Archive for July, 2011

Sunday Stash #8 *** SOLD OUT***

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

All three fabrics are gone now, thank you for your fantastic support. Don’t forget checking next week for more Sunday Stash bargains.

I hope you like our choice this weekend, we have 3 fabrics on sale, they are ridiculously discounted and they are becoming a bit of a classic.

Amy Butler’s Love collection remaining designs are up for grabs at only £5.50 per metre!!!

A rainbow in a pincushion

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

This little pincushion as been on my to-do list for quite a while. The original, made by I like it orange, too! , it is much more symmetrical, but I wanted mine to be somewhat wonky, something that if I showed it to my dad he would say “Very nice Lizzet, but why don’t you do it again so it looks a bit straight”.

I love how the Kona in Coal really brings out the other colours.  I used only tiny scraps that perhaps most people would have thrown away because they were too small to do anything, but like you can see, that is not necessarily true.

Scraps do go a long way!

I didn’t reinforce with a top stitch but it is something that I might have to do before it all comes apart.  The reason of why I didn’t do it was because it took a bit of the “wonkyness” but seeing how the stitches are pulled by the filling I might have to compromise and do it.

Whilst I was making the pincushion, I got an order for the Linen/Cotton blend in Putty and I took it as a sign.  I am going to make something similar using the linen as a background and will splash colour here and there with some of the patchwork fabrics in stock.  Maybe I can make something from from the 1-2-3  Sew book by Ellen L. Baker that my mum gave me a few days ago (I have the best mum in the world!).  Whatever I make I’ll keep you posted :)

I hope you are enjoying the summer as much as I am.

See you soon xx

Fabrics that I used:

Background and back:  Kona Solid in Coal

From left to right

Hydrangea in Yellow (not seen in the photo)

- Stripe in Jam by Momo (you can see only a tiny bit of it)

- Four petals in Jelly by Momo

- Eva by Michael Miller

- Dandelion in Mustard by Patty Young (not longer in stock)

- Thistle Leaf in Piney Woods by Denyse Schmidth

- Liberty fabric from a Clothkits kit

- Dots by Oliver + S (not longer in stock)

- Dandelion in Turquoise (not longer in stock)

- Sun Spots in Mint by Amy Butler

- Pop parade in Purple

- Stripe Leaf by Lourdes Sanchez

We also sell Fabric Scraps bags, unlike the pieces used in this pincushion the scraps are not small but they are equally pretty.

Sunday Stash #7

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

To compensate from not having a sale last weekend, this weekend we have two fabrics on the Sunday Stash Sale.  Both are pink, both are ultra cute, both with flowers, but they are completely different from one another.

Milly in Pink is back in stock and proving to be as popular as the first time round.

Cafe Mocha in Red has been loved by many, and some even have come back for more.  We have only have a couple of metres left, so today and tomorrow is a good chance to get this adorable design.

Apologies for the lack of photos, but the links will take you to the pages with photos for both fabrics.

Enjoy the weekend!


Sunday Stash #6

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I don’t want to describe this fabric because the design is just so……., well, so cool that I decided it is better to leave it to images to do the work.  The only thing that I can add is that this beautiful cotton voile, Turn of Events in Indigo by Anna Maria Horner is the chosen fabric for this Sunday Stash Sale.

Actually, I just couldn’t resist to say that it has the softest feel and a fabulous drape.

Happy Shopping!

PD  Just a quick reminder about shipping here.

Shipping Announcement

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Just popped in to say that The Fabric Loft staff (i.e. me) will be on holiday from today Saturday 9th July to Wednesday 13th July, all orders will be sent after Thursday 14th July.

Do check the  shop as Sunday Stash offer will still be on and I will have lots of great news in the following weeks after I have come back.

See you soon :)

Independents’ Day

Monday, July 4th, 2011

I have lost count of how many times I have been asked “why don’t you have a brick and mortar shop?“.  My answer is one and very simple, I don’t have the money.  I would love to have a shop full of colourful fabrics with a great range of haberdashery items and many notions and things in pretty jars and boxes.

The dream is still there and in the meantime I am working towards it.  I know that just like me there are lots of independent retailers that are doing the same, and there are many other that their dream has come true but the reality is though because we have to compete with the big corporations.

Big chains are not evil, I buy from them too.  But I think there is still room for indie retailers and is only us that can make it possible.

So for today, I will invite you to at least buy one thing from an independent retailer and make today a very happy Independents’ Day.

Enjoy shopping :)

Sunday Stash #5

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Today’s Sunday Stash offer is a bit different and I hope you like it.  Instead of offering a fabric at a reduced price, we are giving you fabric for free.  Yeap, you read it right, free fabric.

If you buy 1 metre of Zoo in Stone of Central Park collection you will get half a metre of Cobblestone in Stone for free.  There is no need of any discount code or voucher, for every metre of the first fabric you will receive half a metre of the other one free of charge.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!