Friday, September 19, 2008

Favorite Fabrics

Our favorite fabric website is by far Bunte Fabrics. They import European fabrics ideally suited to children's clothing. Many of them are used in the Ottobre Design magazine. I bring this up now, because they are celebrating their first anniversary of being in business and are offering a free yard of fabric with a purchase of $50. There's more to the sale, so if you are interested, check out the details on their blog and tell them we sent you.

Blog Sale Ends

Our special blog sale is now over. Thanks to those who participated.
We'll be back with more news soon.......

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blog Reader Special - 3 Days Only!

In an effort to encourage regular blog reading and blog subscriptions, we have a special offer just for those of you who read our blog, we are offering 35% off on any ONE item in our inventory for the next 3 days only - the only exception is the magazine subscriptions. The offer does include magazines, just not the subscriptions.

This offer is not listed anywhere else, so if you order from our website, you must mention this offer in the space provided to get the discount. Of course, you can also contact us via email and I'll take care of it for you.

To reiterate... this is for ONE ITEM only - not your complete order.

Go to our website - - to see our complete inventory. Our wool blanketing, Eucalan, AZ books, Ottobre magazines, appleton, kits, etc, etc -it's all there. Or scroll down to see some of our newest listings.

The 3-day time period starts now.......

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Price Reductions ...

The US Dollar has continued its uphill climb against the Euro, so we are thrilled to once again be able to reduce the prices of Ottobre Design magazines. The prices are in the process of being updated on our website. In the meantime here are the new prices....

a 6-issue subscription is now $72
a 4-issue subscription is now $54
a 2-issue woman's only sub is $22
any single issue is $17

As always, these prices include shipping. If you want to purchase something before the prices get changed on our website, just mention the blog announcement and we'll make the adjustment.

No telling what the next weeks will bring. The prices could continue to drop or they may go up again. It is all based on the current Euro/US Dollar exchange rate. We change our prices as the exchange rate changes. Stayed tuned for any changes.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Another Long Lost Rare Issue Found - Inspirations #33

Just this morning we received an email from Country Bumpkin in Australia saying they had found some 'long lost issues'. One of the lost ones was Inspirations issue #33. They tout it as a very rare issue and are selling theirs for $60 each. with some other rare issues, we have several on hand and can offer them to you for just $8 + $2 shipping. If you combine this with one of our other special book/magazine offers listed on this blog June 11th, entitled "Deep Discounts" (scroll down), we'll offer free shipping.
Included in this issue:
The highly acclaimed Camel Rug - real winner!
a lingerie bag with roses
a hand towel
an embroidered woolen tea cosy
embroidered wool blanket
Swiss voile gown
designs for little boys
a tote bag
two embroidered garland boxes

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Inspirations issue #59 is here!

The long awaited issue 59 of Inspirations magazine arrived yesterday and will be out the door in just a few hours. It took a while to get here, but is well worth the wait. In this issue you will find....
a biscornu pincushion
a small Marker mouse to wear on your finger
the sewing bag pictured on the cover
an embroidered tray insert
a floral quilt
a goldwork hummingbird
an embroidered wool and cashmere blanket
jacobean bloom on a lidded pot
some baby clothes designs
a cushion embroidered with chickens
a Hardanger doily with hearts

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"A-Z of Goldwork" Book Just Arrived!

The newest A-Z book from Country Bumpkin in Australia - A-Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery just arrived! Pre-orders will be in the mail tomorrow morning.