It's Week 4 of National Craft Month!
How time flies! It's already week 4 of National Craft Month. It seems like just last week we were rounding up all the amazing swag for our weekly giveaways.
Well, before we announce the grand prize package for National Craft Month we should give away the last of our weekly prizes to one lucky person... What's in this final weekly package? Let's take a look and see.
So week 4 has you covered for tools, patterns, yarn, light, cleaning, and inspiration... Yea, we're good with that!
If you have not entered to win a weekly giveaway click on the button below and enter. You'll be eligible for this week's weekly giveaway and next week's Grand Prize Giveaway. Good Luck!
Be sure the spread the fun around. Share this info with your friends and other crafters you know.
Below are links to our social media feeds.
Have You Checked Out The Complete Crochet Course Yet?
Complete Crochet Course - Autographed Copy
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From renowned crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby comes the ultimate reference manual for the absolute beginner to experienced pro.
Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch—and will keep you crocheting as you gain experience! The Complete Crochet Course explains all the tools, materials, and techniques you need, from choosing a hook and yarn to seaming, working in the round, handling specialty stitches, and adding details. We've included ten patterns, perfectly designed for novices eager to complete their first projects, while intermediates can enjoy mastering even more advanced skills.
Welcome to Week #4 of National Crochet Month with The Shibaguyz!
It's hard to believe but, yes, here we are at the final week of our National Crochet Month celebration. We've had so much fun sharing new blog post features with you all and hearing from you about where you crochet and who taught you… we've loved learning more about YOU!
And, of course there are prizes… including the GRAND PRIZE that you can still enter up until the end of the month by clicking HERE!
But, we're here to talk about this final weekly giveaway in our National Crochet Month with the Shibaguyz celebration. And, again this week, we have a FAB prize sponsor with a really FAB prize pack. Check it out…
If you haven't taken the time to check out Furls hooks, you really should treat yourself. Even if you are holding out for this giveaway, your gonna want more than one… trust us on this one! So, you can head over to the Furls website and check out all of their products and see what you'll want to add to your collection to go with the hook you win from us! Check out all of the Furls Heirloom Wooden Hooks and ALL of the FAB Furls products by clicking HERE.
So there you go! A gorgeous Furls heirloom wooden hook and yarn bowl set that will be the envy of your crochet group. And how do you enter to win this FAB prize pack from Furls and the Shibaguyz? We're glad you asked! Here's how: Just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and you'll be given a few options for getting your entries in. EASY! And who knows… you might be the one showing off your new Furls heirloom wooden hook soon!
Can't wait? Want to check out the Furls hooks for yourself and plan your own collection?
Just click on the button below to see everything FAB Furls has to offer!
National Crochet Month with the Shibaguyz GRAND PRIZE Giveaway!
Update April 11, 207 Winner Announced!
The winner was chosen today, Monday April 11. The winner is Stacy! Stacy has been notified... if she does not reply within one week we will choose another winner.
Thanks everyone for playing along! This was a great National Crochet Month!
As we come up to the last days of our National Crochet Month celebration, it's time we revealed the Grand Prize Giveaway and let you in on how you can enter to win.
Are you ready? Drum rooooooooll…
This year, for our National Crochet Month with the Shibaguyz Grand Prize, we have teamed up with the folks at Cascade Yarns to give you a prize pack that will make your crochet heart go pitter patter.
We know it's a difficult choice but, to help you pick, here are the designs
from Crochet Geometry made with Cascade yarns:
Choices, choices… So, what does one need to to in order to enter for a chance to win this AH-MAY-ZING prize pack from Cascade and the Shibaguyz? For the grand prize, we're giving you five ways to earn entires! Here are the details:
And now a word from our legal-type folks:
Grand Prize entries must be made by 11:59pm PT May 1, 2017. To be eligible to win, you must have a US mailing address and be at least 18 years of age. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are in no way involved with this giveaway and can not be held liable for prizes.
And there you have it! FIVE ways to enter for your chance to win this Grand Prize Giveaway from Cascade Yarns and the Shibaguyz. We told you we'd go out with a bang!
Good luck to everyone and thank you for joining us to make this our biggest
National Crochet Month With The Shibaguyz celebration EH-VAR!!
Welcome to Week 2 of National Crochet Month with the Shibaguyz
UPDATED 3/21/17 Winner Announced... Contest Closed
Congratulations to Luanne! She's won the Week 2 National Crochet Month Giveaway - A Year's Subscription to Interweave Crochet and one of Shannon's downloadable courses. YOU GO GIRL!
If you did not win this week don't worry, there are still 2 more weeks of giveaways to go as well as the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY. Yes! We have a grand prize planned for you too! Everyone who enters any of the weekly giveaways is automatically entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway. More on that to come soon!
Take a quick look through our designs and you'll notice we have a long and beautiful relationship with the FAB folks at Interweave Crochet Magazine and the fine folks at F&W Media. Over the years we've created patterns for them, taught webinars, and recorded downloadable video classes for them. Naturally, when we started thinking about who to ask to sponsor our National Crochet Month giveaways, Interweave was at the top of our list. So we called, and they answered!
For our National Crochet Month Week 2 Giveaway, the folks at Interweave have provided a heck of a prize pack. This week, you could win: a one-year subscription to Interweave Crochet Magazine AND one of our digital crochet classes from Interweave. This includes their brand-new, just-released streaming crochet classes! WOOHOO!
This week, there are THREE ways to enter to win this week's giveaway! Use them all to increase your chances of winning.
