Monday, August 31, 2009

Tula Pink Hushabye range

The new Tula Pink Hushabye range for Moda has arrived in store and it is so cute. There are ducks and bunny's and circus dots and drops. I have already made a simple baby quilt for our dear friends new arrival, Phoebe Matilda.

And the winners are..

Thanks to Tanya from VIC and Tracey from NSW for sending in your photos. You both win a sewing pattern of your choice from modern retro textiles! Keep sending in you photos. Thanks, Sam

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kristen Doran Matryoshka Dolls Craft Panel

While reading the latest addition of mixtape, Amelia (3) spied some matryoshka dolls and requested we have them immediately. Fortunately I have Kristen Doran's screen printed craft panels (43cm x 36cm) in store and I became an instant hero since they are so easy and quick to sew up.

I had to laugh the following day when I realised my sewing area had been taken over by Lego, the joys of children!

If you haven't yet seen mixtape head over to their blog for more info, it is a great sewing / crafting / handmade Australian magazine with an environmental edge.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We have a new look at modern retro textiles!

We have a new look at modern retro textiles! Just like clothes and fabric, its nice to freshen up! Thanks to Simon Telfer at moter design for re-designing our web header. Leave a message and tell us what you think, we'd love to hear from you.

To celebrate we are offering a special discount: 10% off orders over $30. Just use this code during checkout: blog10 (you will be prompted for the code when you go to the 'secure checkout' through globecharge). Discount ends 3 September 2009.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Another great customer project!

Tracey from NSW has emailed pictures of Phoebe the Melly & Me elephant using Amy Butlers daisy chain. Thanks Tracey they look wonderful!

This cute little elephant is very popular - another of our customers (Marie) used calico for part of the elephant and gave it as a christening gift, which friends could sign on the day. Phoebe and daisy chain are available in store.

And one for the girls:

Inspiring Customer Projects!

In answer to our August competition, Tanya from VIC sent the following great photos:

She used a reversible bag a pattern by Rosalie Quinlan and embroidery pattern from the Melly & Me feathered friends bag. The fabric is by Moda, Urban Chiks, Swell. How clever!

She also created a grocery bag dispenser using Amy Butler Midwest Modern 2 fabric and a free pattern from the Moda Bakeshop. You can subscribe to their feeds for updates. Perfect for tidying the kitchen!

Thanks Tanya

Competition: Send photos of your creations

Modern Retro Textiles has been open for business for 5 months— and we need photos of creations made from our products, to inspire visitors to our blog.

Email your photos to us with permission to include them on our blog, and you go in the draw to win any sewing pattern of your choice, from our store. Competition ends the end of August when the winner will be announced on our blog.

Join our newsletter for updates on competitions, sales, discount vouchers and new products arriving. Although usually sent by email, the August newsletter was sent via regular post, with a small fabric sample. To join, just email us your name, email and address details.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Polka Dot Swap!!

There are so many things happening in the world of blogs, I decided it was time to get involved and I entered a polka dot swap. The swap brief simple: something handmade with polka dots, fabric with polka dots, something extra with polka dots. It was so nice to receive something made for me, I can recommend these 'swaps'!

My package arrived and what a lovely surprise! My partner, Glenda, is quite the clever sewer and made me this lovely bag, sent with many other cute things (some of which are now in use!!). The bag is lined with polka dots and has a cute polka dot bow on the front.
A big thanks for your lovely gift.

I made Glenda an Amy Butler swing bag with fresh poppies, Midwest modern 1, lined with tiny polka dots and a swell FQ pack and polka dot ribbon. The swing bag is a great bag to make especially for beginners (fabric and pattern available in store, picture taken on background of Nani Iro double gauze pocho dots, 2008 fabric).

Thanks Glenda!!