Imagical Seasons: New Patterns, Giveaway + MORE!
|August 30, 2012||Filled under Giveaway, My Book, Writing a book|
I’m so excited to share with you all a sneak peek of my very first book. Although it seems that the amount of work to be done is still endless and I still need to learn lots of new skills and things, I’m so glad that I started this book venture! I’m absolutely sure that I would do this again, especially if I will be teaming up again with incredible Tin Ambat and Annya Uslontseva! Tin’s brilliant descriptions and Anna’s fantastic book layout have made the book look great, even if it is still a draft version and only 1/3 of it is done…
So, let me introduce:
Imagical SeasonsTM: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 years
Imaginative and magical designs for little ones in your life.
… where Imagical is a portmanteau word – a combination of “imagine” and “magical”. It describes perfectly what I want to achieve: coming up with unique ideas and designs, and making them a reality through the application of basic crochet and knitting skills…
Want a sneak peek of book and pattern preview?
Well, this is not a final version – still need to do photos for book and polish a bit there and there, but it’s pretty close to what book will look like ;o)
What do you think? Any questions or advice about the book name, designs, layout, charts, or instructions? I would love to hear from you! Please leave your comments, suggestions and feedback here. All your input is appreciated!
*** Patterns release update: Silverlace and Tropicana Blanket patterns
will be released this afternoon are released, and Petalline dress pattern – tomorrow will be released September, 4 (not sure what was in my mind when I offered two releases of such big patterns in 2 days, I still need to do the modeling and polish pattern a bit – my apologies for this delay) .
Both patterns are released and available now (click links below):
Silverlace and Tropicana Blanket
Of course, we will have our traditional little giveaway … the first 6 people who leave a comment on this post will get blankets or dress patterns (one pattern per person – fully for your choice) via email in PDF format, absolutely FREE right they will be released! *** This giveaway is closed and winners are: Donna, Mary Z, Mutant Supermodel, Natasha, Laurie and Rose. My CONGRATULATIONS!! Dear ladies, please email me with your pattern choice and I’ll email your patterns right away!
AND … to celebrate this milestone in the book’s development, let’s have a CONTEST on top of our giveaway! You can enter the contest in 3 ways:
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required!
Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this contest, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., and comment on this post with your link. You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one entry per network only).
The winning commenter will receive a 50% coupon to my store, along with 5 balls (100g each) of Trigo yarn. The winner gets to choose what colors she/he would like! By the way, this is the same yarn I used for Silverlace Blanket and Petalline Dress (size 10/12).
Also, everyone who submits a mandatory entry plus one optional entry will receive a 50% coupon for a one-time purchase (valid on everything, including the new patterns!) The coupon has no expiration date but is only good for one use, so choose your pattern(s) wisely!
This contest starts today, August 30, 2012 and will end on September 6, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.
I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winner will be notified by email on Friday, September 7, 2012.
So, what are you waiting for? Post your entries now and good luck to everyone!
Alla Koval Designs
What a lovely book this promises to be. Congratulations!
How Exciting Alla! I love your patterns, and these pictures look just beautiful. congratulations!! I’ll be sharing this on Google +!
This looks great! I have three kids and I love crochet so I’d definitely put this to use.
Alla, my congratulatios!
Another beautiful design…thank you for allowing us the pleasure of recreating your designs :). Hugs, rose
Posted your news on my FB account:)
The silverlace blanket and gorgeous! Can’t wait for the pattern release.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
posted on my FB page <3
wonderful you have great designs
love all your creations. Thank You
for the inspration
Can’t wait to see the book! Any word on the Repunzal scarf pattern?
Rapunzel collection (8 designs total ;) will be available in a month. Thank you so much for your patience Bettie!!
Your Silverlace blanket IS magical! love this!
Can’t wait fot he book!
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Silverlace Blanket!
Oh, my comment is # 10…My Father called, just when I opened the email. Couldn’t miss talking with him! I didn’t win, but I have got to purchase this beautiful pattern!
Just gorgeous stuff!!! I’m in awe of the talent and am already craving some of these designs.:)
I shared this link o my facebook page, but can’t figure out how to show link in the comment box…
Gorgeous! Congrats on the book.
It’s all so beautiful Alla!
Wish I had a smartphone so I would actually have a chance of winning!! :)
I can’t wait for the dress pattern. My daughter (8 yrs) has fallen in love with it from the first time you previewed it.
Thanks for sharing all your talent with us.
I know I appreciate it very much.
Шедеврально-обворожительно!!!!!! Fascinatingly-masterpiece!!!! Looking forward to see THE BOOK!
I am so happy about the book. I simply love your work!
