Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas Bunnehs

We are taking a break over Christmas/New Year so we are all refreshed and ready for a big year in 2013. We have some exciting plans for the showroom and lots of awesome new fabrics due to arrive.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.
Ky and Cloud

We will be closed from Sunday 23rd December 2012
and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2013

Our last mail run before Christmas will be Monday 24th December

We will do a mail run on the Friday 28th December.

Business as usual from Wednesday 2nd January

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Voodoo Rabbit Workshops for 2013

Have you just started sewing and feel that you need some guidance?
Don't despair little Bunnehs, maybe all you need are a few lessons to get you started on the right track.

We have been keen to test out the suitability of our little Showroom for teaching classes for a while now and we finally got the chance. Last Saturday we hosted our very first workshop, it was run by Steph from 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World. We all had a lovely afternoon chatting, drinking tea and stitching.

After the success of Steph's class we are keen to start running a series of workshops in the New Year. We are very interested to know what you would like to learn so if you could take a few seconds (there are only 3 questions) to fill in our survey, this will help us organise when and what we teach this year.

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The classes are going to be small and intimate - classes requiring a sewing machine will have a maximum of 4 students but embroidery classes and demonstrations can have 6 to 8 people. Keeping the classes small also means more time for each student with the teacher and hopefully a much better learning experience for you!
More info to come in the New Year

- Ky and Cloud

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Showroom Hours Update

We are heading to Melbourne for the AQM next week. The AQM is where we get to see samples of the new ranges released during the Houston Quilt Show. Unfortunately this means that we won't be opening the showroom on Friday. Sam will be filling in for Ky & Cloud on Saturday morning but the showroom will close early at 12.30pm. 

The opening hours for next weekend are: 
Friday 23rd November

Saturday 24th November
10am - 12.30pm

We will return to our regular opening hours next week.
- Ky and Cloud

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gnoma Claus is Coming To Town ♪♫

Winterkist is the new Christmas range by Happy Zombie (Monica Solorio-Snow) for Lecien. 

Some of you may recognise the Gnoma Claus character from her previous fabric range, Holiday Happy. This range is a lot brighter and we love the new co-ordinates and colours Monica has chosen. We have Winterkist in the Green, Blue, Red & Gray colourways as show above.

Another improvement is the layout of the Gnoma Claus panel. For Holiday Happy the Gnoma Claus were laid out in a way that only allowed for the Gnomas to be made up into plushies. For Winterkist, Monica has changed the format so that panel contains 18 Gnoma plushie fronts in 5 sizes ranging from 18cm/7in up to 38cm/15in tall. The Winterkist panel layout is much more adaptable as it can be used as meterage for making bags, Christmas sacks, Christmas stockings, etc. Each Gnoma front can also be fussy cut and used to make projects like the cute coasters below.


Instructions on making pot holder/hot pad can be found here. The original instructions are for Holiday Happy but the process is still the same. We used 4 small Gnomas from the Winterkist Gnoma Claus Blue Panel and backed them with a plain aqua blue fabric to make these cute little coasters. Perfect for an Aussie summer Christmas pool party!

Our Gnoma Plushies are also made from the Winterkist Gnoma Claus Blue Panel and backed with Winterkist Squareflakes Blue.

Making these guys is super easy:

  1. Cut out one or more individual Gnoma Claus from the fabric panel, leaving at least 5mm / 1/4 inch extra fabric around the outline of the Gnoma for seam allowance.
  2. Place the Gnoma and the backing fabric right sides together and pin in place.
  3. To make the hanger tab, place a piece of folded ribbon at the tip of the hat between the two layers. The loop should sit inside the body and the ends should stick out from the seam allowance.
  4. Sew around the Gnoma's outline, make sure to leave an opening for turning out (we left approx. 8cm gap on the bottom of each Gnoma).
  5. Trim the seam allowance back and clip the curves, turn right side out.
  6. Stuff your Gnoma with Toy fill (polyfill, toy stuffing).
  7. Slip stitch the opening closed.
  8. Hang up your Gnoma Claus Christmas decorations for everyone to admire.

If you are after even more Gnoma Claus projects you could also try this tote bag (perhaps as a possible Christmas Stocking replacement). Once again it has been written for the Holiday Happy panel but it should translate ok.

