Thursday, January 31, 2013

On Sale
Search the On Sale page for lots of fabric bargains. All French General, Japanese and English furnishing fabrics must go to make way for new products. There's also braids, ribbons and buttons - lots to check out!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shimmer Tape

 Shimmer Tape - just arrived in - can't wait to give it a try!
A fabulous  shimmering hollow metallic & rayon tube/tape in some of my favourite Colour Streams colours.  Inserting a cord to stiffen the tape then ruche the tape along the cord for great effects. It makes wonderful cords for fibre and beaded necklaces and couched surface effects.  Imagine it meandered across a journal cover encrusted with stitching, sequins and beads! 
Shimmer Tape - $7.50 
I've just updated  the website and it's so much easier to use.  I think you will find lots of things you didn't know we had!  Come and explore.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pins and Posies - pincushion

Happy New Year to you all and may you be healthy and full of creativity.

I have just finished this silvery lavender silk pincushion fashioned on the top of a pressed glass Mason Jar.  I filled the pincushion with crushed walnut shell to keep your pins sharp. The walnut shell seemed to make the shaping of the cushion easier. The posy of silk ribbons is worked on a slip and draped around the cushion. It makes an elegant storage jar as well.  What colour  can I make next - I'm completely addicted!!!
It will be available as a kit soon.