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, December 8, 2013

Handmade Christmas Challenge - Owl Tag Toy Pattern!

How cute is this owl tag toy from Two More Minutes?

Perfect as a Christmas gift for that little one in your life!

Click here to download the pattern and full instructions!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Handmade Christmas Challenge #4 - Gifts for Sewing Friends

Here is a great idea for the crafty, sewing friends in your life.  Either use a jar or cello bag and these gorgeous free printables by Polka Dot Chair

Polka Dot Chair

Click here for all the information and free downloadable label. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Handmade Christmas Challenge #3 - Christmas Decorations for Book Lovers

These decorations, using old print or books, are just stunning.

I have included two different tutorials to help create this stunning vintage look in your home this Christmas.

Christmas Stars 

How stunning!  Click here for instructions to make this stunning wreath!

Honeycomb Decorations.
How about these honeycomb ornaments by House Revival?  Click here for instructions!  

I plan on making both of these this week!  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Handmade Christmas Challenge #2 Pin Cushion Free Patterns

Looking for ideas to make sweet, but easy gifts for Christmas?  Why not a pin cushion?
Below you will find links to some gorgeous pin cushions, perfect for gift giving during the holiday season.

Designed by Heather Bailey

This stunning pin cushion designed by Heather Bailey is quick and easy to make - perfect for Christmas gift giving.

Visit here to download the free pattern.

Sunny Side Up Pin Cushion
This pin cushion would be perfect to make with little ones!  Click here for full pattern and instructions.

Pretty Victorian Pin Cushion

And my favourite, this pretty Victorian pin cushion.  Click here to download the pattern and instructions.

Happy Sewing!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day #1 Handmade Christmas Challenge - Free Necklace PDF Pattern

Free PDF Pattern 

What a gorgeous gift to make for family and friends.

To find this free Amy Butler PDF pattern on our website just click here!

Pinterest Competition and a Month of Handmade!

Wow we have not blogged since August! 

About to fix that! I have set a challenge to blog a new, great, handmade tutorial every day this month, to help make your Christmas a perfect handmade one! We are also running a Pinterest competition. Just join our board as a guest pinner and pin away those handmade ideas. 

You could win a $25 gift voucher. Click on the link for more info

Join us on Pinterest 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern LIttle Owls!

Free Crochet pattern b Cre8tion Crochet!  
These are just so cute!

Click here!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

...........and the winners are...................

The 10 lucky winners of our pattern competition are:

1. Megan MacDonald
2. Penny Wiggle
3. Erin
4. Victoria Young
5. Vanessa Phillips
6. Cupcake Cutie
7. Merridee from Mezberry
8. Michelle Keefe
9. Abbie D
10.  Toni-Maree

If you could all pop me an email with the pattern of your choice, I will have it sent off to you in the next day or two!

Thanks so much to all those who entered!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pattern Giveway!

Well we are up to almost 10,000 likers on Facebook so thought it was time for a give away!

We are giving away 10 PDF patterns in total, one to each lucky winner.  You get to choose the PDF you would like!

To enter simply follow us on Facebook and leave a comment below with the name and link to the pattern of your choice.  You will find all our patterns here.  Winners will be chosen by on Saturday at 10pm.  Winner will be announced this coming Sunday!

What are you waiting for?  Comment below with the link to your favourite pattern for your chance to win a PDF of your choice!

Just some of the new PDF patterns we have in store!

We took a little drive......

We took a drive this weekend and found these gorgeous parrots!  
The Kea is the world's only mountain parrot and they love to say hello when you are visiting the look out at Aurthur's Pass on the South Island of New Zealand.  

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Free Baby Girl Dress Pattern & Tutorial

Sew Jereli

Super cute and easy to make, this free sewing pattern is by Sew Jereli.

Just click here for full tutorial and pattern! 
Like to make it in some gorgeous spotty fabric?
Click here to see our spots and dots range.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Vintage Fabric Bundles

Lots of lovely new vintage fabric arrivals in our store this week, including these gorgeous vintage fabric bundles!  A great, economical way, to purchase mix and match vintage fabrics for your next project.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Origami Market Bag Tutorial

Whip Up

Stunning Origami Market Bag via the Whip Up Blog
I am definitely going to be making one of these.

Click here to see the full tutorial. 

To find heavier home dec weight fabric on our website, you can click here

Monday, July 1, 2013

Free Tutorial - Ripple Blanket

We are in the throws of winter, so thought I would share this gorgeous crochet tutorial for this ripple blanket by Attic 24.
Not only will this brighten up your home on a dull winter's day, it will keep you warm and cosy.
Just click here for instructions and pattern. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our LIttle Nelson Home

This is where we will call home for a while! I have not rented since my single days, but after lots of cleaning and re-decorating, it is starting to feel like home.  We were lucky to find a house semi furnished, so we just had to add the finishing touches. 

The area around here is gorgeous, we are only 5 minutes from Mapua, NZ, but still in the country.
Stay tuned for market photos soon, we are about to get creative and sell our goodies in the local area.

Never fear, Funky Fabrix will still be operating as per usual in Australia! 
The girls are doing a fabulous job over there! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mug Cosy Crochet Pattern by Three Beans in a Pod

Three Beans in a Pod

I just discovered the most delightful blog called Three Beans in a Pod.  If you are a crochet lover get over there now! 

You will find this gorgeous mug cosy pattern for free! 

Sigh, how I wish I could crochet.........

Sunday, June 16, 2013


When in Rome, well when in New Zealand in our case!  I have just cooked one of NZ's favourite biscuits, the Afghan......and they are good!!

Here is a photo of mine ^^^ and I used TVNZ's recipe below!  
A real winner, they only lasted a matter of hours!

Afghan Biscuits

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
200g butter, at room temperature 
1/2 cup sugar 
1/4 cups Edmonds, standard plain flour 
1/4 cup cocoa 
2 cups cornflakes 
Chocolate Icing (see below) 
walnuts, optional
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Sift flour and cocoa. 

2. Stir into creamed mixture. Fold in cornflakes. 

3. Spoon mounds of mixture onto a greased oven tray gently pressing together. For Afghan Ice Cream Dessert, take balls of the mixture and press into discs before placing on trays. 

4. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and firm. 

5. When cold ice with chocolate icing and decorate with a walnut piece if you like.
Chocolate Icing: 200g dark chocolate 
1/2 cup cream 
25g butter
1. Break chocolate into top of a small bowl. Add butter and cream. 

2. Set over hot water and heat, stirring constantly, unit it has melted and smooth. Alternatively, microwave on MEDIUM power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. 

3. Beat until thick before using.

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