Monday, June 29, 2009

Inspirations Magazine #63 - coming soon

Here are some pictures of projects in the upcoming issue of Inspirations magazine - issue #63.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Early Release

We just got word from Ottobre that the newest magazine will be released a little early. I'll be looking for mine late next week.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ottobre's Autumn Issue

The cover picture for the newest issue - 4/2009 -has just been released. It will be sent out in early July. Here is what you'll find in this issue:
This issue includes forty (40) patterns for kids in sizes 50-170 cm.
The themes are:
You'll find rich Slavic colors and voluminous styles. Delicious clothing items for layering – both for boys and girls. Tunics, pinafore dresses, pants, a bodywarmer and three fabulous coats. A pinafore dress and a girl’s T-shirt also in plus sizes.
Sizes 86–158 cm
BABY DREAMS -A delicate vintage-style linen outfit and a soft, first outdoor coverall for a very young baby. Sweet hooded jackets, a little skirt and com-fortable overalls for toddlers.
Sizes 50-74 cm and 62–92 cm
ENJOYABLE AUTUMN -Showy appliqu├ęd and embroidered motifs appeal to schoolkids. Straightforward, practical outfits for daily wear: pinafore dresses plus T-shirts, knit jackets and pants for boys and girls.
Sizes 104–170 cm
Looks like another winner to me!
If you want to see more pictures, so to Ottobre's own blog at

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sold Out!

We had just been notified that Ottobre Design magazine issue 1/2008 (spring, 2008) is totally sold out. Not only are we sold out, but so is Ottobre - even the foreign language editions of this super popular issue are gone. I don't recall such a recent issue ever being completely sold out this quickly. It's been removed from our ebay store and when our web designer gets back from summer vacation, it will be removed from our regular website, as well, but wanted you blog readers to be first to know. If there is a back issue you want, don't delay!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What a Deal on A-Z Books!

We've had a chance to get a really great deal on some of Country Bumpkin's renowned A-Z books. The regular retail price is about $30 - $33, but we are offering the following A-Z books for just $15.

A-Z of Stumpwork
A-Z of Wool Embroidery
A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2
A-Z of Threadpainting
A-Z of Embroidered Flowers

In paperback we are offering A-Z of Knitting for $18.

These books are available on our website - or just contact us via this blog if you want one.