Monday, December 14, 2009

So what's new at Fairy Fabrics????

The first 10 people to email me and tell me whats new at the website will get a 10% off voucher to use in the new year :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Products this week :)

These have been listed and are available for purchase.
* Squirty bottles for dyeing
* Bamboo Velour is back in Stock - woohoo
* Wool Interlock has just arrived.

These are awaiting proper photo's, measuring and listing
* Soy Velour
* New PUL prints - these are really cute
* New FOE

This weekend on the 6th November we will be at the cloth nappy expo.
10am till 3pm at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds (1644 Logan Rd)
We will have a selection of Auriels from Cherubs Kiss to sell, there will be a restriction of 2 Auriels per person. I hope to see some of you there :)

I am going away to Kingscliffe for the week after the expo so there will be no post till I get back. The orders that are paid for will be shipped on Monday the 16th of November. All current pending orders have been shipped :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tigers in the Fairy Garden ;)

This piece of remnant has been sitting in my scraps box screaming at me to do something with it. So I finally did, it took about 5minutes and the kids absolutely loved it :) They spent most of the day running around growling and playing together as tigers.

The piece I had was 40cm x 150cm I folded it in half and cut about 5cm off the edge to make the tail, then cut the remaining fabric in half so I had 2 pieces that were 35cm wide and 75cm long. I folded each of these pieces in half again and then I made a 1cm cut in the very center of the fabric and extending it along the fold for there heads. Since my kids have large heads I also cut down a little at the front so I had cut a T shape. Then I took the piece I'd cut for the tail and cut it in half so it was 5cm x 75cm and stitched it onto the middle of the back of the piece of fabric. Since I used minkee it needs no heaming, although I would sew the tail on with your sewing machine as our tails got pulled a lot and are now a lot longer than they were when we started :)

There you go a very simple tigers costume, that was heaps of fun to play in and took next to no time :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Reusable Nappy Week is Next Week!!!

We have organised a nappy making class for the 17th of October staring Lesley from Cherubs Kiss teaching using the Pookey Pockets Nappy pattern from The Cloth Nappy Shop.

17th October 2009, 9am till 12 noon

St Williams Church HallDawson Parade,Grovely.
Off street parking available.

Cost - $25 includes basic materials.

Need to bring - white polyester thread and your sewing machine, plus a bottle of water, and some snacks.

No mobile children please due to workplace health and safety, please contact us to discuss this if concerned.

Contact for further details-

For further details about Reusable Nappy week - see the Australian Nappy Network website.

If where nice, Lesley may even make cupcakes - We'll see ;)

Friday, October 2, 2009


I've been bouncing off walls in excitement since these got here on Thursday.

They are so lush!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reusable Nappy Week - Nappy Making Workshops.

Reusable Nappy Week is coming - October 12th to the 18th.

During the week there will be plenty of different displays, information sessions, gatherings and activities. For more details of what is happening near you visit -

There are Nappy Making Workshops being organised in some of the Capital cities - see the list below.

We are offering half price shipping on supplies for these workshops, they will be delivered to the co-ordinator of the event in time for your workshop. Just contact us and we will adjust your invoice.

The workshop is on Thursday October 15th at Henderson Environmental
Centre, Groat Street, North Beach, 6020.
Thu Oct 15th, 11am to 2pm. Bookings are required,
contact Michelle - Ph: 0404 309 370 /

Rosemount The Patchwork Shop - Hyperdome House and Home, 76 Athllon Drive,
Tuggernong, 2900
Sun Oct 18th - Emma - Ph: 0433 387 443 /
$40 each + Fabrics
Two nappies to be made. One to be donated to a local woman's charity.

Macquarie Centre Community Room -
Shop 458, Level 4, Macquarie Centre, Herring Road, North Ryde, 2113.
Tue Oct 13th, 12 to 3pm - Louise
Kiddies Corner available and Light Refreshments available
BYO Machine for the Sewing Workshop
RSVP required

If you could help us get the word out about our events it would be greatly
appreciated. Further details about RNW can be found at

Hope your enjoying the hunt.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hippy Hippy Spring :)

Its a Spring Hippy Theme at Gossamer Dreams this month, look out for my hand dyed items - Sneak peak here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Welcome to Spring

Woo Hoo its Spring!!! and raining here in Brisbane, which means no washing but time to blog - LOL

So September is time for the Great down under nappy hunt :) Join up and search for the elusive nappy/owl icon.

