Saturday, October 02, 2010

BLOGTOBERFEST Giveaway....Ottobre Kids Subscription

 Note; Give away now ended. Thankyou!

I have a lovely little give-away to kick off Blogtoberfest.
This month, I'll Give-away ONE  4 issue subscription to Ottobre Design Kids. 



Crafty Mamas has now been affiliated with Ottobre Design for 5 years! In fact, the entire reason I started the Crafty Mamas shop was to make Ottobre  design easily accessible for us here in Australia. And the rest is history...Ottobre design just keeps getting better each issue, and I am very proud to be able to work with them in bringing subscriptions and single issues to you all.

To be in with a chance to win a year's subscription to Ottobre Design Kids ( either a new sub or a top up of your existing) leave me a comment about why you love Otto! This month Crafty Mamas turns 6... so I'll have Random.org select us a winner on Oct 23rd ( also both mine, and my daughters birthday..but you get the gift!).

Good Luck!

95 comments:

zofia said...

Oh wow, some giveaway Lisa!
I love Otto because you can always find something you want to make...too much in fact ;)

willow and moo said...

Why do I love Ottobre?
Oh so many reasons!
The best boys patterns!
Consistent drafting!
Fantastic designs that really do stand the test of time. I have every issue printed in English and there is something good in EVERY issue. So many patterns in each issue, it is amazing value!

Vic said...

Holy Moly Lisa - What a prize! I have to comment even though I don't think the first comment ever wins with Random.org!!! (Pfft!)

Happy Blogtoberfest Mama, it's going to be FUN!

Carolyn said...

ohh Otto- how much do I love otto? The number of patterns might be a good start, then there is the ideas... a friend calls it craft porn LOL!

Jodie said...

What's not to love? I get so excited when it arrives and can spend hours looking through it trying to decide what to make.

Jade said...

I love otto because there is always something in it to make no matter what your level of sewing is, or how old your kids are! I don't have an otto sub atm because I can't afford it, but I regularly go through my old Ottos!

Helen said...

Why? cos..

Euro styling that works! Not only up to date fashions, but a season or two ahead, and super cute to boot.
Even if you never get around to sewing them up, the photos are supercute and there are heaps of inspirational ideas for trims and appliques.

Clarinda said...

so many things to love, the ease of the patterns, the variety, when you are looking for that particular pattern it's in an otto issue :)

cherie said...

I love Ottobre. The designs are fun and inspirational.

Lesley said...

Otto - how I love thee, pity I never seem to do anything but drool, but I promise that I will make Otto goodies this month, how else will I fill a month of blog posts???

becci said...

Lisa I love Otto because of the boys patterns - nice to see that boys haven't been forgotten! They always go together well and I get to sit and look at all those gorgeous designs for days.

flamehair said...

Why do I love Ottobre? The broad range of sizes, the fabulous boys patterns, the age appropriate styles. I absolutely *love* this mag!

Cathy said...

I love Ottobre because you get so many patterns in one mag . There is always something for my 1 year old girl and 5 year old boy in each issue so no one misses out . Love the fabrics used too , so much inspiration .

trixi said...

Wow what a fun give away! I keep on hearing about Otto on my blog journey but have never had the chance to look through an issue. It seems like a fun and inspiring mag to read!

Mandy said...

I love otto because in one place there is such a gorgeous range of very funky and Stylish patterns for both boys and girls, but I love that the boys are really well catered for.
Great giveaway Lisa. :)Thank you.

Kate said...

Wowee!! What a great giveaway! I have only just discovered Otto and it has helped me rediscover how fabulous sewing clothes can be again. I also LOVE their great boys patterns also! Thanks! :o)

Robin said...

I've recently found your site {and am waiting for admittance to the forum} but love it! Is the contest open to US people?
Either way Happy Anniversary!
I've never seen an Otto mag {but have heard tales of tracing their patterns! lol} but have seen so many examples on another forum and LOVE what others have made with them.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Robin
cokelush at gmail

Liz said...

I love Ottobre because, with a jacket, pants, shirt, vest & tie to make for my DS (smart looking) and a flowergirl dress for my DD - Ottobre proved once again, that it is perfect for all the patterns I need. And I know they will fit and look gorgeous!

