Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew GIVEAWAY Day!

 Welcome Sew Mama Sew readers!

This is Crafty Mama's second year of participating in the fun Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, it's a bit like an early Christmas isn't it?? 

This year we have 1 x Ottobre Design 6 issue subscription 
( 4 kids issues, 2 womens) to Giveaway to  ONE lucky person!

Open to current subscribers and those that are yet to subscribe!



Crafty Mamas has now been associated with Ottobre Design as their Australian wholesale agent  and stockist for going on six years.  In fact, we were instrumental in bringing Otto back to Aus after is was no longer available in newsagents.  Otto helped to shape us and in a way, help make Crafty Mamas what is it today! 

Ottobre Design has given us access to beautiful, trendy ( affordable!) quality patterns with  an emphasis on quality, eco conscious fabrics. Their instructions are often full of industrial style tips to  help us sew even better. In short, I think Otto have revolutionized the way we sew. And Crafty Mamas is very proud to be associated with them.

Do you subscribe to Otto? 

Leave me a comment for your chance to win this fantastic Giveaway!

Closes May 25th.

Good Luck!








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Kate S said...

What Fun! Now I'll have to go over to Sew Mama Sew! Thanks for the chance to win, or even comment!

flamehair said...

I have been sewing from Ottobre magazines for almost six years now. I used to subscribe but with three kids I can now only afford to buy individual issues that really appeal to me. I really love the sense of community that has built up around Ottobre and belong to a Yahoo group and Flickr group devoted soley to talking about making stuff out Ottobre patterns. :)

toadstooldots said...

Wow, who can resist this generous give away. Thanks for that, Lisa!

Theresa Samiramina said...

oh, i want it, i neeeeed it! oh, i so want it. :) theresa xx

Tas said...

Oooooh, an Otto sub! Fabulous giveaway. Thank you.

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

What a great prize...pick me, pick me!!

Tanya said...

hooray for crafty mama! I love otto!

Clarinda said...

oh yes please!

Romi Jade said...

Oh what a generous giveaway, please count me in, I've always wanted to try Ottobre because the clothing always looks so adorable, so I simply can't pass up an opportunity like this! Thank you for the comp!

Claire said...

I'm not sure if you need to be current subscriber to enter, kick me if that's the case! (As I'm not but wish I was!) :D

I'm a very recent Otto convert, and my life is a million times better for it! I have a skinny 3 year old that commercial clothes rarely fit, and in Ottobre I've been able to find patterns that not only fit him like a glove, but are very cool :D I've made him 2 pairs of jeans and will be making more! (Including a pair for my friend who has the same problem!) My beloved issue of Otto has already paid for itself twice over - brilliant value - and I love having the power to sew clothes that fit my kids perfectly!


Love it - even if I couldn't sew, I'd buy it for the pictures!

Jane said...

I have used the Ottobre kids' 'best t-shirts' pattern which is fabulous but never had one of the magazines. Please enter me in the draw, thanks!

mistyeiz said...

excellent giveaway lisa!! tq so much...i've been sewing otto from the time i started sewing in 2008 n i love it!! :)

sallyb said...

Oh yeah! Otto sub!! I can see this one being a popular giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to enter Lisa!

Karen said...

Ooh I'd love to be in the running to get this - I am dying to try some of the Otto women's stuff - rather than just things for the kids.

Darby said...

Wow, GREAT giveaway Lisa, have wanted to subscribe for awhile but just haven't got around to it. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous subscription.

Eyedee said...

Awesome giveaway!
I've just sewn my first Ottobre item on the weekend and I'm in love!

Outnumbered said...

I only recently discovered Ottobre but I am in love with issue I have! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Jennifer

Charlotte said...

thanks for your generosity ....I have been eyeing these up but haven't been able to justify a subscription yet.

Jodie said...

I love Otto. The day it arrives I love curling up and flicking through it over and over and over again.

KateES said...

LOVE Ottobre, although I havent yet got past the kids magazines- theres never time to sew for myself!

