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.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Newsletter

Our March newsletter is out. For some reason - unbeknownst to me - the graphics and layout come out much better when sent to you directly, rather than having you get it on the website, but here it is.....

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Inspirations Projects

Here are just a few of the designs you'll find in this most recent issue of Inspirations - #85

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Inspirations #85

My shipment arrived and all subscription and pre-order copies were posted Tuesday. We have more if any one else wants one....

Friday, February 20, 2015

Inspirations #85

Inspirations #85 will be here early in the week.....

Friday, February 6, 2015

Back Cover

I've posted the front cover, but back cover is just as nice as the front one, so here's a look at the back cover of the upcoming women's issue...

New Ottobre Woman

Here's a link to a short video showing what's coming in the next Ottobre Woman due out later this month. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ottobre Fabrics

Have you checked out the fabrics available on Ottobre's website lately? With the US$ at an 11-year high against the Euro, the prices are more reasonable than they've been in more than a decade. Here's a link to their fabric page...with literally hundred of fabrics.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Newsletter

Our February newsletter is out.....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ottobre Woman +

Here's out first look at the women's issue coming out in late February... AND...the biggest surprise of all - and I quote, "we'll have something for men in our kids' summer issue." Yeah!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A-Z of Embroidered Motifs book

Another re-vamped A-Z book has been released and is now available once again. This one was formerly entitled A-Z of Bullions, but now is called A-Z of Embroidered Motifs.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ottobre Design - Spring Issue

Great news about Ottobre prices! Ottobre had a price increase the first of the year, but because of the continuing decline in the value of the Euro against the US$, we were able to LOWER our prices for the magazine! The prices are lower than they were this time last year by about 14%. All this just in time for the newest issue to come out. I'm expecting my shipment any day now. Our website has already been updated with new lower prices. Here's a short video showing all the designs in this newest issue:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year

I'm back from a wonderfully relaxing vacation in warm and sunny Hawaii - just in time to send out our newsletter.... Here it is....