Funky Fabrix

News and Updates

Welcome to Funky Fabrix!
Australia's largest dedicated Organic and Vintage Fabric store!

Here you will find all the latest news from our online organic fabric store

We have new stock arriving daily and will keep you updated on new goodies available, newest trends, fun competitions and bits and pieces from our lives.

If you would like to view our amazing vintage fabrics you can visit our Vintage Fabric store

We love to see photos of your creations so don't forget to pop us a line and a photo if you would like to see your creation on your photo page on the website.

Shona and Jason

Our Vintage Fabric Website

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quick Trip to NZ!

We just had a wonderful weekend on the South Island of New Zealand.
Lots of fantastic scenery as usual. We were lucky enough to have heaps of snow to play in yesterday, around Oxford, not far from Christchurch.
A vast difference to Brissy weather today. Great to be home - and back to work and to my big kids that were left at home.
Lots and lots of orders to pack from the weekend - thank you!
To the left is Arthurs Pass - we drove through on Saturday from the West Coast - the mountains looks so pretty all dressed in white.

Hadley making a snowman - yesterday - Oxford, New Zealand.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Chairs & Granny Squares!

Ever wondered what to do with all your granny squares??

More inspirational photos for jazzing up that well loved chair or couch (photos courtesy "Windows Beautiful")

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Little Bird Pattern Giveaway!

We have a fabulous new release pattern from Little Bird Patterns to give way!

To enter simply leave a comment on our blog to any post at all!

All comments go in the draw in 2 weeks - Monday 8th of June.

Winner will receive a fabulous pattern by Brisbane girls - Little Bird Patterns

Easy to follow, with full instrcutions and full sized patterns - these are fabulous to sew up.

This pattern includes 3 variations of this skirt.

Use a denim or cord for a fab winter skirt, or light cottons for a super cool summer skirt.

The winner will be annouced in 2 weeks - good luck!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Revamp - Recycle!

Have a funky chair that needs revamping? We have a huge range of home decor fabrics perfect for the job!
If you love red like me, we have a category just for you - Red, Red, Red!
Here you can see Paula Prass - Flights of Fancy looking fab on a tub chair - what a great way to spice up that 80s icon!
I received a lovely comment from the talented Paula Prass today. Paula says this is a slip cover for the tub chair - I am sure you will agree - it just looks devine. Here is a link to Paula's blog if you want to learn more about this talented designer.

What a fab way to use all those bits and pieces - I just love the look of these patchwork egg chairs!

.........and if you are like me and the thought of tackling such a large job just seems too hard, you can always spice up an old chair with a cushion!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jessica Jones Fabric

Jessica Jones - Amusement Park Home Decor Range

Want inspiration for this fabulous range in store now?

Amusement Park is printed on medium weight cotton canvas, making it perfect for home decor uses - as well as bags, totes, aprons and more.

You will find this fabulous range in our store now - under home decor category

Monday, May 18, 2009

Juicy Jungle Blue

I just had to share this photo sent by one of our customers.
This is Alexander Henry's Juicy Jungle White made into a pinboard.
Just love it! Thanks so much for the photo Melissa.
We have limited stock left of Juicy Jungle white but have more arriving soon!
We also have this delightful fabric on a blue base with pastel animals.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Anna Maria Horner is back!

We have restocked Anna Maria Horner's home decor range, Drawing Room. We have sold out of this range quite a few times now! So glad another order has arrived.
Beautiful quality medium weight cotton sateen. This is just perfect for most home decor uses, as well as quilting and funky wearables.
We have added a few photos for inspiration, photos from Anna Maria Horner's blog.

I love this combination of blue and green. My mother made Dad a pair of boardies from this - and he looks very funky!

This is one of our lovely customer's creations. Susie made a wonderful wipes cover with our beautiful Red Kimono Fabric by Oilily. Sadly we only have a little left in the red colourway. We also have this available in blue. (Euro fabric category)
Introducing Made by Miffy - The Saucy Apron Collection!
This very funky patterns will be arriving in store this week.
Designed and printed in Australia - we love supporting Australian made!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wild Things of Noosa - Hats and Bloomers.

