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PhatSheep {textiles}

Suzanne Shearer of PhatSheep in Scotland sent me some beautiful images of her work today, she’s totally going on my list of resources for textiles. You can see why…


The talented Suzanne is a mom and a textile designer, she blogs, and she runs her studio out of her home in Scotland. How’s that for girl power?! I enjoy her simple clean aesthetic and I like seeing plum, lavender, and turquoise living together in some of her prints so nicely, like on this duck tote below. I know Suzanne doesn’t need tips from me, but I totally see her extending some of these patterns into homewares, like pillow covers, table linens, etc. because I think they’d be a big hit. And did you notice her seaweed scarf? It’s amazing.

If there’s something here that you like it’s painless to purchase from her to because, surprise surprise, she’s not some remote store in the corner of Scotland, her business is on Etsy in addition to her website and such. She’ll also ship worldwide, another perk. I’m not sure why I’ve not heard of PhatSheep before, she’s been on Etsy since May and I would think someone with this level of talent would have been blogged to death by now. Well, time to change things because her creations deserve our attention so spread the word ya’ll.

(images from phatsheep)

Posted in etsy, textiles on December 18, 2007
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J Caroline Creative {take 20% off all fabric*}

I could just kiss Caroline right now for this generous offer. With so many of us being fabric junkies, I can’t think of a better discount to offer you this week, and thanks to Caroline who accepted my proposal, decor8 readers can take 20% off their fabric purchases at J. Caroline Creative from now until December 25th simply by entering decor8 at checkout. Time to take your home to the next level, big pimpin’!


J Caroline carries the latest textiles from Alexander Henry, including their home textiles collection (heavy-weight for upholstery and such), and lots of gorgeous prints from Braemore, P/Kaufmann, Michael Miller, Amy Butler and more! Tip: In the search box, enter “Amy Butler” to view your selection. I counted 96 Amy Butler prints alone!

Amy Butler
Alexander Henry

Thank you so much Caroline for this offer, what a terrific deal. Great for working on projects during the cold winter months – yippie!

* discount only applies to fabric only and does not include ones on the closeout page.

(images from j caroline creative)

Posted in discounts, textiles on December 18, 2007

Julia Rothman Bedspread {urban outfitters}

I think this should be called the budget find of the month, the Neighborhood bedspread designed for Urban Outfitters by the talented Julia Rothman. So in addition to her mug, you can have a $32 bedspread with more cheery house imagery on it. It’s cotton, so in case you don’t need a bedspread just view it as a large piece of fabric with limitless options. Maybe a smock for painting? A shower curtain? An ottoman cover? Sofa throw? Cover a headboard in a kid’s room? Cover a cork board?


One of these babies yields fabric sized 108″l x 90″w. It’s great seeing designers we know through blogs getting gigs with such big names like Anthro and Urbans. So congrats Julia – great gig, great work!

(images from julia rothman)

Posted in bedroom, shopping, textiles on December 18, 2007

Ethnic Chic {now online}

Color! Color! Color! Ethnic Chic is one of my favorite shops in Amsterdam (located at Runstraat 24) for exotic new and vintage textiles for the home. They have colorful bedspreads from Italian designer Lisa Corti, rich tablecloths from Indonesia, intricately painted lamps from Venice, and until now you could only shop them if you visited their Amsterdam location. Not anymore…


Just today they’ve rolled out a new web shop. Bookmark them if you’re in the market for some ethnic treasures, they have some really unusual and lovely things in this store.

Oh and if you plan to hit Amsterdam at some point, bookmark this, it’s a guide to the “nine streets” and it’s a great one.

(images from ethnic chic)

Posted in textiles on December 14, 2007

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