Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year Sale

To make way for new stock we have reduced selected stock by 20 - 30%.

Sale prices are available at:

Shop 103, Cnr Old Cleveland Rd and Cavendish Rd
Coorparoo, Brisbane



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Voodoo Rabbit would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last year, you're all awesome:)

Our online stores will remain open over the Christmas/New Year period but shipping will be subject to Australia Posts opening times.

Our Coorparoo Markets Store will be open as follows:

Thursday 30th December, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 31st December, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 1st January, CLOSED
Sunday 2nd January, CLOSED

Standard trading hours will resume on Thursday 6th January 2011
Thursday, 7.00am - 3.00pm
Friday, 7.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 7.00am - 3.00pm

We hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year.

- Ky and Cloud

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Creative Space

This week we had a custom order to make up, the customer wanted a set of 6 placemats and a table runner as a gift for her Aunt and Uncle.

Custom Order Set 01
She chose Ephemeral Antiquity Plum by Michael Miller for the top and Quatrefoils Plum by Michale Millerfor the back. We used bamboo batting in between the two layers of fabric and all three layers have been lightly quilted together. The table runner measures 130 x 30cm and the placemats are 21 x 30cm.

Custom Order Detail 02
The backing fabric wraps around to the front to form the binding.

Custom Order Coasters
There was some batting and fabric left so we made up a set of coasters as well, each one features a different design from the fabric.

- Ky

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas / New Year Trading 2010

Our Coorparoo Market store will be open on the following days over the Christmas / New year period.

Wednesday 22nd December, 7.00am - 2.30pm
Thursday 23rd December, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 24th December, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 25th December, CLOSED
Sunday 26th December, CLOSED

Thursday 30th December, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 31st December, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 1st January, CLOSED
Sunday 2nd January, CLOSED

Standard trading hours will resume on Thursday 6th January 2011
Thursday, 7.00am - 3.00pm
Friday, 7.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday, 7.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 7.00am - 3.00pm

Don't forget, if you need a last minute gift idea we now do Gift Certificates, redeemable at and at Coorparoo Markets.

- Ky and Cloud

Treasury Tuesday: Handmade

All of todays treasuries feature handmade items from our Voodoo Rabbit Stitches etsy shop. Help us say thank you by clicking on the curators name to check out their store. You can also click on the image if you wish to go to the treasury page on Etsy.

Jadeness curated by kokosboutique's thirteen year old daughter

A big thank you to everyone who has featured us in their treasuries:)

- Ky

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Spotlight: Robyn Lee Handmade

I've been meaning to blog about Robyn for the longest time now but have been extremely slack.

Robyn designs and hand makes appliqued cushion covers and has been kind enough to purchase and use some of our original Voodoo Rabbit fabric. Here are some of my favourite designs from her shop (yes I am being biased towards my own fabrics:).

She even has really nice swing tags, don't these look just like bought ones.

Christmas Cards, cute but stylish, I think this reindeer looks a little surprised to be featured on a card.

- Ky

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fabric Fiday: Bunny Goth

The first of our Bunny Goth range has arrived and is available online and in our Coorparoo Markets store.

Bunny Goth in Graveyard Grey and Ghostly Grey

Pink range to follow in January.
- Ky

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Creative Space

We ordered some more Funky Friends Factory patterns since they are just so cute.  Here is the latest sample and our favourite so far. Introducing Geeky Chook, once he was stuffed we decided that he looked so geeky that he needed a pair of glasses.

Funky Friends Factory Cheeky Chook Sample 03
Cloud did all of the sewing on this one and made the little glasses, I just sewed up the stuffing hole, and did the hand sewing on his wings and attached the eyes and glasses.

Funky Friends Factory Cheeky Chook Sample 01
The pattern is called Cheeky Chook by Funky Friends Factory. The fabric used was our very own Gingham Invaded for the body. Red homespun cotton for the comb, giblets and feet. Early Bird Yellow Crosshatch by Cosmo Cricket for the beak.

This is a fairly easy patterns to sew together, probably on a similar level to Stu the Sea Turtle.

