Thursday, 22 August 2013

Guess and win giveaway

This giveaway really excites me - and takes me back to going to the fun fair and guessing how many sweets were in a jar ... this give-away is a little easier - simply guess the value of this stack of gorgeous- ness and win..

Just a few simple rules for this giveaway...

- You must follow us on our blog or  faceboook page  
(please let us know in your comment - so I know where I can find you )

-Simply guess the value of the fabric in this little stash. 

-All of the pieces are fat quarters ( if the fabric is in our sale section we will accept the full value of the item)

-I will send the fabric to anywhere in the UK or Europe. 

-The closest value will win (whether above or below the value)

- If there are 2 or more answers the same as the winner - I will draw a final one. 

-This competition will run until Thursday the 26th August

-Look forward to hearing your replies .. gwen.. and good LUCK ... 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Mirror project

I found this mirror on the side of the road within an old farm shop  a couple of month back.. it was cute - but kind of falling to pieces - there were a couple of bits and pieces hanging off... and after a quick check for wood worm - I thought  'thank you very much - I'll have that please' for a grand total of £7.00. 

I knew that if I fell out of love for it - I knew someone who would fall very quickly in love with it. I had being looking for a little project to try  out some of this.. Annie Sloan paint... 

 I had heard mixed reviews about it - but the though of not having to sand or prime what I was going to paint - was just too much of a temptation to let pass.. so I found a little shop in Reigate that stocked it .. and for the grande total of £24.00 I got a tin of paint and a tin of wax .
 I opted for the the colour Versailles- I thought if it all goes horribly wrong -I can just paint over it again .

And to be honest it was really simple - 2 coats of paint - straight on there .. and one coat of wax - brushed that on quickly and then buffed it up .. total time 1.5 hours .. and to be honest I think I am quite happy with the results ..

The colours are very true and the chalky feel is lovely .. I think probably next time - I will venture more into the distressed look and get myself a darker wax for an older feel .. Have any of you out there tries this Annie Sloan Paint ?...

Ps - sorry for the close up shots .. but I know that there are piles of washing and all kinds of things lurking in all corners of this room ...

Monday, 12 August 2013

Our Summer Sale has started ...

Our Summer sale has started and will run until Friday the 23rd August .... pop over there may be something that takes your fancy ...

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

10% discount

EEK - I nearly forgot to post on here - we have a 10% discount running until Thursday.. Simply enter babyboygeorge10 at the checkout .. thank you - Gwen

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Beautiful new arrivals

Howdy all ...

The last couple of months have seen some beautiful new fabrics arrive with us at the shop. One of my favourites is definitely the Happy collection from Hilco textiles. The weight and feel of this cotton is fantastic - perfect for making a special dress for a little one. The fabric is wide at 150cm and the cotton is  Okotex standard 100 . Perfect if you are worried about harmful nasties. If you need any inspiration for these prints simply pop over to  Susanne's blog 'hamburger liebe - here

Another batch  pretty cool retro inspired prints is this fun-k-y bye - bye birdy collection from Windham fabrics ... swing out sister - this collection is so COOL.. vinyl, bakelite phones and jivers ...curtains, blinds or simple cushions for your camper would look fab in any of these prints.

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Windham fabrics bye bye birdy vinyl records in multi

We have put together some more moods for you to help you pick your prints.. we had a great response when we did them many moons ago ... we were told how helpful they were in trying to choose co-ordinating styles... so I hope that you find these useful also.... enjoy ... Gwen

Above we have 

Above we have 

Above we have