Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where Women Create

I have just discovered this brand new blog, Where Women Create - the sub title is "Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women".
This is the blog of the Editor of the US magazine by the same name. It is just too delicious, all wrapped up with creative inspiration as well.

I don't think I can subscribe to the magazine ... international postage and all that. But I am certainly going to enjoy reading the blog and seeing the wonderful creative spaces that so many artistic women have made for themselves. What an inspiration!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I can't wait

to see what creative things happen with the fabric I am sending out!

I couldn't decide - you are all so talented! So I let random.org do the choosing for me, and it generated numbers 1 and 6. Commenters 1 and 6 are SallyAnne and Christine of BonTons.

Congratulations, ladies, I will be sending you messages to get postal addresses to send out your fat quarter!

Don't forget to check back in a couple of weeks, to see the tutorials from SallyAnne and Christine! They will also be listed at Totally Tutorials.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free Fabric - a tutorial exchange!

Yes, that's right - I am going to send a fat quarter of delicious fabric, to 2 talented people!

I am so excited to be participating in this wonderful idea by Dotty at Totally Tutorials.

If chosen for the 'exchange', you'll receive one of these fat quarters of delicious designer fabrics(approximately 20" by 22") to make with what you will.

Dance With Me by Jennifer Paganelli

Tablecloth by Anna Maria Horner

A makeup roll? A journal cover? Little girl's accessories? Get creative!

All I ask is that you create a tutorial to go with your project and post it on your blog, or Craftster, or a similar blog. Good photos and clear instructions for your tutorial are a must!When you post your tutorial, please link to me (www.FabricFusion.etsy.com) and submit your tutorial to the Totally Tutorials blog. Your tutorial must be completed and posted to your blog within 2 weeks of you receiving the fabric.

When I post the tutorial here on my blog (and on my Facebook and my Twitter etc) I will link to you (your blog, etsy store or wherever you wish). It's a win-win for everyone!

To be considered for this exchange, please leave comments below, with a link to your blog or site, and a way to contact you. Deadline to submit your name is next Tuesday, 27 October. I will contact and announce who will be getting the chance to do lovely things with yummy fabric, on Wednesday, 28 October.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dear Postman... I LOVE you ....

Oh, Mr Postman, you are the most wonderful person who comes to my house....

and today he brought the new Amy Butler 'Love' range of fabrics! YUMMM!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a sneak peek..... you will have to come over to Fabric Fusion to see them all!


Thank you to all the creative people who entered the 'Name This Handbag' Competition!

I have decided to call the new design .... Sweet Candy Basket

This is an amalgamation of entries by Esther (EthanZachEmma) and PJ (Unpicking Is the Pits), so congratulations ladies, you are both winners! Let me know if you prefer 50% off the purchase price, or the pdf pattern to create your own Sweet Candy Basket!

There are 2 different styles of Sweet Candy Basket available ready made at Sasha Sews right now. The pdf pattern, and kits that will include all your fabric cut to size, magnetic snap, and everything else you need to make your own, will be available at both Sasha Sews and Fabric Fusion, very soon.

Thanks again... and I am back to the drawing board with another idea, so look out for another request for your creative names.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A brand new design... needs a name!

I have been muttering, unpicking, more muttering, and staying up late to get this brand new design of handbag just how I had it pictured in my head. And here it is!

But the style needs a name! It is such a sweet little handbag - Hubby suggested 'Strawberries and Cream', and I thought 'Chocolate Box'. But I am sure there are far more creative names than that, so here is the competition.... leave a comment, with your suggestion for a name for this style of bag. The winner will be my favourite name, and I will announce the winner on Monday night (Australian time).

The prize will be your choice of either 50% off the purchase price of this bag, OR the pdf pattern, free, to make it yourself!

Remember, it is the style / shape that I need a name for - this bag will be made up in lots of delicious designer fabrics (.... mmmm..... like the new Amy Butler 'Love' range that will be on my doorstep very very soon....), so the colour and print will be variable.

