4/28/13 Shop Update at 4 CDT!

The next shop update on Sunday, April 28 at 4 CDT will have several sweater/afghan size project bags in it.  There will be at least one of each of the following patterns: It Was All Yellow, Yarn Bombing, Feathered, Star Wars, and Sunshine Flowers.

For those of you that haven't seen these bags, they're huge!  Each sweater/afghan project bag is approximately 15 inches tall, 20 inches across the top when laying flat, and a 8 inch by 12 inch rectangular bottom. They can hold 14 skeins of DK weight yarn - as pictured. That is over 4,000 yards of DK weight yarn!

Shop Update at 4CDT!

Here's a little preview of the regular size project bags going up in the shop update at 4 CDT! Storm Troopers, That 70s Box, Sherlocked, Leslie Loves Sushi, Star Wars, and Big Bang.

I will also have one of Annaka's Art. The fabric of this bag was designed by my 8 year old daughter, Annaka. This is her artwork that has been made into fabric. With whimsical animal drawings and handwriting sayings, this bag would be a great starter bag for a child learning to knit. And, yes, my oldest will be getting some of the profits from the sale of this bag, which will probably be spent on more art supplies or books.

Also, don't forget all the giveaways going on. For more details, check out the 3 for 3000 sales and 300 members blogpost. Hurry, one giveaway ends tomorrow!

3 Giveaways for 3000 Sales and 300 Members!

I've just reached 3,000 sales in the Etsy shop, and 300 members in the Ravelry group!  Less than 2 years ago when I opened a shop on Etsy, I never imagined that I would have so many wonderful customers and supporters. In honor of all the threes, I'm going to have 3 giveaways in 3 different media - blog, twitter, and Ravelry. 

Exclusive Blue Box Yarn Project Bag

This prize has now been awarded! Out of 66 entries Ruth Colville is the winner!!!     The first giveaway to enter for will be for a regular size project bag. The particular bag will be up to the winner and will be chosen from current fabric in my stash. (Don't worry. It's a substantial amount of patterns!) To enter to win the bag, just post in the comment section below for this blogpost with your favorite item from Tangerine Designs. It can be something you own or something you covet! Please include your Ravelry, Twitter, Facebook, or Plurk handle name so I'll be able to contact the winner. I'll draw from those names at noon CDT on Monday, April 15th. Tax Day can be FUN!

This prize has now been awarded! Out of 50 entries Allena Williams is the winner!!! The second giveaway is for a knitting needle gauge of your choice, either metric or US sizing. This will be given to a follower of Tangerine Designs on Twitter. Just reply with your favorite TV show to this tweet, and you will be entered. I need more TV fuel for ironing sessions! I'll draw for this prize on Tuesday, April 16 at noon CDT via random number generator.

This prize has now been awarded! Out of 60 entries Shannon (MinervaTurkey) is the winner!!! For the third, but certainly not least, giveaway, I'll be giving one lucky Tangerine Designs Ravelry group member a copy of Susan Claudino's Dandy Sir Cephalopod pattern and a mustache button. If you already own this awesome pattern, I'll gift you another of her patterns!  To enter, please reply in the Ravelry thread with your favorite fiber-related book. It can be a pattern book, reference book, or even a fiction book with knitting in it. Links are also encouraged! I'll draw for this prize on Wednesday, April 17 at noon CDT!

Thank you again to all my wonderful supporters! Without you, Tangerine Designs wouldn't have reached these milestones!

Wish It Was Monday?

Because of the holiday, I'm not doing my usual Sunday update this week. Instead, I will be updating tomorrow night, April 1st, at 7 CDT. No one ever says, "I wish it was Monday." But, hopefully, I'm giving you a Monday to look forward to. I don't have a preview yet, but I do know that it will be a mixed bag of Sweater, Regular, and Small sizes. 

Also, today, March 31, is the last day to enter your March Finished Objects in the Ravelry March FO Thread. Just enter a picture of your knitting, crochet, spinning, fiber project to be eligible to win a Ravelry downloadable pattern of your choice that is $6 or less. You must be a member of the group to win.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday weekend! And from my family, have a Happy Easter!

