Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
About six months ago we sent First Lady Michelle Obama one of our Garden Aprons for use the White House vegetable garden, and we just received a very gracious thank you note! We hope Michelle enjoys the gardener's apron. Keep in mind that Oilcloth offers an array of products that are great for any gift giving occasion!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
In November we introduced you to artist and crafter Amy Ortiz of T&A Friendly. She paints and sews an assortment of products out of different materials. Amy attended our recent Bi-Annual Warehouse Sale where she picked up some oilcloth; featured here are a few pictures of what Amy has created with the oilcloth. We really like the Chalkcloth (TM) "stuft acquaintance" boar and both "the note taking duck" and "ghost ship duck"!! Enjoy, and please send us pictures of your own oilcloth creations!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Amy Ortiz, a local artist and crafter is the mind behind T & A Friendly, a great company that sells to hip stores around the country . Not only does Amy sell yummy looking handmade accessories and taxidermy fabric animals called "stuft acquaintances," she also paints. Amy recreated our Pears and Apples Red print with a paintbrush in her piece "Wishing Upon A Television Star", a 47" x 47" acrylic on panel piece. Click here to learn more about T & A Friendly or email info@tafriendly for more information.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Bucket Buddy is great for anyone who likes to garden! With 15 pockets you can have all your tools, gloves and seeds organized and easy to reach. It's easy to clean and care for and fits a standard 5 gallon utility bucket (bucket not included). The Bucket Buddy comes in three different prints, Bloom Light Blue, Hibiscus Green and Forever Yellow.
Monday, October 5, 2009
One of our latest products, the Notebook Cosy, is a perfect product for the Fall. You can use it for back to school or on the job style and organization! This notebook cover comes in an assortment of prints, Faux Bois Birch, Gingham Kiwi Green, Mums Yellow, Polka Dot Pink and Paradise Lace Black. Click here to learn more about the notebook cosy as well as an assortment of other products.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Check out Citizen Shipper, a great company that connects you with citizen couriers who provide you with "cheaper, faster and safer shipping". Citizen Shipper has an extensive database of "delivery drivers, couriers and movers" that will bid on your job. You will be provided with a guarantee of safety, the service is cheaper than most because Citizen Shipper "matches drivers who are already planning on driving somewhere anyway!" Oilcloth International will cooperate with any of our customers who wish to try this innovative kind of shipping.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Kevin Baker, an artist living and working in New York City, uses oilcloth in many of his beautiful works of art. We were taken aback by the creativity of his works, since we couldn't choose a favorite, we'll be posting a few more of his pieces. This one features our Rosegall Aqua print. "In Kevin's paintings, floral oilcloths are transformed into playful environments full of air and movement."
Monday, September 14, 2009
Check out this great picture of our Roma print on the show True Blood! Choose a print you love and let it hang over a bit in your own kitchen cabinet (as seen in the picture) Oilcloth is great for the kitchen, it's simple to cut and easy to clean. We love True Blood and were so happy to see oilcloth in a few of the episodes this season!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Click here to learn more about Lotta Jansdotter's new book, Simple Sewing for Baby: 20 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers. Jansdotter makes use of oilcloth throughout the book, the cover photo to the right features our discontinued prints Medallion Black and Garvanza Lace Pink, but you can easily find an assortment of great prints at our website.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Check out Mexico, restaurante y barra in West Hollywood for some yummy Mexican food and great margaritas! The owners created the restaurant in order "to express our passion for Mexico’s exotic tastes, vivid colors, (and) flamboyant music." The restaurant features our Bloom Red print on all the tables, and we think it looks amazing!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Dia de los Muertos is the celebration in which friends and family gather to make their dearly departed's favorite foods and build altars in their memories. Altars are adorned with marigold flowers, orantely decorated sugar skulls and photos of loved ones. Another tradition in relation to this unique holiday is papel picado, brightly colored paper that is cut into elaborate designs. Check out our San Miguel print (San Miguel Yellow/Purple, Yellow/Black, Purple/White , Purple/Black and Aqua/Purple) in preparation for the Day of the Dead which takes place on November 2.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Butterick, another source for great patterns, features this easy to sew beach bag. Try using a fun, vibrant print such as Hisbiscus Red (featured in the image to the left), Tropic Orange or Mums Green. Click here to purchase the pattern!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Check out DaWanda, an online buyers and sellers website, similar to Etsy. Click here to learn more about the various oilcloth products such as these fabulous tissue boxes and loads of tote bags! For more great oilcloth products browse around ArtFire.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Set for release in 2010, The Runaways is based on band member Cherie Currie's Neon Angel memoir. The movie will depict The Runaways from 1975-77. In order to give the set a vintage look the crew picked up some oilcloth tablecloths from yours truly! When the movie comes out keep your eyes open for Birch Wood, Sweden Brown and Mariposa Salmon.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Click here to learn more about how to make your own set of oilcloth coasters. These re-useable home accessories are quite convenient! E-Patterns Central also offers a great pattern for a recycling bag. Click here to purchase a pattern to make your own, sew-clever, re-useable bag.
