Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nani IRO 2011 Anniversary Fabric Collection

This beautiful quilt was made by Jade in two of the new Nani IRO double gauze fabrics, Japanese Fuccra Blush and Colorful POCHO Pink Shimmer Double Gauze. Both of these fabrics are from the Nani IRO 2011 Anniversary Collection which celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Naomi Ito's exquisite japanese designs. I love how Jade has used the lighter Japanese Fuccra double gauze for the exterior of her quilt and the inside the thicker 'new' medium weight Pocho double gauze for added warmth. These two fabrics also team up beautifully for a quilt! Stop by Jade's lovely blog thejadeleaf for some wonderful inspiration!

Over the weekend we have uploaded the majority of the Nani IRO 2011 Collection but are still anxiously awaiting just a couple more pieces. It always seems like such a long wait for Nani IRO fabrics but we are never disappointed when they arrive on the doorstep and we all enjoy touching and grabbing a little for our own sewing projects. I have plans for a dress and a skirt with a couple of beautiful designs from this collection. This new range is a rather large one and includes some of the softest knits you have ever felt as well as stunning designs on double gauze and lovely linen blends. There is even a couple of beautiful textured cottons here and here.

I will finish this post with a couple of our favourite designs in this collection, which I assure you was a hard task to pick!

Colorful POCHO Knit Dusty Pink

Fuccra Rakuen Rose on Caramel Double Gauze

Fuccra Rakuen Ink Blue Linen Blend

Fuwari Fuwari Soft Jade Double Gauze

Japanese Fuccra Deep Green Double Gauze
SAAAA SAAA Stripe Grey Double Gauze
Painting MUJI Deep Sea Linen Blend
 This is such a wonderful collection that we do plan to take a few of these designs to the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair which begins on the 27th July but they will be available all this week in our store and of course we will bring back what we do not sell at the show.

We hope you enjoy sewing with Nani IRO fabrics as much as we do and dare to share your creations with us!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tara Davy Textiles

Partridge Chilli Hand Screen Printed on 100% Linen

This week we introduced a brand new Australian Designer range of textile designs to our store - Tara Davy Textiles!

Tara and I have had an online friendship for a number of years now and throughout this time have often discussed her designing a range of hand screen printed fabrics exclusively for Kelani. We have been working on this project for a number of months and it has been great fun being involved in choosing colourways, basecloths to print on and the most difficult part..deciding on which of Tara's gorgeous designs to run with first. Tara's background is one of design, design and yes, more design! Tara has spent years designing and illustrating in the magazine industry and in her words is "thrilled to apply her work to a new surface".

Tara's designs have a lovely touch of whimsy and a dose of bright retro and are printed with water based inks on a range of 100% linen, 100% cotton and Australian Made 100% Organic Jersey. We have a little bit of wonderful inspiration to share with you below, illustrating Tara Davy Textiles made into cushions, lamps, bedding, wall art and of course clothing but we are really looking forward most to see what some of our customers make with this range.

Hot Air in Blush and Lagoon Hand Screen Printed on 100% Cotton
'Hot Air' hand screen printed on 100% cotton makes lovely quilts and bedding, curtains and blinds, cushions and lampshades as well as children's clothing (refer below clothes line image).

'Hot Air Blush'
Hot Air Cherry on Frosting Organic Jersey
The 100% organic australian jersey is incredibly soft and will make lovely cozy jackets like the make it perfect uptown girl jacket above or pj'sdresses and tops below. Other ideas for the organic jersey is tees, onesies, bibs, baby wraps as well as bedding. The 'Partridge' design is also available in jersey in two beautiful colourways, chilli and chai latte.

Partridge Chai Latte 100% Linen
'Partridge' on wide width 100% linen is extremely versatile for both soft furnishings and apparel.

Winner of the Alexander Henry Surprise Pack is 'Cat from Raspberry Rainbow'. Cat please email us your delivery details and we will arrange for your pack to be sent asap.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Miz Mozelle Dress & The Mission Maxi

Two NEW stunning Jamie Christina dress patterns!

The Miz Mozelle Dress is a vintage inspired dress featuring a peter pan collar, elastic waist, and a keyhole neckline buttoned at the top.

The Mission Maxi is a soft, free flowing maxi dress sewing pattern with plenty of options to choose from: tank top maxi, halter top maxi, and godet back maxi. Can even be made into tank tops too!

Stretch fabrics with drape are recommended for both of these patterns; however, you can use woven fabrics too. Just go up one size for the Bodice, Collar, and Sleeves. For best results, choose a fabric with a lot of drape. e.g. jersey, silk and knit cotton blends.

