Monday, 30 August 2010

focus on flannel

Flannel Selection designed by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman

My Gran always had flannel sheets .. they were alwaya well worn and usually joined in the middle .. after being cut down the middle and re-sewn .. I think that you know exactly what I am talking about as your Gran's probably all had the same as well. What I really remember about flannel however is that it was always very warm and snuggly .. I loved staying there .. Along with home made bread, the super creamy hand patted butter and the fresh from the cow milk .. the flannel sheets were one of my favourite things about staying there ..

Flannel Selection designed by monaluna for Robert Kaufman

So when I kept seeing on the wholesales list flannel .. there and everywhere .. I knew that I just had to stock it .... and hope that customers will love it just as much as me . -Flannel is a soft woven fabric, of various fineness. It usually doesn't have a nap, and instead gains its softness through the loosely spun yarn it is woven from. It is commonly used to make clothing, bed sheets, and sleepwear. Our flannel is 100% cotton ... and is super soft. .. Although it can be used in sleepwear for Adults .. It should not be used in Infants or children's sleepwear. -Flannels tend to shrink about 5% -10% compared with regular cotton which shrinks between 1 and 3 percent.

Flannels are addictive. Once you're sewn with them you want that wonderful, soft feeling from all of your quilts. Flannels lay very well for piecing of quilts... your kiddies and your man .. will love you forever if you make hem a quilt from this beautiful good quality flannel delicacy

Flittler by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman

Monaluna flitter flannel .. inspiration

All of the above flannels can be found at our website ...

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Funky feely flannels and more...

I went back to work today .. blahh .. I can't complain really, I did have eight weeks off ... but .. when I arrived home...I had not 1... but 2 deliveries waiting for me .... and this is what there was inside ........eeeekkkk...

Above a lovely new organic range from Robert Kaufman .. the colors are great and the patterns too.. nice to have a new organic range in the shop .. too.

I am loving the new flannel ... and seem to have a thing for green at the moment .. must be the Irish in me .. Flannel great for the Autumn months .. and Winter too..(not yet though hopefully)

I adore this cute Kitchy range ... the colors are perfect for the months ahead em.....the toaster is super super cute..
...oops nearly forgot to say .. a sincere thanks you to everyone who is commenting on the post below ..and for everyone who said the nicest thing on Katy's blog .. appreciate it ..... I feel another giveaway coming on .. stay tuned .. Gwen

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Giveaway with Im a ginger monkey.. free postage

We have being featured on a blog called Im a ginger monkey .. and we are running a giveaway with them over there.. for thebundle below .. one fat quarter of each of the following and a yard of each of the tapes. Katy over there has being busy compiling a list of UK shops ... and we are one of them ... FAB.. great to be mentioned in such a great blog .. thanks Katy.

Simply leave a comment on both this post and also Katy's blog .. over here telling us what you'd do with your winnings. What would you make? The giveaway will be open for a week from today (until Tuesday 31st August) and winner will be selected by random.

Just to let you know that there is free postage on all UK purchases until Sunday 29th August

Friday, 13 August 2010

Daschund ..

We are taking a coupe of days off and heading back to Ireland .. our shop will be closed for a couple of days ... but before I go I had to pop this post up ..I have made this Daschund for a very good friend .. I really hope that she likes him.. I kept him simple .. no big details .. just cute fabric.. double gauze by echino and Carolyn Gavin - wild thyme .... thanks for looking

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

New Kokka Arrivals

Kokka deliveries are a little bit like opening a box of choccies .. they are very tasty and wrapped in nice noisy paper and really I never really know what I am going to get ..

Most orders are done at least 3 months in advance and by the time they get here I have totally forgotten what I Have ordered ... and just hope that I still like them and they are what I expect ..

The one thing that I do know about Kokka .. is that the quality is just so good .. I know that you pay a little more .. but who really wouldn't want these cheeky monkeys in their stash?

To be honest most of the time .. I don't get to see or touch the fabric .. I usually choose form a small catalog.. where the images are very small .. so a lot of the time it is hit and miss... maybe next year my boss .. (er a guess that would be me..) .. might let me go to some of the fabric fairs and see for myself ...please can I pleaseee.......
Oh I forget to mention that the (and I don't say this often).. the domestic goddess fabric above is...... to die for ....

Sunday, 8 August 2010

some newbies

We have had a little week away ... in Ireland .. I have being there a couple of times this year .. over to my mum ... but a couple of new fabrics have arrived so I am going to be popping them on my website in the next day or 2 ....

Really lovely soft flannels to add to our ever-growing collection

Some cute new bird fabrics have also appeared in this small delivery

I will also be popping on some little bundles of Shintzi Katoh fabrics .. love the weave in these .. I am anxiously awaiting the new Kokka delivery .. there are some great Linen mixes in there .. and they are fab ... As usual we get everything behind the states which is really annoying.. so I will keep you posted when that arrives .. wasn't it a lovely day today ... ?