Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas quilt for wee newbie


Ever since Suzy Ultman's critter community arrived in the shop - I knew that I had to use it for this great little (simple) quilt that was going to zoom it's way to Mauritius... Unknown whether the new little person was going to be a  girl or a boy I thought better stick with oranges and greens .. just to play it safe ... My previous quilt to the same family I backed with a super soft fluffy backing - but this one I wanted to back this with a  functional towelling great for coming back from the beach or bath times.... perfect for a little newbie...








Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Christmas


Here at celticfusionfabrics we will be closing our doors for the Christmas period from Friday 23rd December until Wednesday 4th January - we would like to 
Wish you all a very very Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year 
and to thank you all for the brilliant year that we have had.
We are still running our 12 days of Christmas discount ... just pop 12dayschristmas in the  box at the checkout  this will enable you to receive a 12% discount on purchases over £10.00.
Once again Happy Christmas to all .. gwen

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ty Pennington Prints

I had being trying for ages to try and get this simple prints in stock - I love the way this man and his team transform homes and peoples lives with his great talent...  and to be honest I really love his textile designs also .. have a peek and see what you think. There are also some great little projects on his site here that I am sure you will find some great inspiration for your next project




When it comes to good design, Ty is inspired by colors, textures and the world around him to tell stories about the remarkable people he meets. Ty Pennington Impressions™ brings to you this same passion and desire; good design, fashion-forward colors and inspiration to make your creative life unique and extraordinary.
“I'm constantly finding inspiration everywhere I look, but primarily it comes from architecture, nature, travel and stories from the extraordinary people I meet.” — Ty

We have themed this great bold prints with some beautiful colored shot cottons -the rich beautiful colors are great with the simple graphic shapes from Ty. 


 Kaffee Fassett Plain shot cotton in SPROUT

Ty Pennington Foliage scene in Chartreuse
Ty Pennington Blossom flower in Chartreuse

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

10% discount until 9pm tonight

Hello all - just to remind you that our 10% off all orders over £10.00  tonight (excludes postage)...better be quick .. simply enter  cfnov10 in the discount box at checkout... happy shopping .. gwen







Monday, 31 October 2011

Balloon ....

I have to say that this Sarah Jane studios fabric is one of my favourites this year and look great in this frame now available in our shop ...


Thursday, 13 October 2011

New German imports

Hello everyone ... I know that the winter  is closing in so I am hoping that this splash of color will add a bit of joy to your day, we have had a cute new collection arrive form Germany.  It contains a mixture of cottons and cord ..(I am excited about this as I love cord and personally find it hard to get cord from suppliers that is a reasonable price and also of great designs- I think that these cords hit the nail on the head there. The width of these are 140cm wide - but we are selling them per small fat quarter .. pop over to here to check them out - hope that you like them ... 

Photo courtsey of the designer herself .. beautiful cord skirt in lovebirds

 Photo courtsey of the designer herself .. beautiful cord cap in lovebirds 


Thank you for looking

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Interview and Giveaway with fluffy sheep quilting

The lovely Cindy over at fluffy sheep quilting asked me quite a while ago to write a little piece for her blog .. as she is featuring a guest blogger every week - and this week it is me ... Have a goo and see what you think .. there is also a giveaway.. so pop over and see what is is .. 
Fluffy sheep quilting is definitely a blog to keep your eye on .. full of handy tips and tutorials - she also seems to be a great lady for organising fabric swaps .. so click here and it will take you there .. good luck in the giveaway .. g


Monday, 3 October 2011

Safari sweet downloadable pattern

Fancy the look of this pattern - it can be found here - on the clothworks website ..

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Penguin& Fish organic cottons

Alyssa Thomas of penguin and fish - has  being busy designing a beautiful new range named 'safari sweet' in conjunction with clothworks fabrics - beautifully soft and the brightest of limes and orangey reds .. I love it - great for newborns and infants - hope you like them ... 






Apologies for the repitition of pics .. but I just could not resist...  you can find them - here


 

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sketch Flower screen print

We have being busy testing some more fabrics and inks  for our screenprinting - I love the red and the black together .. and the linen is a beautiful weight.. ...


