I'm really excited to welcome Fililis as new sponsors of FairyFace Designs!
Fililis is a mother and daughter love-for-fabric affair, with a shop based in Waterford, Ireland. It is really great to have another online store selling bright, modern fabrics here in Ireland! Patricia's grandmother is a trained seamstress and her mother Celia learnt to sew at her feet. While Patricia was a late starter - it wasn't until her 20s that she got a sewing machine as a birthday present and took her first sewing steps – her love for everything textile hit her fast and hard!
Her mother, Celia, lives in Spain and she comes up with the most beautiful designs on a daily basis. Like many women in Spain and in their family, she sews anything from clothes to household items. She sews useful things that are incredibly beautiful. Here are some squares of the completely hand sewn life story quilts that she made for Patricia and her step-sister:
You can see the lifestory quilts here and here and I would definitely recommend to all quilt lovers that you check them out, they are intricate, beautiful works of art!
But in Patricia's opinion, Celia’s masterpiece was her wedding dress, sewn with lace that her great-great-greatgrandmother had woven by hand: "She designed, sewed and beaded this beauty, making me the most dazzling bride ever!"
Isn't it fabulous? Such a beautiful dress!!
While Patricia's mother is the inspiration behind Fililis, Patricia combines her degree in Entrepreneurship and her love for fabric to bring to the shop beautiful and bright quilting fabrics. While living in Canada for three years she visited many well-appointed quilting shops and felt the drive to bring something similar to Ireland, where she moved with her (Irish) husband last year.
Fililis has just launched as a shop in November 2012 and while they are still updating their catalogue on a daily basis and some sections of the page are still under development they would like to invite you to have a peak . Patricia is offering a fab 10% discount to all FairyFace
Designs readers through December 25th. To avail from the discount,
please type the code FairyLaunch012 at checkout.
But what would a launch be without a giveaway? And to celebrate their launch Patricia is very generously offering the following goodies to two lucky winners:
A bundle of 12 gorgeous fat quarters as pictured above (are you swooning? I know I am!) will go to the first name drawn by random number generator.
But if you're not first drawn, you are still in with a chance as there is a €20 voucher for the shop for the 2nd name drawn.
Please note that this giveaway is only open to readers in Europe due to shipping costs.
To enter the giveaway, simply pop over and like Fililis on Facebook and let them know on the wall that FairyFace Designs sent you. Then come back and let me know you did in a comment on this post. For a second entry, pop over to Fililis and have a browse through the fabrics, then come back and let me know in a second comment which is your favourite.
Two random winners will be chosen on December 19th 2012. Please leave your email address in your comments so that I can contact you. If I cannot contact the winner, I will re-draw. The winners' details will be passed onto Patricia in Fililis who will send on the prizes directly.