Monday, November 18, 2013

Exciting New Arrivals

Our newest arrivals are a stylish selection of japanese prints which we are all completely in love with..... And it's not hard to see why, these very wearable timeless cotton prints are proving to be quite popular.
More like a tana lawn than a quilting weight, these Japanese fabrics really give Liberty tana lawn a run for its money without the Liberty price tag. When these fabrics arrived the ideas just flowed.......
All are perfect for clothing (especially the dark chocolate & dark pink spot!) Lizzet and I are completely smitten with it, infact we bought it because we both loved it so So SO much that we got it for ourselves & didn't really mind if no one else liked it. (I have a pair of pants in mind plus a playful pant suit for Liberty and Lizzet is thinking a blouse.....)

This week Helen came in and did a few classes and learnt to make these gorgeous cushions as a special gift for a family member.
 Helen's brief was grey couches in a minimal home and little boys, so the new Japanese fabrics that we featured a few weeks ago on the blog worked a treat.
 I think you will agree they are simple yet eye catching and perfect for a home where patchwork isn't wanted as the focus.
Rather the focus here is on stylish, modern and beautifully made........

If you are looking for some great ideas to make some gorgeous Christmas gifts for your family and friends then pay our store a visit, have a chat with us and workshop an idea that you would like to create & we will help you bring it to fruition........

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas is in the Air!

Here are a few of the projects we have been working on to get you in the mood
I wanted to make something fun for my little girl for Christmas. Lizzet suggested I do something fun like this so I tried it and I love it! I used the japanese linen spots. I have written the pattern & instructions and will have them in the shop possibly tomorrow if I can get my hands on an A3 printer this arvo.... 
I didn't quite cut enough fabric for the back piece so I decided to add a funky red heel and I think it really works.
Lizzet also made something fun for her babies. Fur babies that is! We already have orders for them. They are so cute!
Hilda made this funky patchwork stocking showing you how to incorpaorate a lovely selection of ribbons 
To suit the more traditional palette Hilda also made this stylish number complete with mini, mini me bunting
I recently recreated an owl mobile that my Mumsy had made when my older brother was born and I loved them so much I thought why not make some Christmas tree decorations. That way I can still decorate the bottom of my tree with toddler friendly ornaments... 
This cool guy is one of the three wise men...!
Introducing Elf Owl
& Angel Owl
Complete with Halo...
They are super easy to make and really fun and I have also done the pattern & instructions to make these too. This would be a good project to do with children as it is all handsewing and employs some really fun, simple techniques.