For hunters we have 10% off sign up for the discount coupon code.

Diaper Decisions Great Down Under Nappy Hunt

We also have some new things like the Kala cup a very clever drinking cup that does not spill, they are BPA free and Australian made. We also have the spouts which fit any 28mm water bottle.

Keep a watch out during the hunt for some special hand dyed items.

New bulk dye for those already addicted to procion dyeing.

We will be sending out to one lucky customer who purchases during the hunt a free magic spout for each of the first 3 weeks of the hunt and a Kala cup for the 4th week.

We've just received some new minkee and suedeloth but I need to take photo's so I will show you those later in the week.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Tracy and Jill

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Annual Holiday

Well its August again and time for our Annual trip up to Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands, to spend some much cherished time with our family. Any orders placed or paid for after Wednesday 5th August 2009, will not be posted until Tuesday 18th August. The orders will still be processed but cannot be posted until the Tuesday. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Jill will still be around so if you have any questions please contact her via our contact page and she will get back to you promptly :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cupcake Class Today :)

I went with a couple of friends to a cupcake class today. So much fun :)

Pretty happy with how they turned out given my novice icing status - LOL

Also look at the cat who got the cream :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

10% off for the next 2 weeks

For the next 2 weeks we are having a sale getting ready for our new website. There will be 10% off all stock for those using the code jul7 .
This excludes wholesale orders.
Happy shopping
Jill and Tracy

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New prints coming :)

Some of these are new and some are ones we've had before but were very popular :)
We are also getting more microchamois - pale blue, pale pink, bright pink, black, red and white.

More poly prints are crossing the atlantic as we speak so once they are here I'll post a pic, I probably wont load them until the new sites up and running though.

Hope you've had a safe and happy weekend

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bamboo, Bamboo, Bamboo, Bamboo,

Yesterday Jill and I unloaded 5 cubic m of Bamboo - it was half a container load - LOL.

Its all listed if you'd like bulk bamboo contact us for a price.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Magic Cordial and Magic Jelly

These are our favorite treats at the moment

Magic Cordial

1 cup of Castor Sugar
1 tsp Citric Acid

Mix together in an air tight container and shake really well. Then pop a tsp (or to taste) in a glass of water and stir until dissolved.
Instant lemon coridal without preservative or colours = a happy house - the kids think its fantastic - maybe I deprive them - LOL

Magic Jelly

1 cup of Castor Sugar
1 tsp of Citric Acid
1 cup of Warm water

mix together until dissolved, add 600ml of cold water

Dissolve 6-8 tsp of gelatine in 1 cup of boiling water, then add to the sugar/water/citric acid mix and pop in the fridge, we usually pop some colour in now though. The pink or yellow natural food colours are great, the blue and green are a little muddy :(

It takes about 6 hours to really set properly. This makes just over a litre of jelly but it never lasts long here - LOL

Hope you are having a great week

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New website

Jill and I are working on a new website, so that will be coming soon :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


So I think I won the award for the slackest blogger ever LOL.

So I thought I'd post a few picks of some of the secret stuff we have been working on for the last few months SHHHHHH don't tell Jill I told you LOL - ;)

So this fabric is on a boat next week and should be here in about a month - probably in time for me to make another blog post - ROFL

It will be available, in nappy cuts, per metre, and wholesale per m and per 10m.

Also due in early July is Bamboo Fleece, we decided on 70% Bamboo 30% Organic Cotton 430gsm fleece, we chose the 70/30 composition as in our experience the slightly higher cotton component makes for a stronger, longer lasting fabric, without significantly affecting the absorption. This will be available in 1/2m, and 10m quantities for retail and 1m and 10m rolls wholesale.

