In the News ;)

I can’t believe how lovely and exciting summer time we have this year!

Igor and I always worked so hard, last couple years up to 14-16 hours a day, so we decided to take a little break and afford some rest.

Our daughter Kristin also got some “unusual” experience – she’s (with her friend) now at rhythmic gymnastic summer camp (Los Angeles, CA) for 2 weeks. It’s first time when we are separated with her for such long time, and we so glad that she looks so excited and happy!! Not to mention that after camp they do enjoy the ocean ;o)

 

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Since Kristin was never excited for long car trips, we decided to realize one of our dreams of long travel, and yesterday Igor and I drove around Olympic Peninsula – visited Ocean Shores (-20F from Bellevue, but I’ve just LOVED it – I’m not a big fan of 85-90F), Hoh Rain Forest (really big trees, everything else you can see in any park in WA), Forks (vampires stores, High School looks different from what you see in the movie :)), Port Angeles (too many cops for small city), ferry to Seattle (we were lucky to wait only 2 minutes!) …. Tough day… 450+ miles, but with lots of fun ;o)

In two days (on Wednesday), we will fly to LA, CA to pick up Kristin and her friend, and will be back Saturday evening.

AND on Sunday, I’ll off for 3 days trip with Klondike travel to the lavender festival, with a visit to Olympic National Park (Arina, my friend and the owner of Klondike travel, assured me  that we missed lots of thing we must see that area), and then, – Portland, Oregon. How exciting!!

 

Oh, and just after my return, I’ll post the details of my first four (yes, 4!!! ;) books I’ve almost finished (approx. 75-98 pages each): one of them still need photos (we will work on them just in next couple weeks), some patterns need descriptions and tech editing, books needed introductions, bio, indexes, etc. parts… Oh, but we have covers!!! Here is a sneak peek of Spring book cover (well, even in pretty draft version so far):

 

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P.S.: If I would ever knew how MUCH time would it take to design, learn (and then learn again!), write, draw stitch diagrams and schematic, edit, page making and so on … I would still take that journey again and again! :p)

Happy Independence Day!

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To all my American friends and customers!

Happy July 4th from Seattle! Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Happy Father’s Day!!

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… and me with my ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE & LOVELY Dad!! :

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Happy Father’s Day to all wonderful and lovely Dads!

Our dear Igor and Олександр we love you SO MUCH!! You are the BEST!!
Alla & Kristin

White Peacock | Stitch Diagram

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I’ve received many requests for this halter pattern. Thank you so much for your interest! Unfortunately I’ve had no chance to work on this pattern, but I do have a stitch diagram of dolly I’ve used for the skirt.

To download this lovely chart simple click at highlighted in green White_peacock.jpg file on the right. >>>>

Download: White_peacock.jpg
Updated: June 11, 2014
Size: 7.6 MiB
  And then click at image to enlarge – it’s pretty big and great quality chart.

 

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Oh, and if you may know the author of this amazing vintage dolly, could you please let me know, so I can give a credit.

Thank you and enjoy!!

Crochet! Magazine | Fluffy Clouds Blanket

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What a nice surprise! My Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern was featured yesterday at Crochet! Magazine. More than 4738 likes, 853 shares and 71 such sweet and lovely comments – could I ask for more?! ;o)

Thank you SO MUCH everyone!! This blanket is my very first I’ve even made, and was designed for our friend’s baby girl couple years ago!

 

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A wonderful day everyone!!

Millennium Cup | Vancouver 2014

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We are back from annual MILLENNIUM CUP International Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational competition our daughter participated. What a gorgeous competition venue (even if enough cold because of ice-hockey rink ;o)). We enjoined outstanding performances, incredibly talented and beautiful participants. Such memories!!

 

This time our coach decided to challenge the girls a bit and moved them to compete with gymnasts 2 levels advanced (from 6th level to 8th). I loved that our girls felt pretty comfy to compete even if with “big” girls ;o) Our daughter got 4th place in floor routine (and 6th all around) in group of 6 participants, including our new team gymnast – an amazing Angela (level 8). She got gold in all around!!!! YAY!!!

 

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Below are Floor and Hoop routines videos. And here are links to Ball routine.

 

Well, we are so glad back to home, and absolutely don’t mind that completion season is over ;o)

 

A wonderful week anyone!! Can’t wait to share some exciting news pretty soon!!

Happy Mother’s Day & Offer for You!!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, awesome and lovely mamas out here. You are the best!!

Leap into Mather Day with a special offer I have for you: get 65% off all my patterns! Use coupon code ILOVEMYMOM at checkout.

This coupon is applicable to myShop and Etsy.

Offer valid now through Monday, May 12, 2013 11:59pm PST.

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

May your day be filled with all the love, peace, joy and goodness that mothers bring to this world!

Sakura Con 2014

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I know, I probably surprise you by two posts a day, but I just can’t resist to share that…

…yesterday we went to Sakura-Con 2014 event. This time we took kids of our friends with us, because it is so really cool event that we wanted to share it!

And.. we realized this one became our family annual event – for 3 years in a row!! To look, to buy some funny stuff and some art, so make pictures, to look for crazy interesting and creative people who make stuff and who express themselves in a funny way and .. to have a day of fun! This event is “a bit” different from “normal” day-to-day life that it can be counted as one of these “out of the box” moments that move you and raise you and give you some space to fill with … with creativity and, may be, some kind of reset of mind ;o)

I’d like to say “let pictures talk”.. But I realize that in event with 5000 people I was not even prepared to capture feeling of insane ;o) I tried to freeze the moments but I missed a lot for sure…

There were dances, computer games, team battles and wins, music, anime movies, music and much much more…

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Our team:

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pretty fun couple we’ve met:

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Oh, and cherry on the top: we’ve watched two fashions shows of Japanese designers we’re lucky to met! First, it’s BEYOUND talented designer MINT NeKO.

Sure, I can’t resist to buy the shirt ;o) And Kristin fall in love with backpack, but we found that it is available in Japan only ….well,  it’s one more reason to visit this country (my_always_dream; and we’ll do it in some of days for sure ;0)

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And below is the picture with famous Mint Neko Well, I bet we both were more than exhausted after 7 hours spending on Sakura Con (and I’m sure he was much more). Oh, and I think I definitely need to work on stretching my fingers that way …wow ;o)

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And last, but not least .. my absolute favorite fashion show of Angelic Pretty…such  inspiration!

Happy Easter!!

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Have a fabulous day with your family and friends!

My New Baby ;)

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I’m so excited to call this such cute baby ~mine, and just can’t wait to hug her in person!! Made by BEYOUND TALENTED Ada Gurevich, my most LOVELY and FAVORITE online friend (in case, here is her Etsy shop).

….I’m just dying to meet Ada in person in some of days!

Oh, and here is another cutie of her, which is in my book already ;o)

Aduschka, you are AMAZING!!! I just ADORE YOU!!

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