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Ravelry In-Store Pattern Sales Program


I get asked a lot by local yarn shops to sell my patterns and well as for printed version of them. Many Thanks to Ravelry and their innovative In-Store Pattern Sales Program – both these services are now available! This feature lets local yarn shops sell your patterns to their customers. It is growing every month, with new shops and designers joining the program each day.

What it is

Ravelry is pleased to offer a new service for local yarn shops (LYSs), designers selling patterns through the Ravelry Pattern Store, and any customers who want to buy those patterns through brick-and-mortar shops! Designers and shop owners (LYSOs) can opt-in to this service.


How it works

Participating LYSOs can search for patterns available through this service (designers agree to the pricing scale and LYSs sell the patterns at the retail price of the pattern) and sell them to customers through their shops, printing the pattern for the customer in-store if desired. Patterns can also be emailed to the customer and saved in their Ravelry library. At the end of each month, shop owners receive a combined invoice for all the patterns sold during that month, and pay for them through Ravelry via PayPal or a credit card.


You can find more information in Ravelry’s wiki.


To join and set up this program took me about 5 min. Now my 64 patterns are set up for in-store sales and are permitted to sell by 214 retailers. As with everything on Ravelry, here are always the best service and such great new features!

Daisy Chain

I love to check Etsy’s Treasury, an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery, where members can feature their favorite items or items selected on a theme or whatever they like. And I can’t hide that always thrilled to see my designs included in such wonderful and lovely collections ;o)

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Many thanks to Valerie Wick’s for including my Garden Party. Daisy Pin Pattern to such sweet and romantic Daisy Chain treasury, featuring daisies of all kinds!

Daisy Chain

Grape Scarf

Fruity Fun. Grape Scarf Pattern featured in two wonderful collections: Grapes and The Vinyard.

Thinking of spring and the beauty of grapevines covering a trellis, the romance of the plant itself and the luscious flavors!

Thanks a lot to Elisabeth Kinney and Deb L for including my pattern.


The Vinyard

And make sure to check such darling and lovely Gifts for a little chic princess treasury! Thank you so much to Alessandra Geninatti for including my Minnie Jacket Pattern.

Gifts For A Chic Princess


Happy Tuesday everyone! Make your day fantastic!

Santa’s Workshop Is Working Hard

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My Grinch Hand Knitted Jacket was features in two such wonderful and fun Santa’s Wokshop is working hard! and Let Me You Smile! Etsy’s treasures. Many thanks to Teri for including my pattern! Crochet version of this jacket (Elf Princess) is available here.

Santa's Workshop Let Me Make You Smile


Grape Scarf

Grape Scarf

If you have not yet decided on a Christmas… how about Christmas With The Peacocks At The Vineyard? ;o) Thank you so much Amanda Doubblestien for including my Grape Scarf pattern to such lovely treasury – pure eye candy!!

Christmas With The Peacocks At The Vineyard


Faerie Dreams Dress

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And the Faerie Dreams Hand Knitted Dress was featured in ITS PARTY TIME!! treasury. “Noting sweeter than a little girl dressed in her party finery! Some lovely items here that will fit the bill absolutely! Be ready for the Christmas party times!”, says curator of this such sweet and girlie collection. Thanks a lot for including my pattern, labazs from UK!

Its Party Time


Wee Style Magazine Winter 2011-2012

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The Winter issue of Wee Style Magazine, published by Angela Owens is now for sale! Thank you so much Angela for featuring my two latest Elf Princess and Paint The Town designs and such amazing pictures!

Wee Style Magazine Winter 2011

Elf Princess. Preview

Awee, look what I’ve got this morning!! Yes, here are photos of my newest Elf Princess jacket – a crochet version of Grinch hand knitted jacket I’ve promised you since so long and so glad that got a chance to do it, finally!!

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Elf Princess03

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Elf Princess09

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Isn’t they are simple ADORABLE?! Many Thanks to Angela Owens and sweet Miss Layla for such beautiful and lovely photos!!! But now I’m in trouble to pick just one, or two… well, or three pictures for the logo ;o) Any suggestions are much appreciated!!

.. Elves love white. And red. And green. And all the colors in between! Jazz up the holidays with this delightful crochet jacket in traditional Christmas colors, or make it in your little elf’s favorite shades for year-round wear. The long hood and wide bell sleeves are just right for chilly days, especially when trimmed with scallop edgings, organza ruffles and matching zipper closure! Bobble stitches, pom-pom ties and vibrant patchwork details add the perfect finishing touch, and will keep her snug and cheery all season long.

This pattern will be released as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your continued interest and patience with me. I’ll keep you updated!


