Thursday, February 4, 2010

Special Deliveries

One delivery today stopped me in my tracks and made me make a Fedora in Anna Maria Horner fabric.

Very exciting to see Vilene S320 again - come all the way from Germany especially to see me. I'm still as besotted with it as I was was time it was in town. It is the BEST hat interfacing I've ever used (and I've made a LOT of hats!). For this Fedora I used two layers of S320 on each piece of the hat. Even after being scrunched to bits while I was sewing, it pressed back into perfect shape and holds its form. It's in the shop HERE!


Also SUPER-CUTE little zipper pulls arrived!! The motifs are a very tactile rubbery material. The attachment rings connect directly to the existing zipper tab to make zippers easier for little hands to manage on kid's clothes. They also make a simple coin purse look special (and make it easier to open and close) and would be sweet on handbags (or kid's backpacks) as well. Practical and cute - gotta love that.

They're $3.65 each... AND THEY'RE NOW IN THE SHOP!

We also have a small quantity of Birch Bias Maker sets - sizes 12mm, 18mm and 25mm for . They're not Clover (although these days they're trying hard to look like them... notice the colour scheme...?) but it's a set of 3 for $17.95. A cheap and cheerful alternative - NOW IN THE SHOP.


And we have a small quantity of 19cm round bamboo handles - a really nice quality handle - running out at $6.50 a pair. They're being discontinued so they're a finite resource.

PS. Ok, I admit the Fedora is only blog-finished. That hatband is just sitting there, pretending to be sewn on. I thought I'd get away with it but it's looking a bit loose and free there.

10 comments:

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Posie Patchwork said...

The fedora is totally hip, love it, love Posie

Tania said...

OK. NEXT summer, I really will make hats. Hopefully then the anklebiters will know how TO KEEP THEM ON THEIR HEADS.

Liam's Mummy said...

I will be buying some of those boyish zipper pulls from you in the very near future! They look great - especially the airplane.

Liam's Mummy said...

Oh, and that fedora looks AWESOME!

Serena said...

Oh, the fedora! It's wonderful!

meri said...

Beautiful stuff!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That fedora is so cool! I love it! I hate myself in hats I always think I look over accessorised?! It looks so great!

Fer said...

Oh nice! Think I'll head on over to the shop and get me the bias tape set!

Little Munchkins said...

Those zipper pulls are so cute - I have ordered 4 through Leah today :)