Happy crafting!
Ky and Cloud

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Coming Up - Craft and Quilt Fair and Showroom Closure

Hello Bunnehs

As many of you may be aware, we will be attending the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair 2012 next week. This means that our showroom will be closed all of next week and will return to our regular opening hours from Tuesday 23 October.

If you require anything urgently please make sure you pop into the showroom by close of business on Saturday 13 October. If you are attending the show and are after something in particular, and don't want it to sell out before you get there, you are more than welcome to pre-order. Simply order on our website and select "Pickup From Showroom" as your shipping option. Send us an email saying which day you will be attending the show and we will have your order ready for you when you come by :)

We will be trying our best to keep up with all of the online order shipping but there may be a day or two delay. There are only two of us and we will both be at the show from 9 - 5pm daily.

You Sew Girl Purse Patterns
We have a larger stand this year and it will be chock full of all of the goodies from our showroom and website.

For the fabric and sewing fiends we will have FQs, 1/2m, 1m and remnant cuts of all of our fabric plus our entire range of You Sew Girl patterns and hardware.

For those of you who prefer hand stitching we will have our Sublime Stitching, Make It and Stitcher's Revolution patterns and kits.

If you are after Funky Friends Factory toy patterns and kits make sure you swing by stand H20. Pauline will be selling her patterns as well as toy kits made up from Voodoo Rabbit and Two Monkey's fabric.

Quilt and Craft Fair Brisbane 2012
Stand: K25 (up in the back right hand corner)
Date : 17 - 21 October
Time: 9am - 5pm Daily

Location: Brisbane Exhibition Centre, Halls 3 & 4. Cnr Glenelg & Merivale Streets, Southbank
Web: http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Brisbane2012/

See you at the Fair
- Ky and Cloud

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Win free tickets to the 2012 Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair - CLOSED

This competition is now closed. The winners were -
1st: Lydia
2nd: Tania
3rd: Margo


The Craft and Quilt Fair is just around the corner, just 3 weeks to be exact.

We have so much fabric to cut and a few more sample still to sew, phew I'm getting sleepy just thinking about it. But before I wander off for a nap let me tell you a bit more about the show and tell yo about our give-away.

Our very good friend Pauline from Funky Friends Factory will be there, only a few stands away. She will be selling Toy Kits made up with her patterns and our fabrics so we thought it would be a great idea to do a joint promo to give away some FREE TICKETS and Vouchers to use at our stands!

You will be able to find Voodoo Rabbit at stand K25 and Funky Friends Factory at stand H20. So make sure you start your day at the show up in the top left corner :D
Click for larger image
1st Prize: 3 free tickets plus a Funky Friends Factory Pattern Voucher and a $15 Voodoo Rabbit Voucher.
2nd Prize: 3 free tickets
3rd Prize: 2 free tickets.

How do you enter?

All you need to do is to leave a comment on this blog post below, or on this Funky Friends Factory blog post to let us know how much you’d love to win some tickets for the show. The Vouchers are only valid at our show stands, so you will only be able to use them if you are coming to the Craft and Quilt Show.

*** You can comment on BOTH blogs for TWO CHANCES TO WIN ***

We will draw the winners on Wednesday night, the 10th October via email so please make sure that you have a valid email address attached to your comment.

See you at the show
- Ky

Monday, September 3, 2012

Redlands Quilt Extravaganza (and showroom closure)

We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to exhibit at this year's Redlands Quilt Extravaganza, 7 - 9 SeptemberDue to this event our showroom will be closed from Thursday, 6th September and will re-open again on Tuesday 11th September

Besides Voodoo Rabbit there will be 6 other vendors at this years event:
  • Bayside StitchCraft
  • Joy Patch Designs
  • Nikki Tervo Designs
  • The Bird House
  • Bella Embroidery
  • Pink Robin Creative Threads
Redlands Quilt Extravaganza 2012
When: 7 - 9 September 2012
Time:  9am-5pm (Friday and Saturday), 9am-3pm (Sunday)
Where:  Redlands Performing Arts Centre, Cnr. Middle & Waterloo Streets, Cleveland, 4163 QLD, Australia
Website: http://www.redlandsquiltextravaganza.net/

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Showroom Closed

Just a quick notice to let you all know that our showroom will be closed on the following days:

Tuesday, 14th August
Wednesday, 15th August (Ekka public holiday) 

As Wednesday is a public holiday and the post office is closed any postal order will go out the next day.

