Thursday, 30 December 2010

Japonais Snow Flower

We were very excited to get hold of this new batik which reminds us of the recent snowfall and the serenity of the Japanese snow flower.  It is a designer batik by Julius Holland, renowned for their high quality wax print batiks. The weave means that the cotton is slightly heavier than most/ regular wax print batiks.

We couldn't wait until the new year to use it and share our love of this print with you - here for our lovely blog followers is a sneak preview of images before listing on our store:

We also need help deciding which image to use as our top image to draw in as many "looks" - which one do you think?

Now available:  japonais-snow-flower-set-of-two-cushion

Sunday, 19 December 2010

It's All White.........

It is rare that we get such timely snowfall to coincide with the festivities. If it does come, it is usually in the new year.  With a delighted young heart, SisterBatik is revelling in the pretty blanket of white and yesterday, wrapped up warm to kick about and pirouette in the snow.  Here are some images I took to share - with love from SisterBatik xx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

December Mix and Match offer - Goodbye Plastic!

Mix and match our wonderfully ecclectic batik cotton shopping bags - select 2 from our range for $40 (individual cost was $25). Convo us on Etsy with your selection just by clicking on the link below:


We can also offer 3 bags for $50 - just convo us.

Batik offers vibrant design with 100% strong cotton - ideal for use as fabric shopping bags which are long lasting.

The wax block print technique really make the prints stand out!!

We think they also make funky beach bags.

No need for plastic anymore!! These cotton bags are for life (well almost)!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

....and don't be cross with Santa.....

Hi All

Now that we have stepped into December and a day of falling snow, phat snowflakes on our noses, we can gleefully hop, skip and jump into the excitement of the season's festivities!!  But just a gentle reminder if you are planning to make purchases as gifts - please take heed of delivery dates........

NOTICE of Christmas Shipping!

UK Royal Mail have issued these last recommended shipping dates if you want to receive your items by the festivities:

Friday 10 December - International Airmail to USA, Canada and Eastern Europe

Monday 6 December - International airmail to South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East, Australia & New Zealand

Monday 13 December - International airmail to Western Europe.

These are recommended dates, we will still ship items purchased after these dates, but expect delays to the normal shipping schedule and please don't be cross with Santa!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

SisterBatik are featured on SlowLanenotes Blog

We were delighted to hear that have included our mix and match pillows on her Inspiration Elsewhere list today.

Perfect reminder that our mix-and-match offer will soon expire - runs until the end of November.  So be sure to take a look and grab it while it lasts.  If you don't see a design you want, just request a custom-make from us, we are happy to meet requests so long as we still have the print!

Monday, 22 November 2010

My favorite place....

A veritable emporium of antique furniture and decor - stacked four storeys; from mad men side boards to lean against with a Tom Collins and metallic utility cabinets, to victoriana school and  French and Dutch ornate and much more - just a few pictures from Crystal Palace Antiques that we took yesterday - dreaming on:

Thursday, 18 November 2010

$10 certificates for BLack Friday shopping spree!


To our lovely Blog followers - thank you for supporting us in our first month so far!  As a "Thank you" we are offering two lucky followers $10 each to spend on our deluxe range of pillow covers!

For that extra bit of luxury, our Deluxe pillows, using our very favorite batik designs.  Pillows in this range have a heavy luxury decor fabric feel which we have achieved by stitching an additional natural cotton inside-lining.  While still carefully working in our "invisible" zip.  These favorites will last a very long time!  And we think you will love the feel and quality.

Just take a look SISTERBATIK, make your selection and convo us, ready to redeem your certificate on Black Friday.  Strictly first come first serve basis.

Happy Shopping!  Or why not get one of your christmas gifts out of the way : )

Saturday, 13 November 2010

SisterBatik are featured on Linda B's top Etsy finds.

Head to Linda B's blog, where she has chosen SisterBatik's Golden Honeycomb pillow as one of her top Etsy finds this week - and VOTE for us we need to catch up with Batman!!

Thanxx Linda!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Take a Seat.......

Mostly there is a wait between sales.  As with many fellow Etsians, there can feel an inexorable wait, a time as barren as the badlands, as I try to make what I love into something viable.  But the wonderfully supportive Etsy community is a large reason why I joined, and I thought it would be helpful to link some of the tools available and inspiring articles I have read that keeps me marching on:

Also, Etsy has a great How To Section - a guide with "business speak", which, though I try to avoid is an invaluable tool :

Keep doing what you love, share what you love doing, care for your customers first and good exposure will follow, allow your business to grow organically and don't undervalue your skills and art.....Happy Days ahead!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


We love to mix and match designs from our range - so for the month of November we are offering a Mix 'n' Match of any 2 large and 1 small pillow covers.  A perfect opportunity to treat yourselves to a new set of throw pillows - albeit, an ecclectic mix.  Or a perfect housewarming gift for the new homeowner/ home!

Any two large (20" x 20") pillows and one smaller (12" x 18")  from our range (certain exceptions apply) for $70.

Monday, 8 November 2010

A Statement Piece.....

For a favorite chair!

We were so excited to have found this Persian Floral design batik, we wanted to make something extra special.

This luxury pillow cover has an additional inside lining made of natural cotton, giving this cover a luxe decor fabric feel.  Different sections of the same fabric have been used for each side of the pillow, giving different images which perfectly complement each other.  We think this will be a favorite for a long time!

With our usual "Invisible" zip, so that either side of the pillow may be displayed.  Superbly comfortable and huggable!

Purchase at:

Thursday, 4 November 2010


At SisterBatik we believe it is so important to create a home environment where you can simply relax, take five when you need and curl into your favourite chair with a coffee.

Cote D'Ivoire - rhythmic seawaves:

African Cool Beans - inspired by the humble coffee bean:

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Elegant Plume

We have sold out of this pillow.  

We like to keep the range fresh.  So keep an eye on us for new additions.

*****We found a little more of this popular print in the sewing room and have made one more luxury pillow and  re-listed on etsy*****

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Love at first sight!

Our love for African Wax Print batik began with this design - the first print we bought.:

It became the first in a range of fabric shopping bags - which are long lasting, a great way to save on using throw away plastic bags which are Bad! Bad! Bad! For the environment.

For our full range of shoppers please visit our Etsy store:

Hot Pink Zebra while you wait.....

 Purchase at: