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…
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