Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spice Chooks for Afternoon Tea

Hi Everyone,

As you'll probably get I've been having some awesome fun with these Stampin Up Designer Fabrics in particular this time- Spice Cake!

A lot of what I've created has been centred around a 'chook' theme, why- because I love chooks LOL!
And yes even though Stampin Up does focus a lot of its products on Papercraft and Stamping etc, they are also starting to incorporate more fabric and coordinating product into their catalogues. I love this because besides my love for Photography and Scrapbooking- I have always adored sewing and patchwork. I hope in time more of the Bigz dies that are available in the USA will also come to Australia, making patchwork that much easier. So without further ado here goes-

Spicy Chook Bun Warmer - Featuring Spice Cake Designer Fabric 
(I used a Kwik Sew pattern - 1135 for the chook pattern)

Continuing in the chookie theme here is this scruffy little fellow 
(reminds me for some reason of the movie -'Chicken Run')

and what about a little wall-hanging - Farm Fresh

Close up of the stitching design.

and with our little muffins or buns we are sure to want some tea, and we don't want it getting cold now do we- Spice Cake- Tea Cosy

( Jug stitchery design is Leanne May -Candlelight Creations- cosy pattern and quote by Ruth Clarke)

last but not least (so far- not much fabric left LOL!)

Decorative Chook 
(photography is giving off yellowish tint - fabrics below give true toning)

The complete Spice Cake Designer Fabric Collection

This collection also includes coordinating large buttons and Very Vanilla velvet  ribbon and the stamp set- Spiced Paisley!

and showing all my projects using these fabrics. So it just goes to show that there is as much in Stampin Up for the sewing Enthusiast as there is for the papercrafter/stamper, sometimes we combine all three :-)

So hope you enjoyed the 'fabric' take on this wonderful collection- the product has plenty to offer the papercrafter and fabric lover all round.

Enjoy - Ruthy xf 


  1. I just love all your projects Ruthy! at first I wasn't sure if I wanted SU fabric as I thought as a sewer it would be more money to spend BUT I LOVE IT! as you say it's sooooo nice to be able to combine more than one love! I agree about the dies from the US!! I am 'inheriting' some **cough cough** LOL Keep up the AMAZING work!!

  2. I am not much of a sewer myself, but Ruth these projects are amazing. Your chook theme tickled me as my DD19 is afraid of chickens - I chuckled at how she would react to these gorgeous items! LOL. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

  3. You talented woman. OMG. You need to start some sewing classes cause I would drive all that way to attend and gasbag with you. Beautiful Ruthie.
    XO Shirley

  4. Wow Ruthy - these sewing projects are just gorgeous!

  5. Thanks heaps girls for taking the time to say hi and yeah Shirley that is a thought, any excuse to catch up with you would be great ♥

  6. Is this chicken bun warmer pattern available here? I can't find it anywhere.