Imagical Seasons. Big 60, Giveaway + MORE!
|December 21, 2012||Filled under Giveaway, Holidays, My Book, Writing a book|
It’s been absolutely wonderful, exciting, pretty educational and productive year for me!
But first of all, I would love to Thank You you all my dear friends for your love, continued interest and support. I must admit that stayed certainly overwhelmed, I absolutely enjoined every minute and lots of Amazing moments! I am truly humbled by every comment you leave me or email you send to me. I look forward to continue our friendship in the coming year. Very Welcome to new fans to come!
Looking back, I still can’t believe that just 9-10 months ago I was not able to draw crochet charts in such lovely now Adobe Illustrator, knew nothing about writing a book, how to work with long documents in Adobe InDesign. Now I’ve learned all of that and even created a totally new style of my patterns, which I jokingly call “Wordless” or “understandable without words”. As I said before, I always loved stitch diagrams – the international language of crochet and knitting not only because they are more clear and easier to read compared to written instructions, but also because the patterns really do not need to be translated to any other language. And I am so glad and proud that now you can make any design even if just with chart – not looking at written instructions (but which sure also included). Now testing of each pattern includes a sample, made by following just diagrams and schematics – my favorite part ;) So if you are visual person and prefer charts, these new patterns are for you and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do! If you you are prefer a written instructions, they are for you too ;o) Many Thanks to Edie Eckman for editing my patterns and her Edie Eckman’s How to Say It class! They never were in such terrific shape as now, yay!
AND… the biggest news is that my first book Imagical SeasonsTM: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 years is 60% done so far!! Well, not 75% as I hoped, but for very first book – 60% sounds not bad at all. The Imagical seasons book consist of designs for every season. I’ve just finished Winter season and so ready for Spring! :0)
SO, what I’ve done so far:
Spring season: Kristal collection (5 designs) – completed
Fall season: Dryad collection (4 designs) – 85% completed (practically done but under restructuring)
Winter season: 2 collections (8 designs, including accessories) – completed
What I still need to do:
Spring season: 2 secret designs
Summer season: 2 cover Ocean Friends tops + one secret collection (3 designs)
Fall season: 1 secret design
+ photos (my biggest fear and challenge), crochet stitches page, special stitches drawings, glossary, etc… ughh lol
Want a sneak peek of Winter season and book preview? Below is a “rich” one:
… and some sneak peeks of winter accessories (sorry for the very draft pictures – book photos are scheduled ;)
And just in time for holidays and to celebrate this milestone in the book’s development…
First, get 60% off on all my pattern until January 1st, 2013! Use code BIG60 at checkout. The coupon is applicable to myShop and Etsy stores. Offer valid now through January 1th, 2013 midnight PST.
If you may have any questions or issues with applying coupons – please just let me know.
On top of our BIG 60% sale, let’s have a GIVEAWAY! One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win a Visa Gift Card of $60 value (for US residents only!) or $60 via PayPal (WORLDWIDE)
TO ENTER THE CONTEST
Just comment to this post here (on mylittlecitygirl.com) even to say “Hi!” The only requirement is to enter this contest by January 1st, 2013 midnight PST. The winner will be randomly picked up and notified next day, January 2nd, 2013. Good luck!
May this year of 2013 be
a year of health & happiness
a year of wealth & wisdom
a year of peace & prosperity
And also, a year of love, laughter and joy!
Alla Koval Designs
Wow, Alla, looking good! Can’t wait to see the book! Have a great weekend, hun! HUGS! ~ Heather
OMG Alla, I am LOVING your sneak peeks!! I can’t wait to see it all!! I am hoping that by the time you get it out, I will be all caught up with my orders and can play with your patterns!
Alla, all your work is wonderful, can’t wait until your book is published. Happy Holidays to you and all you loved one.
Im so excited for the book , can’t wait to get it!!! I Wish u have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year X<3X<3X<3
I just love your work! Merry Christmas!!!
wonderful and excited about the book !!