Both patterns are in a booklet format including full size pattern pieces, glossary of terms, and illustrated instructions in color.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Daily Telegraph, Sydney

The Daily Telegraph, Home Insert, May 28, 2011

One of our fabrics, 'trailing leaves yellow' enjoyed a debut as part of the 'Get the Look' column in the Home Magazine in The Daily Telegraph, Sydney last weekend. Love everything about this compilation from the vintage, retro vibe down to the amazing furniture and inspiring decorating ideas! The main image is a great example of the way fabrics can be used to enhance the overall look of a room to create your own 'unique space'. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

NEW Alexander Henry Fabrics

Lovely new selections of Alexander Henry fabrics now available in store. Four small collections of coordinating designs Griffith, Barclay, Larkspur and Harajuku. Our extensive range of Alexander Henry fabrics are becoming increasingly popular for curtains and decor, in particular childrens bedroom decor but many designs are also popular for clothing. The great thing about Alexander Henry fabrics is there is something for everyone and many fabrics will suit a wide array of projects.

Griffith Park Pink and Blue

Griffith Song Pink and Blue

Rolling Hills Pink

Griffith Floral Pink and Blue
There is a funky 70's vibe to the Griffith collection in two wonderful colour ways, pink and blue shown above and a red, blue and yellow also available in store.

Barclay Snail Pink and Mustard

Barclay Flower Pink and Mustard

Barclay Snail Latte, Mauve and Duckegg Blue

Barclay Flower Mauve and Grey
 We are loving the Barclay Snails... who would have thought a snail could be so adorable!!

Larkspur Birds Verbena

Larkspur Circles Verbena

Larkspur Meadown Verbena
Larkspur is a stunning collection of designs featuring beautiful watercolour birds, circles and florals. This one is the soft muted colour palette but a stunning multi-coloured brighter version is also available.

Harajuku Peony

Harajuku Lady

Harajuku Lady is a stunning, quite detailed, large-scale contemporary asian-inspired fabric with a lovely watercolour look. This fabric would make lovely wall art to compliment an asian-inspired interior.

What is your favourite design and what would you create with it? Leave your comment and we will select a winner to receive a 'surprise' Alexander Henry fat quarter pack.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shop til you drop!

Kelani Custom Made Cushions have featured in the latest SHOP til you drop magazine. I love this mag, always many things I would love to buy and it is such a great 'online shopping' reference! My children have fallen in love with the havaiana thong magnets in this spread!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sherbet Pips Childrens Fabric

Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda is an irresistible children's fabric collection perfect for any number of projects from nursery and bedroom decor to sweet children's apparel and accessories. A clever collection  including whimsical designs of swinging girls and children scooting as well as the most delightful scarf stripe and fun play dot coordinate.

This is Aneela Hoey's first fabric collection for Moda and we suggest that if you love it as much as we do you purchase soon before it literally 'scoots out the door'! My girls are particularly taken with this sweet collection as their scooters and swing are the two things they enjoy the most and both have requested a scooter skirt to pair with their tights in winter, and a scarf of course!

Image courtesy of Aneela Hoey

Head over here for some wonderful inspiration and a free tutorial for a beautiful 'Girl on a Tree Swing Mini Quilt' tutorial shown above.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Echino Winter Collection 2011

Another superb echino collection by Etsuko Furuya. This time the Echino Winter Collection 2011 is printed on an extra wide width 'sheeting' making it ideal for quilt covers and bed linen. It is also a little lighter and softer than the usual echino cotton/linen blend as its composition is 85% cotton / 15% linen. This weight still works well for cushions and homewares and also has a beautiful drape for skirts. An extra wide spot makes a great coordinate or quilt backing to accompany these stunning designs.

One of the great things about echino is that the colourways between collections match back with each other making for some beautiful unique design combinations for your projects.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gypsy Caravan - Kristen Doran

Kristen Doran has done it again with this amazingly detailed whimisical gypsy caravan design! Hand screen printed in three colours on an eco-friendly hemp/organic cotton this decorator fabric is a knock-out when framed or sewn into cushions. See further inspiration from Kristen below.

I have also framed a gypsy panel in an IKEA 50 x 40cm RIBBA frame and this design has come up a treat! In fact, many of Kristen Doran's designs look amazing framed or stretched over a canvas or you might like to try our custom made features and we will create a gorgeous cushion or 6" cylinder table lamp just for you.