Imagical Seasons: New Patterns, Giveaway + MORE!
|August 30, 2012
|Filled under Giveaway, My Book, Writing a book
I’m so excited to share with you all a sneak peek of my very first book. Although it seems that the amount of work to be done is still endless and I still need to learn lots of new skills and things, I’m so glad that I started this book venture! I’m absolutely sure that I would do this again, especially if I will be teaming up again with incredible Tin Ambat and Annya Uslontseva! Tin’s brilliant descriptions and Anna’s fantastic book layout have made the book look great, even if it is still a draft version and only 1/3 of it is done…
So, let me introduce:
Imagical SeasonsTM: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 years
Imaginative and magical designs for little ones in your life.
… where Imagical is a portmanteau word – a combination of “imagine” and “magical”. It describes perfectly what I want to achieve: coming up with unique ideas and designs, and making them a reality through the application of basic crochet and knitting skills…
Want a sneak peek of book and pattern preview?
Well, this is not a final version – still need to do photos for book and polish a bit there and there, but it’s pretty close to what book will look like ;o)
What do you think? Any questions or advice about the book name, designs, layout, charts, or instructions? I would love to hear from you! Please leave your comments, suggestions and feedback here. All your input is appreciated!
*** Patterns release update: Silverlace and Tropicana Blanket patterns
will be released this afternoon are released, and Petalline dress pattern – tomorrow will be released September, 4 (not sure what was in my mind when I offered two releases of such big patterns in 2 days, I still need to do the modeling and polish pattern a bit – my apologies for this delay) .
Both patterns are released and available now (click links below):
Of course, we will have our traditional little giveaway … the first 6 people who leave a comment on this post will get blankets or dress patterns (one pattern per person – fully for your choice) via email in PDF format, absolutely FREE right they will be released! *** This giveaway is closed and winners are: Donna, Mary Z, Mutant Supermodel, Natasha, Laurie and Rose. My CONGRATULATIONS!! Dear ladies, please email me with your pattern choice and I’ll email your patterns right away!
AND … to celebrate this milestone in the book’s development, let’s have a CONTEST on top of our giveaway! You can enter the contest in 3 ways:
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required!
Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this contest, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., and comment on this post with your link. You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one entry per network only).
The winning commenter will receive a 50% coupon to my store, along with 5 balls (100g each) of Trigo yarn. The winner gets to choose what colors she/he would like! By the way, this is the same yarn I used for Silverlace Blanket and Petalline Dress (size 10/12).
Also, everyone who submits a mandatory entry plus one optional entry will receive a 50% coupon for a one-time purchase (valid on everything, including the new patterns!) The coupon has no expiration date but is only good for one use, so choose your pattern(s) wisely!
This contest starts today, August 30, 2012 and will end on September 6, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.
I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winner will be notified by email on Friday, September 7, 2012.
So, what are you waiting for? Post your entries now and good luck to everyone!
Alla Koval Designs