Kris said...

I haven't tried Ottobre yet but love the look of the patterns and am now becoming more of proper sewer so I might be able to tackle them

cherri said...

Wow - that is a great giveaway! My love for Ottobre is due to the gorgeous designs, simple instructions, beautiful magazine layouts, and wonderful modern styling. Congratulations on getting through 6 years Lisa!

Peta said...

What's not to love about Otto? Heaps of gorgeous designs for both boys and girls that don't date and the multiple sizing is fantastic!

The Handmaden said...

Ooh wow, I'd love to win this, thanks Lisa!
I can't say what I love about the mag as I've never had the privilege to read one, but I've been drooling over the Ottobre section on the forum for years!

Tas said...

I love the value for money otto offers. Everyone can find things that they want to make as there are so many patterns and sizes.

Leah said...

I love all the different patterns in it. The designs, the pictures, the great patterns, the multiple sizing and the wonderful fit!

Thanks!

pinkchook said...

Ilove otto because of the awesome selection of boys stuff, and really its great value for money with all those patterns in one book

johanna said...

I love Otto for the gorgeous patterns for both boys and girls that range in size from new born to teens - a definate assest having kids ranging from 3 to 16. The designs always look gorgeous with the great euro fabric they use.

handmadehappiness said...

That's better, I came earlier and didn't want to be first!!! I love otto because it's selection for boys is second to none i really do love it. thanx for the chance x

Karen said...

Otto = magazine crush for me :)

yvy @ mistyeiz said...

o my lord!!! just when i thot ur giveaways couldnt get any better, u spring up with this awesome one. :D there are just SO many reasons why i love otto but mainly because even a new sewer like myself can sew most of their patterns AND u can modify them to suit what u're after. they are excellent and great value for money too. ;) tq, tq, tq so much for this giveaway...now, just give it to me pls! :P

Dani Castley said...

Value for money and stylish, up to date designs .... what isn't there to like about Ottobre?

Tin Can Daisy said...

What I like about Otto is that the designs are very fun, original and kid friendly and also age appropriate. I'd love to win and thanks for the chance!

Lena said...

Happy 6th Birthday Lisa! I'd love to win this prize, it would give me the chance to see the mag that everyone is raving about :)

leeah said...

Wonderful Giveaway!
I discovered Ottobre about 6 months ago and have been steadily buying back issues ever since. The patterns are up to date (that are still somehow classic pieces!)great styles for both boys and girls. I can sew for 5 of my 6 children from them- so they are economical patterns as well. The patterns are easy to construct and show lots of extra touches to give them a store-bought look.

Anonymous said...

The otto patterns are so fresh and trendy, love looking thru and then deciding which I will make first.
The 23rd is my sons birthday too.
Gembead61

mummy_chelle said...

I love it because the fit is always accurate for my tall slim daughter. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize.

tatgurl said...

I'd love to win this! I've never read Ottobre and have heard so much about it!

baukje said...

LOvely designs, not only for clothes but also bags and so on.... Greetings from France.
I also have a giveaway.....

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

Bek said...

What a generous giveaway! I love Otto because there are so many patterns in one publication. I have had one subscription and I think they will be useful for a long time as there is something for each of my kids- now and when they are older.

Kylie said...

What a wonderful gift to give away. Happy birthday to all of you.
My fav thing about otto would have to be the range - there is always something in there and love the boys patterns.
I also think that it is fantastic value for money.

Kate said...

My one year subscription has just finished so this would be perfect timing for me. I love the gorgeous designs, that there is always something in it for each of my girls and that each time I flick back through a back issue I always end up inspired to sew something new.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

Handmade homegrown said...

What a prize!! Thanks Lisa for this giveaway...
I love everything about OTTO! Great value for money, UNREAL patterns for boys, groovy design for girls and great fitting patterns for me!!
I have even made a couple things for dh from them.
A family favorite mag!

Catherine said...

I have as yet only loved Otto from afar - but see gorgeous things made from their patterns all the time!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I've only ever seen the cover online, and I love what I see - the colours, the design, the style. It would be great to see what's on the inside!

