Monday, October 27, 2014

New arrivals at Materialise!

New aqua green and pink floral Yuwa from Japan! Home decor weight, perfect for bags cushions and recovering that gorgeous old chair that you've been wanting to do! 
Too Cute.... New Kokka Elephants and little Lambs also arrived from Japan. This beautiful brushed cotton linen blend has the softest surface texture. The feel of this cloth makes it an instant success, the last time we had it in blue elephants they sold out in no time....

More morish soft textured double gauze in beautiful baby blue and soft apricot pink are also available now! Perfect for baby wraps and face cloths too.
'Caution: Construction Ahead!'  Adorable novelty prints for the little ones! Safari animals, are always popular, trucks and diggers and cute numbers.... Hurry while stock lasts!
Soft and sumptuous bobble trim is now available in a selection of new colours! Use it for edging curtains, cushions or clothing. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Liberty Lovers

Look what arrived from Liberty of London this week.  
These pics show just a small selection of what came into the store. 
Including these divine plain Liberty tana lawn colours. Yum!!!! I can't stop looking at them the colours are so clear, crisp and fresh....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Colours - Good Enough to Eat!

Japanese Linen - New colours arrived!
Liberty Bias Binding -  Nine new bindings have been added to the collection this week. (including the six shown above.)
 The hexagon footstool I am making with one inch hexies has consumed me this week. Choosing just the right design with just the right amount of colour for a particular position is my idea of a fun night at the moment. Customers have been admiring the varied selection. 
So I have made hexagon packs using a co-ordinated selection of Liberty's from my stash. Packs contain 21 different designs which will make three flowers. (Above is a little sneak peak of 7 hexies from the packs). Traditionally the centres were yellow so I have included 3 yellows in each pack. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happiness is..............

A super cool, extremely fun plus ultra cheeky Japanese Novelty Print fabric of cute cars and automobiles doing all sorts of wonderful wheelies and things........
This print is a classic for boys and will transcend time as so many of the Japanese novelty prints do. In two amazing colours that are both as equally mind blowing as each other...... (Almost unheard of!)
Printed on a slightly heavier weight, natural, sturdy Japanese base cloth. 
Composition 80%Cotton 20% Linen. This cloth is so good to sew it does exactly what its told to do.....(Love that!)
 I look for prints like these all the time......... so Yay! Plus we have also received a great selection of co-ordinates that work back in a comprehensive range of colours and textures. There are so many colours to choose from so making fat packs will be easy peasy and fun for girls!
 Liberty's little Lego garden had to get involved.....
 So if you haven't already grabbed your bag and run out the door I think you should, broom, broom, put, put and get on down our way today for a piece of this timeless car classic!

For the Liberty Lovers we have increased our range of Liberty Bindings and sticky tape, including Bias and tape in the ever popular Mauvey is now back in stock....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hexagons Again - precut packs now available!

I haven't been able to stop myself, I think I'm a bit addicted...... Making these cute little Liberty hexagons from a combination of my collected vintage and also new season Liberty tana lawns. I feel like I am immortalizing each Liberty fabric by making a hexagon in its honor. 
Liberty Hexagon precut packs are now available at Materialise. Each pack contains 21 different hexagons that have been professionally cut.
I am recovering this cute 1950's foot stool with cute bakelite legs. I thought an eclectic mix of cool and retro Liberty's would suit this little guy perfectly. I'm going to make a pull on slip cover that can be removed when it needs a wash. 
 I want this little stool to be a bit of a "piece" in my living room so I have pulled out some really cute designs that I have been saving. Like this cute little butterfly..... I am still sewing my hexagons around the papers because I am not making too many, however most people making quilts are gluing the fabric around the paper which saves time. 
These 1 inch hexagons are great because you can cut the hexie out of a true scrap of fabric that is quite small, utilizing your scraps to the fullest. 
 You can see how these old Liberty's mix beautifully with the new season Liberty we have in the store. So if you have some old Liberty scraps you have been wanting to use pull them out and come and grab a couple of our precut Liberty Hexagon packs and some papers and start a project that works for you.