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Funny thing—for the first time all 3 winners of my latest contest picked by random.org, live if such distant countries!! To be honest, I am a bit jealous to my just released Imagical Seasons books which will “travel” to Australia and Indonesia even before me. And I found that one of the winners is from Kiev – my most favorite city of Ukraine. I will never forget out trips to that amazing city with my dad during my childhood, such memories!

 

A lovely Wednesday everyone!

P.S.: I have tons of news to share, stay tuned! ;o)

Alla

Imagical Seasons | Book Blog Tour begun!!

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I am so excited to let you know that my-very-first blog tour for my-very-first two books begun! We worked so hard to prepare this event, and I am very happy to see it started!

Wonder what is a blog tour?

A blog tour is a virtual tour to help an author to promote his book without traveling. It’s the same concept as going to one physical store on Monday and then to second score in different city on Tuesday and then fly to Europe to run third event on Wednesday and so on but instead of physical places, the author is going from blog to blog during the time frame of the tour.

 

Below is the schedule of all the stops along with the dates by each blog. Each blog is hosting GIVEAWAYS and SPECAIL DEALS for Blog Tour Participants:

July 13: Knitting and Crochet – Amy Solovay

July 14: Faina’s Knitting Mode – Faina Goberstein

July 15: Crochet Queen: Royal Ramblings – Gwen Blakely Kinsler

July 16: Crochet Concupiscence – Kathryn Vercillo

July 17: Petals to Picots – Kara Gunza

July 18: Stylish Knits – Simona Merchant-Dest

July 19: Craft Gossip – Sarah E. White

July 20: Positively Crochet – Mary Jane Hall

July 21: Magic with Hook and Needles – Vendula Maderska

July 22: Cute Crochet – Jocelyn Sass

 

Some people think of “13” as a bad number, but I do believe in opposite as everything “13th” was good for me and I always thought of it as my lucky number, so I hope it will be lucky number for my books too!

 

A lovely and happy Monday everyone!

Alla

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The Winners!!

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Hi my dears,

I am so excited to name our Winners…

 

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The Winners of paperback & digital copies of Imagical Seasons Spring and Summer books are …. Novi (comment #39), Natalie (comment #1) and Mary from Australia (comment #44)!

CONGRATULATIONS, ladies! I’ll contact you shortly.

 

Thank you so much everyone who participated in the contest, your kind of words and such sweet comments!! I’m truly happy that you enjoy everything and MUCH appreciate all your support and love! You are the Best!!

 

Have a terrific weekend!! See you pretty soon! Did I mention that my very first blog tour scheduled on Monday July, 13th?! YAY!!  ;o)

Imagical Seasons | Spring & Summer Books Release + Giveaway!!

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Yeah, the Spring and Summer books are arrived yesterday!!! I am so happy and exciting to announcing that today, July 1st 20015, is official release of my very first two books!!

I dreamed to release my books on my B-day (April, 21th), but it happened on Igor’s birthday instead – yes, today is birthday of my dear and lovely husband, my best friend in the world!!!

…And this evening we are expecting our friend from San Francisco, CA to spend 4 days in our sunny and oh-so-wonderful Seattle area! :o)

What a Day!!!! Not to mention that I am gladly busy with packing pre-ordered books (my favorite activity of the day!!) to be shipped late today/tomorrow morning, and listing books in my stores.

 

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And to celebrate book’s release and one of my big dreams to come true…

First, get 10% off on any of these options:

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Use code YAY10 at checkout. The coupon is applicable to ImagicalSeasonsShop (will be updated tonight updated!) and Etsy (already running) stores.

Offer valid now through July 8th, 2015 midnight PST.

If you may have any questions or issues with applying coupons – please let me know.

