I found her. I had named her Bettie Birdie. I file in mysterious ways!!!!!
Anyway to cut a long story short, I broke out my oilcloth and made these gorgeous doublesided Birdies. And they do the trick, just what I wanted. I have since been asked if I sell these, so here they are, in my Made It Shop.
Pop over if you get a minute, Iam running an offer with these ~ if you buy 4 you can have the 5th totally FREE.
This Mexican oilcloth is totally waterproof & wipeclean, easy for use on party tables and picnic mats. no sewing is needed. The edge can be cut with pinking scissors or cut a scalloped edge for more fancy look.
The lovely Katrina has put up this giveaway on her blog, so pop on over and leave a comment there. You could be a lucky winner.
You can view the whole collection of Mexican oilcloth in my store
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.
Well, didn't we have a lovely time camping here on this absolute beachfront campsite - Town of 1770. The sky was blue and sea was bluer and i was just a little bluer than that - freezing is not an understatement.
This picturesque town is so beautiful and if i could live there i would.
With log fires and toasted marshmallows at night, this was a truely lovely time. I did miss my sewing machine. It takes a few days to unwind and get used to the camping lark, walking out to the bathroom and dishwashing in the open air, but once settled in and into the swing of camping life its all good fun.
The boys played on the beach and we just sat and watched till sunset. Ahhhhh... with a beer or two.
I had made myself a nice new oilcloth tablecloth in the hibiscus with pink background, just to brighten up the camp table to add some colour to the khaki of the tent. It was so admired by lots of campers, i could have set up a stall and sold them!!
Thank you to all who have entered, and to all the lovely comments and emails you have sent me. It is so nice to receive feedback. I love sharing my fabric finds and hope you will continue to follow.
My next giveaway will now be at the end of July, as the school hols are soon upon us here in sunny Queensland. So hopefully some nice long days spent on the beach with the kids and a couple of lay ins.
A great bigCongrats to Isabella Golightly - you have been randomly picked as the winner of my Oilcloth giveaway. I hope you enjoy sewing with it, its really easy and there are some quick steps to sewing it here.
Well, today is the last day to guess the date of my youngest boys' birthday during the month of April, Wow where has this month gone to. Autumn is definitely here.
I will inform the lucky winner of the Oilcloth Bunting on Tuesday after the holiday weekend.
I have some new fabrics arriving next week also, Iv been waiting ages for them and finally tracked them down, they are from the Lila Tuellers Soiree collection. They are gorgeous, so will be adding these to my store as soon as they arrive.
It seems like months ago since i decided to stock this fabulous laminated print of Anna Maria Horners'. These subtle colours are just so beautiful, i couldnt resist adding to my store. The 100% cotton fabric has been laminated to give it a waterproof vinyl surface. Oilcloth pvc with a cotton backing. So supple and soft, so easy to sew. I shall have a tablecloth in this one, its such a happy print.
Also a great advantage, is it is 140cm wide, making 1/4 metre 70cm x 50cm, which is ample to make a beachbag, or a beautiful apron from, without breaking the bank balance.
Also, i couldnt resist this lovely retro ticking stripe of Cath Kidstons, I only have a few metres left now, as it is so popular, this is a much heaving oilcloth pvc, with the backing beeing 100% cotton duck, making it great for totes and aprons, and bunting.