Posts Tagged ‘Crafts’

Modern Country Style

May 18, 2011


To see Sarah’s final post

in the Cabbages & Roses series.




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 😦 




Modern Country Style

May 9, 2011

Visit our friend Sarah


for a Cabbages & Roses feature:

Monday May 9th: Book review of Home-Made Vintage.

Wednesday May 11th: C&R Craft Part 1

Friday May 13th: C&R Craft Part 2



January 20, 2011

Thank you




The Cottage Nest

for a crafty feature with Cabbages & Roses fabric.


Jen’s blog for a special surprise.



January 3, 2011

Thank you


For a sweet post


Cabbages & Roses Hately print.


Visit Tinkered Treasures and help Elyse figure out what to do with her

Hately print fabric by commenting on her post.


C & R

October 18, 2010

At C&R we love to support all things British. We also love to keep things handcrafted where possible. Because of this, every Winter we work alongside Wendy Keith’s BRITISH KNITTERS to create a beautiful hand knitted collection. Wendy works with an army of knitters dotted around the country all of whom work from home, her company has had the Soil Association’s organic approval and she even has the Royal Warrant to knit His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ shooting stockings!

This year we have designed a playful snowflake fair isle pattern to go on a luxurious scarf and our classic a-line shape sweater.

We also have an incredibly cosy trawlerman’s beanie with the feminine touch of a bow on the top.

These pieces are very special, all made by hand, with care and attention. Cabbages & Roses are proud to support a craft that has been under threat since the introduction of mass production and we hope it will continue for many centuries to come.


Cabbages & Roses are delighted to introduce you to our lovely handmade wellington boot socks, also made by Wendy Keith, by making them our monthly giveaway. As with the scarf, sweater and beanie each pair is knitted in England with organic wool from sheep reared on H.R.H Prince of Wales’ Duchy Farms.

To enter please leave a comment below telling us what you most love about Cabbages & Roses and you might win your own pair. Please enter by 31st October 2010, winner will be randomly selected, and the giveaway is open to all our friends around the world.


C & R


Tent – Craft

September 8, 2010


As the summer draws to a close we thought it  fun to share a craft for an adventurous child (or a child at heart) who wants to play “camping” in the garden.  One last hurrah for the little ones before schools starts!  Straight out of Christina’s Vintage Crafts book, a simple idea that creates fun childhood memories.

Child’s Play Tent


  • approx. 2 x 4 yds (2 x 4 m) of heavy canvas fabric
  • four 12 x 9 in. (30 x 23 cm) pieces of contrasting heavy
  • canvas for pockets
  • sewing machine
  • matching thread
  • strong string or washing line
  • 4 bricks or other objects

Step 1.

Make a single miter at each corner of the tent fabric and hem all around.

Step 2.

Miter the corners of the four pieces of fabric for the pockets and hem them all.

Step 3.

Stitch one pocket to each corner of the outside of the tent, so that a brick or heavy object sits on it long side on the ground.

Step 4.

Tie the string or washing line around the two trees or strong supports at a height of about 4 ½ ft (1.4 m). Throw the canvas fabric over the string. Place a brick or other heavy object in each pocket to weight the sides down to the ground. Always supervise children when they play.

To take a closer look at the Cabbages & Roses fabrics used in the project please click on this link.  We hope you enjoy the project, and we welcome your feedback.



May 10, 2010

I have a brand new obsession to add to my already extensive list of obsessions which include, checking my i phone for e mails, finding sources of power to charge my i phone, the pigeons willfully destroying my seedlings, British politics, avoiding using my car, what can I eat next ….and on and on it goes.   My new obsession is checking sales of Cabbages & Roses books on Amazon, something that until a week ago, I had no idea was possible.   Our third book ‘Home Made Vintage‘ is number 60 in the top 100 books of its category (#25 in the US) and it has been there 232 days!   It is number 2,245 in books which I presume is all books??  To put this into perspective our first book is number 142,548!!   These statistics are reviewed hourly, which is an excellent distraction/obsession encourager.
The point, I think, of this endless list, is to avoid what is now becoming a pressing and worrying job, designing Cabbages & Roses collection for Spring Summer 2011.    I have started and ‘Calcutta’ (a mezzanine glass box within our lovely white barn affectionately called Calcutta because of the extreme heat in the summer months) is beginning to be furnished with drawings of the collection, jersey wear is up there, along with a tiny bit of knitwear and several woven designs – it is nearly lovely but a long way from being complete, patterns are being made, sample fabrics are awaiting beautiful shapes, and the empty boards are awaiting designs.   Sadly though, my head is crammed full of meaningless distractions and leaves no room for being creative……
The next two weeks are deliciously full of important distractions, The House & Garden Spirit of Summer Fair is taking place at Olympia in London, (see our website for details) we have a lovely space where we will be selling our collections – this takes us to Saturday, when Kate and I shall be flying to New York to fulfill many business commitments organised by our Lovely Suzie at Branding inc. culminating in a book signing party at ArchiviaBooks (933 Lexington Ave b/w 72 and 71 street) on Thursday night.
I am hoping that the eight hour flight will encourage me to concentrate on designing, where I can bannish all thoughts of pigeons, who will be our next Prime Minister, how to charge my i phone, but I have just thought of another – will that Icelandic volcano decide to fill the airspace with a million tons of ash???   I had better check……….