Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pretty Little One

"Can I use Outdoor Fabrics inside?"..... we get asked this question all the time by customers. Look at this ottoman which recently got recovered in one of our most popular fabrics called "Lovely Lattice". Although classed as an outdoor fabric this works well indoors for people looking for a hard wearing fabric that can take a bit of "rough & tough". A beautiful result!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank you Thank you !

To all our fabulous customers, this was a photo of us having a little celebration lunch together over the weekend. We were celebrating receiving over 1000 orders and over 1000 likes on our Facebook page since Fabric Traders began trading 7 months ago.

Thank you all for your wonderful support. We are enjoying every minute of it! We look forward to continually providing you with the latest fabrics and notions at the lowest possible prices!

Have a great week Simone and Jody x x 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Project Day: Customer Creations

 Oh my goodness, we have been overwhelmed with submissions from our customers. How clever they are for creating all these amazing home furnishings.

Firstly Renee gave a modern touch to her sofa with Cushions in our Richloom & Waverly Fabrics.
Linda created an outdoor awning in Mill Creek Black & White fabric. She then mixed it in with some cushions in Wildwood Floral for her daybed.
And lastly, Karen recovered her retro outdoor chairs in Faylinn fabric. So cute!

We have so many more but can't fit them in this week!
Stay tuned for next weeks amazing wing back chair transformation!
Each customer receives a $10 voucher. Congrats!

Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone & Jody

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NEW this week

NEW cushion covers in this week. 
So colourful. Lot's of choices.
Our favourite is the Amy Butler cover in picture #1. The pinks are just so amazing.
Click on each image to see pricing and fabric choices.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Versatile Oilcloth

I have oilcloth on the brain today, it was huge when I was young and I am amazed at how versatile it is.
It is also very much back in fashion! Here are a couple of  pictures of some clever things people have done with oilcloth. 
We have over 100 different oilcloth fabrics to choose from all our oilcloth is 
$12.99 per metre.
If you want to know more about oilcloth fabric read our previous blog post for further information. 

Have a great Monday everyone x x 

All images via pinterest.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Project Day: Pom Pom Tablecloth

As promised here are the step by step photo's of the Pom Pom tablecloth I made for Mother's Day last weekend. Such an easy project.
No words required really. I just pressed a hem, sewed all round and added the trim last. Tip: Mix colours! Be bold!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone xx 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

~ An Old Saying ~

There is an old saying in retail made famous by Harry Lea, creator of Darrell Lea Chocolate stores.
His theory was if you stack products high on top of each other people will tend to buy more.
I guess this would work well in a chocolate store!
Today I am stacking some new arrivals up high.
An look at this new gorgeous 2 tone Pom Pom Trim!!
Use coupon: home15

Monday, May 14, 2012

Excuse me Hon


That's what my husband said to me yesterday morning when we woke up to Mother's Day.
You see I was putting on lunch for his mum that day and he had forgotten (yeah right) to buy a gift for her.
"Can you please just whip me up something...... like you do"
Geez , like I do? 
If he hadn't of bought me 2 bottles of French Champagne I may have said no.
Anyway, I made a simple square tablecloth from Key West fabric and edged it with Pom Pom Fringe.
Full tutorial this Friday.
Then I prepared lunch and started drinking my champa's.
Meanwhile here are some shots from my Mother's Day table . Hope you all had a cracker too!
Happy Monday!
Simone xx

Friday, May 11, 2012

Project Day - Customer Creations

Thank-you everyone for sending in your creations we love receiving your photos please keep sending them in. This week take a look at how Lesley transformed her outdoor furniture using our Mill Creek Black and White Stripe outdoor fabric and our Chevron Zig Zag Yellow fabric. We also received a photo from our lovely customer Janene who is selling gorgeous homemade cushions at the North Stradbroke Island markets made with our fabrics. 

Congrats Lesley and Janene you have both won a $10 voucher to use in our online store.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone & Jody x x 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Help Surrounded!

Can you see my foot in that second photo? Not long after I took that picture a bolt of fabric fell on my little toe! 

Today we are busy in the studio trying to make room for more fabric, which keeps arriving and arriving! Lot's of New Arrivals loaded online today.
We have someone here today making more storage racks for us. Phew.
He is becoming a regular now!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Not Much Else to Do

It's a public holiday here in Queensland today. So there is not much else to do except pull up a blanket and have a snooze in the sun. It is such a glorious day. I am just so lucky that I can do it in my backyard!
Here's my set up today.
Happy Monday.
Simone xx

Friday, May 4, 2012

Project Day - Customer Creations

Thank-you everyone for sending in your creations we absolutely love receiving your photos please keep sending them. This week take a look at how Saasha transformed her bar stools using our Fretwork Onyx Sun n Shade fabric by Waverly. Bev also sent us a picture of her absolutely stunning dining chairs she recovered in Cadence Indoor/Outdoor fabric in Ebony both look amazing!

Congrats Bev and Saasha you have both won a $10 voucher to use in our online store.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone & Jody x x 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Help Identifying Plant !

Couldn't help but snap this shot this morning. The yellow caught my eye. I have no idea what plant that is outside in my backyard but it's stunning.
 Does anyone know what it is?? 
It's perfectly matched to my darling Cockatoo Cushion Covers.
New in store today are a new range of Poly Cotton Fabrics. This range will expand over the next few weeks. From $5.98/m!

Hope you are all having a great week.


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