Hey there readers! We wanted to share this THRILLING news with you all that we received from our publisher today! Imagine our reaction when we read this email:
"Booklist just released their 'Top 10 Crafts & Gardening Books: 2016' list… and both Crochet Geometry AND Designer Crochet were included! CONGRATULATIONS! Booklist is one of the publishing world’s leading industry publications… The list appeared in the May 15th issue of the magazine and can also be seen online…"
Week 2 Giveaway: Craftsy Class, Ottlite, and Eucalan Wash
Week 1 of National Craft month was a huge success and we're continuing the party this week with an even bigger giveaway for you.
For Week 2 of National Craft Month you can enter to win:
That's a LOT of swag my friends! Here's the full rundown.
Crochet Toolkit from Craftsy.com
This class is a FAB fav topic of ours: Tips and tricks to take your crochet from good to great! In this course, Shannon takes you step-by-step through the process of how to make solid and lace fabrics, brush up your math skills, and he teaches you how to keep those edges clean and tidy for a professional appearance. Dreaming of smooth, drapey fabric? Find out how linked stitches can close the gaps and make it happen. Then, add some "wow" techniques to your toolkit, such as crochet I-cord. Yup… two types of crochet cords including attached cords for edges!
Everything you learn here you'll be able to apply right away! You get techniques and stitches we use in real life, every day.
For more info about this class including a promo video where Shannon tells you all about it, click on the button below.
Ottlite Mini LED Flip Light
We LOVE our OttLite lamps. Shannon has two in his study and Jason uses them in his photo studio to get clear photos with clean white light. We know you'll love this clip on LED light from OttLite!
With OttLite you’ll see more clearly and comfortably, which makes everything you love to do – from sewing and scrapbooking to reading and computer work to crafts and crossword puzzles – easier and more enjoyable. It’s like natural daylight indoors! Click here to learn more.
Gift Set from Eucalan
We can't say enough good things about Eucalan. Their product is tailor made for crochet and knitting handcrafter... although quilters and sewers swear by this cleaning product as well. This set of 5 bottles of Eucalan is neatly packaged in a clear re-usable zip bag in each of their scents: Natural, Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Jasmine.
Check out their Washing Basics page HERE for tips on using their product.
How to Enter The Week 2 Giveaway!
There are a few ways to enter this giveaway. You earn entries by visiting our Facebook page, our sponsors Facebook pages; and earn daily entries by tweeting a message.
Click the button below to register with Rafflecopter for this giveaway and good luck to you all!
GRAND PRIZE RULES
Did we neglect to tell you there's a Grand Prize Giveaway including an Ottlite Desk Lamp, Full sized bottles of Eucalan, and a FULL GARMENT'S AMOUNT OF YARN? Well now you know!
To enter the Grand Prize you'll need to post a photo, video, or other proof that you have purchased the Shibaguyz' new book, Crochet Geometry. Post a pic of you starting your favorite pattern... do a video review of the book... take a picture of your favorite pattern and post it on Pinterest… or take a book selfie with you and your copy of Crochet Geometry.
Don't have your copy of Crochet Geometry yet? Just go to CrochetGeometry.com by clicking on the button below and you'll see a video and more photos from the book as well as links for where you can buy your book online!
We’re so excited about this news we’re just about to burst. In fact, if this was a musical we’d start singing right about now. WAIT! I feel a song coming on:
If you did not guess it from my cryptic clue, we’re going to be chatting with Marly Bird on her Yarn Thing Podcast on Blog Talk Radio live and in person Tuesday, April 28th at 9:00am Pacific Time.
You can expect to hear some great conversation and a whole lotta laughs too.
If you listen live and want to call in to ask a question of Marly & Me, (the show-host and myself, not the book…I SO cried when… wait, back on topic) the listener dial-in number is: (347) 539-5589. You can also join us LIVE in the chat room… that's always a hoot too!
Can’t make it to the live broadcast? No worries! You can catch the re-broadcast anytime after Tuesday on iTunes.
Click on the banner below to be taken to the Yarn Thing Podcast page on Blog Talk Radio where you can set a reminder to listen in!
Don't miss this… you never know what's going to happen we Marly and the Shibaguyz get together!
Here we are once again to that most wonderful time of the year… National Crochet Month! WOOHOO!!!
This year, at Shibaguyz Designz, we have double the reason to celebrate. Just in case you have not heard let me fill you in… our newest book, Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style, from Lark Publishing will be released next month!
Because of this fortuitous alignment in the stars, we have put together a FAB month of FAB fun to celebrate both the pre-release of Designer Crochet AND National Crochet Month!
Read on for how y'all can join in!
Designer Crochet is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW! Although the book will not be shipped until around April 20th, everyone who pre-orders a copy is eligible to enter a drawing for a full pattern’s worth of yarn for free! Yes I said it, FREE YARN. Not just one, but TWO chances. Here’s the scoop:
Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style will be available in bookstores this April. But don’t wait until then! Pre-order, your copy of Designer Crochet right now and send an email to Designer.Crochet@Yahoo.com with proof of purchase before April 1st . By sending the email with your proof of purchase, you will be entered into a lottery for 2 chances to win an entire project’s worth of yarn!
Yup… we will be sending 2 people enough yarn to create either the Beginner Cardi or the Lace Tank projects in your chosen size. That's a lot of FAB yarn!
Also, not only do you get a full garment’s worth of yarn, you will also receive the pattern for that garment before the book is released. YES! You get to be the first one to have that pattern!
Finally, each of the winners will receive a signed bookplate to put in your copy of Designer Crochet when it arrives.
A BIG Thank YOU!! to our yarn sponsors for this giveaway!
So… to sum up…
1. Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style is the NEW crochet book by Shibaguyz Designz with a LOT of FAB patterns, charts, and tutorials.
2. Pre-order Designer Crochet here: CLICK ME! (and it's on sale right now!)
3. Send in your proof of purchase to Designer.Crochet@Yahoo.com
4. Win a signed bookplate for your copy of Designer Crochet.
5. WIN an advance copy of one of the patterns in Designer Crochet.
6. Win FREE YARN to make one of the patterns in Designer Crochet.
(Admit it… all y'all saw was the "Win FREE YARN" part… hehehe…)
So hey… don’t wait until April to order your very own copy! NOTE: If you have already ordered your copy of Designer Crochet, be sure to email your proof of purchase to be entered into the drawing. It doesn't matter when you pre-ordered… as long as you do it BEFORE APRIL 1st!
And remember: You can pre-order your copy of Designer Crochet today by clicking on this link:
Pre-order your copy of Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style today!
We'll have more fun info about Designer Crochet all during National Crochet Month including sneak peeks into some of the designs and the creation of this new book from Shibaguyz Designz.