Posts Tagged ‘Fabric’

Cabbages & Roses & MODA Giveaway Winner

October 3, 2011

We hope you all enjoyed getting to know Christina a little bit more and what inspires her to create such beautiful designs.

Thanks to everyone entering the Cabbages and Roses & Moda Blog Giveaway! There were 519 entries in total, between the two C&R blogs (we apologise again, for the confusion) that we popped into random.org. So, we are delighted to announce…the lucky winners of a ‘fat quarter bundle’ from our the Cabbages & Roses Northcote range by MODA are:

#511: SueAnn W from Richmond who wrote ” Oh it took my computer so long to find this page I hope I can still enter!  I like the fabrics I saw.  It must have been nice having the PM visit your shop.”

and #202 Tammy who wrote, “I would love to win the fabric…That is JUST my style and I am sooooo in love with this line.”

SueAnn and Tammy please contact info@brandinginc.net to redeem your prize.

Thanks again to all who entered.

xx C&R

Cabbages & Roses visits the MODA Country Fair

September 23, 2011

It was with great pleasure that Cabbages & Roses were invited to participate in the Moda ‘blog tour’. Christina was invited to take part in the question and answer section of this world wide journey. We would like to thank Cheryl and Lissa for their interesting questions, and Christina for her interesting answers!

What’s your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!

The delicious roasted almonds.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Delicious roasted almonds.

What’s on your bucket list?

To paint a picture in oils.

To cross Russia in the Winter on the trans Siberian express.

To own a house overlooking the sea—any sea.

To produce a book about the life of Cabbages & Roses.

What inspires your work?

 Beautiful houses

Beautiful clothes.

The Countryside.
The past.

Women—Especially those who appreciate our style.

Tell us about the time you entered in a fair…

Our only fair is the Moda fair. Kate—my daughter—and I felt like new girls-inexperienced and rather nervous. We were overwhelmed by the scale of the exhibition but immediately, the lovely exhibitors and all the Moda staff very soon made us feel welcome and very special.

State Fairs have become known for what they can FRY?  What would you fry?

Nothing, if I can help it.

What movie do you watch again & again?

The Railway Children, Home Alone 1, Little Women, 39 Steps, The Gathering Storm, The Duchess.

Who would play you in a made for TV Lifetime movie?

Whoopie Goldberg.

What’s on your nightstand?

Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie, a copy of my first book ‘Vintage Chic’ newly published, a vase of sweet peas, a large wireless, Vintage china candle holder and matches (in case of power cut), lavender essence and old book of prayers.

Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?

Yes—anything with a tune.

Tell us about your pet?

Walter Gilbert Strutt—A Jack Russell who looks like a cross between a fox and a Corgie. He was given to me by a customer and is wholly delightful, gentle, loving, and rather ugly.

What do you wish people would ask about you more?

Nothing.

How many quilts have you made?

Not one.

If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?

56 and three quarters – I can’t think of a better time in my life (so far)

What shows do you TiVo?

I have no idea what TiVo is so I don’t TiVo any shows.

Are you related to anyone famous? Or infamous?

Pope Paul III who was born Alessandro Farnese in 1474, became Pope in 1534 until 1549. Unfortunately, he employed Nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. Sadly, his palace and the power and fortunes of the family did not last the next six generations so all we have left is history.  

If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be & why?

Trust your instinct – it is there for a reason.

What question would you liked to be asked?

May I give you a lovely house overlooking the sea, health, wealth and happiness for as long as you live?

Oh yes, please do.

xx CHRISTINA

Our Giveaway

Cabbages & Roses are giving away 2 ‘fat quarter bundles’ (for those not in the know, these are delicious pre cut and beautifully wrapped bundles of quilting fabric) from our Northcote range of fabric.

All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog, the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on Wednesday 28th September – don’t forget to check the blog to see if it is you!

Please visit Deb tomorrow for her day on the MODA blog tour.

xx C&R

Modern Country Style

June 2, 2011

A PROJECT

WITH

CABBAGES & ROSES

&

C&R Project

A craft from the pages of Christina’s Home-Made Vintage book,

   using CABBAGES & ROSES fabric, French Toile Raspberry.

File Box

xx

C&R

Cabbages @ Quilt Market

May 15, 2011

Northcote Range to debut at Quilt Market 2011

We are thrilled to launch our new fabric line, The Northcote Range, with MODA at the Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, UT this week.

  It has been wonderful to meet all the lovely shop owners, and to see so much creativity at the show.

As soon as our feet touch the ground we promise to post our photographs

 and tell you about

the most amazing world of quilting.

 

Written from a hotel computer so we can’t upload any of our pictures :-( 

 

xx

C&R

February 17, 2011

Our Paris Trip

Very early one morning last week, Christina, Linda and I (Jackie) arrived at one of London’s most beautiful train stations, St.Pancras. We were there to catch a train to Paris’ Gare Du Nord, where we were to spend 3 days “inspiration hunting” (shopping!!).


We stayed in a lovely hotel, called the Hotel Design Sorbonne. It was small, but perfectly formed right opposite the stunning Sorbonne University. Here is the view from my room window.

We saw lovely fabrics.


Inspirational architecture.

And even caught a glimpse of the famous Eiffel Tower from a taxi window (have to look hard!)

Christina used lunch times at Les Deux Magots to gather her thoughts and begin to design SS12.

I used the time to take photos…like a proper tourist.

We ended our final day at one of our favourite shops, Merci, in the arty district of the Marais. They have this wonderful car outside.

All in all, it was a lovely trip which left us all full of exciting ideas for the next season.

Jackie
C&R

xx

December 28, 2010

Cabbages & Roses Japan

LINIERE in Japan, are giving away a lovely Cabbages & Roses bag, made with our Hatley printed cotton.

They have produced a charming television advertisement.


Best

C&R

October 12, 2010


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