Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Win 1m of your favourite fabric from fabrication.co.nz!

I'm conducting a survey. Why? Because I'd love to know what you like (and don't) about the fabrication.co.nz website (and this blog too).

My survey is very quick - it's just 11 questions and will take no more than 3 minutes of your time. And, the best thing is, if you do help me out by letting me know what you think you'll go in the draw to win 1m of your favourite fabric from fabrication.co.nz. That's right, if you win the draw then you get to choose 1m of the fabric of your choice from me. In fact, I might even be so kind as to let you choose 0.5m each of 2 fabrics, or 0.25m each of 4 fabrics if you really can't make up your mind, but anyway, you get the gist. Answer the survey, go in the draw to win stuff.

And, it's all a piece of cake really. To complete the survey you just need to click on the link below:


It's all very self explantory, so you can't go wrong. There's just lots of ticking boxes, with the odd space to comment if you want to. Just please be honest. If you hate the site, tell me. If you love it, tell me. If you think I waffle (which I'm pretty sure I am right now), tell me. I don't care if you've never bought anything from fabrication.co.nz, or you're my best customer, I'd just love to hear from you either way, so please click on the link above and let me know what you think.

Thanks! A x

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's a good week ... more fabrics!

Lucky me ... another delivery today. Two more fabrics waiting on my doorstep when I got up this morning. This must be how my customers feel when their fabrics get dropped off by the courier. Today I got two fabrics from the Wildwood range by Erin McMorris: the floral is called Sophie's Garden and the beautiful coordinate is called Buttons. More delightful goodness from the team at Free Spirit, and just in time for the beautiful (and hot!) end of summer. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Three times as nice

This week three new fabrics have arrived in at fabrication.co.nz, two from the delicious Wa Nouveau collection by Hokkoh of Japan, and one called Babushka by Kokka. All three are lovely - I'm eyeing up the Autumn Floral for a handbag design I've been working on, and think I'll use the Babushka fabric to make something for my friend who is expecting her baby girl to arrive any day. As for the Small Floral, well, something will come to me ...

As usual, all fabrics are available for purchase at fabrication.co.nz so now all you have to do is decide what you're going to make.

Friday, February 5, 2010


When I was about 7 my favourite colour in all the world was purple. I was particularly fond of that middle of the range soft type of purple, and distinctly remember having a nice purple outift - a purple sweatshirt (my favourite), and matching purple socks and headband. All sounds a bit cringe-worthy now, but hey, I was only 7. And, goodness knows I've made far worse fashion faux pas than that in my time!

After quite a few years where purple didn't really feature in my life I've noticed I'm trending back towards it. I'm not sure how much of that is just because it is becoming a bit more of an "in" colour, but regardless I'm happy about it.  The pictures above are a random selection of purple things from around my house (actually, mostly from the garden, which shows that nature loves it too!) - I hope you'll enjoy looking at them as much as I do.