Just some of the gorgeous products we stock in our retail store by Wild Things of Noosa (

We love promoting and selling Aussie made, and we just love these hats and bloomers.

We will be ordering the new summer range in soon, including gorgeous little shoes for your bub!

Like to make your own frilly bloomers. We have a super easy pattern by Brisbane designers Little Bird Patterns. Frilly Dilly Bloomer pattern for bloomers up to size 3.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Little Bird Patterns & 2D Zoo

How gorgeous is the new Madison Skirt Pattern by Little Bird Patterns? Super easy to make, with full sized pattern and detailed step by step instructions. If you are a beginner sewer, Little Bird Patters are ideal. Even I can use them!

This skirt has 3 variations, tiered, exposed seams tiered and traditional A-line. It is made to sit just below the waist and falls to just below the knee. If you would like to make a shorter version you can leave out the bottom tier to make a little mini version.

You will find this, and other Little Bird Patterns online now.

Alexander Henry's 2D Zoo is back in stock. One bolt has already walked out the door, so get in quick. I have more on backorder, but it won't arrive for several months.
We have been selling this for years now, and it is still our number 1 seller! I love the Scandinavian retro feel of this fabric - so Finnish in design.

We also have a new range of Robert Kaufman children's fabric by Amy Schimler arriving this week - yet to be released in Australia, you can be the first on the block to own these wonderful fabrics.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Party Anyone?

Ok, blogs have been a little less frequent of late since I have discovered Twitter!

I did come across a wonderful website run by Brissy mum Siobhan If you are having a party or even thinking about having one please check this website out, it is full of goregeous goodies to help with party planning.

My little boys particular favourite was the pirate section (naturally). What else is there for a 4 year old, well apart from dinosaurs and monsters.
Great news for those with little boys, Blue Zoo is back in stock. The ever popular fabric by Alexander Henry has been reprinted and is already out of stock. We were lucky enough to secure a few bolts!
Have some wonderful new Robert Kaufman kids fabrics coming in later in the week, so will photograph them when they arrive. Children's fabric seems to be taking over our retail store, but with so many wonderful choices, they are hard to resist.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day Classic

Great to see so many people turn out for the Mothers Day Classic to raise money for Breast Cancer. Over 80,000 people attended all over Australia and over $5million was raised - just wonderful!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day. I had a lovely day with my 4 beautiful children.

Mothers Day is tinged with sadness for us though. We lost my sister-in-law Louise, early last year to breast cancer, she was only 41. I took her daughter to the movies us yesterday. Nothing can ease the pain of spending Mothers Day without your mother, but I hope we helped in a little way.

I am lucky enough, at the age of 44, to still have my mother and my grandmother.

10% off Sale!

We are having a sale on our website
10% off all orders over $50.
Just enter coupon 10TENOFF at time of checkout to receive your discount.
One week only!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Patty Young Andalucia

How gorgeous are these little girl's clothes from Kandy Kisses Boutique? Made using Patty Young's collection Andalucia.
We are still carrying Andalucia on our website, we have just restocked as it sells out very quickly - and good news! We have just ordered Patty's new range - not sure of delivery date as yet, but we will be the first in Australia to carry this range.
Check out our store for other Michael Miller ranges not yet released in Australia.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Patty Young!

How gorgeous are these new Patty Young fabrics? You can view more information about Patty on her blog
Can't wait to get these very funky fabrics!

Chinese Kids and Pet Deer!

How adorable are these gorgeous little booties made with Michael Miller's Chinese Kids fabrics. Made by Grace Mayorga We now have more Chinese Kids instore, it sells so quickly and easy to see why!

Chinese Kids by Michael Miller Fabrics

Another sneak peak at the cool new fabrics arriving. Michael Miller is bringing out the most adorable children's fabrics at the moment. The Children's Fabric section in our store has almost tripled in size over the last few weeks!

Bot Camp by Michael Miller fabrics

Pet Deer by Michael Miller, now in store!!

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