Monday, May 11, 2009

What's New?

Hi Knitters,
My son and I have been working on setting up a new shop for my blog patterns. I am getting so many patterns on my sidebar that it is starting to get a bit jumbled. I have a bunch of new patterns on the horizon so now is the time to make the jump. 

We took some of my original watercolor paintings that I had made for Itty-Bitty Hats. As you may have noticed, they didn't get used in the book. I love these tiny watercolor paintings and have always wanted to find a place for them. I had a painting for each hat so I have books of paintings.
I decided to put them in the logo for the new Susan B. Anderson shop.
You'll recognize the hats in the paintings from the book. The ladybug hat was supposed to be in Itty-Bitty Hats but didn't make it in the end.
The watercolors were scanned and dropped into a collage-type header.
Here is the new logo and here is the link to the new shop. It features all of the patterns from my sidebar and an add to cart feature. Now you can order as many patterns as you'd like all in one order plus it is easier to view all of the patterns at once. It's way better all-around. I am going to be adding a few new items and a new pattern in the upcoming week as well. I will be cleaning up my sidebar and putting a permanent link to the new shop on the sidebar.
And now I am unveiling my newest washcloth pattern, Sweet Pea. Wouldn't this be cute with a matching Sweet Pea Hat for a new baby? You could make in the lighter green and blue or pink peas to go with the hat. The Sweet Pea washcloth is textured which is extra good for scrubbing power. As soon as I get the pattern typed up I will get it in the new shop, hopefully in a few days.

The best part is that I can have sales and special offers now on the shop. With that being said, this week I am having a 20% off sale on all of my patterns to celebrate this new addition to my blog. All you have to do is type in: GRANDOPENING (all one word and all caps) in the code box and 20% will be discounted from your total. The sale will end next Sunday, May 17th. I am still personally emailing out all of the patterns (they are attached pdf files to the email) so please be a bit patient in receiving your order. It is not automated. The shop is still run through Paypal. 

I have so many blog posts lined up and not enough time to get them written up and posted. What's a blogger to do? Actually that just shows me how much I enjoy writing and keeping this blog and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Well, enjoy this beautiful spring Monday, Knitters. I'll be back with more very soon.
best, susie

9 comments:

coffeechris said...

The watercolors are so cute - love the new logo...it's sweet! Hope you have cards made, too. Will definitely be ordering Sweet Pea washcloth pattern. Knitting baby gifts for two new babies arriving late summer and fall. Also makes a good gift for April birthdays (sweet pea is the flower for April). Your blog just keeps getting better and better:)

Betz White said...

Congrats on the new shop! I know you are so happy to be able to use your paintings, they look sweet. I started a Big Cartel shop too, it's nice to customize it and save on etsy fees (not that you were on etsy).

Cute peas!

allison saunders said...

Great idea! I can't get enough of your patterns - now it will be even easier. Thanks!

Annie said...

You can paint too? You are amazing. LOVE the watercolors and definitely look into making cards out of these. How cute would a matching card be with the hat to give as a gift?
Congrats on your new job offer. You have me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for what's to come!
Take care,
Lesli

greenbean said...

Hi there.. just curious if you will be posting the Chickens pattern on the shop! I would love to make those! they are adorable. I check in on your blog regularly.. You are so talented and i am always getting fun new ideas from you!

Susan said...

Greenbean,
The chicken pattern is a design I made for Blue Sky Alpacas. You can buy it at lots of yarn shops and online yarn shops all over:

http://yarn.com
http://kpixie.com
http://purlsoho.com

Good luck and I hope you find it.
susan

Anonymous said...

I see the new book cover!!! Can't wait.

Liz

Kate said...

I love your watercolors - You are one multi-talented woman Susan!

Tif said...

Love the new shop, love your watercolors. Both are wonderful!