Archive for November, 2010

Ann Kelle Giveaway – don't miss out!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Urban zoologie giveaway

We are really excited to be part of this gorgeous giveaway from one of our favourite designers Kelle Boyd, better known as Ann Kelle.   Kelle has kindly offered to giveaway a bundle of her best selling Urban Zoologie collection – exclusive to Fabric Rehab.  The lucky winner will receive 1/2 yard of each print, a total of 3 yards.

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Here’s how to enter:-

1. “Like” Ann Kelle on Facebook.

2. Subscribe to her blog

3. Come back to Fabric Rehab and leave a comment letting us know if you 1. “Liked” Ann Kelle on Facebook and  2. Subscribed to her blog.

You must do all of the above in order to enter the draw.  The giveaway runs from Monday 29th November until Friday 3rd December at  midnight.  Comments must be left on this post to enter.

Good Luck!

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How to….Christmas Bird Garland

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Here is our second ‘time friendly’ project, for this you’d probably need a couple of hours altogether, but perhaps if you don’t have that time in one block you could cut the template and fabric in the evening and put together the garland in the day.  Here’s how…


Cut you chosen template out of card (we used a simple bird design, but you could do Christmas Trees, mini stockings or hearts – the list is endless!).  Select the fabrics you want to use, scraps come in very handy here, cut 2 pieces of fabric for each bird.


Place the fabric right sides together and sew around leaving 1/2cm seam, leave 5cm gap for turning right way.   So you get a nice shape, snip around any curves or points, careful to avoid your seam.   Turn right side out and stuff with wadding.  Hand sew to close.  Finally stitch your birds to ric rac or ribbon and voila!

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We used our Scandinavian Christmas Bundles for the garland, unfortunately we’re out of stock at the moment, but they should be back in the shop by Friday.

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How to…..Scandinavian style gift tags

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

These days, with everybody’s busy lives, its hard to find the time for all the things we’d like to make, especially in the run up to Christmas.  With this in mind Nancy has put together some lovely Christmas projects that are ‘time friendly’.  The first one is for these lovely Christmas tags.  Here’s how to…..


1.  Glue fabric to card (Nancy used red card) with slightly watered down PVA glue. Its best to use a brush for an even coverage.  Leave to dry.


2.  Turn over and draw round your chosen templates, cut round with scissors.  Leave under a heavy book so they are nice and flat.



3.  Make a hole with a hole punch and tie with raffia or twine, and admire your work!



If you’d like to use the same fabrics that we have, its the Scandinavian Christmas Fabric Bundle.  Happy crafting!

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Sew Hip Ad

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

We’ve just sent off our new ad to go into the January edition of Sew Hip magazine, we used the image below.   Sew Hip is a great magazine with lots of fun projects, I like the fact they also have a crafting section for kids too.

I love the the fresh colours of these fabrics – cups and pots and pans are very ‘on trend’ at the moment – great for aprons, pot holders, coasters and table mats.   All the fabrics below can be found in our ‘What’s New’ category.

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The winner is…

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

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Well done ‘J’, whose comment was ‘Definitely tea towels. I’d use it as a decorative, quite thick band on a plain white towel’.

Your FQs will be winging their way to you as soon as we have your address.

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Rendall & Wright

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

These gorgeous Christmas decorations and cushions have been produced by Lindsey and Helen, the duo behind the Suffolk based interior furnishings company – Rendall & Wright.

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I love that all 3 cushions really compliment each other, they would look great together on a sofa.  Lindsey and Helen used fabrics from our Alexander Henry ‘Farmdale’ collection.  I thought the cushions looked so plump and sumptuous – a tip from Lindsey is to use a feather cushion pad a couple of inches bigger than your cushion cover to achieve the same look.

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Who wouldn’t want one of these hanging from the Christmas tree filled with chocolate coins?!  The girls made these lovely cone Christmas decorations using a range of fabrics from our Funky Christmas range.

If you’d like to meet Lindsey and Helen and see their gorgeous range of goodies they will be at the following festive fairs in Suffolk:-

Edwardstone Christmas fair – Friday 5th November 9.30am – 1pm
Elizabeth Hospice Fair – Thursday 18th November 9.30am – 3.30pm
Ipswich School Christmas fair – Friday 19th November 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Homewood House Christmas fair – Friday 26th November 2.00pm – 7.30pm

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