Christmas - goodwill and stitching to all men (and women of course!)
Colourful, charismatic caricatures
This month's newsletter is another countdown newsletter. We're counting down our most popular design series, our transport caricatures. The range numbers around 100 and covers a massive selection of transport designs, with a couple of famous racing stars thrown in. Planes, trains and automobiles are all covered, and don't forget the QE2, a few diggers and other construction vehicles. We even have a refuse truck! All the designs are available as kits or charts. The charts are all priced at £10.95 and kits range from £22.95 to £33.95. Have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/catalog/caricature-kits.aspx .
In at number 10 in our countdown of the top ten best selling caricature designs is a very popular car in real life as well as in stitches, the Porsche 911 GT. It's available in red and grey.
Number 9 is a vehicle from one of my favourite 80s TV shows, the A Team van. You'd be a crazy fool not to have a go at stitching this one!
In at number 8, one of my favourite designs that I stitched last year, the Union Jack Roof Mini Cooper, available in blue, green, grey, red and pink.
Number 7 is another TV show based vehicle which always raises a laugh at stitching shows, it's Del Boy's Reliant Robin. By the way, purists never call it a Robin Reliant, the Reliant is the brand, not the model!
Number 6 was featured in last month's newsletter, Valentino Rossi pictured on his championship winning motorbike. Good luck for next season Valentino.
TV makes another appearance at number 5 but this time it's a popular cartoon series from most of our childhoods, Scooby Doo's mystery machine.
You'll have seen the real version of number 4 on the motorway (if you're in the UK), it's the famous Eddie Stobart lorry.
Tractor fans will love the John Deere tractor design at number 3, he obviously comes in green.
Number 2 is part of our most popular range, it's a VW design (more of those in the new year). The 'splitty' camper van comes in blue, green and orange (blue's my favourite).
In at number 1, and hopefully number 1 in the next F1 season, is Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren Mercedes F1 car. He's very distinctive in his yellow helmet, and I can't wait to see him racing again in March with Jensen Button as his team mate. In the meantime, why not stitch him?
Number 10 - the Porsche 911 GT
The Mystery Machine is number 5
Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren is still number 1 for us
January is VW month. We showcase many of our VW range (and there are a lot), both standard and caricature designs.
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers.
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Until next time