Monday, October 26, 2009

Fantastic Find: the Oz Material Girls

The Oz Material Girls are a 'fabriholic' mother/daughter team who started out selling personal items from their own fabric stash. Their hobby quickly turned into a full-blown company selling quilting materials from their online store and also on Ebay. They have heaps of wonderful fabrics and pride themselves on providing their customers with friendly advice, informative communication, super fast delivery of orders, and above all quality products.
The Oz Material Girls are currently celebrating their 5th birthday and have been running lots of giveaways on their blog to celebrate. The current giveaway runs until October 31st and if you enter, you have the chance to win a Shabby Rose Lecien Fabric Gift Pack - some gorgeous shabby rose fabrics and a lovely retro vintage collectable Singer Sewing Machine Tin to store them in. Check here to go to their blog for more details - don't try TOO hard to win though, as my name is already on that prize!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bunting for market stalls

We recently made this bunting for Caddie at MillaRuby Designs - she wanted it for her table at Mathilda's Market in Perth on November 8th. Bunting banners work really well for this type of event and we can make them to any specification - just contact us for details.
As a thank you, Caddie very kindly sent me a Pirate Set she had made for Tom - it's lovely and he is going to look so sweet wearing it! Thanks so much Caddie - take a look at what else MillaRuby has to offer here.

Cowboy Bunting

Lou of Buttons By Lou Lou has sent me this picture of her two little boys having a tea party with the cowboy bunting I sent her alongside them - such a cute picture I thought I'd share it with you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's special offer time!

We have a fantastic offer running at the moment, which I just HAVE to tell you about!

For a limited time, anyone who purchases beautiful bunting from Festoon will receive an LK Photography voucher for an extra DVD of high resolution images of their photos worth $75 - redeemable when you book LK Photography for your next photoshoot.
I would totally recommend using LK Photography if you need some product photos taking, just like I did recently - they were fast, professional, and reliable.
If you're getting married, why not buy some bunting from Festoon for your wedding venue, then use the voucher we'll send you and book LK Photography to take the pics of your big day? Or buy some festive bunting to add to your Christmas decor, and book LK Photography to take some pics of your family to send to relatives overseas?
The voucher is valid until 31st June 2010 and will be sent out with all bunting orders received from now until December 20th.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fantastic Find: Buttons by Lou Lou

I was so excited this week when a parcel arrived from the lovely Lou from Buttons at Lou Lou. Inside were some beautiful handmade fabric buttons and accessories I had chosen from her website, and they were even more gorgeous than I expected!

Lou loves fabrics as much as I do - she chooses the most beautiful she can find and then carefully makes them into unique limited edition fabric covered buttons. These fabric covered buttons are then made into a wide range of fun accessories for both children and adults. She has a wonderful range of rings, earrings, necklaces, paperclips, brooches, hairbands... or you can just buy the buttons themselves to use in your own projects. I love this Babushka necklace...

I am definitely visiting her site again before Christmas and recommend you do too - I am sure friends and family would love to receive some of these gorgeous and unique items as gifts and I can certainly vouch for their quality.

Lou also has an Etsy store, and a blog you may like to call in on too.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thinking about Christmas...

Can you believe that ten weeks from today it will be Christmas Eve? No, nor could we!!! But it's true, which means we really must all start to think not only about present-buying but also about how we can make our Christmas decor just that little bit more stylish and special this year.

With this in mind Festoon would like to introduce to you our new Christmas Bunting. We have two designs and think they'll be the perfect way to make your Christmas decor stand out from the neighbours'. You could hang this up in your front porch, out on your terrace, over the fireplace - even around your tree - the possibilities are endless. It even comes with a jingly little bell on every second flag - how cute is that!

And, once Christmas is gone, you can pack it up away safely ready to bring out again next year - reusable, eco-friendly, and gorgeous - what more could you ask?
Take a look at our online store for details of purchase.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fantastic Find: Flobib - Designer Baby Bibs

One of the lovely designers I have recently met through the networking website Skout Trade Fair is Nikola Barille, mother of Florence and the designer of Flo-bib baby bibs. Nikola's bibs are made in bandana-style using gorgeous fabrics from designers such as Amy Butler and Jacquie Shapiro, as well as from pieces of recycled and vintage materials.

As with so many of the wonderful 'Fantastic Finds' I have featured on this blog, these are not a mass-produced, factory made product - all of Nikola's bibs are made lovingly by hand in Sydney.

Flobib have recently introduced a new line to their website - a stylish 'pocket burper' to sling over your shoulder and catch all those stray dribbley bits that babies create - again made using gorgeous fabrics.Take a look at their website here - if you have a baby I'm sure you will find their products irresistable.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Party shots

I noticed this week that Kate at Sambellina has some beautiful new pictures on her party blog showing her gorgeous 'Two By Tractor' invitations with some of Festoon's red polkadot bunting in the background. Doesn't it look lovely! I thought I'd include a picture here (of course I got her permission first!)
Check out her other age birthday invitations for 1-5 year olds here.