Wow, what a busy week this is! There are Birthdays everywhere I look (including my own), I've finally managed to set up my Etsy-Shop (although it still needs some fine-tuning here and there), and although I've got this week off from work, it just seems to fly by with the speed of light! Be prepared for a longer post and stay with me, because there's something to win, too! :)
Remember my last post, when I looked for a pattern-tester for my new Star-Mandala?
Boy, that was a tough decision! I feel a little bad that I had to disappoint so many of you, because unfortunately I couldn't pick all who offered their help, but I really appreciate all your enthusiastic comments! In the end I decided to give this pattern to Samantha from Betsy Makes, a lovely site you shouldn't miss, I'm really glad I've found her and her blog. Thank you, Sam, for testing and your thoughtful feedback, you helped me a lot!
I also had some comments from my German readers, and so I thought I could - for the first time - translate one of my patterns to German, too. So, if you're from Germany and would like to test the German version, please leave a comment here and I might come back to you!
So, and on we go: Have I mentioned that I've finally opened my Etsy-Shop? :) >>Come on in!<<
The shelves aren't as full as I hoped they would be on the Grand Opening Day, but if I wait until I've taken pictures of all my finished items, written all the descriptions (both in German and English), and calculated all the shipping costs, well... Christmas would be over and nobody would want a Star-Mandala anymore anyway, right?
So, for now you can purchase the pattern for my Star-Mandala in the English version as PDF with instant download (it works: John was so kind to invest some money in me and was my first customer to see if it works smoothly), or - if you're not a crocheter yourself - you can also go for some ready-made Mandalas in different color-combos, like this one:
Or - you can just enter my Giveaway here and now, and maybe you will win the PDF-pattern which will be send to you in an e-mail - great, isn't it?
So, as I mentioned before, it's the week of Birthdays: on Monday I turned one year... better, and tomorrow it's John's turn. Happy Birthday to us! :) I think I've never mentioned my exact age here on this blog, did I? Wanna guess? Don't worry, I won't get mad if you judge me 20 years older than I am, I'm feeling a little more relaxed about this whole age-thing than I did some years ago. Maybe because I'm married now *lol*. And we're not talking about age anyway - all I want to know from you (to win the Giveaway) is the year of my birth. The first one who enters the correct year, will win my pattern. Fair, sweet and simple. The Giveaway will be open until the correct answer is given.
Good Luck to all of you!!