Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blog Giveaway Last Day today for entries

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.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April Oilcloth Bunting Giveaway

Just a quick note ~ back now from the Easter hols, I would just like to thank everyone so far for all the entries for the Bunting Giveaway, and the lovely emails and comments received so far, its great to get feedback.

This will be all on oilcloth now for a while, ive had some new grossgrain ribbons delivered this week, so am busy getting some photos to add to my store collection. Cute Caterpillars, creamy cupcakes and more of the scrummy strawberries.

Thanks again and keep the comments coming.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New In Store ~ Anna Maria Horner Oilcloth Fortune

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oilcloth Bunting Party Flags ~ giveaway

Well here they are, i finally got round to photoing these. Superb for a girly birthday party or bbq.

I made them double sided from Red Plum Linen Pettite Roses Oilcloth and the Mexican Oilcloth in the tutti frutti stripe.

Each flag is moveable, on the 2 metres of pink candy floss grosgrain ribbon as a chanel has been made for the ribbon to go through, so they can be all bunched together in the middle or spaced out along the 2 metres for a larger area. They should last for years, as the oilcloth is reasonably fade resistant.

I d say they took me about an hour from start to finish, after running out of cotton, which was a silly thing to do, popping to to the local habby shop and getting sidetracked as you do, finding a cake shop and a quick cappucino. Finally getting back to finish them off, yes definitely an hour.

If I dont get too distracted tomorrow, I m going to write up some basic make-up instructions, as they are so easy to make, i have had some emails asking if i sell patterns for bunting, but i dont unfortunately, as the pattern is so easy to make its just a triangle.

Id love some feedback on these, so im giving this set of party bunting away free.

My youngest is 9 this month, and HE would not appreciate pink flags at his party, so if you can guess his birthday this month, then the flags are yours - so a 1 in 30 chance, not bad.

You'll also see them in my store soon. They will be priced at approx AUD$25.00 for a set of 5 flags with 2 metres of grossgrain ribbon.

Bye for now!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oilcloth Obsessed ~ tablecloths and jugs

More on Oilcloth pvc plastic tablecloths.

I was taking some pics for the store and thought how pretty these looked, so have posted them here. Im really NOT obsessed with oilcloth, i just find it fun to work with and the colours are always fabulous. Im now stocking quite a few ranges in my on line store.

The jugs look just perfect on the pink dots. These are 2 from my jug collection which i bought over from the UK when we moved here 4 years ago, most have dots on , some are glass and some enamel and others are well just jugs i love. I was having a dust around and just looking for a new home to display them, when i thought how nice theyd look on this rose and dot oilcloth from Red Plum Linen, its so shabby chic.
My only shabby room in the house now is the laundry, where i seem to spend a lot of my time. My shabby cottage I had to leave behind in Northamptonshire.

Well im off now to make some oilcloth bunting, did I say "oilcloth" ~ I did, im making some for a party in the pistashio dots. Should look great.

Have a happy sewing weekend.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beautiful Japanese Fabric Handbags by Vnessa

I had the pleasure of being invited to a Handbag Party last week, and of course being in need of a new handbag, i went along. It was held in a stylish Hair Salon on the Currumbin beach front, here on the beautiful Gold Coast, which is just so relaxing whilst getting your hair cut.

I popped along with a friend of mine and were dazzled by the fabulous prints and beautiful designs that Vanessa had on display. Making chosing one not such an easy job. We must have looked at every bag inside and out, the inside is a lovely as the outside by the way. Large bags for the day and smaller for the evening, we were truely spoilt for choice.

After a lot of looking and touching and chatting and relooking and deciding that I am only going to buy one at the moment, the choice was harder. But I did make a decision and quickly paid before i changed my mind.

I have put just a couple here to show you, she has a gorgeous collection. Take a look at Vanessa's website for more lovely styles and fabrics.

Vanessa is a very talented lady and this shows in her gorgeous designs and choice of fabrics.

If you would like to visit her web store then please visit for a closer look.

I chose a bag called "Peta" eventually and Vanessa is kindly making it for me. When it arrives I shall take some pics and show it off.

I wish the lovely Vanessa good luck in her venture. I shall be back for more yummy bags.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Organic fabrics from Thea & Sami

Stunning turquoise and cream fretwork, 55%hemp and 45% organic cotton, lovely and wide at 135cms and just lovely as table linen, wallart and cushion covers. Designed and hand screen printed with non toxic inks by Thea & Sami. I just love these designs.

Black and cream marguarites, 55%hemp and 45% organic cotton, also printed with non toxic ink, by Thea & Sami. fantastic as wall art.

Eco friendly and beautiful too.

Both available from my store now.