Thursday, 25 August 2011

What a Hoot!

Feel like a quick and easy project to get you in the sewing mood?
If so, these super cute 'Christmas Owl' apron panels are just for you!
Each panel includes all the fabric you need to make the apron as well as easy to follow instructions.

'Christmas Owl' adult apron panel $12.95ea AU / Kids apron panel $10.95ea AU

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


I love this time of year when we start to smell the weather changing! In Melbourne we are enjoying the most beautiful Spring days and the office is bubbling with anticipation of Summer. (I told the girls its way too early for flesh yet – hold back on the strapless dresses)

To go along with the summer theme I wanted to show you these beautiful Printed Cotton Voiles in store now. 'Carnival Stripe' & 'Candy' Voiles 112cm $12.95/m AU

Dress inspiration from Oscar De La Renta

Whilst on the other side of the Tasman Ocean, “P” our Mr popular planner has gone over to beautiful New Zealand for a skiing holiday where they have seen record amounts of snow, and it struck me that what we do better than any other retailer is have great fabrics for all climates  all the time. So whilst Spring teases us, you can rely on us to keep those shoulders covered until its warm enough to really get undressed! Still available in store are these beautiful Brocades @ $9.99m AU/ Denims from $9.95m AU and Furs from $14.95m AU

Monday, 22 August 2011

Barrel Of Monkeys

I couldn't wait any longer to share our latest quilting range which is about to hit stores
 - it's SO cute!

Sock Monkey $12.95mt AU

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the final presentations of the RMIT UNIVERSITY YEP retail projects – 6 amazing groups of students that not only inspired us no end, but presented by teams of competent, talented and creative individuals who passionately sold their vision and business plans to us.

Over the last year these wonderful RMIT students have worked on 3 hard core retail projects that were challenging with a real purpose (no blue sky stuff here!). There were so many components that Spotlight as a business can put into action right now, and several recommendations that we will be adapting both short term and long term for our business. We can’t tell you all yet what these were yet as we have not announced the winning group – but all groups should consider themselves winners, and whatever these students choose to do for careers – WATCH OUT they are explosive!! Thank You RMIT.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Giveaway - DS Quilt Collection by Denyse Schmidt "Winding Roads"

We have a little bundle of the new "Winding Roads" range from DS Quilt Collection to giveaway - yay!

The bundle contains all 14 of her new designs. Each piece is approx 30cm x 112cm.
To be in the running, simply leave a comment on this post anytime between now and Tuesday 23th August at 10.00am, Melbourne time. One comment per reader only please. A winner will be drawn at random and annouced next week.  Giveaway open to Australian, New Zealand and Singaporean residents only.

Good Luck!

Giveaway Now CLOSED
Thanks to everyone who entered - it was a great response for our first giveaway.
The winner is "Toad Stool Dots! We will email you directly to organise delivery. Congrats!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Impressions By Kaeli

We always love a good story behind a fabric range especially when the artist is so young and talented (she was only in high school when she designed this range!)

We discovered Kaeli Smiths work earlier this year and was blown away by her sincere passion for color in her artwork. Her multidimensional technique in her original works of art is reproduced in exquisite detail in her Giclee watercolor prints. Her paintings are
inspired by her love of colors and the Chesapeake Bay area.

Her debut fabric range titled "Impressions By Kaeli" has just landed in store.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


Apologies for the lack of posts over the last couple of days - we have been attending our annual store Conference up on the Gold Coast! Brilliant weather and content has been very empowering. No doubt the office is bubbling over with excitement of our return, probably blowing up the balloons and making cakes right now!

So continuing with the Sunshine and Queensland feeling, today we feature our magnificent "Ptd Tribal Linen". As always with Linen, the more relaxed, crinkled and textured, the more comfortable it becomes. The Prints are oversized and dramatic - perfect to use for not only great garments, but craft and furnishing projects - Bring on summer!
$16.95mt AU. In store now- second collect due early Sept. 
55% LINEN 45% RAYON 

Friday, 5 August 2011

100 layers of Love

“Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will”

In our eternal quest to search for the latest, most inspiring images, projects & ideas – we came across this most beautiful blog from the US If you’re getting married or just want to be blown away with brilliant ideas, check this post out in particular

We loved the fact that they used a magnificent quilt to warm the Bride & Groom and again used a quilt as a backdrop to photograph their guests – Its exactly why we love fabric, it can change something from pure visual to total meaning! Enjoy


1. "FiFi" Taffeta
2. "Europa" Stretch Sateen Cotton
3. "Summer Chill Cotton Voile

One of the most enduring prints of all time is spots in all shapes and sizes. With summer around the corner, the look is fresh, innocent and new. Just seen in the new AUSTRALIAN VOGUE and there are pages of spots before your eyes! It’s the “IT” print  for kids and adults alike.  If you’re looking for it we will be sure to have it with the choice available this year! (In fact “MD” my assistant made me a polka dot bow tie for an event coming up for our conference – needless to say I saw spots when it was declined  – Good try MD!)


Thursday, 4 August 2011

A Very 50's Christmas

Sticking with our vintage theme of late, below is some our 50's themed Christmas fabrics which is about to hit stores any day now. We sourced these from a gorgeous little vintage shop in Texas and couldn't wait to translate them into our range.

I particularly love the kittens in the mittens. M

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

100% PURE

'Metro' Yarn Dye $19.95mt AU - In store Sept

One of the most requested fabric items asked for by stores & customers is LINEN.  100% Pure.
Do we have it? When are you getting it? How much?

Our Range of 'METRO' Yarn dye Linen give that naturally textured, cool look that makes Linen  so wanted- relax, unwind and enjoy!

Metro 100% linen plains are in store now  ($24.95mt AU). 16 gorgeous colours to choose from!


Monday, 1 August 2011


You asked for it and we listened, our new Minky Dot is hitting stores next month and the first drop includes some gorgeous nursery colours.
Let us know what colours you’d like to see next?