Second Annual MEGA event is finally here!

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Twenty two designers have teamed up to bring you what it is the most awaited event of the year.

Each designer will offer you a special promotion in their Ravelry shop. Discounts from 25% to 60% off. All this will happen from Nov 26th (EST) through Nov 30th (PST). Simply use the coupon code ENABLER in any of the participating shops.

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Who are the designers that joined this event? Know them here:

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A Crocheted Simplicity

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Abigail Haze Designs
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Accessorise

 

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A la Sacha

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Ball Hank n’ Skein

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Briana K

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Crochet by Jennifer

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CrocheTrend

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Crystalized Designs

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Danyel Pink Designs
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Felted Button

 

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Frayed Knot

 

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Glamour4You

 

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Just be Happy

 

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La tienda de Paloma

 

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Lilla Bjorn Crochet

 

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Melody’s Makings

 

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One & Two Company

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Pattern Paradise

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Salena Baca

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Sincerely Pam

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Thomasina Cummings Designs

Don’t miss your chance to win a $100 Gift Card to your craft store of choice (Joanns, Hobby Lobby or Michaels). To enter, just click the graphic below:

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The reason I don’t do videos for my patterns…

More than once I’ve been asked why I don’t have videos for some of my patterns. The reason? I just don’t feel comfortable with my accent.

Yes, let’s face it, I am a that kind of person that criticizes myself for everything. It must be a really bad habit of me, but I am dealing with it. I speak Spanish as mother-tongue, English is my second language, and even though I feel I’ve improved my vocabulary and grammar during the past 8 years I’ve been living in Canada, I still feel this is a long road to walk, but I am walking it!

During the testing of my latest pattern: The Aran Overalls, I had to clarify some parts of the pattern that weren’t clear and had no pictures. I didn’t have that much time to make some to send my testers, so I gathered some courage and make what it is now my very first video crocheting (insert the screaming here!). A very bad video, with the camera positioned in the wrong place, the TV on, and my toddler bumping his head with the table and asking for bubbles. (LOL)

I wasn’t thinking on posting it on my page, not even thinking on making a blog post about it, but then I thought you would appreciate to see how my life goes around crochet, my kids, and my house.

Here it is…laugh all you want!🙂


Love,

Palo

Hello World!

Well, here I go again.🙂

This is my second attempt to start a blog, and hopefully this will be a successful one.

Hello all!
My name is Paloma, and I am the face behind La Tienda de Paloma, a space in my life that belongs only to me and my dedicated fans.

I started my brand over 4 years ago, when still on mat leave with my first one (Enzo). Between diapers, and bottles I felt the needing to try something new and craft related. I had some knitting needles and yarn that I brought with me when I first came to live here, so I knitted.

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Enzo (6mo) wearing a mommy knitted hat.

Then I thought on re-learning how to crochet (I was taught the basics when I was in Elementary School back home). so I crocheted. My husband suggested that I should sell these online, and I did. I did some research and found that Etsy was the right platform at that moment.

My very first pair of baby boots. Pattern by Hook Candy Crochet
My very first pair of baby boots. Pattern by Hook Candy Crochet

And just like that, without knowing this will be the beginning of my yarn-purchase addiction, I bought my first skeins of yarn, I still remember the brand (Bernat Satin) and the color (Fern, and Soft Fern). This would the beginning of my journey as a crafter and designer: From selling crocheted accessories to design my own crochet patterns.

My first published crochet pattern. Now free on my Ravelry store.
My first published crochet pattern. Now free on my Ravelry store. Picture credit: Photography by Sandie

With the arriving of my second one (two years ago) I had to slow down. Things got busier with two, that is for sure, so the time I spent crocheting was limited to when he was napping or both sleeping at night.

I have published over 80 designs so far, designs that range from hair accessories to complete and more complex outfits for little kids. I am always eager to attempt new techniques and textures, even if that means to spend countless hours trying and failing, frogging, and trying again, until I am completely satisfied with the results.

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Dancing Waves Overalls. Picture Credit: Stephanie Ryan Photography

I would love to hear some feedback from you, and of course I would love if you can subscribe to the blog. I’ll work hard on bringing you fresh ideas, new techniques, and the most adorable patterns to satisfy your cravings.🙂

And as a thank you for subscribing to my new blog I would like to offer you a little(big) discount on your next purchase. Use coupon code: LTDPBLOG on my Ravelry store.

Thank you and have a great day!

Paloma
PS: A big thank you to Captured by Chantelle Photography for allow me to use her perfect image as a header on my blog.