Peach Rainbow said...

Thanks for the chance :D

Mel Makes Pretty said...

Ooooh Yay, I couldn't resubscribe to Ottobre this year due money issues but I adore the patterns and love the womens patterns the most!
They fit so nicely.
Great giveaway, thanks so much,
Mel

The Werner Family said...

wow - thanks for the chance to win this and for being so generous. I'd like to have a go at sewing more for my kiddies (0,2,4,6yrs).

Aisling said...

Love Ottobre, subscribed recently and love when they arrive. Thanks for the great giveaway.

the frog princess said...

Ottobre! I have the current 3/2011 issue and I'm in looooove. I was thinking of getting a subscription, so winning this would be perfect. :D

Jamily Creations said...

I recently got my first sub to Ottobre and I love it! This is a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

willow and moo said...

A comment. I'm leaving you a comment. :p

You know how I feel about Ottobre. I own every English issues plus a few more!

Rachelle said...

Would love to be in the running, had to cancel my sub as I couldn't afford all the subs I had going and at the time my sewing mojo had disappeared. It's coming back though; just cut out a few tops for me from the first women's Ottobre.

Marty said...

Great competition Lisa, I love Otto!

Gina said...

I would love to win because I don't have any Ottobre! I have seen it before and wished I had it though .;)

Pam O said...

I haven't subscribed to Otto, but it sounds like I'm missing out on a good thing. Thanks for the chance to win...... allmap(at)y7mail(dot)com

Christie said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! Cheers, Christie

thimblegirl said...

Ottobre has different designs than what you find in the "Big 3" patterns--pick me for the giveaway!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I have never heard of Otto but appreciate the chance to check it out. thanks for sharing.

SewSuzie said...

Whats not to love - Ottobre designs, Crafty Mamas and a Sew mama Sew giveaway day. Great giveaway!

jojoebi said...

Ohhhh yes, yes please!

thank you!

jo

Faddict said...

I don't subscribe as I live In Thailand and it would be crazy shipping price but I'd love the chance to my hands on one!
Thx

Dianne said...

I've seen various Ottobre designs on other blogs but never knew how to get them in Oz. Thanks for a great giveaway!

PurpleMum said...

I would love to subscribe, my kids are a bit old now, bu there is always nieces and nephews...and friends!
I love Otto, it is fabulous. The Womens one is also fabulous.

Amy said...

WANT!!!!! Love your work Lisa!!!

MBMeadows said...

I would love to win and be a new subscriber! Thanks for the giveaway!

elizabethdee said...

Wow! I have always wanted to sew from Ottobre -- admired their patterns on other people and would just love a subscription of my very own. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

Millie said...

What a wonderful prize! I love Ottobre, both the ladies and the kids issues.

Nugglemama said...

I don't subscribe, but bought a few copies off ebay. I just love flipping through them for ideas and trying new patterns.

testarossa said...

Oh, yes please! Thank you for a generously tempting giveaway :)

Tong said...

Such a great prize! I don't currently subscribe but I'd love to! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

cherie said...

How fun! I don't subscribe to Otto but have purchased a few issues here and there....they have such beautiful clothes. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristy said...

I'm not an Otto subscriber, but have drooled over many of their creations! thanks for the chance to win, you might just hook me! ;)

Dorothy said...

I have been wanting and wanting and wanting to subscribe for a while now. Maybe this giveaway will get me hooked.

gill said...

I've seen this magazine on several blogs but I've never read one!

Jennifer said...

I've been wanting to try Ottobre patterns after seeing some really cute kids dresses on Flickr. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tawny said...

Awesome. I've heard so many good things about Ottobre, but I've never tried anything from there yet.

Happy Monday!

Cinnamon said...

I've heard so much about this magazine, would love to win it and check it out for myself. Thanks for the giveaway! scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Gwenllian Myfanwy said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'm in my first year of an Otto subscription and I'm loving it :-)

Deanna said...