 

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On top of this sale, let’s have a GIVEAWAY! One Three lucky ones from anywhere in the world will win a Paperback + Digital copies of BOTH Imagical Seasons: Spring and Summer books! How exciting is that?! Oh, and cherry on the top – these is always a something-extra-must-have-and-who-doesn’t-like-surprises will arrive with your package ;o)

 

TO ENTER THE CONTEST
Each person is allowed to enter up to 2 times as follows:

  • Mandatory entry. You have to leave any comment here, on the blog—and that all, no any obligations ;o).
  • Optional Entry #2. Blog about this giveaway, linking to this post and leave another comment to this post with link to your blog post.
  • Optional Entry #3. Share this post on any of your accounts: Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, twitter, yahoo… etc.

TERMS

  • This giveaway starts today, July 1st and will end Friday, July 10 2015 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winners with random.org’s random number generator and I’ll notify the Winners by email on Saturday, July, 11th.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Post your entries now and good luck to everyone!

 

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My Books Arrived!!

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What a surprise!! My books arrived about a week early than expected, I love my printers!! ;o) There are two pallets of books that are being shipped and reached Seattle terminal this morning. One for each title, Summer and Spring. They will be delivered to our home tomorrow between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Yay!!!

 

That also mean that today and tomorrow are last days for pre-orders. All pre-ordered books will be mailed and available for instant download July, 1st!

Official book release date is July, 1st 2015!! OMG, I still can’t believe it!!!! :o)

 

Have a lovely and happy Monday!!

Imagical Seasons Books Pre-Order Now!

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YAY, it’s a Day! ;o) Pre-Orders for Imagical Seasons Spring and Summer books are started and available at ImagicalSeasons.com and Etsy!

Only little more time to wait, just less than a month and in the middle of July I will get printed books delivered and your signed book(s) will be shipped to you right away!

 

Pre-Order Deals

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* US and Canada Pre-Order sales come with Price discount, Free Tax and Free Shipping. International Pre-Orders sales come with Price Discount, Free Tax and $5 discount for shipping. Shipping cost is defaulted to $15 ($20 minus $5 discount) and real shipping cost will be calculated for each international order; left-over money, if any, will be returned back to the customer on the day of shipping.

 

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Once again, thank you so much my dears for your continued interest and endless support! You are the Best!!! I am extremely happy and excited that I did this project happened! May I wish the best of luck to this my new, or …. more-like-very-first baby ;o)

 

A wonderful and lovely week to you all!

Alla

ImagicalSeasons.com | Spring, volume 02

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First, let me introduce ImagicalSeason.com – a new home for my coming and future books, news and whatever-we-decide ;o)

All pages are almost done. The only I still need is customize Shop, which use woocommerce plugin – great plugin, but with more then hundred options to be customized (not my favorite part of task for sure). Please take a look at my new baby and let me know how you find the site, how it’s clear and easy to browsing, etc.

 

And now, let’s go for Summer book details..

 

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Bring your imagination to life with magical and playful designs for little ones in your life

Add a splash of color and fun to your child’s wardrobe with this adorable Summer collection! Discover the possibilities of seven whimsical designs inspired by invigorating sights and sounds of this beautiful season. This second volume of Imagical Seasons book series with its total 38 designs will swing you into the warmest time of the year with simple and versatile patterns to be transformed into a variety of creative options. You will learn how to stitch anything from a blanket to a halter dress using the same square motif with varying yarn weights! Enjoy Alla’s inimitable designs and discover how easy it is to add the cheerful and lively spirit to your child’s look.
Each pattern is designed to spark your own creativity and includes:

  • Unique stitch diagrams that speak the international language of crochet.
  • Detailed easy-to-follow written instructions and stunning full-color photos.
  • Size ranging from 2–12 years, and there are even a couple of items for grown-ups, too!

With suggestions on how to adapt and personalize each design to make unique pieces, the projects in this book provide magical and charming hand-made treasures that grow with your Princess and stir young imaginations.

Allow your crocheting adventures to begin! Have fun with the projects and make them your own, because every little girl is special and deserving of gifts made with love!