Paula said...

I don't know the mag, only their web site and love the free patterns.
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

~ Kim ~ said...

I have been wanting Ottobre since forever. I love that they have a whole range of sizing in one magazine to suit both girls and boys.

Abbington said...

I would 'sew' ;) love to win this prize! Except then I would need an extra couple of hrs in the day to do all the sewing I would want to do!! I love how modern and trendy, yet still age appropriate all the Otto patterns are. They are also beautifully drafted, and allow you to get the perfect fit! Happy Birthday CM

Rachelle said...

I love the boys pattern choices, stuff my boys would happily wear

Miss Cinti - my poppet said...

Their patterns looks so easy to make, and it's great that they come in an assortment of sizes

Tracey said...

thanks for a wonderful giveaway. Ottobre has great style, great fit, a large size range and is great value.

Sarah said...

I LOVE my otto mags! The Best Boy patterns you can find anywhere! and oh so many of them! and endless inspiration for sewing! LOVE it! and Happy Birthday CM!

Tan said...

I love Otto as you can always find something to sew and the patterns are so versatile! Having a boy and girl as well makes it super easy!

Tan said...

I love Otto as you can always find something to sew and the patterns are so versatile! Having a boy and girl as well makes it super easy!

Jodie said...

I had never heard of Ottobre until I joined CM. And so far I have not been brave enough to try one... But maybe I could win one intead and then it would be "meant to be!"

Danielle said...

LOVE this giveaway. i was just looking into an early xmas gift subscription from my man!! would love to win this one! I find the mags so inspriational and love the range and designs. daniellehevers@hotmail.com

Bellgirl said...

I just love that foxy little number on the cover! I'd love to sew one of these for my son, he's not too fussy but he does like a shirt to have a picture!

OneMama said...

I used the Ottobre nappy pattern and it was fantastic! I haven't had the joy of using any other patterns but would love to! And a gift subscription would a wonderful way to get started!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

oh wow!! what a great giveaway, such a wonderful mag.

froginthepond said...

I love Otto for the funky designs that mean I can sew for my 8yo daughter AND my 11yo son. Any sewing mag that can do that has to be fabulous.

Melissa said...

I've been looking over my old Top Kids magazines but many of the designs are outdated. I really need to update to Ottobre for my three farmgirls. I love the fact the styles span all of my girls sizes.

Darby said...

Oh wow Lisa, awesome giveaway! I LOVE Ottobre - best boys patterns, great age range, soooo many patterns that I want to make in each magazine and every pattern goes together without a hitch, perfect drafting! And the instructions are great for a magazine that is translated to English! Seriously, there is nothing to NOT love about OTTOBRE!

Cecilia Russell said...

I love Otto - mostly because of the consistent sizing, I know what changes I need to make and just do them each time for my long torso'd girl - minimising the stuffing around and getting clothes that fit well

lollitams said...

Each month gets better and better! The clothes are divine and the children are the ctest models! Sensational mag anyone would be thrilled to win!

Gaylehere said...

I love Otto because the patterns are didderebt abd distinct/

brissmith said...

Oh I so want to win this! I love Otto because it is ORIGINAL!
Susan

Kelley said...

I love Ottobre because it gives me something in common with a great group of dressmakers. I am constantly amazed by the creativity and mileage they get out of these patterns.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

demolition witch said...

wow o'wow a otto sub,totally rocks
with otto you can always find something to suit every child,and no where else can you get top fashion for such a good price
rock on otto !!!
happy anniversary crafty mamas

Amy said...

Love Ottobre for the styling, the contemporary designs, that there are so many patterns over various sizes in the one mag! A little taste of Europe.

Anna said...

I love Otto for the inspiration and ideas!

Tanya said...

gosh, so many comments. I love Otto because there are several patterns in each issue that I love and, being on who loses things, I love that the patterns are all on one sheet because thats' much harder to lose than little bits of tissue paper!

SewSuzie said...

I would love to love Otto. I have yet to establish a lasting relationship - I so look forward to it.

Yana said...

i've only recently discovered Otto and i love the stylish patterns for kids. i'm having my first kid in january and would love to win the subscription! :)

dacarpenter2002 said...

