Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sewing for Charity?

Do you sew individually or with a group that sews for charity? If so, write me a little about it. I have a few issues of Ottobre here that I will give away to be used for individuals or charitable groups sewing clothing for children.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ottobre's Newest Issue

The children's winter issue of Ottobre is being released next week. More good news is that the price is lower since the Euro-US$ exchange rate has improved for those of us on this side of the Atlantic.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ottobre Preview

The preview for the upcoming Ottobre Design children's winter issue is here:

Online Needlework Show

The online Needlework Show is open...... here's the link if you want to peruse the goodies.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ottobre Sewing for Charity

In case you missed this in our newsletter.... If you sew for charity or are in a group that sews for charity, write me a little about it. I have a few issues of Ottobre here that I will give away to be used for individuals or groups sewing clothing for children or women for charitable organizations.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Newsletter

Our October newsletter is out....

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lower Ottobre Prices

The exchange rate with the Euro has changed in our (US$) favor, so we've been able to lower the prices of Ottobre magazine a bit. Here's a look at another project in the upcoming issue....

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More Ottobre Pictures

More photographs from the upcoming children's winter issue of Ottobre....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Martha Pullen Dolls

Many of you are Martha Pullen fans - as am I. We go way back to my earliest days in business and have worked together on occasion. In those days I purchased several of her items - among those were her "Three Best Friends" dolls. They have been packed away all these years and now it is time to pass them along to someone else to enjoy. They are listed in my Ebay store if anyone is interested - they've been unavailable for quite a long time. Here's the link to the listing:

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ottobre Attire

Ottobre's upcoming winter issue will have some special occasion dresses and suits.....

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Trish Burr's "Moonlit Owl" kit

Yesterday was a big mail day for us. Inspirations #83 issues were mailed out and when I returned home from the post office, Trish Burr's "Moonlit Owl" kits had arrived. Some of these kits are already spoken for, but we do have a few more available is you want one.These kits are complete with threads, fabric, and instructions. They are on our website and ready to ship.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inspirations #83

Inspirations #83 is here. Subscriptions and pre-orders will go out tomorrow.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Inspirations magazine news

Have you all seen this? We have been selling subscriptions and single issues to Inspirations for years. If you want to help this world class magazine, subscribe either through them directly or through us - Inspirations needs your support. Let's not lose another great magazine.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Trish Burr's New "Moonlit Owl" kit

These adorable owl kits from Trish Burr are on their way from South Africa! The "Moonlight Owl" kit includes all the threads plus Irish cambric linen, needles and booklet. Price will be $65. They won't be on my website until they arrive, but you can reserve one via email if you'd like. Since they've been so popular, I couldn't get as many as I wanted, so my stock will be limited.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Newsletter

Our September newsletter is out.... You can also opt to have it sent directly to your inbox on the first of every month - just let us know.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

News Flash!

News Flash! In all the years (20+) that I've been working with Appleton, I've never known them to introduce any new colors, but now they have. Colors 887 and 888 (on the far right) have been added to the 'pastel shades' group. Here's a look at the new line up - note that the colors are not exactly as they appear on your screen - they are much prettier. I only have a single skein of each, but have ordered a quantity and hope to have them by the time the next newsletter comes out. The first picture shows the entire line up in crewel. The second one shows just the two new colors in tapestry weight.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ottobre Woman magazine

OTTOBRE design® autumn/winter magazine for women is now available! Go to the link below to see what's in this newest issue. To purchase - go to

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More New Cat Caves

It's hard keeping these cat caves in stock because I have to order them from Europe and each one is hand made. The shipping also takes time, but we are now re-stocked! Here's what we have in stock and available on our website right now.....

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Newsletter

It's here! Our August newsletter is now available via the link below or on the opening page of our website -