As usual your designs are phenomonal :) Thanks for entering me in the giveaway. Hugs, rose
Your new designs look very exciting. They look to be very unusual as well. I look forward to seeing them when they are published. Keep the wonderful designs coming!!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year this holiday season.
You’re such a busy bee, but outcome of your hard work is wonderful!!! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
LOVE your work! Merry Christmas!
Hi! Merry Christmas! Can’t wait for your book! What I’ve seen so far looks fantastic!!!
you’ve come a long way! your designs are beautiful, things are only going to get better from here. Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years to you and yours
Congratulations on the upcoming publishing of your first book!
Your patterns are beautiful and so are you for sharing your talent with us!!
Have a Merry Christmas And Much Success and Health in the New Year!
Gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you & your family.
Your work is absolutely beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Always love your work!
Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
You have beautiful patterns.
I am sooooooooooo looking forward to your book! Just can’t wait!
The patterns are gorgeous, as usual!
Your patterns look fantastic! Pulling out the credit card, LOL.
Happy New Year, Alla. Keep the great work up.
Hi! I love your patterns.
Hi! Your patterns are beautiful. You are very talented. Happy New Year!
I can’t wait for the Summer season book!!
Congratulations on your upcoming book! I can’t wait to see it.
Merry christmas to you and thank you for the giveaway!
Awesome ! wish you best of luck dear Alla “happy holidays & a happy new year!”
waiting quite impatiently for the book X) love your work…
Great job, Alla! I’m so happy for you in all that you’ve learned. I love your patterns.:-)
Your work is always so beautiful! Along with everyone else, I’m excited for you and the new book – can’t wait for it to come out!
Happy holidays to you and yours!
I love your patterns. Wish I was a kid again
Congrats Alla!! Wish you a Merry Christmas!!!Hug xox
Thanks for your wonderful patterns.
Happy Holidays to you! Best wishes on your new book!!!
WOW! All that and some chocolate :-) That is awesome all you have accomplished so happy for you and to watch you grow and grow..been following you for quite some time. Merry Christmas and best of “continued” luck to you.
Wow. I just found your site and your patterns are just lovely! Pretty without being too bulky. Thanks!
I wish you a most blessed Christmas and new year. I am very much looking forward to seeing more of your book. The sneak peek is just great!
Wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year too.
I would love to take part in this giveaway.
thank you for the opportunity.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Xmas and a Happy New Year!
Mary from Australia
Wow!! Such exciting news Alla, I can’t wait for your book. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and hope 2013 gives you much happiness xxx
That is such exciting news. I can’t wait for your book to come out.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year to you.
Alla, thank you for being so generous and inspirational. Each of your blogs brings me so much delight.
And to anyone who reads this post, may you have a wonderful Christmas and may the New Year bring you Peace, Joy, and Prosperity. Blessings to All!!!
I love your work, Alla. Keep it comming;0)
Do look forward to se all of your great book.
Have a Merry Christmas with your family and friends, and best wishes for 2013.
love all the patters – best anywhere around
I just love how your patterns are so fresh and feminine, and different from others that are out there. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
I absolutely can’t wait for your boom to be done! So glad it’s crochet, too! Haven’t learned to knot, yet. ;)
can’t hardly wait for your book. Many thanks for so much beautiful designs! Merry christmas and a happy new year!
sending you love and light,
Your designs are fantastic. Not having any little girls in the family I have followed you for a couple of years because I just loved the looks. So now I am to possibly(according to ultrasound) have a new little niece. I finally will have someone to your designs for. Your new book will be a gold mine for me.
The book looks fabulous! I can’t wait for it to be published. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I am a chart person.. so that is a great news for me!!!
I am very excited about the book and look forward to adding it to my collection. The sample of patterns are so awesome and I cannot wait to see the book. You continue to inspire us all. May God continue to bless you and your family.
hiya! Hope your Christmas was fantastic! I spent the most part of day crocheting!
Last minute like always. hope you have a great 2013. Blessing for you and your family.