material girls

Ok you all know that Ramona's christmas gift making excell spreadsheet has been in play for a good four or five months now, but not all of us are as 'organised' when it comes to hand-made christmas gifts. So here are a couple of hot tips for those wishing to stock up on some seriously good base materials while they are on sale as well as a couple of options for 'assisted' DIY projects that can all be created and/or ordered from the comfort of your own living room, or kitchen, or laptop. Happy Shopping Peeps.

One of our favourite online fabric stores for Japanese prints, organic linen and hemp, Alexander Henry (and just about every local textile designer) is offering 15% off all orders until the end of November, this INCLUDES fabrics that are already on sale and patterns. BARGAIN!

Need we say more, swoon worthy textiles from all over the globe hand selected to empty your wallets. From unwashed Japanese denim to digitally printed German velvet its all jaw dropping goodness. Tessuti is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $150, a half price sale on Vogue Patterns and a two for one deal on McCalls patterns. Be sure to also check out their collection of Japanese Sewing books and their always excellent 'remnant sale' .

Fancy yourself as a designer, why not consider creating your own fabric rather than making something up from the latest Encino or Amy Butler. With eight fabric choices on offer (including silk, linen and organic cotton) as well as an unlimited colour palette there's still time to whip up the perfect personalised gift for your crafting compadres.

The complete all rounder, Redbubble is not just an open community of artists showcasing and selling their work online, its also a great place to get your artwork turned into everything from t-shirts to framed posters. Amaze your friends and family with your artistic prowess, while starting up your own online streetwear empire - genius!

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