Friday, 13 November 2009

Christmas Tablecloth

This Christmas I have been hankering after one of Cath Kidston's retro style tableclothes but just cant bring myself to pay all that money for something that I am only going to use once a year. Then I had an idea! I could make my own... even though I'm a hopeless sewer I can just about manage to put a hem on something! But finding that retro style fabric has been difficult until...I stumbled across this on the internet. It is by Michael Miller who produces some absolutely wonderful kitsch and retro prints. This one is called Yule Critters and will be my new tablecloth!! It is a US company but in the UK Michael Miller fabric is available at Fabulousfabric.

Here's a few more of their wonderful fabrics.

Blast off!
Gnome-some Traveler

Christmas Greetings

Cool Treats

Handy Gnomes

Holiday Hostess

Trailer Travel
I'm off the Chester at the weekend to try and do some Christmas shopping! Wish me luck.
Hoping you all have a lovely weekend.


  1. Lovely fabrics Susie! Those gnomes are so funny! Have fun with your Christmas shopping!

  2. Hope you are well, have missed you! Love the fabric, especially the caravan one! XXX

  3. Hello! I am new to your blog. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the fabrics that you showed. I had no idea Michael Miller did such fabric! It's wonderful! Have a nice day! Twyla

  4. lovely fabrics...we started christmas shopping last week, I love it but sometimes its hard to know what to buy people!

    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog xxx

  5. Susie, thanks for the tip about this great retro fabric! I Googled it and found a shop that carries it only 15 minutes away from me! It's a quilting shop, and I didn't even know it was there. The big fabric shops around here don't have any retro looking fabric at all! I'm so excited about this!
    Good luck Christmas shopping!

  6. Hello Susie, wonderful fabrics you´ve found, which one are you going to use??
    I wish you luck in your christmas shopping!!
    María Cecilia

  7. There are several fabrics here I love, even though I am not so much a 'retro' person as a 'shabby chic' one. The Gnome~some Traveler is a kick and the Christmas Greeting would look pretty on my table.

    I am in your boat, well maybe you are better off than me, but I am just learning to sew on a machine. If I started now, I might have a table cloth by Christmas Day! lol!!

    Have fun and much luck shopping. My, you are early!


  8. Love the fabric you chose for your tablecloth. What a great idea. I might have to try that with some Christmas tea theme fabric.

  9. Brilliant Susie, that is much nicer than the CK cloth anyway, I am a sucker for Gnomes too so loving the other samples too, thanks I will check out the Fabulous fabric at Fabulous Fabric!

    Sarah x

  10. Susie, it was so nice to see you'd visited and thank you for becoming a follower! I so look forward to getting to know you better. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

  11. What a fun post!Everything is so cute and adorable..I love those magical gnomes! awesome post!

  12. Thank you!!! I have been wondering where to find the fabric shown in the first photo. So sweet! I love the caravan one too.
    Isabelle x

  13. I love all of the different fabrics you showed! I think that sounds fun to make your own tablecloth, and can't wait to see how yours turns out! :)

  14. I love the top one especially, it will be all the special when you have made it :)

  15. What a great idea, to make your own tablecloth! The fabric you showed is beautiful. I especially like the one with the travel trailers. Please show us how it turns out.

  16. I found you through Twyla's blog and just had to come and visit and I'm so glad I did! Your blog is just beautiful and so interesting. The patterns in this post are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing...come visit when you have a moment! Coralie

  17. Hi, lovely Christmas clothes. But I found a woman with blue kimono wearing next to a small santa.Amazing!

  18. Great fabrics, I like the one you chose, it is adorable. I would select the Christmas Greetings for me.
    I will check and see if I can find it available in California.