Don't forget to leave an email address or other way to contact you! Thanks, I can't wait to see your creativity!!

Oh, and if you can't wait and have to own it straight away..... check them out at my handmade shop www.SashaSews.etsy.com !

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hoo Hoo ....

Aren't these the sweetest little creatures? Owls On Trees print fabric, by Saffron Craig, has arrived at my door, and in the shop!

The motifs are approximately 4" across, and well spaced, so this would make perfect fabric to use for an applique project.

Available in scarlet on white, and brand new colour, chocolate on white.

I also have a fat quarter bundle, of both these owl prints, together with the Ginkgo Blossom, also by Saffron Craig. Have these cute little fellows delivered right to your door!

(Currently only listed in my Etsy shop - http://www.fabricfusion.etsy.com/ They will go live in the Zibbet shop soon).

Friday, October 2, 2009

And.... Voi'la!

Here is what all of those lovely lacy things became. I am not sure this photo does it justice, and I didn't take any more of the others, before taking them all off to Country Touches, where the shop owner adored them, and they are hanging up right now. Maybe I could go in with a hidden camera, to photograph them 'in situ', so to speak!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On my sewing table today....

is a pile of pale ivory lawn, a froth of cotton eye-let lacing, a spool of delicate mint green ribbon..... all of which I am hoping will miraculously transform into some very pretty, feminine, frilly, flouncy nightgowns.

This is by special request, from a beautiful shabby chic boutique, which also showcases some of my handbags. The owner would like some pretty nighties to hang in the shop window, and sell by custom order (so I don't have to make all the sizes to start with).

And hey, if she doesn't like what I come up with, at least I will have re-vamped my own sadly lacking pyjama drawer with some pretty additions!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Delicious smelling clothes?

This week's project sounds (and smells) divine. It is so easy, is a great way to use up your scrap fabric pieces, AND the instructions are free! What more could you ask?

This simple stitching idea makes fragrant pads to go into your clothes dryer, so that your clothes come out with a delicious scent of your choice. I think it would also fragrance your laundry room very well, at the same time.

The recommended size pieces are small (about 5cm x 5cm), so perfect for using pieces from your scrap stash - including scraps of wadding, which can be hard to find a good use for.

Here is the link - I hope you enjoy, and that your laundry is made more pleasant.

Clothes Dryer Fragrance Pads

Oh, and if you make some - come and leave a link to some photos, so we can all admire them!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Amy and Tanya... are coming to my place!

and here is the first sneak peek.....

please, Mr Postman, bring me my shipment of Amy Butler and Tanya Whelan fabrics........ I have been very good, and just can't wait till they are on my doorstep, and in my work room!

From Tanya Whelan's Ava Rose collection -

And the lovely Amy Butler's Park Fountains in green .....


Hello, my name is Sasha, and I am addicted to fabric.

There. I said it - is that step 1? OH NO! But I don't want a cure -- I love my fabric habit! So much that I have just opened Fabric Fusion!

I know how hard it is to browse for delicious fabrics with children, or husbands / partners / boyfriends, in tow. My 2 sweet little kids make craft and fabric shops a generally hazardous area for me (NO - don't wipe your sticky fingers on that gorgeous designer fabric bolt!). And don't even ask about the time that my baby chucked all over a rack of fabric bolts, in Spotlight.

So the solution is to order it in! (Takeaway fabric is far healthier for you than takeaway food!). Browse at your leisure, and enjoy unwrapping a parcel of divine fabrics - because they have been delivered right to your door. You can even treat it like a box of chocolates and slowly take out 1 new piece of fabric from your package, each day - if your will power is stronger than mine, of course.

This Fabric Fusion blog will bring together sneak peeks of new fabrics that are soon to be listed, together with the best of free patterns for all sorts of crafty projects, from across the web. I hope you enjoy - and feel free to share your fabric obsession with me!