Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Newsletter

Newsletter subscribers have already received their email copy, but if you'd like to read our monthly newsletter sent out only on the first of the month, here is the link:

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Shop Small Saturday is Here

More items just discounted on our website for today's "Shop Small" promotion. It includes the most current issue of Ottobre Design magazine and Inspirations calendar along with several other items. See them right on our homepage.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Shop Small Saturday

Here it is.... We are celebrating Shop Small Saturday in our Etsy shop. Enter Code SHOPSMALL to get 50% discount at check out in our Etsy shop. Also many items on our website are also greatly reduced.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ottobre's Black Friday Offer

Ottobre Design in Finland just sent this to me so I'm passing it along to you. Order any back issues from the Ottobre website and get free shipping! Check it out... By the way...start time is shown in Finland's time zone which is 10 hours ahead of the Pacific Time Zone and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time. Make adjustments.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Free Desgn from Trish Burr

Trish Burr is also offering us all a free design to it is:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Home Sweet Home books - back again!

I was able to get some more copies of "Home Sweet Home" - they are on my website. We've had lots of inquiries since selling out, so don't miss out again if you want this book.

A-Z books

Have you seen Mary Corbet's post about the A-Z series of books we have stocked since Day One? Great review and we have several already at 50% off. Here is a link to her post:

Monday, October 31, 2016


Looking for a project that is small and quick? Mary Corbet of Needle'n'Thread is offering a free whitework ornament pattern we can print out from her website. Also.... coming tomorrow is our monthly newsletter with this and LOTS more news, offers, updates, half-price sales, and even another freebie. If you would like to receive it in your inbox, just message me your email address and I'll be sure you get. You will not be inundated - our newsletter only goes out once a month. Hope to hear from you.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ottobre's Winter issue for Children

Here are just a few photographs of the outfits you will find in the current issue of Ottobre Design magazine. This children's winter issue has underwear and quite a variety of outer wear. The issue already out and ready to go with about 40 designs for children of all sizes.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Inspirations 92

Here is how Inspirations describes their newest issue: "Inspirations issue #92 is our 2016 Christmas Spectacular edition aptly named Rejoice!" Here are some pictures of what is in this newest issue of Inspirations - issue #92. Hard to resist, isn't it?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Exciting News from Ottobre

Here is the news we have been waiting for concerning the changes at Ottobre. First of all, they are no longer adding shipping charges into their prices, so costs are now less than before. However, the biggest news is that there will be a Family issue added to the women's and children's issues. The Family issue will have about 10 designs for men and also some designs for teens who fall between the kids' and women's sizes, as well as, some plus-sizes and even maternity designs. Lots going on at Ottobre, as you can see. Our shipment of the children's winter issue is due this week. The first ever Family issue will be out next month. Here is a link to our Ottobre subscription listing with options for the the women's and family issue, too. I'll post more about the Family issue as I get it.

"Home Sweet Home" book is back!

Look what is back! Carolyn Pearce's "Home Sweet Home" sold out a couple of years ago, but has been re-printed and is once again available. Here's the link:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Ottobre's winter issue for children

Here's our first look at the next issue of Ottobre - the children's winter issue. Also some more exciting news will be coming from Ottobre soon. Hopefully, I'll be able to share it with you by the time our next newsletter comes out.... In the meantime, here's a short video showing all the designs in this upcoming issue

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A Passion for Needlework book

I've been remiss lately in posting, but just got word that the shipment of Inspirations 92 and the new Inspirations book "A Passion for Needlework" will be here this week, so I'll be processing all the orders and should be able to get them out early in the coming week. More details about both these publications in our newsletter which was just sent out today. If you'd like to read it - here's the link:

Friday, August 26, 2016

WOW ! Look what I woke up to this morning! A review of our Kashan project by Mary Corbet - Needle 'n' Thread. If you don't follow her blog - sign up. She writes several times a week on various topics pertaining to needlework. Here's a link to the review on her site. There is also a chance to get this kit free - read the blog for details.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ottobre Woman's fall/winter issue #5/2016 has arrived! I ordered several, so magazines going to US addresses can ship directly from here. Photos show front and back cover.... Here's a direct link to our listing:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Here's a fun read about why sewing is good for your health.....

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August Newsletter

Our August newsletter has already been sent out to our newsletter subscribers and posted on our website. If you don't get it sent to your inbox, here's the link:

Ottobre Woman

Here is a short video showing all the designs in newest, soon-to-be released Ottobre Woman magazine. Our copies are due here next week.