Category: Featured

I Won an Award? Two Awards? I accept! :)

Top-Blogger-Button-FC             Liebster Award

 

What a surprise-email I’ve got from Julia Litz, one of the editor of Fave Crafts, that my project Meringue Cowl pattern was one of the most popular craft tutorial on FaveCrafts.com and was included in The Best of the Best: The Top 100 Projects of 2014. Yay, how exciting!! Thank you so much ladies!

 

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And I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award by the amazing Lin Wibisono at CrochetRockstar! Thank you so much Lin, it is always an honor to receive an award. The Liebster Blog Awards is about people nominating other people so their name get recognized. And sure, here are rules, which are fun and simple:

 
  1. Thank and link back to the blogger who presented you with the award (done).
  2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer 11 random questions.
  4. Create 11 random questions for your nominees.
  5. Present/nominate a Liebster Blog Award to more bloggers!

 

I’ll post my answers next Wednesday.

P.S.: BTW, did you notice that I’ve back on my “regular” schedule – a weekly posting?! I chose post every Wednesday this time ;o)

 

A wonderful and lovely day everyone!

2015 Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat| Tacoma, WA

Madrona Fiber Arts

 

Madrona Fiber Arts was started by fiber enthusiasts who wanted to bring great teachers to the Northwest. “We love the camaraderie, creative energy, and the sharing that is generated among students and teachers by combining incomparable teaching, small classes and informal settings”, – the founders Suzanne Pedersen and Cornie Taley said.

2015 Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat scheduled February 12-15. Go to the Retreat Class Schedule and Information page and FAQs.

 

The most exciting news is that my dear friend and beyond talented knitwear designer, author, and a professional teacher Faina Goberstein. She will teach all 4 days plus some mini classes that will announced later. To find Faina’s classes, please go to the Schedule page, and search for “Faina”:

 

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Faina Goberstein learned to knit as a young girl in Russia without the use of patterns. She is the co-author of the bestselling book The Art of Seamless Knitting (Interweave 2013) and the teacher of “Sizing Knitwear Patterns”, one of the most popular classes on Craftsy.com. She collaborates with Interweave Press for a production of teaching webinars and DVDs. Faina loves teaching and took an early retirement from being a math professor to let her long-time passion for knitwear design become her second profession. She is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures, cables, brioche and slip stitch techniques. Her designs often appear in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Twist Collective and various books.

 

If you will not able to visit this event, I would highly recommend you take Faina’s Crafty Classes online.

Crochet! Magazine | Fluffy Clouds Blanket

Fluffy Clouds

 

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!!

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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All on Summer Day

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“..blessings for Monday and the week ahead” says Margaret – an curator of this lovely and full of sunshine Etsy treasury! Many thanks for including my Vintage Rose Top pattern in All on Sumer Day!

 

All On Summer Day

 

 

Fluffy Clouds Blanket

Another absolutely gorgeous and lovely treasury is Potpourri For You and Me! by Elisa and Awilda. Wonderful finds!

Thank you so much for including the Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern! Also this pattern was featured in wonderful Soft Place to Fall collection by Maureen, which “inspired by mothers who are their childrens’ soft place to fal, comes this collection of soft, fluffy things that make you feel good. Just like Mom.

Potpouuri For You and Me Soft Place to Fall

 

 

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I just love this plant!!!!” says Sabine, a curator of Dandelion treasury and I must admit that we are definitely on the same page ;o)

Many thanks for including my Dandelion Tunic pattern Sabine!

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Magnolia Coat

Sweet things for a little one dear to your heart!” it’s all about such darling and charming Sweet Pea collection by Darlene! Thanks for including the Magnolia Lace Coat pattern in this treasury.

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Many Thanks to Schatzinsel for including the Daisy Pin pattern in so pretty and colorful Spring Time Happy Time treasury! My most favorite time of year!!

Spring Time Happy Time

 

 

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One of my favorite design and my most lovely Black and Red Mod treasury created by beyond talented girl and my dear friend Ada Gurevich!! “Sometimes I’ve been thinking that I have like dark mood, but then I thought it’s not so bad because this dark colors they are just beautiful, and even babies see those colors first, the Valentine day is all over this colors.”  Thank you so much Aduska for including my Minnie Jacket pattern.

If you not familiar with Ada’s work, make sure to check her shop, which is about Ada’s art work and jewelry. You will LOVE it for sure!!

Black and Red Mod

 

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And just in case – a couple more jackets for cold days ;o) My both: knit and crochet versions of Polar Bear jackets pattern was featured in Blue Color treasury by Olga and in Ice Ice Baby by Fulya. Thank you so much ladies!!

