• craft

    African print cushion covers

    I had some fabric left over from the lengths Dylan gave me to make his Party Pants…. so what better way to make use of the fabric than to construct some African print cushion covers for Dylan’s sister in South Africa. These covers fit cushions of 60cm x 60cm, have 6 ties on the back to secure the covers – makes for interesting back design and also very functional. I think these look great – What do you think?

  • Fabric

    New African Print Fabric

    Here are a few pictures of the fabric I recently purchased from my favourite shop on Goldhawk Road, west London. I am planning to make a make a skirt from this fabric – similar to the pattern I found on Burdastyle – Obi apron skirt This green, yellow swirl print (or is it ying yang)will look fab as a pair or shorts or maybe a short beach dress Check out my items for sale in my Etsy shop – http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes I have more photos of my favourite fabric at  http://www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

  • Fabric

    Shopping for fabric

    Goldhawk Road in West London is one of my favourite areas for fabric shopping. It’s a shame I don’t live locally any more. There are nearly 10 fabric shops within 5 minutes walk (not including the ones in the Shepherds Bush Markets.  If the first shop doesn’t have what I’m looking for, one of the other shops will definitely have it. I generally head to the store next to the cycle shop as they are usually very helpful, willing to bargain and this shopping expedition was no exception. It’s all about summer and the need for bright, happy colours and interesting prints. With this is mind, I decided to look for African cotton…