I just bought a subscription to Otto. All the cute patterns were just too tempting to let go for another year.

Maggie said...

What a great giveaway. I love Ottobre patterns.

Deb said...

Great giveaway! I've never gotten my hands on an Otto, but I'd love to! Thanks!

Amanda said...

I don't subscribe, but i desperately want to. This would be a good excuse! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

My mom has a subscription so I borrow magazines from her to sew from. It's a great pattern magazine and I'd love the oppurtunity to have my own subscription!

Jo said...

Wow! What a great idea for a giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

patterns by figgys said...

YES PLEASE!!
I don't subscribe but can purchase them at our local indy fabric shop. :)

Anonymous said...

oooo I'd love a subscription to Ottobre!!!!!!!! I've been waffling on that decision as it's rather expensive but I'd love to win one! fenna_otten at yahoo dot ca

Kristi said...

I have been wanting to subscribe to OTTO for awhile now!

mindfulhome at gmail dot com

Carmen said...

Oooh! I'm not currently a subscriber, but please do count me in!

Deb said...

No I've never seen it here in New Zealand, but I'd love to!!

Em said...

I've heard many positive things about this publication but have yet to have my hands on one.

NinjaEema said...

I would LOVE to win a sunscription.

limor477 at aol dot com

Binks said...

i've heard and seen alot about Ottobre Design, but haven't got the chance to really check it out and use it. I would love to try it out.

ginny said...

I've never had the opportunity to check out an Ottobre Design mag --- what a nifty giveaway!

Carly said...

Great giveaway! I've never subscribed or read this magazine, but I've heard of it and would love to get a subscription. Thank you!

Danielle said...

i would love to win this! my aunt gave me a coopy of ottobre last year and i began follow your blog at around the same time..
daniellehevers(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vanessa said...

Wow, now this is a giveaway! I have the occasional individual issue, but not currently a subscriber.

Sarah said...

I simply LOVE otto and with my new budget restricitons I am going to have to pass on renewing my subs so this would be FANTASTIC to win!

RobynK said...

Love having new magazines to look through and I've seen some of Ottobre's designs on other blogs so I'd love to try them.

jessieaucoin said...

i have been never seen an ottobre pattern and am greatly interested. thanks!

Sandi said...

My next purchase from the CM shop will be an Otto Subscription (I've even carted it and just waiting till I have enough money to purchase it)...Just think if I won a subscription, I could put that money to much better use buying FABRIC from the CM shop instead!!!

Beck said...

I am just new to the world of Ottobre and I am ADDICTED! I was only looking at the subscription 2 days ago - unfortunately kids winter uniforms come first! :)

Susan said...

Would love to win! I used to be a subscriber but is one of those things I've decided I can live without (well just it takes alot of willpower!) Susan

sarah said...

I would LOVE to win this!

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

Oh I would definately love this, years and years ago I used to sew with otto but like you said it disappeared and the kids grew up. But now there is new baby in the house to sew some great things for~ fashionable and chic! Also would love to get back in to sewing for myself!!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful magazine! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Nadine said...

I'd love to win so I can try out a women's edition. :)

smooze13 said...

I've been wanting to subscribe for a while now. Its such an awesome magazine.

mo said...

Wow! This is such a nice and generous giveaway! It is such a fantastic magazine. Thank you for the chance!

Melissa said...

I would love to have a subscription to Ottobre, in fact it's on my wish list! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

SewTara said...

I have never heard of Otto!
Glad I popped over.
Would love a chance to learn more about them.
Thanks!

missknitta said...

I have been really curious about trying Ottobre patterns after hearing about them on the Sew Forth Now podcast! Thanks so much for this chance to win a subscription!

Jessy said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I love Ottobre, but unfortunately I can't afford the price tag here in Canada. I would be so excited to win a subscription.

Allison said...

Ooooo...I don't subscribe, but I have had my eye on it. They have such great patterns!

