Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New for 2010: Easter & Springtime Items

Twice last week I gave in to the lure of the sun, procrastinating on work in order to get outside to garden. How could I resist? Even though it's early for this mossy little town, there's no denying it's here. Crocus bulbs have opened up and hyacinths are not far behind... color is slowly revealing itself in my garden.

It was this time last year that I was planning my 2010-2011 catalog, and looking through it's easy to see Spring's influence: lambs joined my family of animal characters, my card line expanded, and an Easter-themed collection blossomed.

Most notable is the felt Easter basket — I use mine to collect fresh eggs, but small ones will adore the felt egg and chick that are nested inside. For a limited time I'm offering hand-stitched personalization on the basket (simply indicate it in the message box when placing your order on

Also new this Spring are the Custom Flat Card Sets—a combination of layered paper and stitched felt that are truly a labor of love and unite my favorite elements: stitching, felt, words and paper. The 3½ x 5¼" flat cards are a soft white, acid-free Italian cotton paper decorated with a hand-stitched wool felt design and accented with your message, typed on rice paper. The cards are blank on the back, and come in a set of 10 with matching envelopes. They're great for announcing birthdays, Easter egg hunts, new additions to the family, and parties. Just make up your message and choose one of nine designs.

For those living in places that still have snow... don't worry, I'll be getting a seasonal reality check soon. I'm heading to NYC for a book tour, including felt craft classes and demos, where it's sure to be on the nippy side. Hope to see you there!

~ Kata Golda

Meet Kata Golda in New York City, March 19-22, 2010: workshops, free demos and book signings. SEE FULL SCHEDULE

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