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And last treasure I would like to share is Needles are clicking away “All over the World” by Margaret.

…needles not my old bones lol ” says Margaret ;o))) Thanks a lot for adding my Flower Power Bolero pattern!

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A wonderful and lovely Monday everyone!! :0) I have something to share with you late this week. See you then!!

Alla Koval Designs

YCMT | $5 Deals for Summer

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It’s time again for the big $5 Deals sale at YouCanMakeThis.com!

And, it’s on RIGHT NOW!

 

A huge selection of great patterns and projects are on sale for only $5, giving you savings of up to 75% on some! This sale runs through June25, 2013.

 

"So, how do I find these deals?" you may be asking…
It’s easy! All of the patterns and projects that are part of the $5 Sale added to the Featured Products category.

There are several pages of deals to look through! You might also want to try using the sorting options at the top of the page and increase the Items per Page – there is a lot to see! I was invited to join and gladly offering you my Petalline Dress & Poncho Pattern for this such great event!

 

Petalline Dress Poncho

YCMT | $5 Deals are Back

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It’s time again for the big $5 Deals sale at YouCanMakeThis.com!

And, it’s on RIGHT NOW!

A huge selection of great patterns and projects are on sale for only $5,
giving you savings of up to 75% on some! This sale runs through March 12, 2013.

Plus, you will get TWO free patterns, including a brand-new Kimberbell pattern, with your purchase of $25 or more!

"So, how do I find these deals?" you may be asking…

It’s easy! All of the patterns and projects that are part of the $5 Sale added to the Featured Products category.

There are several pages of deals to look through! You might also want to try using the sorting options at the top of the page and increase the Items per Page – there is a lot to see! I was invited to join and gladly offering you my one of best selling Fluffy Clouds Baby Blanket for this such great event!

 

Fluffy Clouds Blanket

 

In the other news.. I have 2 new designs (a top and dress) to share. Stay tuned!! ;o)

My Interview for Hey Kids! Magazine

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What a nice surprise! Thanks a lot to Alireza for sending a paper copy of Hey Kids! magazine with my interview in and the latest issue. It’s such fun and interesting magazine!! To read the interview click pictures below to enlarge, or check it here.

 

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A Wonderful weekend everyone!!

Alla Koval Designs

My Favorite Urban Style

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Just spotted latest Etsy’s treasures and can’t resist to share some, especially My favorite urban ‘style’ by Margaret. Thank you so much for including the Urban Couture Jacket pattern, my all time favorite!

 

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The Elf Princess was featured in such a joyful When all the world is young… by Margaret collection! Thanks a lot, dear Margaret!

 

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Crochet should NOT be the underdog in the world of needlework! Crochet is beautiful. Here’s a treasury to support some of my favorite fellow crochet designers!”, says hookedvintagecrochet – a curator of such beautiful Up with Crochet!: Gorgeous Crochet Scarf Patterns collection. I am honored to be a part of such a beautiful collection of scarves! Thanks for adding my latest Gardenia Scarf pattern.

 

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Grape Scarf Garden Delight

Such cute collection and “at least it’s all calorie-free!” as says Pam ;o) Many thanks Pam Nuss for adding the Grape Scarf pattern to fun Garden Delights… the non-edible variety treasury.

 

Double Fun in the Sun Hat

Hot Heads.. Crocheted Poppy

 Double Fun in the Sun hat pattern was featured in two such cool looking collections: Hot heads…pretty girls by Margaret and Crocheted Poppy by Luba Davies. Thank you so much ladies!!

 

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Oh, and I can’t believe I almost missed such lovely Colors of the fall treasury, created by my dear and beyond talented friend Adushka. Thank you so much Sweets for including the Whimsical Forest mini collection!! My absolute favorite fall collection of 2010, and mainly because of such lovely collaboration with my amazing friends and such passionate souls: French designer Francoise Lama-Solet and gorgeous  Alex Koloskov and Genia Larionova,  and sure their lovely twins!!

 

In the other news… I’ve almost finished winter collection for my book (yay!!) and will blog about a book progress, what happened with Dryad collection, etc. as soon as possible!

Have a lovely and productive day!

Alla Koval Designs

Style Sheet for Patterns

Style Sheet

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Even if I have published my patterns since 2008, I am happy and proud owner of Style sheet for knitting and crochet patterns … finally :)

 

How To Say It

If you are looking for polishing your pattern-style or plan to start write patterns, I would highly recommend Edie Eckman’s How to Say It class. I learned what I was looking for I can’t be more happy with quite detailed and information filled lessons! Thank you so much Edie!!

 

Alla Koval Designs

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