The Birthday Wrench In My Schedule

I almost always update on Sundays. Usually every other Sunday. It's deadline day for me. So, knowing I have a Sunday deadline and a deadline to get the Steampunk Club shipments out, I naturally work furiously on the first deadline - Steampunk Club. Then, after that I can get bags made for the Sunday update.

Problem: I realized this Sunday is my youngest daughter's 5th birthday party. And does she want a pay-someplace-to-do-it-for-you type party? NO. She wants a Rainbow Dash, My Little Pony party with games and decorations. It is the monkey wrench - no, the birthday wrench - in my schedule. What wins out? The project bags I should be working on for Sunday's update? Or hanging streamers, making games, drawing Pinkie Pie on a posterboard so her tail can be pinned on?

Yep, birthday planning. Mya will only turn 5 once. And next year she starts all-day Kindergarten. She'll be BIG! And I'll be missing her little voice telling me all about how I'm getting all wet from the imaginary rain while sitting under my chair while I'm sewing.

Mya outside my workroom door. "I'm a princess, but I wear this when I'm cooking!"

So, Steampunk Club members - you're packages will go out this week or beginning of next. And I'll update either in the middle of the week or on the regular Sunday schedule-just a week later.

As a reminder, Steampunk Club project bags will be exclusive to Steampunk Club members until SSK, which is in the middle of July. Some of the wonderful extras, however, will be available to purchase April 8. No spoilers here though. You'll have to wait until the 8th to see them!

3/10/13 Sweater Bag Update and a Blue Box

Today's Shop Update at 4 CDT will include several Sweater / Afghan size project bags. There will be Knitting Portraits, Picnic with Fox, The 70s Box, Star Trek Enterprise, and Yarn Bombing. There will be only one of the 70s Box going up, but look forward to more in the future.

Also, I will be putting up 8 Exclusive Blue Box regular size project bags this week! All sweater bags purchased will be shipped by the end of the week, and the exclusive Blue Box no later than 2 weeks.

There won't be another update for 2 weeks due to getting ready for the Steampunk Club shipment going out later in the month. I'm really excited by the fabric for the club bags, and I've been working with someone very talented for one of the extras! So, those in the club get ready for some super exciting extras going in your club package!

3/3/13 Update, a Room Redo, and South Dakota

Here's a preview of today's update at 4 CST. Today's update will consist of regular size project bags. I will be working on Sweater/Afghan size bags this week, and I will hopefully have them available on Sunday, March 10. Today there will be Fabulous Fox, The Librarian, All the Right Circuits, Diner Coffee, Playing Possum, and the all new When Pigs Fly. There will be at least 2 of each of these bags going up.

Besides sewing all the bags, I also reorganized my workroom this week to become more efficient. Also, I purchased a new sewing table to be more ergonomic so I can work for longer. Just what you wanted, right? I always enjoy seeing pictures of others work spaces  So I thought I would share mine with you. 

Also, notice that world map on the wall? I have now shipped to 49 states! I'm only missing the elusive South Dakota to make my 50 state goal. So, the first person from South Dakota that contacts me through the Etsy Shop will receive a free needle gauge. The only stipulation is that you are also shipping to South Dakota. I'll post here when the offer has been claimed.


2/16/13 Sweater/Afghan Bag Update

I'm having the Shop Update a day early this week! Tonight, Saturday the 16th, at 7 CST, there will be several sweater/afghan size bags going up. There will be the Knitting Portraits, Russian Nesting Dolls, Yarn Bombing, and Picnic With Fox bags. Each of these bags can hold an enourmous amount of yarn - 14 skeins of DK weight yarn - as pictured. That is over 4,000 yards of DK weight yarn.  

The next scheduled update will be Sunday, March 3, at 4 CST. But keep tuned in just in case a surprise update happens!

2/10/13 Shop Update

The next Shop Update will be at 4 CST on February 10.  All regular size project bags this time, but look for a midweek Sweater/Afghan size update. There will be The Librarian, All in the Circuits, Playing Possum, Diner Coffee, Exclusive Blue Box Yarn, and Fabulous Fox. See you then!