Friday, October 23, 2015

Inspirations #56

Inspirations newsletter 'Embroidery News' has a nice write up on one of our deeply discounted back issues - #56. Here the gist of it... Not only does issue #56 feature the gorgeous pin cushion ‘Eglantyne’, it just so happens it is also a Christmas issue complete with a beautiful selection of festive projects, perfect for this time of year, including: Deck the Halls - Delightful Christmas table runner Snow Queen - Richly embroidered ornamental swan Spirit of Peace - Superb Christmas tree ornament White Christmas - Beautiful white on white Christmas tree ornament Plus 8 other projects.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Inspirations #88 - Christmas Issue

Look what else just showed up ! Inspirations magazine #88 - the Christmas issue

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ottobre Winter issue for Children

Our shipment of Ottobre's winter issue for children just arrived! Pre-orders will be out the door in a day or two.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Copper Pot Caramels

Every year about this time, I try to find some 'goodie' for all of us. In years past, it has most often been chocolate of some sort, but this year I came upon something I'm really excited about - Copper Pot Caramels! What I especially like is that this company was started about 5 years ago by two young women who make these caramels themselves and... they do it right here in my town. I'm so excited to support local woman-owned businesses .Here's a link to their site and a short video that tells their story.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Newest Curve Runner Tool

Our newest curve ruler tool - the 12" Curve Runner has finally arrived. It joins the 8" Curve Runner and the several different sizes of SA Curve Rulers. They are all on our website and ready to go. Here it is....

Monday, October 12, 2015

Ottobre Video

Here's a cute video showcasing the designs in the soon-to-be-released Ottobre Design magazine - winter issue for children. I especially like the pj's for mom and dad. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

More A-Z Books

After a verrrrry long hiatus.....several of the A-Z books are back! Just today we got our shipment of these 6 A-Z books: Embroidery Stitches 2, Goldwork, Heirloom Sewing, Thread Painting, Ribbon Embroidery, and Smocking. They join the other A-Z titles we already had in stock. The best news is that these highly acclaimed books cost far less than they did previously.

Friday, October 2, 2015

crewel exhibit

I just wanted to let you know about an upcoming exhibit of 50 historic costumes made by one woman. Incredible embroidery and needlework. There is an 18th Century cloak that has a lifetime of crewelwork on it. Check out the website: It will be up for 5 days. Is FREE (sponsored by friends & family). The website has some photos and further information about where and when.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dryer Balls

Check out this outstanding review of our dryer balls that I just read on a new website called 'All Natural Ideas'.