Sunday, August 17, 2014

Such an ingenious idea!

I was involved in an online brainstorming event this morning, It happens sometimes. We just feed each other ideas, or support, what have you. Often it turns into a gab fest, which is helpful too. This one was especially helpful to me.

I also came away with a link I really want to share with everyone that has children under the age of 5.

I have never seen anything like this. Perhaps I am sheltered, I do not get out much, but this was just the end all to the thinking this morning. I had to come write this, and show you!


It is a paid pattern, as well it should be. The thought that went into the design is worth every penny, at twice the price.


To see more of her designs, please check out the Ravelry shop, as well as her facebook page. Perhaps you would like to follow her blog.
I know I may be kicking my own backside here by promoting another designers paid patterns, and yet I am a firm believer that what you sow, so shall you reap.

This is amazing.

Happy hooking
Until next time
Becky

Saturday, August 16, 2014

**Thoughts are Shifting** Featured Pattern

It is easy to see that even though the temps are still in the "Summer" ranges here in the United States, people's thoughts are shifting to the Fall & Winter Seasons.

Perhaps it has something to do with the idea there are only 19 Fridays before Christmas. There are gifts to be made, as well as wanting to be ready when the first frost hits the pumpkin.

I asked fans and followers to look through the patterns available in my Ravelry shop to choose the Featured Pattern of the Week.

This is the pattern selected by the fans


As you know if you follow me on Facebook, my fan page hit 1000 likes this week. In addition to the Weakly Featured Pattern, There is also a coupon code that can be used until Monday Night, that will allow you to receive the Kadi Pattern Pack Free when you purchase another pattern from my shop.


To get this pattern Pack Free, add this pattern, and another into your cart. Use coupon code 1Klikes
$3.00 will be deducted from your total purchase, through Midnight Monday.(edt)


Have a wonderful weekend

Until next time
Becky

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Whooo Hooo It Happened

!!!! 1000 Likes on Facebook !!!!

It was just about a year ago, after so many campaigns, so much effort to build up a fan base. I decided it really did not matter. The way information reaches people is sketchy anyway.  My fan base on Face book was about 400.  I was hopeful it would grow.  
I decided to relax, and focus on other aspects of growing my business.  

Today, Grammy's Creations hit 1000 likes.  Many of them do not interact with me, but over the course of the last year, it has grown, without my requesting a single like.  I am actually pretty pleased by that!


It was a year ago that I published my first crochet pattern.

I am still doing that, Trying to focus on what I can do. The rest will fall into place.

I have had some real busy weeks of late, getting items ready to be published, (Yes that is plural, and yes I said PUBLISHED, not by me.)
I have yet to have a print magazine accept a submission, but even that is not as unsettling as it was a few months ago.  
I am focused on what I can do, the rest will fall into place.

So  right this minute, What can I do?  I want to celebrate.  How about this?   Buy one pattern, from my Ravelry Shop and put the Kadi in your cart as a gift from Grammy;s Creations.  The Kadi is actually 2 different patterns, that utilize the same basic shape elements.
You will need to use the coupon code   1Klikes
This code can be used with the Featured pattern sale that starts tomorrow evening as well.  This offer is good through the end of the day Monday August 18, 2014.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You Choose this week's Featured Crochet Pattern

A new event for my followers is a weekly featured crochet pattern.
Week one was my Cabled Slouchy Hat.

I am excited to be in a position to offer a pattern every week, (for at least 15 more weeks) at a discount.

This time, I thought I would do it just a bit differently, and ask you to choose the feature for this coming weekend.  Pattern chosen will be on sale from 6:00 Friday Evening, until End of Day Sunday each week.

The Process is really simple, Visit my Ravelry Shop,  Select your favorite, then simply tell me your choice on my Facebook Page. The thread is pinned to the top of the page.

Some of my Facebook followers have chimed in; So far, the results are all over the board.  There can only be one featured pattern each week.

Ready to get your Holiday gifts started?  Need to update your Fall accessories?  Looking for a pattern that will challenge your skills, without breaking the bank?  A 1/3 off price helps to pull that off.

Looking forward to seeing which pattern gets the most votes this week.

Until next time
Becky

Friday, August 8, 2014

Pattern Sale

I am featuring my Cabled Slouchy Hat this week end, and offering the pattern for $2.00. You will save $1.00, or if you are a percentage person, that is 33.333333333%  The link is right there, with the pretty purple, you know you want the pattern, go ahead. No code needed, Just put it in your cart.

This is not, by any means a beginner pattern, but one of my first published hats.
I was working on the sister to it, A Newsboy. I was never happy with the bill, so it is sitting there in my stack of unfinished samples, waiting for the brainstorm that will be it's crowning glory.
The pattern will be on sale for the week end, ending at 11:59 PM Sunday August 10, 2014.



Who knows, if there is enough interest, perhaps I will find the answer to the dilemma for the sister to this one, and maybe even a matching scarf.

Here is the Link for Slouchy Hat Pattern just in case you missed it up there.

Have a great day,


Friday, July 25, 2014

40% OFF

I think the fever has caught me, or maybe it is Fervor. Immaterial which might be the right term, I am excited!

As many of you know, the CGOA Knit and Crochet Show is going on this weekend in Manchester NH.

I was not able to put things together enough to attend, However, I caught some major excitement, from seeing the process of friends going,

Contest entrants, and oh so much more.

Last night, it occurred to me that I want to celebrate too. I am a part of the crochet industry. I Love the craft, or ART of it. I get huge thrills from creating, and seeing others start with a ball of yarn end up with one of my designs done in their own lives. It is a great feeling.

To help you reach that plateau, I am offering a 40% discount on every pattern in my Ravelry Shop  until 11:59pm Eastern Time, Sunday July 27th, 2014

You will not need any codes, there are no limits, just load up your cart with patterns you have been wanting to make, or maybe the one you haven't seen before.

When you think about the gifts you might want to make for the Holidays, it is a great way to start!

Crochet Away the Day!

Feel free to share the link with your friends, perhaps they will find the perfect pattern too!

Until next time,
Becky

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bargain Hunters Dream

 Bulky Yarn at "to die for prices"  & Free Crochet Patterns

Going through my email this morning, I came across the weekly Sale from Herrschners.com.  I have learned that the great bargains  are clearance, and usually discontinued products. Not what I want to use for designing new patterns. Since my business has shifted into more designs, and less finished items, it would be foolish for me to stock up on these fab bargains.

So what does that mean?

When I discover bargains like this one, I want to pass the info on to you!

What good is a deal on yarn, without patterns to make?

Well, I thought of that too, here are a few to choose from, select the ones you like, and then hop over to the sale page to buy the yarn at a bargain price of .99 a ball.  Limited time, and Quanity, it is after all clearance price.

You will have Christmas gifts all wrapped up before they put the Halloween Pumpkins on the sales floor.

Some of these are written for a specific yarn, Be sure you match Gauge, as we all know a fitted item wont if your stitches are not the same size as the pattern directs you to make.


Liz  from Jessie Arnest Rayot





Pinot Noir Infinity Scarf  

from Fiber Flux






From Fiber Flux

from Fiber Flux






Several Patterns available from Moogly's Creative mind






From Beatrice Ryan Designs






From Kim Guzman




From Posh Pooch Designs






From Posh Pooch Designs






From Creation Crochet