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