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Spring and Summer books are coming July, 2015!

Pre-orders: June, 15th.

 

A wonderful and sunny day everyone!

Imagical Season | Spring, volume o1

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Bring your imagination to life with magical and playful designs for little ones in your life

Spring is a perfect season to have frilly fun and to treat yourself to this charming Spring collection! Discover the possibilities of ten whimsical designs inspired by spring tenderness and awakening.This first volume of Imagical Seasons book series with its total 38 designs will swing you into a new season with simple and versatile ruffled patterns to be transformed into a variety of creative options. Enjoy Alla’s inimitable designs and discover how easy it is to add the cheerful spring spirit to your child’s look.

Each pattern is designed to spark your own creativity and includes:

  • Unique stitch diagrams that speak the international language of crochet.
  • Detailed easy-to-follow written instructions and stunning full-color photos.
  • Size ranging from 2–12 years, and there are even a couple of items for grown-ups, too!

With suggestions on how to adapt and personalize each design to make unique pieces, the projects in this book provide magical and charming hand-made treasures that grow with your Princess and stir young imaginations.

Allow your crocheting adventures to begin! Have fun with the projects and make them your own, because every little girl is special and deserving of gifts made with love!

 

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Spring and Summer books are coming July, 2015!

Pre-orders: June, 15th.

 

A wonderful and lovely day everyone!

Imagical Seasons | Introduction

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Good morning my dears,

With all these book’s activities and last preparations to my very first book launch, I am still so overwhelmed and just realized that here is only 6 days until pre-orders for Spring and Summer books..  oh my ;o) So I decided to post every day until June, 13th some details about the coming books. Let’s start from introduction:

 

This was my very first experience in book-writing and a true labor of love. From the very first pages I was simultaneously absorbed and exhilarated by all the ideas that kept coming and demanding to be shared.

This book grew so fast that soon it got too big to be a single volume, so instead it turned into a series of four books, one for each season. Let me introduce you to the “Imagical Seasons” collection.

“Imagical Seasons” is a series of 4 books and 38 whimsical designs that were inspired by nature and the changing seasons. Each volume, be Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, will show you how a little imagination can:

  • Transform simple ruffle pattern into a nearly endless variety of pretty designs (in Spring book).
  • Stitch anything from a blanket to a halter dress using the same square motif with varying yarn weights (in Summer book).
  • Adapt and personalize lace-pattern-based designs to hook your own masterpieces (in Fall book).
  • Create trendy and cozy garments and accessories for those cold winter days, or a delicate coat for holidays and special occasions—based on patterns that apply variations of a simple puff stitch (in Winter book).

“Imagical Seasons” comes with lots of stunning full-page, full-color photographs, very detailed written instructions that are easy to follow, and unique stitch diagrams that speak the international language of crochet. 

All projects in these books are designed to spark your own creativity and will help you create charming hand-made treasures that will grow with your Princess and excite your creative spirit and imagination. 

And here is the best part—garments come in sizes 2 to 12 years, and there are even a couple of themes for grown-ups!

… While “Imagical” is a portmanteau word—a combination of “imagine” and “magical”, it describes perfectly what I wanted to achieve by writing this book series: bringing unique ideas to life through creative crochet designs.

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Spring and Summer books are coming July, 2015!

Pre-orders: June, 15th.

 

A lovely and amazing day everyone!

Book proofs arrived!

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My very first two books are about to be released into the world, YAY!!!

Look what I got yesterday ;o) Yes, it’s proofs of Spring and Summer books from Imagical Seasons—a series of 4 books and 38 whimsical designs. The book scheduled to arrive just by end of June.

Pre-orders starts on June, 15th! Save a date and stay tuned!

In the other news—I almost finished my new website, which also will be launched June, 15th. I’ll post more details soon.

 

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A wonderful and lovely weekend to you all!!!

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