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:

Imagical Seasons | Paperback

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Imagical Seasons | Paperback + Digital

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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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PRE-ORDER Imagical Seasons | Paperback + Digital

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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

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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!

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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!!!

The Winners!!

Good morning my dears,

I am so excited to name our Winners…

 

Winners

 

The Winners of 5 balls of Omega Crochet Cotton #5 and Poppy Pin pattern are …. Janice (comment #37) and Heather Macias (comment #10)! CONGRATULATIONS, Ladies! The yarn is ready to ship! I’ll contact you shortly.

 

And the Winners of Poppy Pin Pattern are: Stephanie Ware, Gen, Erika, Carolyn, Erin Springer, Judy Orrego,  Aditi, Wendy, Mary from Australia, Sara. My CONGRATULATIONS, Ladies! I’ll email your pattern just in a minute.

 

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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!!

 

A happy and lovely Monday everyone!! See you pretty soon! Stay tuned for some big news…  ;o) 

Happy Memorial Day & Giveaway Time!

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While Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, it also marks something else—the opportunity to thank all of the brave soldiers and honor those who we’ve lost…

 

The weekend isn’t over yet. Leap into Memorial Day with some special offers I have for you. First, get 65% off all patterns! Use coupon code USA2015 at checkout.

This coupon is applicable to myShop and Etsy—stores with instant download.

Offer valid now through Tuesday, May 28, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

 

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Also, I have a GIVEAWAY for You! A lucky one two ones from anywhere in the world will win lot of Omega Cotton #5 (100% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 5 balls of #59 red. This cotton has exceptional quality, texture and durability and just perfect for summer & spring crochet projects. Each ball is 1.76 oz 164 yards and comes in 21 colors (I wish Omega would have more colors). This is my absolute favorite yarn to work with and I really have no idea how I’ve “existed” without Omega’s yarn, seriously! ;o) Projects made with this yarn: Scarlet Tunic, Snowdrop Coat, Daisy Hat , Millefiori Apron Top …just to name a few. Please note: last two mentioned projects are secret projects so far.

And yes, I’m offering TWO LOTS of 5 skeins each + Poppy Pin Pattern for free, so Your chance to win is double and we will have 2 winners this time, yay!! I’ll ship WORLDWIDE!

And last, but not least… 10 participants in this contest will win a Poppy Pin Pattern for free.

 

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, May 24 and will end Sunday, May 31 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 Monday, June 1.

 

P.S.: Are you ready for Spring and Summer books releases just in a middle of June?!!! For my part …I hardly can wait!!!! ;o)

 

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Publishing the Books | In the News

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Hi my dears,

Do you like spring? I love the spring so MUCH! My mood always jumps over 101% ;o)

Especially now, when my first two books started their own “life”…

Last week I got a CIP block, barcode and anything else needed for Summer book; decided where to print my books (see copyright page above for details), signed contract for public relations services ….and both books were send to marketing agent and ready for marketing campaign. The whole process, including blog tours, reviews, preparation and distribution of press materials, etc. may take up to 3 months before book’s launch, but at least I have a plenty of time to print the books, work on my new website for Imagical Seasons; and finally I can continue to work on Winter and Fall books – I just can’t wait!

 

Also, I had an absolute pleasure to discover (and ordered for you ;o)) some “must have” notions and cute things for knitters and crocheters; as well and promotional accessories… more details later.

 

Oh, and I would LOVE to thanks again Scanova for creating for me 3D visual QR code! And for free and without ads displayed (I posted about this type of codes HERE). I love my:

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And last news for today is that I am on half way with Pink Marguerite jacket. Yes, unfortunately, it took me much longer that I hoped. Looks as I am overly optimistic about how much time I am going to have to work on stuff and how much I have on my plate.

 

A wonderful and sunny Wednesday everyone!

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