Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Design, Scalloped Rails

Designing for me is fun.
I start with a skein of yarn, and a hook
I position myself in my perch on the porch.
I have my beverage, and a snack.
A few stitches into the skein, an idea comes to mind, that is a far cry from what I have in my hand.
A new skein of yarn
A different hook
Nope, that does not suit me.
Back to the original.

This pattern is one of the times the "New Idea"
suited me

 The Volunteers that tested for me all liked this one, just different enough to make smiles, easy enough to get grins

 The Yarns used bounced all over the map, Cotton, Acrylic, Blends, there were no poor results.  I was surprised at the colors available, in so many different products. I get the impression People like the Bulky Yarns, and Companies are offering them.
 That is great new to me, I get cold in the Winter Months. I like to be able to grab one of my own designs and go.  The comments I get from people when they learn I made it myself is really a boost to the ego

You know that feeling, don't you?
If you purchase before Midnight of November 2nd, you will get this pattern for 26% off the regular price. A little Sale I set up to celebrate my son's 26th Birthday, on the 26th of October. I know how it goes, People always miss them if they are too short.  I hope you have enough time.  No codes needed for the sale, just add to cart, or use the buy now button for my Ravelry shop

Monday, September 29, 2014

Spirit Week Pattern Sale

!!!!!GO TEAM!!!!!
Many Schools are gearing up for Spirit Week, The time of dressing to a theme.  I always loved it!  Not because i was all about fitting in, but because it gave me a chance to test boundaries I would otherwise be nervous about.  I might add a new skirt, that was different than the normal cut for me, or a new hairstyle, or something, just to see if there was feedback from my peers.

Well, the offer I have for you is sure to get your student feedback!  And All Of It GOOD!

My Pep Rally Hat was published earlier this month,


 and last night, I added the Sister Version, the 2~4~6~8 Spirit Hat.

In honor of the two, which are similar, and go together very well, but two very different patterns, you can take advantage of this special price and have both!


The link right there will allow you to buy both patterns for $6.99.  A savings of $3.99 from everyday pricing.

There are no codes to remember, but there is an End Date. October 7th, at 23:59pm EDT

Time to be ready for the Foot Ball Game that has a bit of Nip In The Air.  Keeping your head warm, while sporting team colors is a great way to show your support.  Your purchase is also a way of showing your support for the designer.  

Happy Hooking
Until next time!
Becky


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pep~Rally Pattern Release

I've done it!
A new Crochet Pattern debuts today!



I cannot express how excited I am by this pattern.
The help from testers, the colors they chose to work with.

The potential for this is unbelievable.

Your favorite Sport's Team colors?

Your Son's Football Team?

The Elementary School Colors?

Or do you want a new look to go with the new car you bought?

What ever the motivation is for the color scheme, this hat wears it well.

The release could not come at a better time. During this Birthday Week , all my patterns are available at a 25% discount. So visit my Ravelry shop, select this, and another pattern. Put them both in your cart to receive the discount on both patterns. No codes needed for this sale, but it does end on Sept 16, 11:59pm edt.

I just upped the Ante, If you use the code   Got It  you will get the second pattern FREE of charge.
This gift expires after 25 uses, or on September 16, 2014, 11:59pm EDT.

As always, happy Hooking,
until next time
Becky

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birthday? Celebration/ Pattern Sale



So hard to believe, this is my Ravelry Shop Birthday Week!


It was the 16th of September when I published my first pattern on Ravelry.

I had offered it for a week or two on my facebook page, with minimal exposure. A fan actually talked me through the listing process.

So many things to learn. I do recall being overwhelmed by the process.  Today, I know just how simple that is in comparison to some of the things that have presented since.

I digress, you want to know about the sale. I don't blame you!

Use the LINK 
(see the word there, it is Lime Green) 
Select 2 or more patterns, get 25% off.

Pretty Straight forward, 

no tricks, 

or codes, 

or hassles of any sort. 

Want 6 patterns? no problem, you will still get 25% off. 

Want only one?  You will pay full price.

Why?  Because I had a sales goal for the year. I knew it would be hard work, self promotion is not something I am very comfortable with.  I am shy of goal. Not terribly, but enough. Some incentive is needed.

Happy Hooking.
Becky

  

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.