We now stock 10 Funky Friends Factory patterns in our Coorparoo Market store, new patterns are Mitch the Monkey, Patty the Cow, Cheeky Chook and Silly scrap snake. Samples of the rest to come;)

In other creative pursuits I have also managed to cut out two dresses for myself, hopefully I will be able to sew them together before the start of the new year.

- Ky

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What do you think...

Last weekend I had a go at doing a fancy blackboard drawing at the shop for Christmas.

What do you think, it is my first one. Next time I think I should plan it out first, I kind of just made this one up as I went along.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Creative Space

Even though My Creative Space is officially finished for the year I thought I would still try to do one each week. Here is the last of the Funky Friend Factory samples for the patterns that we have in stock.

Funky Friends Factory Larry the Lion Sample 02
Meet Larry the Lion, isn't he adorable? He was a joint effort between Cloud and myself.

Funky Friends Factory Larry the Lion Sample 03
Larry has been made up using Tailor Made Scissors teal by Cosmo Cricket (body), Tailor Made Floral Outline by Cosmo Cricket (Main, Nose and Feet) and white homespun cotton (muzzle).

Larry's design includes footpads and gussets so he is of a similar difficulty to the aardvard and hippo patterns, maybe slightly more fiddly. He can be sewn in either woven or stretch fabric and you could easily turn him into a lioness by leaving off the mane.

Pauline very kindly sent us 2 extra patterns to try out so we will be making them up next ; D

- Ky

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fabric Friday: Caramel Town

A new super cute fabric panel from Lecien, Caramel Town is available in red, green and brown.

Each square is approx 13.5cm (5-5/16inch) along an edge and we were very surprised to discover that the text is in Hungarian (according to Google translator). 

Caramel Town Cube 1
I made up this cute little cube using 1/2 panel of the fabric.

Caramel Town Cube 2

To make the cube:
1. Cut out each square with a 5mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance on all sides.
2. Cut the floral and gingham patterned strips from each side of the panel to make the ribbons.
3. Iron each square onto a medium weight interfacing (optional).
4. Sew the ribbon strips to a backing fabric, right sides together.
5. Turn ribbons strips right side out and press. Cut into pieces so that you have 8 pieces the same length.
6. Sew 4 squares together edge to edge to create a continuous piece and then sew the start and end edges together to form four sides of the cube. Start and end all of these seams 5mm (1/4in) in from the ends, this will make it easier to attached the top and bottom.
7. Pin the ribbons into position on each sides of the top and bottom of the cube, baste in place.
8. Attach the top square, once again start and end all seams 5mm (1/4in) in from the ends.
9. Attach the bottom square leaving an opening in the centre of one edge.
10. Turn the cube right side out.
11. Stuff with toy stuffing.
12. Sew the opening closed using ladder stitch.

One panel will make two cubes.

This is a pretty quick and dirty tutorial, if you would like a more indepth one with pictures, let us know and we will try to put one together.

- Ky

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Creative Space

This week we have managed to make one more Funky Friends Factory toy, introducing Plattie the Platypus.

Funky Friends Factory Plattie Sample 01

He is made up using Daisy Doogle Lime by Michael Miller for the body and Adventures in Wonderland Faux Leathergrain by Winham fabrics for his bill and feet. This is a very simple pattern that goes together fairly quickly and easily.

Funky Friends Factory Plattie Sample 02

His bill got a little squished in my bag on the way to the shop, poor little Plattie.

We are halfway through the Larry the Lion plushie mentioned in last Fridays post, hopefully he will be finished in the next day or so.

Join in the last creative space of the year with Kirsty over at Kootoyoo.

- Ky

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fabric Friday: Tailor Made

We have just received our shipment of Cosmo Cricket's Tailor Made range. This is another beautiful collection created by Cosmo Cricket who are better known for their scrapbooking paper designs.

We have the following designs available in our shop.

I have just cut out another Funky Friends Factory pattern using two of these fabrics. Stay tuned for photos.

- Ky

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Creative Space

Last week I made up a couple of cushion covers for a custom order.

Echino Cushion Glasses Green

The fabrics chosen were Green Echino Glasses by Kokka (pictured above) and Domestic Diva Utensil Damask Red (which I forgot to photograph).