And now a word from our legal-type folks:
Week 2 entries must be made by 11:59pm PT March 19, 2017. To be eligible to win, you must have a US mailing address and be at least 18 years of age.
Thank you for joining us for our National Crochet Month celebration! You can learn more about these NEW streaming classes on the Interweave site by clicking on the photos above and enroll on one today… maybe you'll win another one… so go enter now!
THIS GIVEAWAY CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congratulations: WENDY! WOOHOO! We have emailed Wendy and she has 24 hours to reply before we have to choose another random winner.
Thank You All For Playing.
Audiobooks, music, podcasts… if you listen to it while you work, it will sound even better coming through this speaker lamp. And, recently, we've been using this speaker in our classes when we travel and teach. Before class and during lunch breaks, we've been playing our favorite tunes from our playlists on our mobile devices on this SSAA–WEEEET lamp/speaker/awesomeness.
2. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:
"I entered to win the #natcromoshibaguyz week 1 giveaway with @OttLite & @shibaguyz http://buff.ly/2m9pFXH"
You can earn this entry once a day on Twitter so Tweet daily to increase your chances of winning!
And there you have it! Easy peasy! And now for a word from our legal-type folks:
Week 1 entries must be made by 11:59pm PT March 12, 2017. To be eligible to win, you must have a US mailing address and be at least 18 years of age.
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!
To say we are excited about it is a bit of an understatement; [pulls out the thesaurus] enraptured, jubilant, agog, or maybe ebullient… yeah those are the words we’re looking for. This is the book we've wanted to create since we started designing. We packed Designer Crochet with everything I wish I had when I was starting to make crochet garments way back in antiquity. Plus it has 32 patterns sized Small through 5X… 32 patterns!! With charts, tutorials, illustrations, and the FAB photography of Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, Designer Crochet is our DREAM project! And, now, we can share it with YOU! (happydancehappydancehappydance)
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!
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!
(Pssst… that link goes to a site where the pre-order of Designer Crochet is on SALE!)
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.
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.
There's a lot of good things happening at Shibaguyz Designz and we're looking for folks to partner with to build our community and share in the fun!
There's a LOT going on at Shibaguyz Designz and we are looking for good folks to partner up with for book tours, product reviews, events, promotions, and general FAB happenings. We love the community we have become a part of over the past five years and we can't think of better people to work with to get the word out.
Right now we are working on events for the release of our NEW book, Designer Crochet, coming out in April from Sterling Publishing. WOOHOO!!
For our book release, we're going to be looking for book reviewers (bloggers, podcasters, makers… that's YOU!) and folks to work on a FAB sponsored giveaway we are doing around the pre-release of the book. We are also setting up workshops based on Designer Crochet, as well as book signings, and trunk shows.
Want to review one of our online classes or webinars? We have those opportunities as well related to our Craftsy and Interweave classes.
We also have a few events where we are conducting workshops that offer some unique sponsorship opportunities and we would love to chat with your company about getting involved.
Have some ideas we haven't thought of before? We LOVE creative thinkers! Don't be shy about creative ideas for promotions and events.
So… wanna come along for the fun? We'd love to have you with us!
Just go to the Contact Us form and let us know how we can get in touch with you. We'll be planning and scheming the fun times right away!
Looking forward to a FAB 2015 (and beyond!) working with you all!
Take an industry-savvy professional with a reputation for being delightfully impish, put her in the wilds of Maine with a desire to create something new and important in the fiber industry, and you might just get something really FAB like the new Mainly Crochet by Michele Maks.
Come along and listen in while we chat with Michele and discover just exactly what this creation of hers is all about.
You might recognize this design from the first life it lived in a UK magazine back in 2011. Since then, the publishing rights to the pattern have reverted to us, we've made some spiffy patterning changes, added a chart, sized the pattern for Small–5X, and now we're re-releasing this beauty into the wilds of the internet for you all to download and enjoy for yourselves!
The Filigree Leaf Tunic has been a favorite of ours for years. The easy fit and versatility of this tunic makes it a FAB piece for any body type and just about any occasion.
We've made versions of this design for clients who wore them as wedding dresses, holiday party cocktail dresses, and even beach cover-ups. However, the most popular use for this light and lacy piece is just as a comfortable top to throw over jeans and a tee or tank. Add a belt for a little flattering shaping and you're all set!
Worked from the top down, you can customize the length to meet your wardrobe desires. After making the two panels, you simply sew up the sides and top seams. Easy peasy!
Check out the gallery below then CLICK HERE to head on over to our shopping site and purchase your own digital copy today! Light and breezy for warmer temps or layered to keep off the chill… you'll look stunning and have TONS of bragging rights when you wear this piece and tell folks: Yup… I made this!
This week, the folks at Annie’s have donated a one-year subscription to Crochet! Magazine for our giveaway… WOOHOO!! If you’ve been following along with Shibaguyz Designz, you know Crochet! Magazine was the first US magazine to publish one of our designs. Since that first issue in November 2010, we have been thrilled to have 27 designs published in Crochet! Magazine and we have been honored with four cover features.
We’re going to make this one simple with the help of our friends at Rafflecopter. Beginning March 18th, enter below by answering our question of the week in the comments section to this post and we’ll pick a winner on March 24th at 12am sharp! Remember, you get bonus entries for sharing on Twitter and for liking our pages on Facebook and Twitter! Oh… and you can enter daily… the more entries, the better your odds. No… we won't make a joke about the odds being in your favor… nope… not gonna do it…
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