Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

We're heading for the beach over Christmas, so all fabric orders placed will be posted the week beginning 11th Jan 2010. I'll still be returning emails and phone calls during this time.

Wishing you all the best for the silly season. Have a happy time!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas...Ooh La La

Let's face it, snow and holly are irrelevant in this part of the world. Haven't seen many reindeer round these parts either. So if you're looking for a Christmas tablecloth but you're not into the usual cliches, why not try this Ooh La La fabric in red.
The colours in this are really vibrant and, being red, it's a subtle nod to tradition. It's 150cm wide - perfect for most rectangular tables, so you'd just need to measure up the length of your table. You could even get away with leaving the ends raw so no need to drag out the Bernina. After all you've got better things to do at this time of the year. Now, where's my glass of vino gone...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Echino Restock

These Echino fabrics were really popular when we first had them in stock. I think the combination of great 'boy' colours printed on a beautiful cotton/linen base cloth made them winners. Fortunately, we've been able to reorder them this time (which is unusual as Kokka will often only do one print run) and they're available here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Alexander Henry Prints

I've recently uploaded some new Alexander Henry novelty prints. These are some of my favourites: Senor Burrito, Canyon Flutter in Pink, and Birdsong in Pink. I'm thinking...children's clothing, or a fresh, casual summer skirt in the Birdsong.

Of course, keeping the home fires burning is important too...

Home Sewing is Easy

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Amy Butler Love

I've recently uploaded the new Amy Butler collection, Love to the shop. I'm a bit partial to a bit of indigo in my wardrobe, so I do love the blues in this collection. Such a refreshing addition to the greens and pinks!
I also like the inclusion of the Indonesian batik print. Although this is not uncommon in this part of the world, it's quite unusual for an American designer to include this style.
These are my favourites...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kristen Doran Hummingbird Fabric

Apparently, a hummingbird's brain makes up 4.2% of its total weight (the largest proportion of any bird). Of course, that would explain why this hummingbird skirt looks so smart!

It's made from this Hummingbird fabric by Kristen Doran. Also available in olive and blue (below). Both are printed on a nice versatile cotton/linen base cloth.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Easy Being Green

We recently had these two Pippijoe designs re-printed in a nice fresh, strong green to co-ordinate with our Organic Cotton Canvas in Leaf Green. It's printed on the cream hemp/cotton so it's very sturdy. Great for wall art.
We also received this new(ish) Pippijoe design called Tussock. Simple, stylish and in these two colourways, very sophisticated!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

An Apple for the Teacher

These gorgeous apple cards are made by Nathalie of children's party invitation company, Imprintables. What a lovely simple idea for an end of year thank you!

This fabric and this one and this one were used to make the vibrant red cards. Nathalie and her three beautiful boys are featured in the current Christmas issue of Real Living magazine and there is a template for the apple cards on the Real Living site here. Sweet!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweetie Petites

How gorgeous are these dolls! I don't usually buy a lot of kits for the store as they're often a bit bulky to post, but I couldn't go past these ones. The artwork (by Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread) is amazing! You don't need to be a sewer either, it's just a simple row of stitching around the edge.

Gone Swimming

I'll be swimming in Queensland until the end of the week! So we'll post all orders on Monday next week. If you're not in a rush, do place an order and take advantage of the 10% discount though.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Shannon Lamden Fabric and Pattern

I've recently uploaded this new apron pattern by Shannon Lamden into the shop. It works really nicely with the new colourways (above) in Shannon's Letterhead fabric. The Letterhead print would also be fabulous in a skirt or a panel in a skirt for a spot of industrial chic! Mmm, very Melbourne.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dan300: Love your work

So much style with so little fabric! Dan300 sell fabric (much of it vintage) covered button accessories including hair pins, hair bands, brooches, rings, and some very sharp cuff links. Their range is beautifully distilled into four mini-collections: Mod, Retro, Vintage Chic and Kiji. If you haven't seen their web site, I urge you to take a peek. It's just gorgeous.

Why 'Dan300'? It's the number plate from owner, Daniella Rosen's old 1981 model car. Heh!

Dan300 - love your products, love your packaging, love your web site, love your style!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Kristen Doran Cuckoo Clock Panels

These new Cuckoo Clock fabric panels from Kristen Doran are just gorgeous. You could turn them into many different things, but I think they are perfect for a statement cushion to sit on an armchair.

The ideal backing fabric would be the organic cotton canvas in red (above). Red is hard to match but this one is pretty close. Some other options are this beautiful textured grey linen to go with the grey/blue colourway. The organic cotton canvas in chocolate or leaf green both match the green colourway really nicely.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Here's another new Robert Kaufman collection called Mingle by Monaluna. It's a really fresh collection of soft but striking simple shapes in great colours. It's printed on light weight cotton and is ideal for kids' clothing.
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