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.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Swirly Whirly Update!

Preemie/Doll size by Little Luvies Shop (c)2015
Basic hat with Swirly Whirly Flower by Little Luvies Shop (c) 2015
The Swirly Whirly Hat has been updated!  Not only does the pattern have a different look, the pattern is also worked differently to make it easier to follow.  New embellishments have been added (previously, it only included a star)...two sizes of stars, two sizes of hearts, a leaf, the firecracker fuse/apple stem, three different flowers, and Christmas ornaments.  The previous version was specifically intended to be a patriotic firecracker hat.  The updated pattern includes instructions for many variations of the hat...firecracker, Valentine, pumpkin, apple, and bumble bee, to name a few.  It even includes the most often requested Christmas Tree.  Preemie/Doll size has also been added to the updated pattern, were before it included 0-3mo to Adult sizes.  In one pattern, you will get the basic hat pattern, 11 embellishments, and instructions for 8 additional fun variations.  The at works up quickly.  An adult size basic hat can be made in just a couple hours for an average paced hooker.  While the pattern includes 8 variations, I'm sure there are many more you could come up with.  Let your imagination run wild with it!

This weekend only (until midnight CST Sunday night), you can pick up your copy of the pattern for 50% off when you use coupon code RERELEASE2 at checkout on Ravelry.

When I originally designed this hat in 2012, Crafting Friends Designs designed the Swirly Whirly Sundress to coordinate with it.  The set is so cute together! 
You can find the dress patterns here:  Infant/Toddler, Child

Below are photos of the many variations included in the pattern.

Apple for the Teacher by Little Luvies Shop (c)2012

Basic hat by Courtney Crochets (c)2015

Cupcake by Denise Grimm (c)2015

Firecracker by Little Luvies Shop (c)2012

Bumble Bee by Crazy Hookers Crochet Creations (c)2015

Christmas Tree (top view) by Dsey Designs (c)2015

Christmas Tree by Dsey Designs (c)2015

Valentine by Three Angels Crochet (c)2015

Basic hat by Melonie Jones (c) 2015

Floppy Sun Hat by Noelle Christensen (c)2015

Pumpkin by Little Luvies Shop (c)2012