The Echino cotton/linen fabric was such a joy to sew with that I decided that we needed to make more cushions to sell at the Marky Markets last Sunday.

Echino Cushion Glasses Pink
Pink Glasses

Echino Cushion Glasses Black
Black Glasses

Echino Cushion Camera Purple
Purple Camera

Echino Cushion Camera Blue
Blue Camera

Unfortunately none of them sold at the market but they will all be available from our Coorparoo store from tomorrow.


We also made up a heap of 25mm fabric covered badges. We have used a variety of commercial and Voodoo Rabbit original fabrics and have covered the fabric with Matte Heat n Bond Iron-on Vinyl to help stop the fabric warping when it goes through the badge press.

For more creative spaces head over to Kristy's.

- Ky

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spotlight - Urban Sewing Lounge

Linda from Urban Sewing Lounge has been sewing up some lovely items from our fabrics.

This skirt is made from a pattern in the book Sew Serendipity - Fresh + Pretty Designs to Make and Wear by Kay Whitt. She has used fabrics from Sandi Henderson's Meadow Sweet 2 range and Domestic Diva by Riley Blake.

These pencil cases are a great gift idea, they have been made up from Glasses and Crowns, Key & Music fabrics by Kokka.
- Ky

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fabric Friday

It has been a while since we have done an update on the new fabrics available in the shop so we thought that it was high time that we did.

Retro Mushroom by Michael Miller (100% cotton fabric)

Black Thread Motifs by Kokka, Cotton 45% Linen 55%

Holiday Happy Little Santa by Happy Zombie for Lecien (100% cotton fabric)

Early Bird Geometric Floral by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics (100% cotton fabric)

There are heaps more in the shop and we have some new Japanese and Cosmo Cricket fabrics due next week so stay tuned :)

- Ky

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Creative Space

Lots of sewing has actually been happening here at Voodoo Rabbit : )  This week we have been making up samples of some new Funky Friends Factory patterns that we are stocking in our Coorparoo Store. All of these patterns are designed by the very talented Pauline, a Brisbane local.

Funky Friends Factory Sea Turtle Sample 02
Stu the Sea Turtle
- Shellburne Circus Wheels Black by Windham (shell and beak)
- Shellburne Circus Flags Black by Windham (head and flippers)
- Ta Dot Black by Michael Miller (tummy and sides)
We found that this pattern went together quite easily, the trickiest bit is sewing the curves but as long as you go along slowly it isn't too hard. We used 3 fabrics but he could easily be made up in just two if you make his tummy out of the same fabric as the shell and his sides out of the same fabric as the head.

Funky Friends Factory Hippo Sample 03
Heather Hippo
- Apple Dot Autum by Sandi Henderson for Micheal Miller (main body)
- Early Bird Yellow Crosshatch by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics (tummy, ears and feet)
This pattern was a bit trickier, as soon as you introduce gussets, foot pads and snouts the difficulty level increases. The result in well worth the effort though.

Funky Friends Factory Frog Sample 02
Prince Charming
- Send in the Crowns Plum by Micheal Miller (main body)
- Small Leaves Black by STOF (tummy)
This is probably the easiest of the 4 patterns so far. There are only 2 main pattern pieces plus the eyes and crown. Once again as long as you sew slowly around the curves you shouldn't run into too many problems. The pattern suggests using plastic pallets in the feet but we found that this didn't look very good since we used cotton fabric (would be fine in fleece) so we have just used poly fill.

Funky Friends Factory Aardvark Sample 02
Artie Aardvark
- Early Bird Geometric Floral by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics (main body)
- Early Bird Yellow Crosshatch by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics (tummy, ears and feet)
The aardvark would be on par with the hippo in regards to difficulty level, the snout is a bit trickier and we recommend sewing it in by hand as there just isn't enough space to get you machine in.

We still have a platypus and lion pattern to make samples up so stay tuned. I have also just found a tutorial on Pauline's blog on how to sew in the perfect foot pads, which I will be following dilegently next time I need to sew a footpad in.

For more Creative Spaces head over to Kirsty's.

- Ky