I need to take some photo's tomorrow to show you what we've been up to this last month, but things that come to mind are a new one sized nappy pattern, new FOE prints and plain, chalkboard cloth, silk noil, new microfleece.

Hmm whats on the way, more Poly PUL.

The Benartex minkee seconds are still available, if you;d like a sample let me know and I'll post it out to you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

May is Coloured Bamboo Fleece Month

We've taken $2 off the price of our coloured bamboo fleece for the month of may.

Aprils gone already - Oops

Its the first of the month - woo hoo
I have probably disappointed my grandmother (Nanny) as I didn't wake up and say Rabbits Rabbits - LOL (for those of you who don't know, you are supposed to say Rabbits Rabbits on the first of the month to ensure you have good luck all month) For my Nan May was an important month to remember to say Rabbits Rabbits as it was her birthday this month plus its mother's day :)

Well at Fairy Fabrics we've been busy with lots of new products coming in but I've been slack with updating the Blog - sorry.

Whats new?
* the One Size Cheekies Nappy Pattern, this fantastic pattern can be used to make a one size AIO, one size fitted, one size pockets and it also has the pattern to make great inserts.
*Minkee Prints - Strawberry Sundae, Girrafe, Green Camo, Pink and Brown Camo and a new Retro dots (Lavender, coral pink, off white, white on a chocolate back ground- mmm love this one ;)).
*Fairy Fabrics Microfleece in Chocolate and Grape, also a small amount of lime and taupe. This is our new microfleece, that is velour on one size and has a woven backing, its nice and thin and super for inners of your nappy.
*White Poly PUL is back in stock - finally!!!!
*Hemp French Terry is now available in 50cm x 140cm pieces.
*Haberdashery has a stack of new products including - seam rippers, washable marker pens, and bobbins.
*Seam sealer tape will also be available in our Haberdashery section this can be used to seal PUL if you join 2 pieces of PUL together or embroider your PUL pieces.
* Lastin is coming :)
* New FOE prints including little fish and hearts - so cute. If you'd like some seconds white FOE let us know it has some brown water marks on it.
*Dye Kits are back in stock and look out for bulk amounts of some colors.
*We've just received some new HiLoft Wind Pro - gorgeous colours.

Hope you all had a great April and are looking forward to May :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Snap Pliers

Woo Hoo the snap pliers arrived this morning. Just a smallish stocking to see how they go :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's New this week?

We've just received some die cut Aplix 800 tabs for your nappies. These are just like the ones on your blueberry nappies. Don't they look neat, no need to worry about trying to cut your tabs even anymore.

Also this week we received some new FOE - red with pink hearts, blue with yellow fish, red, blue, yellow, pale pink, and white.

Chloe's Toes Patterns are back in stock both nappies and soft soled shoes.

I've just received a shipment of Malden Mills Windpro - just need to unpack and list it. Also coming this week is some Benartex Minkee - Red, Fuschia, and Chocolate Mudcake.

And the biggest news we have just placed an order for the new snap pliers, they should be here soon as well.

Oh and we are proud sponsors of the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt this year

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Its Huckleberry Month!

For the month of February we are offering 20% off the retail price of our Huckleberry Minkee and Huckleberry Minkee PUL.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Whats New This Week?

We had a lovely time away and I've come back to some new stock to list.

First up there are new playsilks, in lots of different sizes. These are great for getting kids imaginations running wild. They are sold in white but are very easy to dye with procion dyes or food colour. If you want instructions just ask us :).

Secondly we have a new lot of engraved snaps arrive, some are just refills, but we have some new designs, a very pretty rose in crimson and mushroom pink and some really funky aliens that will go nicely with a polyester PUL we are getting in the next couple of months.

We have also just got woven size labels in S, M and L.

Finally we've had a new shipment of Minkee, there's now Citris, Raspberry and Huckleberry in the Minkee PUL and also some more Aqua Sea, and Rainforest now available in the plain Minkee. The chocolate mudcake minkee is currently on Back order and should be here within the next 6 weeks.

Just some picture from our holiday.