Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Post for 2011




Here's a last peek at Beach Vintage for 2011. Lot's happening. Right this very moment the kids are swimming out front. Howard the dog is finding a cool spot to hide. My fridge is full of food. The Christmas tree is shining. Can you see my beloved vintage measuring ducks? Yes, one was dropped last night and the head snapped. No problems, we fixed her with sticky tape.
Jody is off to Straddie and we are off on an adventure to yet another beach.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas.
We will be back on deck early January 2012.
Simone & Jody xx
We have a big sale on over at the website during the break. 20% off our popular medium/heavyweight home decor fabrics (including our popular cockatoo fabrics). Just use code: boxing20 at checkout.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Its all coming together!


Seven hours later the pudding is done lets hope it tastes like Margaret Fultons! Table setting is starting to come together see photo of some things I may use. Pavlova trial run was great, food has been ordered, champagne is chilled and its 7 sleeps. Cannot wait I am like a little kid so excited about family, friends, holidays and everything about being at the beach at Christmas time. Jody x x

Friday, December 16, 2011

Project Day: New Lamps




Trying to control ourselves whilst recovering these lamp shades. Animals everywhere and beautiful fabrics! The Galah lampshade was covered in Prince Charming Fabric.
So sweet. And the bunny shade in Heirloom by Joel Dewberry.
It's been a big week. We launched our new outdoor fabric section on the website.
We have some wonderful outdoor prints. Take a browse here.
To celebrate we are having 20% off all outdoor fabrics for 3 days.
Use code outdoor20 at checkout.
Have a great weekend.
Simone & Jody

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

As The Days Go By

Here I am attempting to look like I am in control of all our orders this week. Thanks for all your support, which has been overwhelming. We are continually adding new fabrics every week. And remember these? All Bias Cotton Trims are still 25% off but ends at close of business today. Use code trim25 at checkout. Loads to choose from. Have a great day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cute Christmas Skirt


Look at this cute skirt we made up over the weekend. We used this fabric and this trim. A very simple elastic waist and it was done. So cool and relaxed and a little bit special.
Happy Monday.
25% all trims including bias binding, ribbons and lace.
Use code trim25 at checkout

Friday, December 9, 2011

Project Day: Your Projects


We have had so many people email us with photo's of their creations. All made from our fabric.
So we couldn't resist to post some of them and show you how clever some people can be. And please pretty please if you have purchased some fabric from us and created something wonderful please email us with some photo's. If we publish them on the blog you will receive a $10 gift voucher. Just like these lovely ladies have done!
Have a great weekend.
Simone & Jody.
pic# 1: Sandy from Paint Me White covered her chairs with Home Decor Fabric.
pic # 2: Helen from Dots and Daisies made these amazing hair clip frames.
pic# 3: Deanne from Five Brothers One Sister got creative and recovered a table in oilcloth.

Pic #4: Jennifer is getting ready for Christmas Day with a fab tablecloth made from oilcloth.

Pre Christmas Rush Sale - 17 days till Christmas 17% off all fabrics all weekend!
Use code rush17 at checkout.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tis the season 19 sleeps to go !



The first weekend in December went flying by and Christmas is definately coming! I am getting very excited and unusually festive. The Christmas tree went up and I am hosting Christmas lunch this year for the first time in many years and am very much looking forward to having my gorgeous family and friends with us. I was even thinking of homemade christmas cards featuring molly the dog heres a glimpse lets see if I find the time to squeeze that in .... Jody x

Monday, December 5, 2011

~ Monday Means ~


Monday means more roses in the house. We love using vintage tins for vases. They are the best!
I wish I had taken this photo a little better so you could see the vintage railway lantern behind it. It's a junk shop find.
Happy Monday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Project Day : Toile Tablescape



We just adore our toile fabrics couldn't resist creating this tablescape for lunch last weekend at Jody's house. Because the fabric is so wide it is perfect for most tables and creates a lovely overhang around the sides. We used about 3 m of this blue toile fabric and hemmed the edges. This style of print never goes out of style.
Look at the beautiful styles and colours we have available. Just click on the image to find our more information.
And for this weekend we are offering 20% off all toile fabrics. Use code: toile20
Have a great weekend. Simone & Jody xx

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Behind the Scenes





Here are the headquarters of Fabric Traders today, and we are looking a little busy! Bolts of fabric to unpack. Fabric as far as you can see. Orders to pick and send. We have been trading now for a month and have been overwhelmed with your support Australia! Thank-you!
See that little pile of pink cards on the table? They are $5 coupons. And today we would like to give everyone who reads this one for free. Just use code 5off at checkout.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Advice for Monday


Over the weekend it became apparent that "this" time of year has crept up and bit us once again. People seem to be walking a little faster. Kids are excited as they finish their last few days of school. The days are getting warmer and lasting longer. All this can sometimes lead us to feel a little tense. Short term remedy? Cut some blooms and light a candle. Doesn't take long. Looks fabulous. Feels lovely. Here is the result!
Happy Monday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Project Day: Inspiration Oilcloth


Do you know what oilcloth is? Many people don't. We get emails all the time asking what is this stuff ? So here is a brief description and some ideas we have sourced from from inspirational people.

What is oilcloth? Basically oilcloth is a vinyl that is supported with a woven cotton mesh underneath it. The pattern is on the top. It is made up of 91% PVC 6% polyester and 3% cotton. Oilcloth will not fray! Make a tablecloth in minutes using decorative scissors like pinking shears.
Sewing with oilcloth? use a denim needle or a size 16 if you have one. Best to sew on the cotton (underneath) side if you can. There are so many things you can make with this fabric. I have included some examples here today. Anything from kids bibs and aprons to lunch bags and recovering chairs.

Do you know we have the largest range of oilcloth online in Australia?
And only $14.50/m....wait.....oh that's right we are taking 20% off all oilcloth until 2.12.11.
Use code: oil20 at checkout
So get sewing and have a great weekend.
Simone & Jody

Green floral chairs HERE and buy this fabric here
Kids on chairs found HERE
Lunch bag HERE and buy this fabric here
Table in polka dots HERE and buy this fabric here
Kids Aprons HERE

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jody House Update




I thought I would give you an update on my house building project! My windows arrived yesterday and I am getting very excited. Our house is moving along and becoming a home it currently looks like a wreck as you will see but I have also put some pictures to show you what it may hopefully look similar to when finished! I will keep you posted with more pics x

Monday, November 21, 2011

~ Bernie Learns to Sew ~




School Mascot Bernie visited Beach Vintage and learnt how to sew over the weekend.
We chronicled his lesson and added it to his journal. He left one happy bear.
Happy Monday.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Project Day: Modern Christmas Napkins

Dear Mum,
This year we are not going to use tacky Santa Claus napkins from the two dollar store!
Here's what we have made from some lovely heavy weighted cotton fabric for the Christmas table setting.
All we did was make a template 46cm x 46cm and cut out the napkins. A simple over locked and then hemmed edge and we are done.
So mum, this year you can concentrate on the things that we love about you. Like making roast chicken!
Love Simone & Jody
tablecloth green check fabric HERE. Bisbee Bandana Red Fabric HERE
plus 20% off both these fabrics for 3 days! use code napkin20

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~ Smiley New Arrivals ~




This may sound absurd but we ran like kids at christmas when we saw the UPS truck pull up on Monday afternoon. He had lots of new surprises for us! These are our absolute favourites of the bunch. New arrival cottons at Fabric Traders. You can click on each image to view details. Wait to see what we have made with Bisbee Bandana! Will show you Friday.

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