Beautiful Owls

If you read regularly then you will know that I am a fan of Fabric Inspirations – a brill UK-based fabric shop. I like their choice of fabrics (there always seems to be good new stuff coming through into stock) and their customer service is just excellent (I recently had an extremely rapid replacement of a parcel fabrics that went missing in the post, no questions asked). Another huge bonus is their £1.95 flat delivery charge for orders up to £20 – the only drawback for me is that they don’t do smaller cuts than 1/2 metre, but even then they do have some gorgeous Fat Quarter bundles.

So recently when Aneta from Fabric Inspirations asked me if I’d like to give away some fabrics on Very Berry, I was really happy to say yes and give them a huge recommendation.


So here are the fabrics – aren’t they gorgeous? These gorgeous owls were designed for Annika Wester for Kokka of Japan and the fabric is a lovely textured cotton (85%) linen (15%) mix – it’s a sort of lightweight canvas feel.


You can see some cute pics of the fabrics in use over on Annika Wester’s blog – they look fab as bags and pouches, and I think would make great cushions or fun table mats too.

Aneta sent me a fabulous bundle of 1/2 metre of each of these fun fabrics, plus a lovely co-ordinating solid (so that’s 2m in total!), so there’s plenty for you to work with.
All you need to do to win is leave me a comment saying anything you like! No theme this time… my brain is too tired to think of one..!  You don’t have to do *anything* else (it’s the summer holidays after all…), but I’m sure Aneta would be delighted if you checked out Fabric Inspirations and followed them on Facebook if that’s your thing. The giveaway is open to all and I will do the draw and announce the winner a week today, on Monday 13 August.  Good luck!


By the way, Fabric Inspirations are on their summer break until 14 August, but any orders placed between now and then will get free UK delivery, so it’s well worth doing a bit of shopping and saving yourself £2.

Right… back to the sport!


95 thoughts on “Beautiful Owls

  1. Would make a great cushion for my daughter who is leaving home next week – sad face – she loves owls.

  2. One of the green owls has her hands on her hips, an owl with attitude is just perfect for fussy cutting. Thank you for the giveaway. Going over now to check out the shop as a girl can never have too much fabric.

  3. This fortnight I have been mainly…

    …watching the Olympics!

    (But have to keep a sneaky eye on the quilting world, just in case)

    Go Team GB!

  4. Oh my goodness… I do LIVE fabric and mostly do LOVE OWLS. My mother lives owls also and that would make a perfect Christmas present for her … I hope I can get them 🙂 thanks for this lovely give away and I will most certainly check her website … I’m keepin my fingers ( and toes:)) crossed till next week 🙂 thanks again.

  5. What a lovely website lots of lovely different fabrics. The owls look great fun. I would love to win. Many thanks

  6. I love fabric Inspirations too, they have excellent customer service and gorgeous japanese fabric, thanks for opportunity to win!

  7. I love the owls. Thanks for a great giveaway. And when you say we don’t have to do anything, I do! I have to finish hand-applique-ing another 3 giant elephants to the baby quilt I’m making for my sister before Thursday! Procrastination ahoy!

  8. banana flim flam, sugar pants and fish, academy of phenol and a rabbit full of dish. well you did say put what ever we want!

  9. Fabulous fabric – What a hoot!!! Your right, it would make brilliant table mats and they would look lovely on MY table!

  10. Love the fabric, would love to make something for my kitchen with it! Anyway thanks for sending the link, didn’t know the shop but I am already having things in my basket 🙂

  11. These are really cool, would love to make my little monkey a bag for nursery from these! Will go and have a look round their website too, always good to see what’s on offer!

  12. I think both the review you wrote n the fabric itself are too good…. Now i desperately want to buy some fabric for myself frm them! Haha

  13. These are just delightful! I would love to make a bag or *something* with them! Or maybe just pet them for a while….
    Gotta check this shop out! Thanks!

  14. These are such beautiful fabrics! Would love to win them, but if I did, I would have to share them with a dear twitter friend who adores owls and is going through a huge upheaval in her life at the moment. Her need is far greater than mine! Might just have to take a sneaky peak at the website… are going to cost me money again, I can tell!!! 😉 x

  15. I am not usually into owls – however these are ‘absolutely fabulous’ – i would have to pet them for some time before cutting into them for any number of things – i hadn’t seen them before – especially love the green.

  16. My daughter is about to go back to college. She loves owls and these gorgeous creatures would make something fabulous for her dorm room. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. What a wonderful giveaway owls are my fav birds, esp. Cute barn owls outside my window every night and just what I need to get my sewing mojo back x

  18. I luv owls and that fabric is stunning! Thanks for the giveaway and i did check out Fabric Inspirations and i luv it tooo!

  19. Oh I love owls! And I’m desperate to make some new cushions for my lounge… if I don’t win, I’ll be buying the fabric anyway!!

  20. Another giveaway, what a hoot! Thank you. Checked out Fabric Inspirations (not for the first time on your recommendation) and it’s an impressive collection. Especially all those dots, spots, checks and stripes..wowwee!

  21. they are gorgeous and would make brilliant stool cover or large cushions for the teengoths very black (and a little white cos I wont let her use blackboard paint on the doors) room. She already has one small owl on display along with some ceramic ones also about to receive the black treatment so this would be great x

  22. LOVe these fabrics! Would be great to win this giveaway, thanks for the chance to enter! 😀 xx 😀 xx

  23. oh oh oh, I’ve been looking at (and coveting!) these fabrics for ages! I’ve just spent too much recently on fabric and so have been stopping myself from buying them!

  24. love them, I need a cheery fabric fix after they day out from hell with children running off, dog misbehaving and husband moaning because he’s not used to them…..I thought days out were idyllic sun filled picnic-ing bliss (or is that just some kind of Boden advert myth?!) feeling very much like a useless mum at the moment and in need of me time to recover lol!

  25. Beautiful fabrics – would be perfect for that bread basket we are hoping you’ll make for us at some point (when we let you have the pattern!)

  26. Hope your enjoying the fabulous Olympics! And that you get some help for your crochet problem- sorry I can’t help but my skills don’t stretch to that x

  27. Great fabrics! I’ve used Fabric Inspirations before and had great service too! Thanks for the heads up on the free postage offer!

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