Sunday, 11 September 2011

10% off and newbies

We have had some beautiful and bright new cotton fabrics from the fantastic designer Monaluna - from her new collection metro market - which she designed in collaboration with Robert Kaufman - This collection is seriously funky and very cool - great for napkins, table cloths , tea cosies .. funky pot holders .. aprons .. and the rest for a hip kitchen





 We also have the most beautiful flannel panel arrive - it was such a shock to have it arrive in the delivery - as I had totally forgotten that  I had ordered it - with it came some beautiful birds on flannel - and a beautiful  chocolate brown floral print  - I know someone out there in blog land had asked for this - so if you are out there! here it is 






  Eeek nearly forgot - we have a 10% coupon off for you on all purchases (not including postage) over £10.00 - Please enter discount code celticffcode7
This code will be valid until Saturday 17th September
Many thanks -www.celticfusionfabrics.com

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Test prints

We have being busy doing some small test prints of our pattern that we have drawn ..The patterns have being printed onto an organic white cotton .. some came out terrible .... disasterous - and some came out well... have a goo..  Now that the difficuilt  bit of the screen-burning and the first print have happened .. the next prints on the should be a doddle .... (I hope!)....



Sunday, 4 September 2011

Something new

Things have being a little slow here on our blog this Summer .. but we are back now heading into an other season back in the rhythm and ready to rock .. we have some lovely new collections popping in which we hope you will all love. Hopefully also in the next couple of weeks we (when I say we .. I really mean I) will be starting to screenprint our own fabrics .. I did touch on Screenprinting in my University years so have being getting into the knack of it again.

 I have being working over the summer on a couple of ideas and am now waiting on some  base cloths to arrive  .. I want to keep it as organic as I can so - super environmental cottons and  non toxic inks .. starting small ... of course with  fat quarter size pieces .. so  stay tuned .. I hope it is going to be a great time for us.... here is a little snap  of our current design that is we are hoping to be able to get printed in the next couple of weeks


Friday, 12 August 2011

From Old to New

I had a spare hour yesterday and decided to do something with the old little desk that I had saved from the skip in work this time last year.... I loved the shape of the piece and the little secret drawer and I just wanted to cheer it up a bit .. and I also wanted to use some of this lecien fabric that I had in stock.. here

so it went from this 



to this in about 1 hour ... I am delighted with it ... 

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Erin Mc Morris summersault winner

Thank you to everyone on our blog and on our facebook page for entering the giveaway - it was hilarious reading your funny little comments - they did make me giggle... and glad to hear that some of you out there still have it in you. I still have problem putting the random number thingie on my blog ( I  don't know why) - but I popped in 39 and tried to copy it accross and got this instead ....
True Random Number Generator 39 27 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
 
Anyways .. we do have a winner and it is  number 27 ..  veryberryhandmade said...
I used to try when I did gymnastics... I remember trying to somersault over a horse (not a real one obviously - the gym kind) and banged my head. Ouch! No chance of doing one now... am an old old lady. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance. 
VeryBerry - have a look on our Erin McMorris page here  and let me know which 6 fat quarters you would like ... congrats .. Gwen

Monday, 18 July 2011

Smashing Summersault - giveaway

Erin McMorris has always being one of my all time absolute favourite textile designers - with her great use of colour and simple shapes. Her new summersault (love the name)  fun, quirky and childlike range does not disappoint- and we have chosen a couple to stock  in the shop.. we also want to give some of the summersault love out to you ... in the form of a giveaway  



The prize:- 6 fat quarters of Erin McMorris  fabrics from her new summersault collection .... (have a look here to see which ones you would choose)
What do I have to do to enter?:  Just answer this question: .. 
have you ever somersaulted... and can you still do it? 
My answer to this question would be ... yes I have .. and can I still do it?... hell no - I like eclairs to much..
The competition ends on Friday the 22nd of July
Open to all Uk and European countries 
Please leave your comment below 
The winner will be chosen at random


Best of luck everybody
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