Wenchy Woman said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I love looking at the Ottobre designs online but haven't been able to subscribe to them yet. :(

Thank you the chance to try for this.

Alice said...

Awesome giveaway. Thanks

alioop said...

OMG> I love ottrebre!!!

Emilie said...

I don't subscribe to Ottobre, but I would love to!
Thanks for the giveaway!

lesleyandsara said...

i don't have a subscription to otto but i have many issues and usw the wonderful patterns OFTEN!! i'd LOVE a suscription!!
phillandlesley @ msn.com

sonja said...

I used to subscribe to the childrens otto. Now I buy issues individually. Would love to have a subscription again. Eager to try the womans clothing.

Olga said...

I would love to win!

Rebecca said...

I would love to win this giveaway! I have a 3 month old baby who is in need of some of these lovely clothes! :)

Susanne said...

Oh, I would LOVE to win a subscription to Ottobre! I've been eyeing it for a while, but haven't subscribed before. Thanks for the chance to win!
sruder(at)sympatico(d0t)ca

Chiska said...

Wow! A whole year! Thanks for the chance to win this subscription.

angelina said...

i have always wanted to ottobre ! never have..thank yoU!

Foolish Feathers said...

I have never heard of the magazine until now! I will be looking for it or for more about it. I love that different cultures are represented in the giveaway day!

Marshall said...

I do not subscribe to Ottobre patterns, but I recently heard of them and I'd love to give them a try. Thank you for the opportunity to win a 6 month subscription!

I'm getting errors posting with my Gmail account, so my address is fabricdonkey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Rachel said...

I've yet to find an Ottobre magazine, but have heard about how awesome they are. I'd love a chance to try it out!

Stacy said...

I don't currently subscribe to Otto, so this would be so fun to win! I'm sure there are so many fun projects in there! Thanks so much!

Victoria said...

Would be great to experience this publication in the UK

Debra said...

Great giveaway. I want to start making garments for myself someday.

Sharleen said...

How cool, thanks for the giveaway!

Jenelle said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sew Flippin Cool said...

I don't subscribe, but I have bought a few issues. I would LOVE a subscription. They have great patterns!! Thanks for the chance!

macca said...

I love Ottobre mags but have just recently stopped my subscription as we couldn't afford it. Would love to win one though

Dianne said...

I love magazines. Thanks for the giveaway.

jaya pratheesh said...

oh! i have been bookmarking ottobre designs for so long but never had a chance to touch one. I love the magazine, I truly hope i win this!

thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you for this give-away.

CK

Anonymous said...

thanks for the giveaway. no i have never subscribed to it

radiyas at gmail dot com

karamino said...

Great prize! Thank you!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

I've heard about Ottobre mags on blog land and in forums but have yet to see one in real life. The patterns are definitely very distinctive. Very generous of you with the giveaway.

mellowpuff said...

Just starting to sew, as I want to be able to make my own clothes, and upcycle some old ones. Looks like a fab mag. Thanks for the chance.

Sharyn said...

Oh!! I was just playing with the idea of subscribing! This would be the 'sign' to give it a go!

sdare29(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

Mhairi said...

I haven't heard of this publication before but would love to have a look through it.
I love Japanese craft magazines even though I can't read Japanese.
mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine said...

I would love to try out the women's patterns, after falling in love with the kids magazines. Such a great giveaway!

Pippijo said...

I love crafty mamas. you sew girls....

Pippijo said...

Love Otto.

shanghaicowgirl said...

I've only ever seen this magazine online - it looks fantastic and has some amazing patterns for kids. I'm going to have to see how expensive a subscription is if I don't win!

Ana e os Vira Ventos said...

I don't subscribe to Otto, but I have been wanting to do that for a long time! This is a great opportunity! Thank you so much!
Ana
anaeosviraventos@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Thank you for the fabulous giveaway. I'd be thrilled to win.

Annie said...

Thanks for your great giveaway!

lynn said...

just learning to sew-i'd love a chance for more inspiration! thanks

Jennifer W. said...

