|February 9, 2017||Filled under Commercial|
Hi my dears,
If you are looking for last minute Valentine day gift idea, I have a “last minute” written pattern for you, which if FREE for limited time! I definitely overdone myself to design something new, write a pattern, draw diagrams, take pictures, tested the pattern in only 3 days. So let me introduce…
Sova means owl in Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech and a bunch of other languages. It’s been my favorite bird since I can remember.
This pattern is versatile. Made with sport weight yarn, these lovebirds can be used as home decor (they are settled on my desk) or as a bag accessory. Crocheted with fine or thread weight yarn they will make a cute keychain. Crocheted with worsted or bulky yarn they will make a pillow or a toy – just change the eye-buttons to crocheted eyes.
In the other news, after my latest Owleta mini collection, I received several emails if here are some owl designs for boys… So, please welcome Owliver, a very first owl design for boys (more to come in March):
And it means that Sova is planned as growing time to time collection for Owleta and Owliver designs.
Oh, and below is a very first designed sova (not included in the pattern):
7″ (18 cm) in diameter and 3″ (8 cm) tall without tassels
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Owleta (Option 1): Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of each #522 pink (MC), #520 light pink, #519 canary and #527 mint.
Owliver (Option 2): Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of each #514 light turquoise, #515 turquoise, #519 canary and #529 lime green.
Size C/2 (2.75 mm)
• 2 size 20 mm sew-on eyes (shown by Darice)
• Sewing needle and coordinating thread
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Owleta (Option 1):
• 5 size 9/16″ (13 mm) white flower buttons (shown: La Mode Buttons, style #49224)
28 sc x 14 rows = 4” (10 cm).
Gauge is not critical for this design.
* This pattern involves crochet skills only.
12 pages, 2 photos, 4 crochet stitch diagrams, technical pages: Glossary, Reverse Single Crochet Tutorial, Conversion charts.
COPYRIGHT: All graphics, template and photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Please be respectful of the designer’s rights to this pattern.
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|September 6, 2015||Filled under Commercial|
Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. I hope you have a Happy Labor Day no matter how you decide to celebrate the day take some time off for rest and relaxation with family and friends; after all, it really is all about making those lasting memories.
About Labor Day
Each year, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It is the one day of year Americans celebrate their achievements in work, which the US Department of Labor says has contributed to prosperity and well-being of America as a whole. Americans have been celebrating Labor Day since the 1880s, and today it is an official federal holiday.
Interesting Facts About Labor Day
- Every year, more than 30 million Americans travel over Labor Day weekend.
- Canada was the first to celebrate Labor Day, and the US soon followed.
- President Cleveland made Labor Day and official US holiday in 1894.
- Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and NCAA sports seasons for fans.
- Labor Day marks the end of hot dog season, when Americans consume seven billion hot dogs.
Sales To Enjoy & Promo Code
The weekend isn’t over yet. For your weekend shopping pleasure, leap into Labor Day with some special offers I have for you.
First, my Imagical Season books are on 25% off sale now + FREE shipping (US and Canada)!! You do not need a coupon – they are already on sale price! The offer valid now through Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. These books have many small projects and if you are planning on some gifs done by this holiday season, don’t miss out this amazing deal! Not to mention that pattern book is always good gift-idea for someone in your life who crochet ;o) Get 25% off on any of these options:
Imagical Seasons | Paperback
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On top of this sale, get 10% off all patterns…. and books too – you got it right ;o) Use coupon code LABORLOVE at checkout.
Offer valid now through Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.
I wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. Enjoy your time off!
|November 12, 2014||Filled under Commercial|
It has been awhile since I updated You made this! page. I enjoy receiving your pictures and celebrating your great successes with you!!! Please continue sending pictures of your creations to me, whether you used my patterns, or just got inspired in making something new. I will be delighted to place your photos on this page!
|March 27, 2014||Filled under Commercial|
|August 25, 2013||Filled under Commercial|
That’s how it’s done… love it (click the picture to enlarge)
|November 24, 2011||Filled under Commercial, Giveaway|
|November 24, 2011||Filled under Commercial|
Not sure I’ll be that much around here today and I guess you are too ;o) But looking forward to see you then – for some unbelievable Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals, which are waiting for you. Stay tuned!
With lots of love,
|July 26, 2011||Filled under Commercial, Featured, In The News|
In the other news… I’ve signed 4 contacts this month, but I can’t give you more details now, uhhh LOL.
I’ve got Garden Party Hat Pattern tech edited and going to include it to Garden Party Pins Pattern. Also, this Hat pattern is still available for free – my first edited free pattern and btw, no one mistake was found in directions, but gauge and description were not the best ;o) I’ll update the pattern just in a few.
Also, I’m so enjoying working on new designs (my always favorite part ;o) and can’t wait to share them with you!
Happy Thursday everyone and TTYS!!
|March 30, 2011||Filled under Commercial, Featured|
… a first our local (WA) bazaar I decided to participate. Nicci, Thank you so much for invitation! Not that I’m still selling finished projects, but lots of samples and OOAK (one of a kind) girl’s tops, jackets, hats, scarves, accessories and sure printed patterns will wait for You ;o) I’ll keep you updated.
P.S.: Please spread the world about this event and come to visit us!
|February 24, 2011||Filled under Commercial|
I just entered this scarf for Tahki’s Colorplay Reader Challenge. Not that I am really looking for extra 40 skeins of yarn, but this contest is SO fun and I can’t resist to participate :о)
Fruits for every day… The scarf is made out of shell motifs and features beautiful crocheted grapes trim.
Tahki Cotton Classic #3715 – 2 hanks
#3724 – 2 hanks
#3913 – 1 hank
Tahki Cotton Classic Lite #4932 – 1 hank
If you like this scarf please fell free to vote for it HERE. To see all entries make sure to check COLORPLAY Crochet photo gallery and COLORPLAY Knit photo gallery. The only thing, in order to vote, you should Sign In to Knitting Daily, but I completely understand if you do not want to sign up ;o)
P.S.: I think I’ll use these motifs and trim idea in my near future for girl’s design(s), which means that pattern is coming soon. I’ll keep you updated!