Hi, Otto is awesome there is always several things we want to make for the kids and my daughter loves trawling through it to find what she wants mummy to make her...

Nancy Sue said...

Happy early birthday to everyone! I've seen several issues of this magazine, and love the designs for boys! A large amount of designs in other mags are heavy on girl designs. Would love this for creating for my 3yr old son. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Selina said...

What an amazing giveaway!

Sair said...

I love otto for the inspiration and exciting designs!and we love crafty mamas too of course! gets you excited about sewing!

ottomania said...

I love Ottobre because I can browse patterns for my tribe at my leisure (ie. when they are in bed), I love Ottobre for the original funky designs, the wide rtange of sizes and the inspiration that it gives me. Thanks for such a fab give away.

Kirsten said...

How shall I love thee Ottobre - let me count the ways...
That Ottobre patterns actually fit my kids well according to their measurements.
That there is plenty in there for me to sew for all 3 of my boys as well as my daughter.
That I can easily find something cute and appropriate in size and style in my issues so far for friends children and new babies without having to go out a buy a pattern.
That they have such great style!
I'm about to try my first womens pattern - I'm sure the women's issue will be just as reliable.

Anonymous said...

How I love thee Ottobre!
Thou hast a multitude of patterns,
And thy instructions are pure simplicity!
Why hast thou not greeted my letterbox of late?
Ah! My subscription has run out!
The bairns are bare, and must be clothed.
Come to me Ottobre, and ease my plight!

Melanie Bovis

Christina said...

Otto is really one of a kind. Its always inspiring and really boosts my motivation to get sewing and creating . . besides . . who else around here in western sydney is going to have a little girl in Otto!

Sarah said...

I love Ottobre because the patterns are always innovative and interesting. Here is the US these clothes would cost a fortune!

Lee said...

How can you not love Otto?!!! Funky, not run of the mill, easy peasy - great boys stuff..great girls stuff...great everything :) Love lover love

Kat said...

The flexibility I think. I love knowing that I can do whatever I can think of to the patterns - not that I need to of course because they're always so wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win Lisa.

Karen said...

I love the variety! There are so many grat patterns to choose from in each issue I could never make everything I wanted to!
Great giveaway - thanks Lisa.

Skye said...

Ottobre -
- great sizing - tick!
- funky, modern designs - tick!
- clear instructions - tick!
- 'professional' details - tick!
love it!

ange_moore said...

What is there not to love about Ottobre! The designs are gorgeous, simple yet sophistocated, European but not pretentious - perfect for ideas to uniquely clothe the Aussie child.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Beeshebags said...

Wowwee, what a great giveaway, if it's not too late, I'd love to be entered...and whilst my kids are too 'big/old' for clothes made by me....my DGD isn't *winks* Hugs Naomi

Mary said...

Great giveaway Lisa, I almost forgot to come back and enter. I love Otto because they are crazy good value for money, cute and adaptable and my kids can flick through the issues to choose what they like and then sometimes I actually make it for them!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Having two two-year olds (one boy one girl) I love Ottobre because it allows my kids to look as stinking adorable as possible. Their styles are unlike anything I can find in the stores here which also means they won't be looking like the rest of their playmates. Seriously, what's not to like about Ottobre?

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

my kids still like to wear what I sew them, thankfully, so this would be a great addition to my list of things to make.

rsb_87(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Andy

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOoooooh!!!!! I've been wanting to try out some of their stuff but really wished I could flip through their magazine in person first. I think it's time I just suck it up and go for it!

be.listed(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I've heard so many great things about this magazine but haven't tried it out for myself yet.

~Lori~

lorernie(at)shaw(dot)ca

Anonymous said...

I have a little man I sew for and Ottobre has THE BEST boys clothes. Since it's hard to find cute patterns for boys I love this mag just for that!

B

thelatest411(at)gmail(dot)com

HarbichConnections said...

I love Ottobre for the easy, beautiful patterns!

Claudine said...

Ottobre has the best and cutest designs for kids! I absolutely love it!

Rachel said...

Love Ottobre Mags :O)

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