I have not subscribed to Ottobre before... wow! Thanks for the generous giveaway. I would love to be the lucky winner!

JaideyBug said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
jacy468 at aim dot com

Suzanne said...

I have not ever sewn from this magazine but I have seen many bloggers make things from the patterns and wished that I had a subscription! Thank you for the chance to win!

missbossypants said...

Oh wow, I've never subscribed, nor have I read an Ottobre, but I have heard wonderful things about their patterns! I'd love to win a subscription!
thanks for the chance to win!

pi.pa.po. said...

I love the ottobre magazines. That would be a phantastic prize.

Claudia

Edamommy said...

Interesting! Never tried Otto! (newbie here)

Leigh said...

I don't subscribe now but I've picked up a few issues here and there!

Sangeetha said...

Oh wow - this is such a cool giveaway

Memories By Me said...

I just recently in the past 5 months started sewing with the Ottobre and I am completely hooked. thanks for the chance to win!

shelly said...

I've always heard such fabulous things about Ottobre. I would love to try it out, but as of yet, I've never subscribed or even touched a magazine. Here's to hoping this will be my first opportunity to have one!

Marci Girl said...

I would love to win this subscription! This magazine is EXPENSIVE in the States!

Valerie said...

I don't subscribe yet, but I really adore their patterns!

Stephanie Granite said...

I always love magazine subscriptions!

Meagan said...

I have never heard of this before! Looks lovely! :) Hope I win ::Crossing fingers::

Trendymeg@msn.com

Tanya said...

I've heard about this magazine, would love to have a subscription, thanks for the chance!

Melissa Ann said...

Squeal! I sewed some maternity stuff from an Ottobre magazine and would love to have the opportunity to make the twins something!

Valerie said...

Oh how wonderful, I've never even seen Ottobre in print, none of our newssellers here carry it!

Jocelyn said...

I have been begging my hubby for an Otto subscription for a long time, every holiday I drop the hint but still no Ottobre for me. I will keep my fingers crossed I win!

Micmacker said...

Subscribing wasn't in my budget these past couple of years, so thanks for the chance!

Amber H. said...

I do not subscribe to Ottobre, however I have looked at previous publishings and I've enjoyed what I've seen in them! Now that I own a serger, I'm wanting to make more clothes, so I think I would enjoy a subscription!

Jen B said...

This has been on my list of things I want when my budget will allow. Thanks for the giveaway!

Krystina said...

I would love to try ottobre!

Serena said...

I don't subscribe, and I have wanted to for ages! Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway!

hcvallad said...

I am not a subscriber but would love to. Thanks for the chance!!

kerrie.james said...

I would love to try this mag out :-)

Michelle said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I do not subscribe. I LOVE the magazine!!

Jenny said...

ive never had this magazine but have heard lots of good things about it, thanks for a chance.

Amber said...

I love the magazine so much I finally did subscribe last year, but I only did the kids one so it'll be great to get the women's one too!

sandyandcosmo said...

I do not subscribe so I would love to win this!

Julie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

AmandaSampson said...

Would love to win this!

Zoobeedoobee said...

I Haven't had the chance to make things out of ottobre I do know i want to subscribe as I know i wold love it I have collected a couple of older ones and I do love them. I would love to have a subscription Even to make a few things for my self. Thank you for the chance. :)

Amanda Pedro said...

I haven't actually held this magazine, so it would be fun to win.
Thanks for sharing.
I'm sharing too
www.latenightstamper.blogspot.com

Karen M said...

Please enter me in the drawing, I love Ottobre magazine, especially the kids clothing.

Leanne said...

would love to win this giveway....fingers crossed !!

Gill @Frilly's Designs said...

Wow, so many amazing woman in with a chance to win.
I would like to wish you all the best of luck.
I to would love to win this awesome subscribtion.

Thank you so much for this chance ♥

Jagels said...

never seen this magazine, but i would love to. thanks

mick.buckley said...

Great giveaway. Would *love* to try out Ottobre mag. Fingers crossed!

Renee said...

I love the fact that Otto have such funky clothes for little boys!! Would love a subscription!

Hippie Housewife said...

So exciting!

Glenda said...

Great giveaway. I would love to win.

Karen P. said...

lovely! I've never had one of these!

fern said...

gosh that would be a dream to win!
thanks for the great offer!!!!

Morgan said...

Yay!! I subscribe this year to just the kid issues, because it was a gift. Doubt I'll feel I can afford to renew, so this would be awesome! Such lovely stuff :) Thanks for the giveaway!

rebelliouskiwi said...

Would love the chance to win! Love the creations inside these mags :)

Tamara said...

Being a mum of two kids on a farm it is hard to get to a shop that sells decent clothes - so I make them. I have bought recent issues of Ottobre design and have found the patterns to be effective and actually fit! I'm falling in love with Ottobre design so please consider me for the giveaway as I think I need to subscribe and that will be the way to get me there.

Nancy Sue said...

What a great magazine :) Thanks for giving us a chance to drool over it :)

joyce said...

Winning the magazine would be fun.

make it perfect said...

i'm in lisa!

Andrea said...

I have wanted to try Ottobre for a long time now. I'd love to win!

Annie said...

Just been introduced to this mag last weekend, and loved it. Would love to be in for the draw

Renee G said...

I have never seen this magazine, but I'd love to read these.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

smallt0wngirl said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I have been wanting to check out the women's magazine for a while now!

Carla said...

I love Otto magazines so much, its always exciting to get them in the mail. Wouldn't live without my subscription now!

The Handmaden said...

Oh wow, I would sooo love to win this one! I've been hearing about Ottobre on the forum for years. Fingers crossed!!

kristinorth said...

I've been checking out a subscription for a while now, and bought a few back issues to try it out. I forgot to put the seam allowances in my first project!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kirst said...

I only have a couple of issues, and have been looking at more. Thai would be a divine prize. I can only cross my fingers.......

K xx

Kelley said...

I'm really sorry if this is going to appear twice, but my comment just disappeared.

I currently subscribe to Otto. I LOVE it.

Beth said...

I have two gorgeous girls aged 4 and 3 and I sew ALL the time. I am always on the lookout for contemporary, well-designed and child-friendly patterns so I was very excited to discover Ottobre and I am eagerly awaiting my first delivery in the mail, to see if it lives up to all the raves. I recently blew my household budget on a cover stitcher, so I need some great projects to alleviate my guilt!!

Suzanne Walters said...

Wow, what a lovely giveaway! We only sew from Otto at this house :) THE greatest sewing magazine!

Shelle said...

I don't subscribe to Otto but I think I want to. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!!

Karen TW said...

I've been buying Ottobre since when it was available in newsagents here and LOVE it. in fact i really don't use any other patterns (even though i occasionally succumb to buying them ;))

Living in La La Land said...

Awesome, what a great read!
Thank you for the opportunity;)

sunshinedays said...

what a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win :D

Dreaming Monet said...

oooh awesome - thanks for the chance to win, this would be such a great prize! best from arizona.

Shayla Sharp said...

I've never had the opportunity to try Ottobre, but how fun !

sunshinedays said...

hmm first try didn't seem to work, let's hope it does this time! I would love to win this, such an awesome giveaway :)

lorraine said...

this mag looks fun! thanks for the giveaway!!raineoc@yahoo.com

littlepinkcupcakes said...

I haven't heard of this before but I am new to the world of sewing. What a great prize!
deanaspice@yahoo.ca

amy dame said...

oh wow! i've been seeing Ottobre magazines around online, but i've never seen one on person. my understanding is that they're a lot like Burda magazines.... i think? so very cool!

thanks so much for the chance to win!

khriste B said...

I have not seen this magazine in any shops. But I am very curious now.

Tracey said...

As a current subscriber I know how good they are. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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