Archive for June, 2010

June 30, 2010

Marley & Lockyer

Today the lovely Ness of Marley & Lockyer has a guest post by our very own, Christina Strutt.  In the post Christina offers her own Top 10 Tips for home decor.  We have also collaborated with Ness for a sweet give-away!

Enjoy, and head on over to Marley & Lockyer.

Best

C&R

June 21, 2010

Thank you

to

for their darling summer picnic post  and interview with Christina.

Check out this lovely blog.

Best

C&R

June 21, 2010

Thank you

to the amazing Laura

@

for her terrific interview with Christina.


We loved meeting you in NY, and hope to see you again on our next visit.

Best

C&R

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June 20, 2010

Thank you

to

the wonderful Jenny

@



for her witty post about Cabbages &Roses.  Her adorable sense of humor made us smile.    Everyone should check out her beautiful blog and store.

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.

Materials:

  • 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.

Best

C&R

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!

June 11, 2010

Thank you

to

Julia

@

for including At Home with Country in her Good Summer Reading list.

Love your television and movie houses, such a neat idea!

Thanks again Julia

Best

C&R

June 10, 2010

Thank You

to

for their lovely post about At Home with County, Christina’s newest book.  We really appreciate it.

Your blog is so dreamy!

Best C&R

June 9, 2010

What a wonderful surprise in our in-box this morning.

Ana, from Live and Enliven in Brazil wrote to us to let us know she had created a blog post about her visit to a  Cabbages & Roses shop,  and her delight in the Cabbages & Roses fashion line.

Thank you Ana, we appreciate the post, and think your blog is visual delight.

June 9, 2010

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you

to the lovely Maria @

Today she has posted her interview with Christina and a wonderful Cabbages & Roses giveaway.  Go over to her blog and see…its a beautiful blog, and a great giveaway!


Thank you again Maria, you are a gem.