Sorry for any inconvenience but I really need a day off before all of the prep starts for the Redlands Quilt Extravaganza (7 - 9 September) and the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair (17 - 21 October). Just a heads up that we will be closed over these events as well.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Facebook Sale - 5th August 2012

Who is in the mood for a Facebook sale? I know that we are, so we will be offering 10 - 20% off selected remnants, pre-cuts and meterage to all of our Facebook fans. 

The sale will include some new stock as well as some old and discontinued items. We have also decided to sell off all remaining Voodoo Rabbit original designs currently in stock. Pricing will be limited to the quantity listed during the sale and does not apply to any remaining stock in our showroom or web store.

Sale starts 5pm AEST (Brisbane, Australia time) on Sunday 5th August 2012

There may even be a lucky door prize *eyebrow wiggle*.

You will need to be a fan of our Facebook page to participate in the sale and you can find a preview of some of the fabrics here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Showroom Opening Hours

Hi Bunnehs,

Just a quick post to let you know that we have adjusted our showroom opening hours slightly. We are now open earlier and a wee bit longer each day.
Our showroom can be found at Level 1 / 904 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane QLD 4169. We are hidden away upstairs, entry is via the side door down the driveway.

- Ky and Cloud

Monday, May 28, 2012

Stitch n Bitch - Wednesday 30th May

We were going to bribe you into coming with a croquembouche but those things are just too darn hard to make. So come along for rum-balls instead. We know it is the wrong season but we had belgian chocolate cake already made and we wanted them.

When:   Wednesday 30th May
Time:     Any time you can make it between 5.30pm to 9.00pm
Where:   Voodoo Rabbit Showroom, Level 1, 904 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane
Why:     Because it's fun and, rum-balls.

You can bring along any craft you like as long as it doesn't involve glitter. We have one (simple) Brother sewing machine you can use for $5 hire if you want to.

Would love to see you there!

~ Cloud

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Frock Out at Piece Together

It has been far too long since we got out and about (or blogged either but we'll forget about that) so last night we took ourselves down to Piece Together for their first Frock Out night. Frock Out was run by Steph from 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World to give us all an opportunity to show off that dress you made and love and never wear and come meet other like-minded sewists. Cloud cheated and got me to sew her dress for her. I think it turned out pretty well!

Trim Fabric: Navy wool / linen blend picked up at East Coast Fabrics
Pattern: Simplicity 4072 (discontinued)

I at least made Cloud cut out the fabric (I'd sew a LOT more if I didn't have to do the cutting out / prep work first!). I wore my Kitty Kokeshi dress but didn't get a picture - Cloud was too busy hogging the limelight to let me get a snap. I promise to photograph it soon.

There were loads of lovely ladies in attendance including Tammie & Jennine from Piece Together and Steph in her amazing Tuxedo Dress. Mexican noms were also provided. We love it - usually on sewing nights, Cloud & I make either nachos or burritos so we were well impressed by the offerings last night!

Delicious Mexican Noms from The Burrito Bar

Full house at the fab Piece Together sewing studio!

Not only did we get to Frock Out, we also got our craft on. Steph ran a tutorial on making Dior Style Silk Roses. Put together as a triplet, the roses make gorgeous hair accessories or brooches.

Cloud pretending that she didn't just sew the wrong sized petal on her rose...

Craftiness in action. Note Cloud's glass of wine in the foreground. She is adamant it did not contribute to rose-wonkiness.

The finished roses! Cloud put hers into her hair immediately then swanned around showing them off. I attached mine to a simple black You Sew Girl Party Purse that I whipped up especially for the night.

We need to go out more often to events like this - we had a great night and loved showing off our handmade clothes and accessories.

If you want to make Dior Roses for yourself (they are super easy) you can find the tutorial here on Steph's blog. Also make sure you check out the new Piece Together workshop timetable - the space is amazing to work in and the projects are cool to make too.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday 13th Sale

Who's up for a Lucky Friday 13th sale?
Pop over to our website before midnight tonight (Brisbane, Australia time) and enter the code BLACKCAT13 on checkout to receive 13% off your entire order.
Valid until midnight tonight.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Craft and Sewing Show Giveaway

We will be at the 2012 Brisbane Craft and Sewing Show at the end of this week with Pauline from Funky Friends Factory. The show runs from the 22nd - 25th March so there is just enough time to squeeze in a fabulous give-away!!!!

