Well... The most precise of you, maybe, will have realized it... Last week we didn't manage to update our blog, as we're used to doing, with our various news... However, we had quite a convincing - more than quite, actually! - reason... Better said: two very strong reasons!
And both of them were far away from Cenina
Getting ready, booking our flights and reserving our hotels, scheduling a number of meetings with our most important suppliers and the most beloved designers... This is what we did last week, on the occasion of two international exhibitions that we could not miss as visitors: the well known Aiguille en Fête
in Paris and the as renowned Craft Hobby+ Stitch
So, from Casa Cenina, we split on the Old Continent and our Ilaria - a truly Tuscan, temporarily living, working and studying in the so-called Ville Lumiere - visited the French exhibition, fully dedicated to embroidery and needlework and their latest trends that - as we all know - make this industry among the most proactive in France; while three of us landed in the UK, to discover (it was our first time in Birmingham), this trade fair for crafts.
Talking of needlecraft, straight from the Aiguille en Fête
a whole lot of news! First, a number or brand new volumes (rich in cross stitch projects, to get ready for the typical Spring mirth!) from the best-known designers. For Le Temps Apprivoisé Marie-Thérèse Saint Aubin
has just published Voyages au point de croix
and for Marabout
her delicate Pensées et violettes au point de croix
. A whole gallery full of her wonderful creations celebrated sweet Marie-Thérèse's art and flair, in the most important show for embroidery and needlework! Les Editions de Saxe
launched the new projects signed by Isabelle Vautier
and Renato Parolin
. They're going on celebrating their friendship in their two books, Dis moi OUI… au point de croix
that Isabelle has created for weddings and Fêtes & anniversaires au point de croix
Some great models are also those born from the cooperation between Marie Suarez
. We're going to tell you all about them in one of our next posts... But, for now, take a look here
. Marie also showcased her brand new book, created together with Corinne Rigadeau, from Tralala
. Trésors de Brodeuses
is a real, small jewel, if you love mixing stitching and quilting!
And we cannot definitely forget the marvellous kits from Les Brodeuses Parisiennes
, elegant, refined and chic, just like their brand new polka dots Paris range
. Definitely not to be missed!
However, let us say so, what surprised and delighted us most was the exquisite homage we received from Marie-Thérèse Saint-Aubin, who placed - right at the entrance of her booth - the stitched project designed for Arezzo, after joining our "Festa del Ricamo": thank you, dearest Marie-Thérèse, for all the emotions you can always give use, whenever you make something!
The Craft+Hobby and Stitch International in Birmingham was certainly as surprising, both for the variety of its selection and for the presence of a whole lot of exhibitors, including several from the USA
Among the new products that have immediately drawn our attention - and that we count to upload as soon as possible in our online store - there are certainly many dies from Sizzix
even enabling you to create extremely particular and very nice, 100% personal party favors; paper for all tastes, perfect, of course, to be used with your Sizzix
, but as ideal to customize little pieces of furniture, frames for your stitched models, boxes and anything else, with just a little glue and attention
; a brand new and colorful system to stock all your notions, charts, needles and fabrics, that will certainly conquer your husbands and partners, too, for their screws, nuts and bolts and tools
; the new knitting and crocheting yarns by DMC
(available from June, actually, so there'll be some time to wait... But they're worth it, believe us!), as well as a number of amazing bags and organizers for all your craft projects, which are definitely impossible to resist... Also because some of them are so beautiful that it would be a pity to use them just to carry our craft stuff... You can simply use them like any other bag, or even as hand baggage for your overnights and weekends out!
We know... Now you're going to be unbearably "inquiring"
... Just a little patience and we're going to showcase all these hew products in our website... They're all already in order
A hug and... Talk to you soon!
Reply (FrSi20044) Date Added: 02/21/2013
aspetteremo con ansia le novità!
grazie di tenerci sempre aggiornate!!!
Mi convinco sempre più....di aver sbagliato lavoro....ma se rina (maia67) Date Added: 02/21/2013
Leggo questo supercoinvolgente blog e ogni frase mi trasporta ad occhi aperti sempre più in un mondo fantastico, soave, fatto di pura e autentica passione! Ogni link sembra un piccolo scrigno colmo di preziosi gioielli che vorremmo subito nostri!
Ah, com'è dolce tuffarmi in questo mare....mi sento quasi una poetessa, immersa in questa meravigliosa forma d'arte così attraente e coinvolgente.....
Oh oh..si è fatto tardi....devo tornare alla realtà!L'aula e i pulcinotti mi aspettano!
Eh sì, è dura, ma , meno male che, bastano un paio di click e , grazie a voi,alla vostra eccezionale attenzione nei nostri confronti, sempre pronte a deliziarci con ogni genere di splendida proposta nel settore, riusciamo a "volare alto" ancora un po'!
Quante meraviglie!!!! (cimi24245) Date Added: 02/21/2013
Che bello avere, ogni tanto... il cuore che scoppia!!! A me succede sempre quando, come oggi, ci comunicate talmente tante belle novità tutte insieme... che sono costretta a rileggere il blog due o tre volte, per assimilare tutte quello che sta per accadere, e che arriverà presto a Casa Cenina! Grazie, vi mando un abbraccio GRANDE e sincero! Cinzia.
Reply (Chiaranonta) Date Added: 02/21/2013
Adesso mi avete incuriosito e aspetterò i portalavoro con ansia!!
Reply (* Fiory *) Date Added: 02/22/2013
E' tutto così meraviglioso! Vorrei tanto vedere qualche foto di voi in giro per manifestazioni di tal tipo! qui dal mio cantuccio lontano posso solo sognarle!
Grazie per tenerci sempre aggiornate. Le mie giornate di lavoro sono lunghissime, a volte anche 13 ore e mezzo senza sosta! Meno male che il mio pensiero sa dove volare per rasserenarsi!
Mitica Elena! Ti ho riconosciuto, sai?! E mi sembri anche molto in forma!
Abbracci a tutte.
novità evviva (cipu7346) Date Added: 02/26/2013
come non credere alle vostre parole...aspettiamo tutte le novotà come bambini con le caramelle ...grazie cinzia