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Cabbages & Roses visits the MODA County Fair…

September 21, 2011

It was with great pleasure that Cabbages & Roses were invited to participate in the Moda ‘blog tour’. Christina was invited to take part in the question and answer section of this world wide journey. We would like to thank Cheryl and Lissa for their interesting questions, and Christina for her interesting answers!

 

 

 What’s your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!

The delicious roasted almonds.

 What’s your guilty pleasure?

Delicious roasted almonds.

 What’s on your bucket list?

To paint a picture in oils.

To cross Russia in the Winter on the trans Siberian express.

To own a house overlooking the sea—any sea.

To produce a book about the life of Cabbages & Roses.

 What inspires your work?

Beautiful houses

Beautiful clothes.

The Countryside.
The past.

Women—Especially those who appreciate our style.

 Tell us about the time you entered in a fair…

Our only fair is the Moda fair. Kate—my daughter—and I felt like new girls-inexperienced and rather nervous. We were overwhelmed by the scale of the exhibition but immediately, the lovely exhibitors and all the Moda staff very soon made us feel welcome and very special.

 State Fairs have become known for what they can FRY?  What would you fry?

Nothing, if I can help it.

 What movie do you watch again & again?

The Railway Children, Home Alone 1, Little Women, 39 Steps, The Gathering Storm, The Duchess.

 Who would play you in a made for TV Lifetime movie?

Whoopie Goldberg.

 What’s on your nightstand?

Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie, a copy of my first book ‘Vintage Chic’ newly published, a vase of sweet peas, a large wireless, Vintage china candle holder and matches (in case of power cut), lavender essence and old book of prayers.

 Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?

Yes—anything with a tune.

 Tell us about your pet?

Walter Gilbert Strutt—A Jack Russell who looks like a cross between a fox and a Corgie. He was given to me by a customer and is wholly delightful, gentle, loving, and rather ugly.

 What do you wish people would ask about you more?

Nothing.

 How many quilts have you made?

Not one.

 If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?

56 and three quarters – I can’t think of a better time in my life (so far)

 What shows do you TiVo?

I have no idea what TiVo is so I don’t TiVo any shows.

Are you related to anyone famous? Or infamous?

Pope Paul III who was born Alessandro Farnese in 1474, became Pope in 1534 until 1549. Unfortunately, he employed Nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. Sadly, his palace and the power and fortunes of the family did not last the next six generations so all we have left is history.  

 If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be & why?

Trust your instinct – it is there for a reason.

 What question would you liked to be asked?

May I give you a lovely house overlooking the sea, health, wealth and happiness for as long as you live?

Oh yes, please do.

xx CHRISTINA

Our Giveaway

Cabbages & Roses are giving away 2 ‘fat quarter bundles’ (for those not in the know, these are delicious pre cut and beautifully wrapped bundles of quilting fabric) from our Northcote range of fabric.

All you need to do is leave a comment here on our blog, the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on Wednesday 28th September – don’t forget to check the blog to see if it is you!

Please visit Deb tomorrow for her day on the MODA blog tour.

xx C&R

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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 😦 

 

xx

C&R

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.

 

xx

C&R

New Season Treats

February 1, 2011

From the old to the new, we would like to introduce you to some of our new pieces….who have just arrived in store

 

A sneak peek and how to make a look in one post

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xx C&R xx

January 20, 2011

Thank you

to

Jen

from

The Cottage Nest

for a crafty feature with Cabbages & Roses fabric.


Visit

Jen’s blog for a special surprise.

xx

C&R



January 20, 2011

Spring Summer 2011 Sneak Peek

It’s the time of year when we start to think about the spring.

 

What better way to start day dreaming about longer days and sunny picnics than to have a quick peek behind the scenes of the Cabbages & Roses’ spring summer 11 shoot…….

It was shot in the most idyllic spot imaginable

And Linda even managed to squeeze in a spot of fishing

Though the October weather was freezing, our models did a brilliant job at braving the cold, most of the time…

And Toby did a sterling job at creating the dream like images that will be launching our new collection very soon…. on our brand new website and in our seasonal catalogue.

We produce limited numbers of our printed catalogue, so please let us know if you would like to recieve one.

 

Or you can sign up to our

mailing list

to be updated with our news

Love

C&R

xx

December 24, 2010

Visit

Head over to Pretties and Poises for a great review of Christina’s  book on green housekeeping and share your own eco-friendly methods to maintaining a clean home.

Who knows, your tips might even even win you some goodies.

Good Luck

xx

C & R

November 5, 2010

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September 23, 2010


In August Cabbages & Roses celebrated its first wedding, Kate Strutt married Christopher Howells.


We would like to thank Pennard Orchardfor so kindly lending us three beautiful tipis.  They set up three giant structures in the beautiful garden of Brook Cottage to act as temporary homes for the 12 bridesmaids, attendants, friends and Violet Buchanan who performed miracles with hair and make up.   It was a perfect and wholesome solution to lack of bed space in the house.

 

As one of the of the bridesmaids I snuggled up before, during and after all the festivities in one of the four beds in my tipi, dressed beautifully in Cabbages & Roses bedlinen and we were each given a set of bath towels in our Hatley print.

It was hands down the best camping experience I have ever had. Even the rain pattering gently on the canvas couldn’t put me off .

Rian,

Cabbage and bridesmaid xx


September 18, 2010

Lovely Article

And

Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations Dyan  for winning the monthly giveaway featured on Coco & Kelley’s Blog.



We hope you love your striped towel and cardigan as much as we did making them.


All bundled up



And ready to GO!

 

Lots of love,

Cabbages & Roses