Looking forward to growing my crochet skills with your beautiful patterns. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!
Your work is beautiful!
I’m so excited for your new patterns! And especially your book! I think I have all of your other crochet patterns, so I practically stalk your page to see when something new comes out! :)
Wow. Nice to hear. Congratulations Alla!!!
Wonderful, can’t wait for the finished book!!!
Wow! Congratulations! How exciting, and I can envision you publishing more than one book in the future, because your patterns are so adorable. I am excited about the chance of winning, I love the blanket pattern. Yes, I will be buying your book(s)! Good luck!
Awesome!! How exciting!
How exciting I can’t wait to see the book in person. I love your new patterns they are beautiful.
Hi Alla, here is my blog post providing the link to your contest:
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
I could not get the share button to work (probably me) so I just copied the address and shared on my Facebook page…happily. Can’t wait for your book. https://www.facebook.com/deanna.groves.9
Can’t wait to see the book! Love your patterns!
I’m excited about this whole idea of Couture Crochet… and I just happen to have a grand daughter in the perfect age range! She loves to help Grandma, and soon I will get her started so she can really enjoy crochet with me. I love the beauty in your designs, so elegant. Can’t wait to use some of your patterns!
Shared your link on FB :)
I love your designs!
What exciting news Alla. I know it will be a huge success. Your work is simply gorgeous.
what a beautiful design! also sharing on facebook; thank you :)
Absolutely magical…. oh wow …..beautiful. Here is to the finished product, can’t wait. On to facebook now to share. Good luck!!
Congratulations, the book is going to be great! Wishing you all the best! I posted link to this page on my Facebook page, this is the best I can get from there: http://www.facebook.com/tamara.bubalo
I still don’t understand about the first six people who post??? Anyway, I love your creations and patterns and I would absolutely love to have your new book.
Alla! Your designs as usual very unique. Just as an idea how to name your book “The Magical dream time”. or “The Magical Lace” or “Miracle Lace” I wish you all the best in your creations.
I would just thrilled to be the winner. I love all your patterns. Everything is just beautiful.
Beautiful work. Patterns are easy to read, I really enjoy the graphs, I always have trouble with printed patterns. Everything I’ve made from your patterns, received lots of comments. I have a friend who I make things for her granddaughter, and also make things for my granddaughter. I really enjoy the clothing, actual clothing they can wear. I am not into accessories, so much rather make clothing. Also, some items I can tweak a bit, by doing the math, and make them for smaller adults. Some bigger adults wants me to make them a few.
Just shared it on Facebook,how do I include a link? If I copy and paste it, wont it show my whole home page? How can I show just the comment I left?
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway
I always admire your works and love them . the yarns you use are just awesome.
shared on google +
posted on fb
This book will be a wonderful legacy
Awesome and really beautiful…. can’t wait for the petalline dress to be out…
The sneek preview of the afghan is so tempting! I can’t wait to see the finished book!
I learned to crochet at the age of six! My mother taught me as it was something she took time to do as a break from her cooking, baking and cleaning. This was the in the 50’s – early 60’s! There was never a pattern I didn’t think I could master, and have always loved the relaxing feeling that crocheting provides. Now, after having boys, I have a granddaughter and find you patterns so beautiful. Thank you for your designs.
I love it,I love it
absolutely beautiful, can’t wait for the book to come out!!also posted on fb
not sure how to post my link from facebook!
I love these patterns and I can’t wait for the book to be out! So many beautiful patterns, so little time.
Everything that you design is magical!!!
Love your patterns, so unusual and I love graphs, much easier to follow.
Love the blanket and dress patterns – they are gorgeous! I have the perfect reasons to make both :-) And eagerly awaiting your book!
Can’t wait to see the rest of the book!
Love everything you create!! I am especially excited for that vest pattern I have been waiting for!!
I shared your post on my facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/AdorkableCrochet
OMG..this is a gorgeous giveaway…add me please. thank you
google + here https://plus.google.com/u/0/118356100911698043390/posts/Nzi7jLc9YBy
facebooked here in on Fb page
I so love ALL of your patterns
Beautiful, I’m so excited!
What a beautiful design!! Thanks for the chance.
How Exciting Alla! I love your patterns, and these pictures look just beautiful. congratulations on your new book!! I can’t wait for it to come out.
Great giveaway, thanks!
I used your hotlinks to tweet and google+ your giveaway. I don’t know how to get the links from the shortcuts.
This looks stunning, Alla:0)))
So looking forward to your book.
Hugs and smiles from Norway.
I look forward to seeing the whole book and making it’s lovely patterns.
Thank you Jodi!!