Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pattern Winner!

There was a better turnout this time around, and it was a fun change.  I have been glued to Pinterest myself lately, so why not play a little pinning game?
The winner of this week's pattern, Leilani's Lace skirt/poncho, is Sandra Kessler!
Congratulations Sandra!  Please contact me to claim your pattern.
I have decided that the next and final giveaway for the month will be my first pattern, the Aurora Slouchy hat.

I have yet to decide on the rules of the giveaway.  We may continue with Pinterest, or we may do something different.  I will post details at the beginning of the week and I am open to suggestions, so please leave a comment.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Week 3: Pattern Giveaway!

It's week 3 of the pattern giveaways, and I have decided to try something a little different this time.  I am having a Pin It to Win It type of giveaway, where comments are left on facebook.
There is a post pinned to the top of my facebook page, explaining the rules.
Basically, follow me on Pinterest, pin these baby ballet slippers, and leave a comment on the facebook post, telling me you did it and your Pinterest name.

There are very low entries as of yet, and I will draw and announce winners tomorrow evening, here on the blog.

In other news, between customs and never ending home repairs, I have been crocheting up lots of baby booties.  I am "hooked" (pun totally intended) on the patterns of Mon Petit Violon these days, and I just purchased several of her patterns for baby booties.  My favorites are the Fantasy Bobble Booties; so cute!

As you can see, I have been busy crocheting up several of these cute booties.  I also adapted the design to fit my toddler, who has been demanding requesting her own pair.  She loves them!

 I have also made a few more of her patterns and am looking forward to trying the fringe booties (little moccasins), and both the baby and ladies' loafers.
I am hoping to get involved in a craft fair within the next month or two, and I thought these would be a great addition to what I already have in stock.  However, we just discovered we need to have our water heater replaced, and I am trying to sell as many of these online as possible.  I will replenish my craft fair stock later.
There are a couple of baby slipper listings currently available in my Etsy shop:  I have a custom listing for the above Baby Ballet Slippers (0-6 months) and one for the custom Baby Bobble Booties as well.  The rest are currently available on facebook in my Baby Booties Album.  Simply comment below the picture or send me a message to purchase.
In addition to the booties, I also just finished up this cute little Granny Square Bag!
This bag is unlined and currently available in my RTS album on facebook.

Please comment, message me on facebook, or send me an email if you are interested in purchasing any of these items or if you would like to place a custom order.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Winner: Coastal Kaleidoscope Pattern

I'm a day late on this one; sorry everyone.  Between work, orders, and never ending home repairs, I let the day get away from me.

While there were a few more comments this time, I am wondering about the lack of entries in these giveaways.  I have taken efforts to make sure that the commenting is easy peasy on the blog (no word verification, everyone can comment, etc.), and still crickets.  While I enjoy using the blog as an outlet for my crafty tales, I would love to feel that I am writing it for more than myself.

That being said, I may change the requirements in the next giveaway.  Would everyone prefer a Pin It to Win It or a facebook related contest?  Please, I would love to get some feedback from you all.

Now for the winner of this week's giveaway!
The winner of the Coastal Kaleidoscope Throw pattern is:
Amber Seay!
Congratulations Amber; please contact me with your email address so that I may send you the pattern.

And for next week's pattern, I have chosen based on comments, Leilani's Lace!
Details on how to enter will come at the beginning of the week.
Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Week 2: Pattern Giveaway!

Major home repairs going on this week, so I will make this brief!
This week's pattern giveaway is Coastal Kaleidoscope.
This makes an excellent throw, blanket, or rug!  Use any type/weight of yarn, the colors and possibilities are endless.  This is a great stash buster project, and the size is totally up to you!
There are step by step photos, as well as clear instructions throughout.  There is also a tutorial on making a tassel, as the points are finished off with tassels.
Make a baby blanket (lots of texture makes for a great sensory blanket!), a throw, bedspread, or an area rug.

You're probably wondering how to enter......

Just leave a comment below telling me what pattern of mine you would like to see featured next week.
Easy peasy!

Earn an extra entry if you share my post (publicly)about the giveaway on facebook.

I will announce the winner on Saturday.  Happy crocheting!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pattern Winner!

Well, with only two entries into the pattern giveaway (not what I was hoping for), there was a 50/50 chance. The winner this time was :
Congrats Angela!  Please email me or private message me on facebook with your email address to claim your prize.

Considering Angela won the pattern, I think it's only fair that the other entrant, Colleen, gets to choose next week's pattern.  So, the Coastal Kaleidoscope Throw will be next week's pattern giveaway.
I will post details on how to enter on Monday, and hopefully there is a better turnout this time.
Time to kick up my feet and relax with some crochet now after a long day in a row of many long days at work.  I am working up yet another one of  Mon Petit Violon's patterns, the ruffle halter dress, for my daughter. What's on your hooks this weekend?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Pattern Giveaway: Week 1

For those crocheters out there, I have something special for you this month too!

I will be giving away one of my patterns here at the end of each week in July!

This week's pattern is Indian Summer!
This is a great pattern for these warmer months of spring and summer, but can carry on into the fall and even winter with the proper layers.  Very versatile: can be a tank/halter, dress or skirt.

Here's how to enter:
First, you need to be a follower of this blog (click Join this site on the side of the page)
Second, leave a comment below telling me what pattern you would like me to offer next week.

That's it!
I will randomly choose from one of the comments on Friday, and I will announce the name on Saturday, here on the blog.
Pretty simple.  So get entering!
Happy crocheting!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Photographer's Special Begins!

Today is the beginning of  my Photographer's Special!  For the entire month I will have an album on my facebook page filled with photography props available for just the cost of shipping!
This album/special is for professional photographers only, and I require at least one usable photo for each prop.  Not only will you get your item for just the cost of shipping, but you will also receive 30% off your next purchase (my usual photographer's special) with me.
I will, in turn promote your photography business on my page, so everyone benefits!
I have several items already listed, and there are more to come this month.
Here's a peek:

If you are looking for a particular type of prop that isn't already in the album, please leave your suggestions in the comments, and I will see what I can do.

These two fabulous shots are by Amanda Laurette Photography!  Please go check out her page;  she does beautiful work.

For all of you fellow crocheters out there, check back tomorrow for your chance to win one of my patterns!