Feb 5, 2008

special announcement intermission

I do hope you don't mind a little intermission in your puppet show, but I have a special announcement to make ....

front of mischievous gnome messenger bag sewing pattern

front of emmeline apron sewing pattern

The new patterns are officially up for sale! Maybe you've already heard through the grapevine, or received special notice through my mailing list, but it's time to shout out, loud and clear ...
Here ye! Here ye!
Get your Emmeline Apron and Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag patterns
hot off the press!


I would like to give a big shout out to my wonderful/marvelous/incredible pattern testers. Karla, Amy, Patti, Ellen, Maren and Jill from the Secret Stitch Club, Kate, Susan & Tod, Monique, and Heather ... you've really made these patterns top-notch. I couldn't have done it without you! Monique has posted a great review of the Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag - head back to her blog in a few days to read her upcoming review of the Emmeline Apron pattern. (And did you notice that her bag is also featured on the pattern front? Aren't her fabric choices to die for?!)
You can buy your patterns at my website, http://www.montessoribyhand.net/, or my esty store, http://www.montessoribyhand.etsy.com/. I'm also giddy to announce that Quilter's Resource Inc. and Eagle Pattern Depot have picked up my line for distribution to independent sewing stores nationwide! Eeek! Can you tell I'm excited? So hopefully you'll be able to support your local sewing stores and purchase the patterns there, too! If your local store doesn't know about the patterns, it would be wonderful if you could ask for them. For an ever- growing list of stores that carry the patterns, click here.
Thanks SO much for all of your support and kind words - this has been a wild adventure, and I never would have started off on this trek had it not been from your warm words of encouragement. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
xo,
Meg

30 comments:

Anna said...

Ordered mine! So excited. I really love that apron!

Tracy said...

I can't wait to receive mine!

Berlinswhimsy said...

Yay!!! Can't wait!

ash said...

Those are both very gorgeous! Congrats!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Hmmm.......I may have to give sewing a try again. These are too gorgeous to not own.

Mystele said...

Huge Congrats!!!

The McAuleys said...

Yay! I got my fabric this weekend, and can't wait for my patterns to come! Congratulations on the great success with vendors, too. I was pretty impressed at how many you've picked up in such a short time. Go, Meg!
Kirstin

peaknits said...

OMG - what a lot of exciting news. I cannot wait to get my pattern, I may just look at them for awhile - such eye candy!

jojoebi said...

Congratulations Meg, looks like 2008 is going to be a great one for you.

annie said...

I saw your patterns over at purlsoho and was so excited for you- congratulations!

min said...

Hi. I ordered my apron pattern the first day you posted it, yay! I also just received NEW fabric from J Caroline...it's like ducking fabric, or whatever that heavy stuff is called. Do you think it'd be good for that pattern? It's darling, but I wonder if it's to heavy. Kindof like denim. Double sided apron...still workable?

When will the early apron orders arrive? I'm anxious?

Knitterella said...

I bought the emmeline apron as soon as I saw it over at Tie-One-On. Can't wait to get it!

Your work is so cute!

maltagirl said...

yippy, I can't wait to order mine!!! thanks a bunch!

patti said...

hooray Meg! I am ordering emmeline today- I know two perfect people to make it for- besides me! I am so glad that your line is getting picked up in some shops too! The patterns are great. YOu have a definite talent there!!!

Paige said...

Congratulations! I love your site and your work. That bag totally rocks, not to mention the apron. Will definitely purchase!

The Wooden Spool said...

Meg! Congrats on accomplishing yet TWO more gorgeous, eye popping patterns! Way to go! I'm thrilled for ya...and i'm sure your buttons are popping! ;) (AKA: bursting with pride)....you should be! Hugs from California~ Laurie

HomeGrown Life said...

Lovely patterns. Loving your site for some time now. Especially the for-children themed posts!

Claudia said...

Well,

I got it all wrong. Thought to register to buy a great apron and bag... Even though I can sew I just don't have a machine around me any more. I also lack time and enthusiasm since I live far from a regular life...

Nice designs though. Love them.

Kristin said...

Just wanted to let you know that you received an award on my blog - go check it out :) Thank you for always being so inspirational!

http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome/

Amanda said...

Can't wait to receive mine all the way over here in Australia! I love that apron! I got my fabric today so I can get onto making it as soon as it arrives! Thanks so much :) Amanda from Australia

Margaret in SC said...

I order Emmeline and the Messenger bag last week too! I see you are successfully selling and ton of these patterns and rightly so! I can't wait to get mine, but I haven't decided on any fabric yet!

DuVal Family said...

I just got the mail and my pattern is here! I can't wait to start. I've had my fabric for quite awhile now and have been awaiting the arrival of the patter. Thanks for you great work and inspiration.

monokultur said...

it was so lovely - i had to have it!!! here the pic, i made today!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monokultur/2262842253/?rotated=1&cb=1202934367813

Jennie said...

I got my patterns today, took awhile to get them to Sweden.
I'm going to get started on the emmeline apron this weekend.

Shawnee said...

I received my pattern and love it. I love it so much that I've started an apron swap and am highlighting your apron pattern as a suggestion for participants. I did use one of the pictures, too, and have links to your Etsy store and blog but let me know if that's not okay. Come visit the swap at www.flirtyapronswap.blogspot.com

Bridget B. said...

Love the apron pattern - just ordered mine - you can practically wear it as a dress!! (And maybe on some daring days, I will!)

shelle said...

I started my apron and love it! the directions are fantastic and easy to follow. The apron is just so cute I can't wait to finish.
Thank you
shel

Grace said...

I hope you're going to stock more patterns for the bag. I just went to buy them and saw that they were sold out. :( (but :) for you!)

carolyn said...

I got my pattern today! I can't wait to make aprons for my son's Montessori teachers. Thank you for the beautiful and well written pattern.

Renae said...

I was just doing a net search for apron patterns and stumbled on your blog- it only took me a second to realise you're the talented lass behind Emmeline! My sister ordered the patterns a few weeks ago after seeing it in one of my craft magazines- she's starting to sew it this weekend! Once she's done I'll be whipping one up too - such a lovely apron! We're doing Christmas on one side, everyday on the other :)