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

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.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Free Hobo Purse Tutorial by Sew It Love It

Free tutorial to make this gorgeous Hobo Bag pattern by Sew It Love It!  I might have to part with some of my favourite vintage fabric and whip one of these up for myself, after I attend my sewing class on putting in zips!  I will be a pro in no time!  Click on the link here to see the tutorial and make your own.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Flower Necklace Tutorial

Pretty Ditty

How stunning is this beaded necklace with flower brooch?
Just gorgeous!
For full instructions from Pretty Ditty click here!

Fabric Wall Hangings by Purl Bee

Purl Bee

A simple way to decorate your house with your favourite fabrics.
This is how Purl Bee finishes off the hoops.  
I have also just used a high grade double sided tape to achieve the same result.
You could also use a glue gun.

 Here are ours, made with gorgeous 70s fabric. 

Dresden Pillow/Cushion Tutorial

I thought I would continue on with my cushion making theme!
This looks a little too complicated for me, but great for those who like a challenge or are just great sewers!  
Click here for the pattern and tutorial (via Art Gallery Fabrics).

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