Friday, August 14, 2015

Inspirations 87

Here's one last project to show you from issue #87 before I send them out next week.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Deep Discounts

I just moved two more Inspirations magazines to the 'Deep Discounts' page on our website. If you haven't been there in a while, check it out. Several back issues are now just $9 each!

more Inspirations projects

Here are a few more pictures from the next Inspirations magazine coming out late next week.....

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Curve Runner is here!

The long-awaited 'Curve Runner" measuring wheels have arrived. They are on our website under 'notions'. I've also tried to post the promotional video for Curve Runner - hope it works.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Anna Scott Embroidery kits

What a busy month for new products! Both Inspirations and Ottobre magazines will release new issues this month. The new Curve Runner rulers have been mailed and will be here this coming week. Then - just today- the new kits we ordered from Australia's Anna Scott arrived. I just finished posting them to our website, so if you are interested, check them out on our website. We have now these 3 designs in stock and ready to ship.

Inspirations 87

"Inspirations" magazine issue 87 will be sent out in about two weeks. In the meantime, I'll be posting pictures of some of the projects you'll find in this newest issue. The first one is the cover - this project is called "Briar Rose" - it is a 3-D project.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Newsletter

Our August newsletter has just been sent to subscribers, so now here it is for you.....

Anna Scott kits

I've ordered 3 different embroidery kits from Anna Scott of Country Bumpkin and Inspirations fame. They have been shipped and I expect them here in about a week. There will be 3 each of these designs. They'll be on our website once they arrive and are available. I'll post here, too, once they get here.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

more cat caves

Our newest shipment of cat caves arrived yesterday. They are on the opening page of our We ordered 3 different styles this time.

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.