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On the other news, my Grinch Hand Knitted jacket was featured in such sweet Kiddle style :) treasury. Many Thanks to Margaret of JaminaRose for including my pattern.

Kiddle style

Happy and productive Monday, everyone!!

Thursday’s Moments 15. Inspiration


What a treasure and truly inspiration this wonderful and such lovely yarn, which have been spinning by outstanding talented designer and amazing person Faina Letoutchaia!! To read interview with Faina, make sure to visit The Designer’s Studio by Faina Goberstein – another very talented designer I was lucky to met personally.

From the Faina’s introduction, which is perfectly fit to both designers:

Once you see one of her designs, you will never forget it.


This is going to be our very first and such specific collaboration with Faina and I just can’t describe how I’m trilled and honored!! Can’t wait to start!! I’ll keep you updated ;o)


Happy Thursday everyone!!

Alla Koval Designs

Couture Knitting


My Urban Couture Jacket was featured in such wonderful and stylish Couture Knitting treasury at Etsy.

Couture Knitting

Angelina Elizabeth, a curator of this treasury says:

Not just your Grandma’s knitting anymore!

Make sure to check such great knits in here. I love them all!! Thanks to Angelina for including my pattern.



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For daisies lovers, here is another beautiful and romantic Daisies treasury. Daisies

Thank you Pitichi for including my Crocheted Daisy Pin Pattern.



And Blushing Pink at Artfire, curated  by shabbysheikboutique, featured my Flower Power Bolero and Celtic Pink Scarf patterns. What a pretty and delicate collection!! Thank you so much for adding my Flower Power bolero and Celtic Pink scarf patterns.

Blushing Pink

“Coy and collective, shy yet aloof
A precious commodity, your living proof
Share raindrops and colors of rainbows so fair
Save memories so captured, as blossoms appear..”

Happy Monday everyone!! Another exciting and pretty busy week has been scheduled and started already ;o) And btw, I plan to show you something new just in a few – stay tuned!


Alla Koval Designs

Just Be Yourself

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…sometimes we forget who we are, says curator of Just Be Yourself – such fun, cute and unique treasury! Many Thanks to NanaJustBanan’s for including my Grinch Hand Knitted Jacket Pattern.

And I have good news for all crochet lovers! As I promised, I’m working on crochet version of this jacket (on half way to be exact ;o) and will do my best to offer you a crochet pattern as soon as possible. I’ll keep you updated.

Just Be Yourself

In the other news, my Pineapple Apron Top Pattern made sweet and fresh Pineapple Hospitality collection on Artfire.  Thank you Adrienne25 for including my pattern.

Pineapple Hospitality

Happy Thursday everyone!!

You Weigh Heavy On My Mind

Great and unique treasury! And as curator says : “I put on so many hats to worry over. Peace of mind is something I struggle with. There is so much that weighs heavy on my mind. ”

You Weigh Heavy On My Mind

Thank  you so much to branchonthebeadtree for including my Polka Dots Cap Pattern in You Weight Heavy On My Mind treasury.

P.S.: Hehehe, this Dog Hat is is definitely weights heavy on my mind. Not sure that our Pixie would love one, but this hat puts a huge smile on my face every time I see it ;o)

Happy and productive Monday, everyone!!


Annie’s Attic. Crochet Lover’s Daily

My Polka Dots Cap Pattern was featured in Crochet Lover’s Daily today! Make sure to check all new gorgeous items at Annie’s Attic.

Top 10 Tuesday Polka Dots Cap

P.S.: Oh, and I’ve just found that we’re #1 in The Top Directory of Craft Blogs on the Web, Yay! ;o) Thank you so much everyone for all your support and votes!

We're1 Craft Blogs #1


A Wonderful Sunday to everyone!!

The Top Directory of Craft Blogs on the Web

Yesterday I’ve got a sweet notification that my site has been selected for and listed in the top directory of craft blogs on the web. Yay!! :о)

Craft Blogs

From the Craftblogs site:

Crafting can be one of the most relaxing and productive hobbies that an individual can undertake. We at strive to celebrate those artists who enjoy crafting. We have compiled a list of what we feel are the best crafting blogs on the Internet and we encourage our readers to both enjoy and learn from these creative individuals…

If you like my site and already in readership or just joined, please vote for me HERE (or click on image below) by hitting BOOST button. Every boost and comment count and will increase the chance of having my blog rank higher in and the higher my listing on the directory. Thank you so much!!

Craft Blogs MyLCG


A Wonderful and Lovely weekend to everyone!!!

P.S.: As probably you know, my daughter started take rhythmic gymnastics classes about 7 months ago. Not only she was completely hooked, but also got a really great progress for this period. And tomorrow is Kristin’s first public performance in Seattle. Can you believe we are so excited!! ;o)

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