Well we've certainly made up for lost time with the rain this last week! I guess it’s been a great excuse to stay home and do those jobs you never get a chance to do around the place. You may've had some time to enjoy doing some craft projects. One of Country Home and Crafts recent collections is the Garden Hideaway collection by Wilmington Prints. It’s a cheerful, whimsical and romantic collection, featuring floral and botanical elements (beautiful butterflies and dragonflies), words and phrases and I love the antique/vintage umbrellas with metallic gold scattered throughout each fabric. The main colours in this fabric collection include black, gold, teal blue, pink and cream. 100% cotton, the fabric has a fashionable antique appearance. Hope you love it as much as I do.
With the rain passing, the birds are hungrily searching for worms in the garden, which makes me think of the stunning Grandma’s Garden collection (Lewis & Irene). One of my favourite fabrics of the moment would be the Birdhouses on Light Cream, Pink and Lilac. Take the time to look at the detail in this fabric, the different styles of birdhouses, the beautiful birds and flowers and the complementary colours, make this fabric magnificent!
There is something quite magical about Garden Gnomes and I loved that they were a main feature of the Grandma’s Garden collection as well. There is Grandma’s Garden fabric covered in a beautiful, bright floral garden with wishing wells, garden gnomes, grey and white cats and purple butterflies on a light blue, natural/beige and dark grey coloured background. There is also white, pale blue and natural/beige fabric scattered with colourful garden gnomes, one standing, one sitting holding a fishing line and hook and one holding a shovel. It really is a fun and delightful collection.
If you’re looking for a fun inside activity, why not try one of our sewing and craft kits which contain all the materials you need. The Garden Snail Kit as shown below is adorable and the kits cater for all levels of experience.
Looking for some creative inspiration, refer to our range of craft books such as Tilda’s Winter Ideas. This book is full of ideas for creating handmade gifts, decorations, cards and soft toys and showcasing Tilda’s gorgeous range of fabrics and accessories which we also stock.
We have a special Easter giveaway….. If you haven’t already done so, go to the Country Home and Crafts Facebook page and share in the comments section, something creative you’ve made recently along with a photo and you’ll go in the draw to win a Country Home and Crafts Easter Gift Pack worth over $150.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve made recently.
Happy crafting and talk to you again soon!
My vision for my blog page is to showcase various products I’m selling on www.countryhomeandcrafts.co.nz and sharing with you ideas to inspire you to create and may be even provide inspiration to try making something you haven’t done before. I want this to be an open forum for you to share your ideas too. And, most importantly, I want you to share photos of what you’ve made using Country Home and Crafts products. So please tell me your ideas and send me photos of what you’ve made!