Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fabric clear out....

Thought id have a quick fabric clear out this week, and once i started looking i discovered all sorts of lovely fabrics, that i had forgotten about. When i turned round i had this mountain of fabric behind me, like a little ones in search of something at the bottom of the toybox. So then had to neatly tidy them all away to make room for all the new fabrics i will be buying this year, oh i cant wait, thats the fun part, having them arrive at the door - its so exciting.
Some i have put a Fabric Sale on in my store- mainly quilting fabrics, to make some room, Isadora Phoexnix dots, Tanya Whelan Ava Rose and Dena Designs.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

**** Happy New Year ****

Wow - so where did that last month dissapear to, Christmas and New year just seem like a blur, my children cant beleive its all over, but are already looking forward to this years Christmas, oh to be that age again.
I have had a few hours spare over the last couple of days to finally upload some new fabrics in to my store, I have a new fabric designer on board, Hollabee textiles, with 3 colourways in the beautiful Bloem design ~ which are designed and hand printed by Bianca van Meeuwen in house at Ink & Spindle.
The fabrics are hand screen printed using environmentally friendly solvent free inks on a a cotton/linen blend.

The Swirls designs are printed on an organic cotton/hemp blend, and the colours are gorgeous

Each of these designs are available from as little as 1/4 metre, which is enough for the front of a cushion or to cover a foot stool.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Favourites of 2008....

Some more of my favourite fabrics, these will probably be favourites for a long time yet, some are not newly released, just old favs that will be around hopefully forever. I thought i would share some of them with you. My New Summer Arrivals are being added to my web shop and these will get a preview in my next postings.

Marimekko ~ Mini Unikko Raspberry & Red, absolutely timeless and so versatile, this must be one of my favourites. Cushions, bags and dresses look great in this too. And these designs from Maija Isola from the 60s have inspired my passion for fabrics. The Large Unikko is so fabulous, and must be one of the biggest flowers on fabric in the world. I just love it!!

Mini Unikko in Citus, so fresh and vibrant, and a real summer favourite, this just looks wonderful as a table runner.

This beautiful Woodstock Paisley design by Isadora Phoenix is too scrummy for words, i love paisley and these 2 colourways are fab as beach bags or sarongs. The blue & green is an absolute favourite, and has been a very popular purchase for quilters and dressmakers.

Barefoot roses by Tanya Whelan, is so shabby and pink, this cabbage rose comes in a cream background and a baby pink background, and makes fantastic quilts and curtains. A true classic in the shabby world.

Another collection of Tanya Whelan's is Ava Rose and i have some of these in my Shabby Roses Collection and these 2 have been my bestsellers, the aqua in this background is just beautiful, and the roses classic. These roses come in a couple of different background colourways.

Kitchen roses, from the Ava Rose Collection, so fresh and very Cath Kidston style, so would mix very well in Shabby home. this has to be one of her best.

Japanese floral in Charcoal & white, by Surface Art, these lovely large scale prints are stunning as wall art and cushions, 100% cotton drill, I discovered these designs whilst looking for something completely different whilst on holiday at the Sunshine Coast last year. And are very fresh and vibrant.

Japanese floral in Ruby Red & White, couldnt make my mind up which colourway, so have put both again. A large scale flora, these designs work well in all settings, a good friend of mine has this colourway in a large canvas wall art in her hallway which she commissioned me to make, and it does make a great statement.

Well, there we are, the remaining 9 out of 10.

Thanks for looking.

Some favourites from 2008

Tanya Whelan's Barefoot Roses are just such a pretty collection, the pinks and greens are perfect, and this particular one will always be one of my favourites.
Available in the Shabby Roses Collection in store starting at $6.00 for a fat quarter.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Rush!!

Phew! the christmas rush is over now, ive completed all my shopping, the food is in, the wine ready to be opened. Just need to help Santa wrap some pressies. I have had 5 minutes to run up a lovely pineapple apron, i have a budding Jamie Oliver in the household and he just loves these pineapples, im amazed at how lovely this fabric sews, so will be making some more lovely items in this, as it shows off the fabric beautifully. All my patterns are designed and made by me, and i have had lots of queries as to whether I make the patterns too. Well my card patterns for aprons and doorstops will be available in the new year hopefully upon request to begin with.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Summer Arrivals now available

These fresh and fun pineapple prints are now available in store at I Just Love That Fabric ~ printed with non toxic ink, on 100% linen in a slightly off white. Beautiful soft fabric, suitable for all sorts of soft furnishing projects, from table linen to cushion covers, blind and curtains.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Just Love These Yummy Retro Pineapples

Well just look at these, yummy pineapples. I stumbled on to these quite by chance ~ I was on a surfing mission and got way layed as you do, and started looking at different totally unrelated things, then I saw them and thought of all the wonderful sewing possibilities if I had a metre or two.
I tracked the print down to a very friendly lady called Thea, from Thea & Sami and discovered that she was infact a textiles designer of limited edition fashions and homewares.

Club Tropicana drinks are free.... ~ (giving away my age there)

These pineapples are printed on a slightly off white 100% linen and non toxic water based ink. Each pineapple measures 18cm tall.

Not only are they printed in very festive colours, but once Christmas is over this design will look good all year round. Im thinking Table Runners, Table Clothes, Place Settings and Aprons, so scrummy and fresh.

I shall have this gorgeous fabric for sale in my on-line store next week, in the summer arrivals collection and the minimum cut will be 1/4 metre (thats 65cm x 50cm), which is enough for any small project, and I shall also be making a table runner for Christmas as a treat for myself, which will be posted here.

Bye for now -