Click here to learn more about how to make your own travel bag! You can choose from a variety of oilcloth prints and colors, but the people at E-Patterns Central chose out Hibiscus Light Blue to create this "Hawaiian Dreams: garment bag!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Chalkcloth (TM) is a great product to use for a variety of purposes! The image of the Tic Tac Toe On the Go! features chalkcloth as the main ingredient in creating this fun game for long trips in the car or a day at the park! Check out Eagle Pattern Depot, "Your 'One-Click' Source for Patterns," for more information about how to make your own game set!
Monday, June 15, 2009
If you wonder what to do with any scraps of oilcloth, check out this great photo for some inspiration! Re-using old pieces of oilcloth is a perfect way to recycle this product. Use oilcloth as decoration for the outside of baskets or use it to line the inside of drawers and storage boxes. The fabric is super easy to clean and will last for a long time.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Monday, June 1, 2009
Recently, Bettie Ward and Dan Borris were commissioned by the C E Group to create these beautiful pieces of art. The pieces are each 6 feet by 3 feet and will hang together in San Antonio, Texas. Look closely and you'll see our Paradise Lace print in one of the layers! To learn more about the fabulous artist Bettie Ward, a longtime friend of ours, click here. And you can click here to check out Dan borris!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Just yesterday we received an order from one of our most favorite television shows! The people at True Blood ordered a roll of Roma to use in a kitchen scene for the second season! We think this very vintage print will look perfect in Bon Temps, Louisiana! Check out the new season on June 14th at 9PM!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Again, ELLE magazine features the latest slue of styles in their monthly trend report. These accessories are all inspired by beautiful wood and bark. If you're a tree hugger check out our Faux Bois Bamboo, Faux Bois Birch, Faux Bois Walnut, Cherry Plank and Mesquite Plank.
Check out the latest issue of ELLE magazine for a trend report on the latest and greatest styles for summer! We love the South by Southwest look and can't help but think that some of our oilcloth prints would look so very chic with these accessories! Check out San Miguel and Maya for some southwestern inspiration!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
We have to give credit where credit is due, so here is another great pattern from the people at e-Patterns Central. Click here to purchase the pattern for the Pack & Go Tote! This picture features our very own Sugarcane Yellow print. This tote bag is perfect for just about any occasion and also makes for a terrific Mother's Day gift!
The people at e-Patterns Central have just come out with another fantastic oilcloth apron pattern! Click here to learn more about the pattern for the Rose Garden Set! This great photo features our Paris Peach print. You can purchase the pattern for a mere $2.49! This pattern will show you how to make a wipe clean apron with a matching kneeling pad. It is perfect for outdoor gardening, indoor craft activities or any other project!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
As the summer months are quickly approaching, we're spending more and more time outside. Whether it's dinner outside or a game night with friends an oilcloth tablecloth always adds something special to the event. Don't forget how
easy it is to clean oilcloth, just wipe clean after dinner to set up for your favorite board games. Lately, we've been into playing a domino game called chicken foot! All you need is a common set of dominos and at least two people. Click here to learn how to play chicken foot!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Check out e-Patterns Central to learn how to make an assortment of accessories, from beading to crocheting, knitting and paper crafting, these guys have everything! You can use our Polka Dot Black and Glen Plaid Black prints to make your own unique tote bag. Click here to learn how to make this Take-Along Tote!
Recently, while skimming through a fashionista catalog we came across this great photo of Gingham print sunglasses. These are the ultimate accessory for summer. So in preparation for the hot weather check out some of our top selling Gingham prints, Kiwi Green, Royal Blue and Red. For your own pair of great summer frames check out The Society of the Spectacle located in Highland Park, CA!
Also, in the latest issue of ELLE magazine, our favorite trend report featured a spread on more gingham styles that are perfect for summer!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Check out this great new product from LilyBella "This adorable Oilcloth Pocket Board is a great way for getting organized in your office, craft room, mud room, or kitchen. It has three pockets for you to use for things such as magazines, folders, tools, envelopes,or craft supplies. It measures 14" x 18" x 1/2", is lightweight, and includes hardware for hanging. Another great feature is the cute, scalloped chalkcloth strips on each pocket for labeling or making a few notes. Chalkcloth is a unique fabric which writes like a chalkboard and erases with just a damp cloth. It allows you the opportunity to write over and over again as many times as you like."