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Best Wishes from Britex in 2010

Yeah! It will be 2010 in a couple of short days. Britex Fabrics thanks you for your patronage, and wishes everyone a fabulously creative upcoming new year. In the oft quoted words of Robert Burns:
“And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne”

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Gnome Fabric (in Paris)

The world-traveling Mr. Gnome is relaxing in Paris this week. Next week he is jaunting to Italy. Wouldn’t this cotton fabric be jolly as a yoga mat bag! Ah, I hear Édith Piaf singing “La Vie en rose” in the distance…..
“Des yeux qui font baisser les miens,
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche—
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l’homme auquel j’appartiens.”

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Telephone Bench Upholstery Project by Magdalena

Magdalena, a Canadian customer, emailed us this project that she completed with Britex Fabrics. She bought this telephone bench for $5 at a community garage sale during the summer. Her boyfriend sanded and re-finished all the wood while she (very successfully!) attempted her first upholstery job. They knew they wanted something fun and colorful, but had a really hard time finding the right fabric. On a recent trip to San Francisco, while delighting in wandering the city, they found themselves in Britex fabrics and discovered this owl inspired print on the shelves…”the rest is history.”

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Baby Kimono Shoes

homespun-threads.com designed these elfin slippers. These adorable wee shoes are perfect for the newest member of your family or community. You can make them as wild or as sweet as you’d like by varying the fabric. I can imagine them in rockin’ flames and coordinating Day of the Dead fabric, or maybe periwinkle stripes and coordinating silver stars & moons.

(Click image for PDF instructions)

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December 31st – Britex Fabrics closes at 4 pm

REMINDER ~ Holiday hours: New Years Eve, Thursday December 31st – Close at 4pm. Best wishes to everyone for 2010!

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Wedding Gown by Zoya

Zoya designed and stitched this splendid wedding gown for her sister. This pearl-strewn fairy-tale gown is made from exquisite fabrics and luxury lace bridal trims from Britex Fabrics. Let Britex Fabrics help you make your next custom-made dream come true.

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Bird Song by Liberty of London

M. Du Jour wants a pair of traditionally styled pajamas made of this new pattern called Birdsong by Liberty of London. Leaf green piping about the collar and sleeve hem would be a delightful accent. These would be just the thing for long nights snuggled under a quilt with a book and a cat.

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Britex Notions Gift Certificates

Looking for a way to bring Britex Notions to out-of-town family and friends? Britex Notions Gift Certificates are now available through our online store. Give the gift of inspiration with a Britex Notions Online Store gift certificate. From shimmering shell to antique gold metal buttons, crochet to Alençon lace trim, petersham grosgrain to hand-dyed silk velvet ribbon, Britex helps make creative dreams come true! Your Britex Notions Online Store Gift Certificate can be either mailed or emailed. Britex Notions Gift Certificates are valid only towards the purchase of items offered through our website.

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Britex Fabrics Holiday Hours

Britex Fabrics Holiday hours: Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th – Close at 4pm. Christmas Day, Friday December 25 – Closed

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SF Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale – San Francisco Shop Handmade for the Holidays
Free entrance! Featuring over 150 Craftspeople and Designers! December 19 & 20 from 11am – 7pm at Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion. Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair. Those looking to shop handmade and support small business this holiday season will surely find something for everyone – from jewelry and clothing, to ceramics and stationery, with everything from bath products, housewares, posters, comics and plush objects in between – at this large-scale, art, craft and design extravaganza!!

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