Friday, October 9, 2015

Love Knot Lattice Bags and Thank You!

First of all, thank you all who joined us for the 3000 FANtastic Fun Week celebration.  We had a lot of fun giveaways and freebies, and over 1000 new fans joined us.  It was truly a wonderful week of getting to mingle with the LLS community.  <3

This time of year starts my busier design time, and, if I get everything done that I'm planning, it will definitely mean a great many new designs for you!

Today, I've released the Love Knot Lattice Bags pattern on Ravelry and Craftsy.  These bags turned out so much better than I even imagined.  They have so many great uses, too!  Market bags, beach bags, totes, gift bags, hostess gifts, Secret Santa gifts...just about anything you would use a disposable bag for, you could use a crocheted market bag.  The Love Knot Lattice Bags hold a TON!  The lattice design is created in a unique way that allows for a lot of stretch.  Just look at the photos below, and you'll see what I mean.  The large round bag measures 14" tall x 9" diameter when at rest.  I was able to fit a 10lb bag of potatoes in it.  Pictured here, it has a large bunch of bananas, a whole pineapple, three apples, two pears, two lemons, an orange, and a pomegranate, and there is still a good 1/3 of the bag left to fill.

In addition to the Large Round, there is also a Small Round bag (12" x 6.5") and an Oblong bag (12" x 9" x 5") included in the pattern.  These bags work up super quick, and have so many uses! 

If you sell things at craft fairs, these are sure to be a huge hit with your customers.  So many grocery chains are starting to charge for their disposable grocery bags that it just makes more sense to buy reuseable bags to save money in the long run.

Whether you sell them or gift them, do yourself a favor and make at least one set for yourself.  You're sure to find yourself using them for everything!

(c) 2015 Sarah Smith of Frankenstitch
(c) 2015 Kayla Hemingway of Hooks & Twists

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ch-ch-ch-changes, milestones, and more

Good morning, Luvlies!  It's been an exciting time here in the LLS house.  Since my last post, we had an amazing vacation in Florida, which included my daughter's 5th birthday, a 5-day Disney cruise (HIGHLY recommend!!!!), and lots of family time.  This summer, my 13-year-old niece came from Florida to spend a couple months.  After vacation, it was time for Round 6 of Battle of the Stitches.  It was another successful round filled with wonderful designs, which you can check out here.  July was spent enjoying time with my daughter and niece, and then preparing for school.

Two weeks ago, the little cutie you've seen in most of my wearable designs started KINDERGARTEN!!!  She's way more excited about it than I am, but it's growing on me.  It's a big adjustment when you're a SAHM and your only child goes from being with you all day, every day to just a few hours each day.  But, it has given me time to get some things done that I've been wanting to do around here, though the list is still long.  If you follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed that the Luvie Birds have been busy redecorating.  There's a new logo, a new watermark on the photos, and the blog has had a complete makeover, also.  The website is next, but that will have to wait until next week.

Since my last blog post, there have been a couple of new design releases.  And, if you use code BLOGGER915 at checkout (valid 9/10-9/18/2015, you can get them for 50% off.  Click on the photo captions below to be taken to Ravelry to purchase.

Silted Sweater and Dress

Tilt-a-Whirl Skrt

Serenity Book & Tablet Cover

Last week, we reached a new milestone on Facebook. We now have 3000 Fans!  There will be a week long celebration (FANtastic Fun Week) beginning 9/21/2015.  Several other designers have donated patterns to be won.  I'll be giving you all a new free pattern (maybe more!), which you'll see below, along with giving away a few goodies (yarn, stitch markers, yarn drum, finished items, etc.)

 Every quarter, there will be a NEW, FREE design up on the blog.  Today, I bring to you the Beads & Brackets High-Low Sweater.  I love the way the two textures complement each other!  Even better, there are no seams!

This Fall Freebie will be released here on the blog as part of our FANtastic Fun Week.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Battle of the Stitches: Round 5: Who Done It & Who Won It???

Battle of the Stitches: Round 5: Who Done It & Who Won It???

Battle of the Stitches Round 5 has come to an end!  Did you catch all o the fun and amazing designs this round?  Well, you can find out which designer created your favorite design in the "Who Done It & Who Won It?" blog post (link above).  And, if that isn't reason enough to go check it out, the eBook is now available for purchase a day ahead of schedule!  <3

This ebook includes all 10 battle designs PLUS 4 bonus designs (one from each of the admins and an exclusive, only available in the eBook, never to be released anywhere else, pattern from one of the challengers)!  Here is a little peak at the bonus pattern I designed.  It's a swim suit cover up or a duster (or tunic) length vest to be worn with your favorite spring outfit.  The eBook will include child sizes small, medium and large, and I will be working on teen/adult sizes to release this summer.