Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Facebook Giveaways, and a new Pattern......Oh MY!

The holiday season is upon us.  As well as the crazy shopping season.

I decided to go with the flow and have been busy working up deals and giveaways galore.

First off, if you are thinking about a custom order for this Christmas time is running out.

I stop taking orders that must be shipped in the USA on December 1st.  My local customers have until December 15th. Any orders after these dates will be scheduled for 2016 delivery.

So to encourage you to make your orders in a timely manner I have decided to offer a Black Friday- Cyber Monday 2015 deal for you.  All orders placed before midnight Monday, November 30, 2015 will receive a 10% discount.

Second, I am also doing a giveaway on my Facebook page. Since I have recently come back full force, it’s time to beef up the Facebook!  When my Facebook page reaches 100 likes I will do a giveaway! If you haven’t done it yet, go to the AmamammaDesigns page linked at the top of the blog.  Once there click like and you will be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift certificate from AmamammaDesigns.  I will even pay shipping to the contiguous United States.

And finally, the big release!  

A new beanie pattern.

The Basketball Beanie!

My middle daughter pictured here has decided that she must have all things basketball!  This special beanie was inspired by her love for basketball and her school colors (orange and black)!

And the best thing is until midnight Monday, November 30, 2015 you can download this pattern for just $1.00.  There is no coupon needed just go to my Ravelry store and click Buy it Now.  The price will automatically be discounted for you!

Now back to leftover turkey and pumpkin pie!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rooster Beanie Pattern Released

Over the last month or so I have spent countless hours knitting and designing beanies.  Most of these have been for members and parents of our local high school marching band.

I also designed a rooster beanie without musical motifs in honor of our schools mascot, The Fighting Cocks.

When I shared pictures with my knitting group on Facebook there was a clamor for a pattern.

So I then spent some time knitting a couple samples in different colors.

And today I have released the pattern both on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

In honor of the marching band that inspired my design and to celebrate the release of a new pattern I am offering a 50% off discount on this pattern when you use the coupon code Red Regiment on checkout.

(Side note the code has a space on Ravelry but not on Etsy.  Sorry for the confusion.)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Not Your Everyday Princess

Warning!!!! Today’s post is heavy with cuteness overload in the form of pictures.  Proceed at your own risk!

When I was a little girl I was a lot like other little girls.  I loved to play dress up and I pretended to be a princess.  But my friends would always tell me that I had to be the prince instead because I acted more like a boy.

Okay, I guess I may have been a bit of tomboy when it came to playtime.  But I still loved to dress up!

Growing up in the 80s I don’t remember princesses being so pink and glittery. Maybe they were but I don’t remember it.  I remember princesses like Leia in Star Wars who fought alongside the boys. She will always have a special place in my heart.

When I saw this tutorial from Stuff Susie Made for a Princess Leia Blankie, I knew I had to make it.

I have 3 girls of my own and I hope that I have always taught them that if they want to be princesses then that is fine.  But be a princess who is try to yourself.

The youngest is a little old for a blankie but she has claimed this project as her own.  She says its her new dolly.

She loves to hijack my photo shoots.

And it does my crafter’s heart good to see my work loved and appreciated.

Check out the tutorial for that special Princess lover in your life if you’d like.

Most of all keep on crafting!