Monday, December 22, 2014

Alice in Wonderland - Spring / Summer 2015 Liberty Jelly Rolls

Many are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Spring/Summer Seasonal Liberty 2015. Especially this Alice in Wonderland themed Liberty Tana Lawn print. Our new stock is due to arrive in early January. 
To celebrate and wet some appetites I have hand selected and beautifully co-ordinated Liberty's in a range of palettes and made Jelly Rolls using our new Sizzix Cutting Machine.....
Incorporating many of Liberty's latest designs from the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection: Alice Wonderland, Theo, Gally Moggers, Garden Wonderland, Patsy and Laura will all be names of pretty prints that you'll grow to love more and more as you use each one.....
"Blue and White" is a palette made famous by Liberty so as a tribute to the man Arthur Liberty himself..... who dedicated a whole room to it!
 Materialise has an abundant supply of Liberty sticky tape in a wide range of prints designs and widths in store at the moment. It looks perfect with simple brown paper as the wrapping with just the Liberty tape for that exciting and stylish splash of colour. Plus we have a nice Christmas price!
With Lots of Christmas colours too!
It suddenly occurred to me that I really needed to make a Large Liberty Christmas Bow for a fancy and fabulous front door....!
Merry Christmas.....

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Flavours cooking at Materialise

So... I've been a bit slow to start this Christmas, even by my tardy standards! If I'm honest, it just comes around way too quickly for my liking (plus I really just want to sit and hand piece one inch Liberty hexagons...... They are so addictive, I'm completely hooked!) Once I get into the swing of things, I'm brimming with ideas for decor and gifts, however I never seem to have enough time to make them all. 

This year we have loads of Liberty tana lawn to mix with all the Japanese linens....... Heaven!!!!!

I'm a fan of choosing traditional Christmas colours, like green, red, gold and silver, and then adding a highlight colour or two to freshen things up. My highlight colour is usually one that I've been vibing all year, that also looks smashing with my chrissy colours. I think Chrissy colours can be any shade of the classics- such as green and red- which often translate to yellow and grey.

Essentially my colour scope is only limited by my imaginaton. Which means no colour is cast aside. Just the way I like it...
This Christmas the choice has been made for me by my beautiful my two and a half year old daughter Liberty. Yes, you guessed it, it's "Pink"! So I'm embracing the pink challenge, and adding some purples in too. A glorious example of this is the Little linen heart above, with whimsical hand stitching and a uber cute 1/2 inch hexagon....

Stars are always big on my christmas decoration list....
My Hoya flowered for the first time today.... I just adore these little perfect waxy star shaped flowers. These flowers were also a favourite of Mum's too..... I'll be adding more ideas as they come to fruition. Simple, quick, fun and festive.......
 Last year I made Liberty a Hobby Horse for Christmas, I had the best fun making it. The bit I enjoyed the most was the hair! This will never go out of date!
A while ago I started piecing together these hexagons to make a pull on cover for an old foot stool. I finally finished piecing together the top. I am now happy with the colours and will not be unpicking anymore. 

Here is a new selection I started piecing together the other day after a friend generously returned from Japan with an amazing selection of Japanese Liberty in a soft selection of blues, mauves and mossy greens. Christmas is not just about decorating or rushing around the shops... Who doesn't love something handmade!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cotton & Steel comes to Materialise

Cotton and Steel is a new & contemporary range of fun novelty and basic prints produced by an all female design collective. The high quality fabrics have been produced in Japan, slotting in nicely at Materialise amongst all our other lovely Japanese made fabrics. 
The range has been specifically produced for the patchwork and quilting market and is fast and fun.....
Already proving popular with customers as soon as it arrived this week in store.
Cotton and Steel have also produced a range of prints available on a fabulous Linen/Cotton 
Featured above is the already iconic "Mustang". If you are a regular on Instagram or Pintrest you would have already seen this design pop up. 
My personal favourite is the lion "August"
This kitty cat is proving to be a winner will all our self confessed "crazy cat lady customers....."
Because it tis the season to be jolly I had to get this classic yet modern Christmas design....
Let's not forget the beautiful Butterfly's.... It would be rude not too.

To view these gorgeous fabrics on our website and order online, simply check out the link below!

See you soon........!