Saturday, May 9, 2009

How to make Canvas Wall Art

Easy Instructions on how to make a Canvas Wall Art.
What you will need for the job.

Allow 1 hour for your first.
A blank canvas ~ available at the cheapie shops. 1m square is approx $25.00 Fabric - enough to cover all round, allow an extra 20cm in length and width. Craft Stapler and staples

Tape measure

Cord or tape to hang your finished artwork

E.g. 1m square canvas, i would need 1.20m length of fabric by 1.20m wide (most furnishing fabrics are 1.35 or more wider.

1. Remove all creases from the fabric.

2. Lay the fabric face down on a clean surface.

3. Place the blank canvas face down on top of the fabric.

4. Position the design to suit, making sure there is enough fabric for edges and turnover .

5. Start at the top and in the centre and gently staple out towards the edges every 3cms or so, stopping about 5cms from the corners.

6. Repeat for the botton, pulling the fabric taught, up till 5cms from corner.

7. Staple the left side firmly by do not pull tight up till 5cm from corner.

8. Staple the righthand side pulling taught, up till 5cm from corner.

9. Neatly fold and staple each corner, trying not to leave any bulges.

Once you have completed one canvas then the next is even easier.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Marimekko Unikko More Colours now in Store

Marimekko Unikko -If wall art is what you are looking for then these are sure to inspire, created by Maija Isola back in the early 60's. Still as popular if not more so now.

I now have a few more of these stunning colourways in my on-line store.

One metre of this Unikko design will give you approximately 6 poppies over 2 rows, this is enough for a 1 metre square canvas wall art. I have listed a short summary of instructions below for those of us who would like to make a piece of designer art.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wow ~I Have received the Awe-Summmm Award

The fabulous Your Cheeky Monkey has awarded I Just Love That Fabric with the covetted
Awe summm Award.

The rules are-
List 7 things that make you Awe-Summ and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love.
Make sure you tag your receipents and let them know thay have won!
Also link back to the Queen that tagged you.

My list of Awe-Summ'ness is -
1. I can touch type and hold a conversation at the same time which amazes my children.
2. I can sing very loudly.
3. My boys say they want to marry me, which is the best compliment ever, but we all know the younger girl will win in the end!!
4. I can cook up a quick meal.
5. I can speed iron.
6. I can teach littlies to swim.
7. Im great at arranging coffee and cake mornings.

I now award the following ladies for their awe-summness.......
1. The Sometimes Crafter
2. Organize Your Life
3. Handmade bits and pieces
4. Maree Jaeger Photography
5. Tutti Fruiti
6. Slices of Beauty...
7. Childrens Books

Have a great day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oilcloth Bunting Winner is.........LOU

The lucky winner of the Oilcloth bunting is Lou, you got the nearest guess, it was in fact the 22nd April, for the birthday date. All you need to do is just email me your address and I shall get this in the mail to you asap. Thank you for entering. You will just love it.

Thank you to all who entered and left comments and emails, it was great to get feedback.

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.