Wednesday, July 29, 2015

more Ottobre Woman pictures...

Here are some more pictures of what you'll find in the next issue of Ottobre Woman......

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ottobre Woman

Here's a look at the cover of the soon-to-be-released Ottobre Woman magazine.... I'll post some of the designs in the next day or two.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ottobre's Fall Issue

My shipment of Ottobre Design issue 4/2015 (children's fall issue) has arrived. Pre-orders will be sent out tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Our auction to sell off my magazine stash of the past 20 years just ended at midnight. All the Inspirations magazine sold and several years worth of Ottobre. The unsold Ottobre have been re-listed. We have years 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, and 2003 - my favorite. The first issue of 2003 is the only one known to me that has patterns for 18" dolls - including the tote and doll carrier shown - as well as, a matching outfit for child and doll (see photo taken from issue 1/2003) These are all auction style ending this time next week. Here's the link: click on that you only want to see auction style listings and only these magazines will come up.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

back issue sale

If you don't get our newsletter, you may be interested to know that I'm selling off my back issues of both Inspirations (issues 1-79) and Ottobre (issues 1/2000 - 6/2012). They are grouped by issue and/or by year. They are for sale auction style on ebay ending about midnight Monday, the 6th. If you are interested, here's the link:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Newsletter

Our July newsletter was been sent out......

Monday, June 29, 2015

more pix

The last few pictures I have of the upcoming Ottobre issue....

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More Ottobre pictures

more pictures from this soon-to-be released fall issue.... and more to come again in a couple of days.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ottobre's Fall issue

Ottobre's fall issue for children is being sent out next week. You can pre-order via email or on our website once they arrive here. Here's a look at the front and back covers.... I'll post more pictures from this issue in the next day or two....

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rotary ruler is coming back!

It looks like our rotary ruler is back! It is now called "Curve Runner". We will be stocking them when they are ready next month. Right now they are still in production. You can pre-order and help fund this project on the kickstarter page or just let us know you want one and we'll send you one as soon as they are available in July. Here's a link to the Kickstarter funding page with a video:

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Newsletter

Our June newsletter is here! Here's the direct link, but if you want to get it first, just let us know and we'll add you to our email list. We won't barrage you with numerous mailings - this is it - just once a month on the first.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Inspirations 86

Just want to let you all know that Inspirations #86 just arrived. Subscriber copies and pre-orders will be out the door by Monday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Inspirations 82 and 83 - SALE

In going through our inventory, I see that we have far too many copies of Inspirations #82 and #83, so through the end of this week-end, we are offering them for $12/each and that includes shipping to US addresses. Contact me about shipping internationally.

Friday, May 1, 2015


Our May newsletter has just been sent out to subscribers, but you can read it on our website or via this link:

Monday, April 13, 2015

more curve rulers

We just got our new order of the 3/8" mini SA curve rulers. We had a lot of requests for that size, so now we have them....

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ottobre's Summer Issue for Children

Our shipment of Ottobre's newest issue - the children's summer issue- just arrived. They are on our website and ready to go.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Newsletter

Our April newsletter is out....

Friday, March 13, 2015

Exciting news from Ottobre

Just got some exciting info from Ottobre.... the children's summer issue will be out in early April and will have not only designs for children, but also a design for women and MEN! Can't wait to see that one! Here's a look at the cover. It's never too early to pre-order, although we won't have it on our website until it is about here.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lower prices once again....

I've just lowered the prices for Ottobre subscriptions one again. I'm not sure why, but the Euro continues its decline against the US$, so the prices just keep going lower. A year ago a subscription to both the women's and children's issues was $89 - now it $73. That's quite a drop. Let's hope this continues....

Friday, March 6, 2015

Resurgence of Sewing

Here's some interesting facts about the resurgence of sewing. It's from the UK, but applies to the rest of us, too.