Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunny Happy Skies

Just what we need this Summer! The newest fabric line from Riley Blake



Trees & Panda's too!

A pretty lace

and spots & stripes too!

All you need for Summer packed into one little bundle!

Purchase here 

About the Designer

It began with a love of scrapbooking, and transformed into a love for all things patterned and bright. Established in 2008 by Graphic Artist, Stephanie Hunt, Bella Blvd continues to provide crafters with her signature happy and bright color palette.
Bella Blvd, a name that derived from Stephanies's Italian heritage and travel experiences. Stephanie's creative designs are now being brought to fabric with the release of her first collection "Sunny Happy Skies

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meet the Gang

Come on over and Meet the Gang, Andover New York's newest fabric line by Marisa for Creative Thursday

Besides from the cutest characters from the gang ( Ruby; Olive; Simone; Sweetie Bear, Lila, Lola and Oscar) it is the rich colours and storybook design that draw me to these fabrics!

I know we have unleashed a inspiring design, when the possibilities of uses are overflowing in my head! So I will release them from in there to you.

My first thought was of a wee jacket with the border print on the outside with the word fabric as the lining. (There is a cute tutorial here

Then I would love to see some cute trousers or capri's in the white flower fabric with the birds as the trim. There is a super simple pattern in the Making Children's Clothes book

The other things I thought of were a sun hat, ipod case (possibly in the border or the above blue print), a bag, a simple quilt, library bag! I will leave the rest of the dreaming up to you. Purchase here

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top 10 Handmade Christmas Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, here are my top ten finds on quick gifts to make using minimal resources and time!

1.The Humble Half Eaten Gingerbread Man How about Orange

2.Funky Pencil Pouch Noodle Head

3.Some very pretty coasters (great for using scraps and super quick to make) Sew Pretty

4. A fat quarter gift bag Emaykayee

5.I always wanted to make one of these - fabric necklace Works in progress

6.Funky coasters! Make it Give It

7. Cute gift tags! Tartankiwi

8. Pine cone Elves ♥ Martha Stewart

9. Cross Over Pinafore (I have made this and it is super easy!) Smashed Peas & Carrots

10. Iphone/ Ipod Case Nifty!Sewplicity 

Monday, November 21, 2011


Classic and retro all in the same glance. The new Tuxedo Collection by Doodlebug Designs has an air of sophistication about it! 

I love the mix of pretty greys into the style and of course with all those delicious dots it was definitely  love at first sight!

And the stripes are a great "Man" fabric but work incredibly well with the collection too

And then this Damask has crept in, it is a close call with the spots, but I think it is my favourite

Then the flowers make an excellent bouquet. I feel like whipping up some cushions just staring at these! 


Available in bundles & individually right here

Friday, November 18, 2011

Makower UK Bugs

This new set of fabric from Makower UK is just overflowing with all things Summer. Filled with butterflies, toadstools snails and birdhouses it is a feast for little eyes!

Purchase it here