We will be giving away a toy-making kit which features a brand new toy design from Funky Friends Factory and fabrics from the ‘Cephalopod Collection’ designed by Voodoo Rabbit :)

It’s EASY to enter!
LOOK at the toys in the box above
GUESS WHICH is the one we are giving away as a KIT,
AND leave a comment here (or on the Funky Friends Factory BLOG POST) with your guess!

WHAT can you win?

1st Prize – will win a toy making KIT of this NEWEST Funky Friends Factory design (Valued at $45).

2nd & 3rd Prize – will win a Printed Pattern and a $10 voucher to spend with Voodoo Rabbit (can be at the show or online too!).

The draw will take place on Wednesday night (21st March) and we will announce the winners on our Facebook pages.

Looking forward to seeing you there – look for the Voodoo Rabbit at stand number D18

- Ky, Cloud and Pauline

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Craft and Sewing Show: Brisbane 2012

Voodoo Rabbit will be at the Craft & Sewing Show March 22 - 25, 2012 at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank. We will be teaming up with the lovely Pauline from Funky Friends Factory for the Show.

The show is going to be huge so make sure you see us at Stand D18 for the best selection of alternative, goth, rockabilly and kawaii fabrics in Brisbane.
  • Alexander Henry: All the favourites! Skulls & Roses, Las Senoritas, Skullduggery, Contigo, The Ghastlies and Pin Ups!
  • Kokka: Latest Ruby Star range from Melody Miller, Echino, Bi-Planes & Cars
  • Cosmo Textiles: Alice in Wonderland and the most kawaii fabrics ever -  Floral Piggies & Forest Panda
  • You Sew Girl: A-Line Skirt, Hat, Bag Patterns, Purse Kits and hardware
  • Funky Friends Factory: Pauline will have her range of toy patterns. Ozzie the Octopus & The Laid Back Owl patterns will be available at the Show for the first time.
  • Voodoo Rabbit: Bunny Goth Bunting Kits, Lolita Apron Patterns and two brand new baby cube kits - Beep Beep and Toy Box.

We have a mountain of cutting and preparation to do, so we are closing the showroom from Friday 16 March and re-opening on Tuesday 27 March. We will still be taking online orders up to and during the Show (www.voodoorabbit.com.au) but orders placed after March 20 won't be posted until March 27 at the earliest. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Show!
Ky and Cloud

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stitch 'n' Bitch - 25th Jan 2012

Sorry for the late notice bunnehs, it has just been one of "those" weeks.

Anywhoo the first Voodoo Rabbit Stitch 'n' Bitch will be held this evening at the bunneh clubhouse :0) If you can't make it tonight never fear we will be holding these on a regular basis. If you think that you will be attending tonight please let us know so we can make sure that we have enough chairs.

Office 1 (Upstairs via Side Entry), 904 Stanley Street, East Brisbane

0422 215 053

25th January
5.30pm - 9pm

Bring along a project (knitting, crochet, embroidery or anything you want) and join us for a chat and a snack. We will have tea, coffee (instant sorry), hot chocolate and cookies. If you need something a bit more filling there is a Crust Pizza and a Thai restaurant nearby. There is one sewing machine available to hire for $5 but this will be on a first in basis.

none (though a gold coin donation for tea and coffee is appreciated)

On Site - There are two car spaces located in the carpark behind the building.
Stanley Street - There is on street parking on Stanley Street in front of the building after 9am. Please check parking signage for parking terms.
Side Streets - There is on street parking on Potts, Hampton and Lisburne Streets.

Public Transport
Inbound to City - 184, 185, 210 ,212, 235, 230 stop across the road in front of Dan Murphy's
Outbound from City - 184, 185, 210 ,212, 235, 230 stop on the corner of Wellington Road and Stanley Street (1st stop after the Wooloongabba bus station).

Monday, January 2, 2012

Opening Hours for 2012

Happy New Year! Our showroom will be re-opening tomorrow, 3rd January, 2012 after a great festive season break for the Bunnies.

Showroom Opening Hours for 2012 are:

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday: 11am - 5pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 11am - 5pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed (unless otherwise noted)

We have tentatively scheduled our first Stitch n Bitch for Wednesday 25th January - more information to come on this later :D

We will also be closed Tuesday 10th January so Ky can move into her new house.

Don't forget that if you want to arrange a special time to visit the showroom, you can call us on 0422 215 053 to arrange an appointment.

See you soon!

Ky & Cloud