Friday, March 30, 2012

Project Day: Customer Creations

Today we are going to the birds!
Take a look at what one of our customers Lindy created with some Kenya Bird Oilcloth.
She tells us it was easy to cut the round shape tablecloth as she just laid the fabric upside down on the table and carefully drew a line around the edge creating the shape. Clever.
Then she cut it out and finished it off with some of our black & white polka dot bias binding.
Brilliant. Thanks Lindy.
Don't forget all published creations receive a $10 voucher to use online in our store.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Jody & Simone

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

House Update

I thought I would upload a few pictures of the house as it has come a long way in the last few months. We are finally getting to the end of the build and it is getting very exciting. I can't wait for the fabric and furnishings part. A few of my favourite things are pictured (my apologies for the poor phone photo quality).
Also special thanks to A-M from cape cod designs for finding me the beautiful entry light. I can't wait for you all to see it when it is finished and furnished!
Hope you are having a great week. Jody x

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fat Shabby's

Here are some brand new Fat Quarter fabrics arrived direct from Amsterdam last week.
I never tire of seeing these style of fabrics and am picturing something with giant pom poms.....another weakness of mine.
Happy Monday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Project Day: Oilcloth Scales

I have a love hate relationship with my scales (unless they are measuring sugar for cupcake recipes). I thought I would jazz up mine this week to try and take a positive spin on the dreaded thing.
  • My scales are from Ikea.
  • Grab some oilcloth fabric ( I used Paradise Pink from HERE).
  • Turn the scales upside down and lie on the wrong side of fabric.
  • Trace around your scales to replicate the shape.
  • Cut it out.
  • Put it on top of the scales (right side facing down) and mark where the window is (do we really need to see it?).
  • Cut the space for the window & make any small adjustments around all sides so the piece of fabric sits nicely on top.
  • Use a generous amount of craft glue on the top surface of the scales. Smooth around with fingers (messy I know but the best way).
  • Stick your fabric piece on top & leave a few hours to dry!
Lets celebrate!
We received a HUGE shipment of oilcloth yesterday & now stock over 100 different styles.
Take your pick from vintage florals, stripes or modern prints.
ALL 20% off, ALL weekend!
Use code: oil20 at checkout.
FREE shipping for orders over $80.
Simone & Jody.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We Agree on Dear Stella!

It is not often that Simone and I agree on a range of fabrics as we often have very different ideas about what we like. However this week we are both in complete agreement and love our new Dear Stella cotton range that just arrived from the U.S.A.
The quality is beautiful and I am picturing a navy and pink room in the new house maybe something like the one above! I have added a few photos but there are lots more in the range please click on the Dear Stella link to view them all.
Also please email us a photo of what you have made with our fabrics as we love to see what you have created.
If we publish your creation on the blog we will give you a $10 fabric traders store voucher.
Have a great Wednesday Jody x

Monday, March 19, 2012

Home Made Weekend

The weekend is over but I can't stop thinking about the wonderful home made bread we made on Saturday morning. We got a bread machine recently and now we are hooked. Whipped up some bacon & eggs to go with it.
Just beautiful.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Happy Monday.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Project Day: Customer Creations

What could you create with the right fabric? What are the possibilities? Here are some of our customer creations to end the week.
Kristy from Letterbox 88 bought these two chairs on Ebay and brought them back to life with a coat of paint and a new upholster with Cadence in Navy fabric from our webstore. Amazing result.
And regular fabric addict Jodi from Baby Bib Couture manages to continue her genius with this baby set made from Jennifer Paganellis So St Croix fabric.
Don't forget all our published creators receive a $10 Fabric Traders voucher to use online.
Have a great weekend.
Simone & Jody
WEEKEND FABRIC SALE: Get cracking to create! 15% off all home decor indoor/outdoor fabrics. Use code: createnow at checkout.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Surrounded by lots of new things today. Some a little boring some not. Are zippers considered boring? Maybe not when they come in a rainbow of colours like these. Already thinking about what I can create with a hot pink one! (it will involve Pom Pom too).
Here are some new arrivals today at Fabric Traders.
New Piping Cords, Braid Trims and Zippers.
We are loading them on the website now and all will be available to purchase tomorrow.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pool Dilemma!

I am in a pool tile dilemma! Whilst walking past "Signature on Hastings Street" my favourite shop at Noosa I noticed the stunning aqua towels in their window. The beautiful towels only helped to add to my indecision and the beautiful photos on pinterest confused me further. Should I go with navy blue pool tiles or aqua? I can't decide and would love to know what you think green or blue ?
Happy Monday have a great week. x

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Weekend Sale !

We have a huge shipment of fabrics arriving next week. We need to make room for our new stock now! So this weekend take a further 15% off already reduced clearance fabrics use coupon code makeway at checkout. Some will be at or below cost! I am very excited to be heading to Noosa Heads this weekend can't wait to get away.
Have a great weekend everyone Simone and Jody x

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bring the Outdoors In...Or Vice Versa!

People say "bring the outside in". That's nothing unusual for me. Most of the time I am doing all sorts of crazy things like taking indoor stuff out and dragging outside stuff in. A metal garden chair can look great in a bathroom with a nice cushion. And an old armchair can be recovered in outdoor fabrics and taken out.
See these new fabrics we just got in?
They are all Indoor/Outdoor fabrics, made especially for sun rooms, verandahs or decks. Mould, stain and weather resistant. The colours are just fabulous.
So go ahead and take the indoors out....or is it the outdoors in???
Simone xx

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Dreaming.....

It is Monday morning and I have a lot to do today but I am again finding myself dreaming of other things. The rain outside does not help in my attempts to get moving. Anyway if I had a choice today I would hope that I could somehow click my fingers and be in New York City in the Springtime. Looking stunning like Tory Burch, heading to lunch at this beautiful table, eating some spaghetti (although I think I would be a little overdressed) followed by some magnolia cupcakes. I am a dreamer what can I say.......Have a great week everyone x


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