Posts Tagged ‘Home Made Vintage’

Cabbages in America

June 6, 2011

During our extraordinary trip to America last month, Kate and I met one of those people, who on meeting there was an instant connection.

The person in question was Kaari Meng someone who’s work I had admired for a long time, not least because I get emails weekly from Amazon telling me that the people who bought our book HOME MADE VINTAGE also bought FRENCH GENERAL, and it was thus that we became competitors without even having met.

Cabbages & Roses

She was chic and cool and her area of our shared exhibition was effortlessly beautiful.   Ours – a little crowded, a bit muddly and hastily put together.   When we met, not being one to hold back, I told her that she had been a thorn in my creative side ever since commencing work with MODA United Notions, as quite a few things that I had wanted to do, had already been done by FRENCH GENERAL!   All those perfect stripes, the beautiful ribbons on wooden reels the heavenly French fabric…… She wrote a dear blog piece about our meeting on FRENCH GENERAL BLOGwhich exactly mirrors my thoughts!   Have a look. The exhibition was beautifully organised by MODA – a three day extravaganza where Cheryl and Lissa made us feel as if we were an established part of the MODA family, and not the inexperienced ‘new girls’ that we were. Our range of fabrics designed especially for MODA,will be available from September this year.



Modern Country Style

June 2, 2011





C&R Project

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

   using CABBAGES & ROSES fabric, French Toile Raspberry.

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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



February 12, 2011

Please click over to Sea Angels

to see Lynn’s lovely work with some of our favorite

Cabbages & Roses fabric,

and enter to win a romantic handcrafted giveaway.




January 20, 2011

Thank you




The Cottage Nest

for a crafty feature with Cabbages & Roses fabric.


Jen’s blog for a special surprise.



January 4, 2011


lovely mention


How to Spend It


C & R

August 3, 2010

Thank You


From The Right Bank

for a lovely article about Christina’s new book, At Home with Country by CICO Books.

June 21, 2010

Thank you


for their darling summer picnic post  and interview with Christina.

Check out this lovely blog.



June 17, 2010

We thought it would be nice to share some of Christina’s sewing and craft projects from her books, along with a few new ideas she will be developing on the Cabbages & Roses blog.  We are going to start with a Summer Skirt, which seems appropriate as we head into the heart of summer!

Summer Skirt

Made from a pretty floral print, these light cotton skirts are the perfect way to keep cool in the summer days.


  • Cotton fabric:  measuring 108 in. x 42 in.
  • 26 in. of 1 in. elastic
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • 2 Safety pins

Step 1

Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and stitch the sides.  Press open the seam.

Step 2

Hem the bottom edge of the skirt by turning over 1/2 in. and then 1 in. and stitch by hand or by machine.  Hem the top edge of the skirt by turning over 1/2 in. and stitch by hand or by machine.  Leave the edge over the seam unstitched to create an opening for the elastic.

Step 3

Attach a safety pin to each end of the elastic and feed it through the slot.  Gather the fabric to the desired size and stitch both ends of the elastic in position.

Step 4

Turn the skirt right side out.  Close the slot by folding in the raw edges and stitching by hand.

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 would love to hear your feedback.



June 17, 2010

Sloane Square – June 2010

A feature article about Christina, and Cabbages & Roses ran in the June issue of Sloane Square Magazine.  The article speaks to Cabbages & Roses continued growth during these challenging economic times, which is a true testament to  Christina’s strong creative vision for the brand and her amazing staff that make it all happen. Congrats!