I’m delighted to announce that Saffron Craig is to be a sponsor of Sew It Together Sydney 2011!
I first came across Saffron and her gorgeous, unique fabrics a few years ago at the Sydney Quilt Fair and it was so refreshing to see her pretty, pretty stall in amongst the beads and the fake babies. Saffron has been designing her own fabrics for a couple of years now and she has made quite a splash in the fabric world with her colourful fabrics that really are like nothing else on the market.
Saffron’s early fabrics were filled with elephants, fairies, owls and blossoms, followed by Fields, which has the loveliest dandelion and parrot fabrics in pinks, reds and yellows. There is one lone shop in Noosa that sells quilting fabric and they have about 15 bolts (I’m not joking) but luckily about 10 of those are Saffron Craig’s fabrics. Last year I bought a tonne of this one:
and this one:
to make something for Emmeline. I never got around to cutting it, but I have brought it with me again this year, ready with a pattern, and it will be made!
Last year, Saffron was pretty busy, releasing Forest Elementals and Bird Tree, and the most recent addition to Saffron’s range is Beetle Bugs!
They arrived in the shop just before Christmas and I just adore the Snails and Ladders print!
Speaking of Christmas, I’m a little bit late to mention the free Christmas card that you can download from Saffron’s site, but the Free Download section has lots of other great stuff you should check out. Wrapping paper, cards (including some for Valentine’s Day which is NOT that far away) and some instructions to help you make any softie or stuffed shape – a great resource!
I know that Saffron has a huge year planned this year, with lots of fabulous new fabrics. If you would like to keep your finger on the pulse, you can find Saffron’s blog here, Facebook here, Twitter here and, of course, the Shop here.
So I have two exciting things to tell you. Firstly, Saffron herself is coming along to Sew It Together which is wonderful news – I can’t wait to see what she’ll be working on at the Crafting Session!
Secondly, Saffron has generously offered to sponsor Sew It Together in Sydney! She’s going to give you all (yes! all of you!) a sample pack of her fabric – yippeee! And if that wasn’t enough, she’s donating, to the prize pool, a bundle of new fabrics, nice large pieces (5 x 50cm) valued at about $50, probably from one of her new ranges for 2011. And a softie too!
I’d really like to thank Saffron for her enthusiasm and willingness to support Sew It Together. I know that you’re all going to love her fabrics, and I am so happy that you will all get to take some home with you. Thank you, Saffron!