…remind me of something but nothing in particular.
So, this week sees lots of new fabrics for autumn/winter and in particular, the festive period in between.
Never ones to disappoint, Znok has thrown some excellent ones our way. And who are we to refuse? Resistence is futile. Top of the list and one with lots of pre-orders to fulfill, is ‘Vinter’ or to use the vernacular, Winter. Those Scandinavians know how to confuse me – it’s very easy, honestly.
Next up is ‘Crowded Jungle’ or as they say in Sweden, ‘Crowded Jungle’. In case you haven’t noticed I don’t have the Swedish version. Anyhoo, both of these fabrics are the usual mahoosive 150cm wide. Both Oekotex certified and both are soft, strong and very, very long. Oh wait…I’m getting confused. Both are made of the usual high quality organic cotton that we have come to know and love from Znok.
Our new(ish) supplier is Liandlo and I think you’ll agree that these too hit the spot with their jolly scenes of gnomes, squirrels, trees and all the usual little creatures that normally feature.
‘Landet, lilla snigel’ also features snails and translates as ‘farm’ on their website. But we’ve done some sniffing around and we uncovered some completely different meaning. More of which later.
Last up is ‘I ett hus i skogens slut’ which we are led to believe means ‘in the forest‘ but we know better. Both of these fabrics are in fact, the titles from Swedish nursery rhymes. They are super duper wide at 170cm and are GOTS certified.
And finally, here is what we found when we put Landet, Lilla Snigel into Google. I’m thinking Gareth Malone should get some construction workers to cover this.
….and you’ll find them all here at Funky Kitsch. Our new swoonable clothing range has been born. They are ridiculously easy to wear and care for. Adaptable to dress up or down and, due to the fact that we source only the best quality fabric and the most ethical where possible, will last for ages. It’s win/win.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that we include this paragraph at the bottom of each garment page and if you haven’t noticed it yet, then you can read it now.
“Here at Funky Kitsch HQ we like to keep things fresh and new. Our lines of clothing for boys and girls are either one off creations or limited runs. Once the fabric stash has left the building, then we shall have more new and exciting stuff on the way to take it’s place. By constantly changing our fabric designs, we know you’ll never have that embarrassing situation of turning up at a party with someone else wearing the same outfit. No Siree. You will be (almost) unique.”
In general we make sizes for ages 1-5 but if you would like something bigger (or smaller), just drop us a line and we’ll be more than happy to accomodate requests.
We’ve been busy beavering away on the first line of clothing. It’s nearly ready and will be online for perusal this coming weekend (subject to weather and temperamental models).
Whilst ensconsed in our very own little sweatshop of 2 (me and Dawn), I’ve found that music gets me through the day. I was thinking that when I do my first tute, it will be entitled ‘Sew Along with the Backstreet Boys’. I know Dawn will cry when she sees that – and not with laughter.
So, brand FK is ready to hit you guys between the eyes. The question is; are you ready?
The new dresses are now in production. I’ll be putting pics up as the week goes on with different designs. The first of the collection is the ‘Iris’ dress. It’s available in this design in any of the 100% cotton designs we have in stock.
Yeah, it’s lovely isn’t it? A piece of mechanically engineered beauty. Not only has the looks but practical too. Makes the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for finishing off clothing. BUT, this gorgeous hunk of metal brings out the worst in me.
I have just spent 15 minutes trying to thread the 4th needle and bugger me, I can’t do it. I even changed my specs to see if it made a difference (well anything is worth a try, surely?). In the end I resorted to profanity and walked away.
If anyone has any top tips for threading a needle when you are myopic and hyperopic, then throw them my way. Otherwise I shall have to buy ear defenders for the children of the house.
Your eagle-eyedness may have spotted that we’ve extended our fantastic fabric sale. Great innit? We’re almost as thrilled as you are. Take heed though, many of the fabrics are going really fast to make room for the new Scandinavian fabrics (squeeee!) that will be arriving during the merry month of June. Keep your eyes peeled and watch this space for more details.
In the meantime, in the absence of a potter’s wheel, enjoy the piccie of the gnome the girl-child created.
Firstly, a millionty apols for not posting sooner. We escaped the rat race for a few days and made our home under canvas. Twas cold yet fantastic.
So, what’s been going on since we last spoke? Welllllll, we have some fabulous fabrics arriving for your delectation. In particular, the wonderful hedgehogs are landing. I already have plans for making this into a few garments that I’m sure my 3 year old will model for me (for a small bribe). It’s made up of 92% cotton and 8% lycra so it’s lovely and stretchy, with a super width of 175cm.
It’ll be available in 2 weeks time priced £16.49 per metre or £8.25 per half metre. Limited stock and once it’s gone, it’s gone.