Saturday, July 25, 2009

The latest delicious Moda fabrics

We have had some lovely fabrics arrive in the last few weeks. Nostalgia is the latest beautiful range from April Cornell for Moda. We have 12 beauitful bolts of fabric plus layer cakes, charm packs and jelly rolls.
The Morris Workshop by Barbara Brackman came in last week. These fabrics are based on designs by English artist William Morris and his colleagues. Symbolising the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris created art reacting against the Industrial Revolution. Always rooted in natural themes, Morris’ fabrics and wallpapers featured intertwining vines, never ending floral stems, and impossibly dense hedges.

We have even more pre-cuts on from Moda including Love U and Old Primrose Inn.

I have been busy with the boys these holidays. Thomas has been keen to help me sew...
while Cameron had his first birthday last week. While the piano from Nana and Papu was a big hit... was Aunty Kristy's portable wardrobe that was the big hit.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Alliance and NETs

This week we have got two shipments of yummy yummy pre-cut from Moda. Early in the week it was ranges including Au-then-tic (above) which Judy has made the fabulous Real Man Quilt. Au-then-tic is a fresh range of creams, tans, lime and black. This range would be great for modern home decor projects.

We also got Mill House Inn the latest range from Figtree quilts. This ever so pretty range was inspired by a recent family trip to the Cotsolds. A rich pallette in these fabrics pack with colour names like currant, rose red, clotted cream, pond, fresh apricots, butterscotch pudding and meadow grass.

A charming mix of simple, vintage and modern prints can be found in the Simple Abundance range by Bonnie & Camille. Simple Abundance is sure to inspire creative living.

Full of florals, stripes, paisleys and tonals, in rich aquas, lush reds, chocolate brown and the sweetest pink, Simple Abundance leads the way to a simple way of living life, full of the things that one loves most.

Comfortably fashionable in the red, blue, cream, and khaki that has come to define the fabrics from Minick and Simpson, their latest range is a celebration of Wiscasset, known as Maine's prettiest town. The commercial seaport of Wiscasset has seen a treasure trove of antiquities from across the globe. These reproductions revolve around the stunning, etched Jacobean floral and include madder paisleys, several calicos, a floral stripe, polka dots, and mini rose buds.

The fabrics I have been waiting for through is the latest release from the Collections for a Cause Range - Alliance (above). Proceeds from these collections are donated to charity. I was thrilled to be involved in suggesting the charity this collection supports - NETs.
The NETS mobile humidicrib. This trolley has everything they need to provide mobile intensive care for babies

NETS provides a mobile emergency service for babies and children across NSW and the ACT who need intensive care. Thomas (my oldest) was transported by a NETs team from the San hospital to Royal North Shore the evening he was born as his lungs weren't properly developed when he was born.
Thomas at the San once he had been stablised by the NETs Team

They were a fantastic team and I know of many other families who have NETs to thank for getting their child to the services they need.
Loading Thomas in the mobile hunidicribe into the amublance.