Anton Gladkov of Wonderland Ukraine comes from a family of crafters. So he has more than an inkling of what they need. Wonderland Ukraine relies on many crafts people for their products.  

Anton comes from the eastern city of Kharkiv which was heavily bombarded for months but never fell.  I asked him how his business has been affected since last February. 

This is his reply :

Here, in the east of the country, we can imagine very well what would happen to us without the help of the governments of other countries and millions of people. Many businesses have been destroyed or their employees forced to leave, so of course our range has suffered, some of the best sellers are simply not being produced now as the craftsmen have gone into the army, defense forces, volunteers etc. Those who continue to work do everything possible and sometimes the impossible, but they are not wizards, they are human, albeit sometimes heroic.
It is heroic to see how some businesses like his are managing to survive, provide employment and help keep Ukraine's economy going. 

I have featured many of his wonderful items before.  But here is my latest pick which includes different kits for bead embroidery, thread embroidery and storage organisers. 

Some of his laser cut wood organizers or decorative displays are designed such you get to decorate them with some cross stitch work. Such fun!

There is also a huge selection of bead embroidery brooch kits. The sunflower one, shown above, is nod to Ukraine's connection to the sunflower. So happy exploring!

One lucky reader will win a $30 gift certificate from his store.  

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Cat bead embroidery brooch kit

Embroidery scissors laser cut wood holder

Easter cross stitch egg holder display

Flower bead organizer box and needle holder

Gustav Klimt's The Kiss inspired bead and thread embroidery picture kit

DIY cross stitch embellished laser cut sewing craft box

Medieval dog cross stitch pattern PDF

Pomegranate bead embroidery brooch kit


If you'd like to win a $30 gift certificate from  Wonderland Ukraine please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, January 30, 2023. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM