Monday, December 24, 2012

What matters to me at Christmas

Hi everyone, before I pop off for a few weeks break I wanted to say a Merry Christmas to all. I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow. I will be spending it with family at my home. 
As usual there will be lots of laughs and chatter. The way it is meant to be. 

I will also be sparing a thought to all those who have lost loved ones this year. 
May they find strength to go forward......somehow.

As to me what matters most about Christmas is not the presents under my tree but having the presence of my loved ones close by.

Thanks everyone for your love and support in 2012.
See you in 2013.

photo: tasmania winter 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Project Day: Fabric Christmas Tree

Create a wonderful Fabric Christmas Tree.
What you need:
Cut your fabric into small rectangles approx 6cm x 4cm (size may depend on the size of your canvas).
Start placing your fabric in curved lines. Start from the bottom, working your way to the top until you have the shape of a tree. When you are happy with the placement, glue each piece down with the hot glue gun.
We used a piece of brown fabric for the trunk and cut out a floral motif for the top of our tree.
Frame your tree by gluing the Ric Rac around the edge.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Project Day: Hanging Pine Cones.

Pine cones always make great Christmas decorations. This weeks project is both simple and lovely.
What you need:
Cut the ribbon into strips approx 40cm long. The quantity you cut will depend on how many pine cones you have. Attach one end of each piece of ribbon to a pine cone with your hot glue gun.
Cut an additional length of ribbon for each pine cone approx 6cm long. Trim the ends diagonally and tie a knot in the centre to create a rustic bow. Glue this to the base of the pine cone to finish off your decoration.
Have a great weekend.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Staying Out Of The Sun.

We stumbled across this fantastic beach shade cloth on Pinterest. What a great way to use some of our Indoor/Outdoor or Oilcloth Fabrics.
Happy Monday

Friday, December 7, 2012

Project Day; Ikat Table Setting.

This week we decided to create a fresh approach to a Christmas Table Setting.

What you need:

Cut the Ikat Green fabric to the length and width required to make your tablecloth. You can hem it if you like however we left ours to create a rustic effect.

We made our place mats with Hibiscus Oilcloth by simply tracing around a plate and cutting the circle out. There is no need to sew the edge as Oilcloth won't fray.

To finish off our Table Setting we added some bright bowls and a splash of green from the garden.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Busting At The Seams.

This week we have received over 100 rolls of fabric, many of these are brand new styles of Indoor/Outdoors and Cottons.
Here are a few of our beautiful new prints.
From left to right.
Happy Monday


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