Monday, August 20, 2012

Introducing Allieoops Designs

Well folks, it's time for a sea change around here, I'm diving into the deep end and I couldn't be happier.  I'd like to introduce my very first ever pattern for sale....

Sailor's Delight
sailor's delight
sailor's delight

It's a small wallhanging, with all the vintage charm I so love.  Frolicking dolphins, sailboats, a lighthouse standing guard, free-wheeling seagulls and an old sailor's saying to boot.  I wanted it to look like a favorite page from a beloved children's story book, put into a frame and hung on the wall; and that's exactly what it reminds me of.

You'll find Sailor's Delight on my Patterns page, at the top of the blog.  The price is $4.00 US, and I'm praying I got the button on right.  I don't sew buttons on my clothes, but I hope I can put one on my blog!  Payment is through Paypal, and I'll email you the pdf file as soon as I receive notification of payment, or at least within 24-48 hours.  I do have to sleep sometimes, I guess.

EDIT:  I now have a store at Big Cartel, linked on the patterns page.  Still no clue what I was doing wrong with paypal, but Big Cartel is linked to paypal and everything will work the same.  I also have a link on my sidebar, My Store.  Thanks!

So what brought this on, you say?  Oh, you don't?  Well, I'm going to tell you anyway.  *G* If you've been hanging around here, you know I've been looking for a job...and like most folks these days, not finding one.  So I've decided I would try doing what I love, which is creating designs.

I have to say that it's a bit nerve-wracking, this jumping into deep waters.  But I'm terribly excited as well with my new venture.  And because I love you all so much, and have you to thank for giving me confidence, I'm going to celebrate by having a give-away.  Leave me a comment, and one of you will be picked by the old paper in a jar method to win a free pdf pattern of Sailor's Delight!  The give-away will end Thursday at midnight, [my time] and I will announce the winner on Friday morning, Eastern Standard Time.

You don't have to blog it, you don't have to do anything but leave a comment.  I love you, my dear followers, and want to make it easy.  Thank you so much for all of your encouragement over the last 3 1/2 years - you are all the best!

50 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Very nice pattern, always enjoy sea themed designs. I have been thinking about a new one for me, need to replace my sailboat case that got stolen, so thinking a new design would be fun.

Debbie

Dolores said...

Congratulations, Allie. It's a wonderful design.

Debbie said...

So exciting, Allie! I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. Looking forward to seeing more designs in the shop.

jan said...

Congratulations! That is a great design! My niece loves lighthouses and dolphins. This would make a great gift for her, if I ever get back to embroidery...

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congratulations and best of luck! I don't do this stitching....but if I did, your pattern would be the first I would buy!! LOL

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Allie. A very lovely pattern. Hugs,

shez said...

what a lovely pattern Allie,you are so clever and good luck with your new venture.xx

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! on your new endeavor. I pray God's favor in all you put your hands to. God bless your new business.

Carrie P. said...

I forgot to tell you that I love your pattern.

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwww it's adorable! I wish you MUCH success in your exciting new endeavour, my sweet sweet friend!!

Winona said...

Really cute, Allie. Good luck with your new business.

sunny said...

Did somebody say Lighthouse? I love it Allie. Good luck in your new endeavor. I'm sure you'll draw my name, but if you don't, I'll be placing an order!

Linda said...

What an awesome design!!! Congrats on your new store!!! That is so awesome!!!

Jan said...

Good for you, Allie! I wish you lots of success. What a great design.

Darlene said...

Congratulations, Allie! I wish you loads and loads of success. The first pattern is wonderful.

Nancy J said...

Congrats, Allie, it is far better to work at what you really enjoy, and I can see that, lovely stitchery and wording, and so true.I hope you do lots more, and the new enterprise runs smoothly. Greetings from Jean.

Cheryl said...

I love your design Allie. I am so excited for you....you are going to do great!!!!!!!!! (hugs)

MB in MI said...

Big congratulations, Allie! Wishing you big and blessed success! Great pattern :-)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Dive right in Allie you will learn to swim on the way down. I love it and would love to be there right now with my toes in the sand. Well done my girl.

VivJM said...

Go Allie! Go Allie! Go Allie!
Wishing you the best of luck in your new venture xx

Quilt Kitty said...

Congratulations Allie, a gorgeous design. I wish you every happiness & success in your crafty venture. One day I hope to be as brave in some way... Tracee xxx

Vicki said...

Congratulations, I hope it is a huge success for you. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

Di said...

Woohoo! I am trying so hard not to buy anything but couldnt resist. Thanks for the chance to win, if I am fortunate, I will give the prize to my BFF. All the best Allie

Terry said...

Good luck with your new venture Allie! Love the lighthouse stitchery! :0)

Sue said...

Love your pattern, Allie! I so love lighthouses. I wish you great success with your new adventure and in my opinion, there's no place like home to have a job:)

Caron Mosey said...

Wishing you well, my friend, in your new venture! Your designs are very sweet, and I know it will go great!

Kaaren said...

It's a terrific design, Allie. May you sell lots and lots.

Good luck with your new venture.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Congratulations on your new venture. I love the design and I'm sure others will to. I wish you great success!

Marilyn said...

Ooh how exciting Allie. I wish you success in your venture. A beautiful design.
Hugs. xx

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I wish you every success. I want to blog about your shop, can I borrow your photo to use?

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Allie, I am so excited for you! I know you have been pondering, hoping and planning this for a while now and I'm so happy that you can finally see this dream realized. I love this whimsical pattern, it is really wonderful. Big Big Hugs....

~Laurie~ said...

Congratulations Allie - here's hoping for great success :)

Brenda said...

Oh wow! Good for you!!

Val Laird said...

Congratulations, Allie. I do hope your new venture is a great success.
Hugs, Val

Mama Pea said...

Allie, I'm so excited for you on this new adventure! This is totally the right thing for you, I think! You are so talented and skilled. I love this pattern and want to make it as a gift for my brother. So, if I don't win it, I'm buying it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shasta said...

It is beautiful Allie - I wish you the best on your new venture.

desertskyquilts said...

I love your new design, and I wish you much success with the new business endeavor.

Mickie said...

Love the pattern, can't wait to get it! Great idea Allie!
Hugs, Mickie

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I wish you MUCH success!!

Good for you for being brave and just going for it. =)

Jan said...

Congratulations on your new venture! I wish you all the best. It is a wonderful design!

Pam McL said...

Oh, Allie! You did a GREAT job with your first pattern. I can't wait to see more. You have real talent...not only with stitching, but with drawing also. I love how the dolphins on the waves look so fun and playful.

Sharon said...

Oh Allie, how exciting! I wish you the best of luck in your new venture. You have a real talent for design, as well as some of the most beautiful stitching I've seen.

Yes, know all about that not finding a job part. I sure hope this will work out for you, and lead to wonderful things coming your way!

Linda in Calif. said...

Very cool design. I wish you a lot of luck. (I don't do embroidery any more as it's too hard on me. Yikes, I never thought I would be so old I would be saying that.) Would it be okay for me to pin this?

Verna G said...

I just got back from a lake in northern Saskatchewan (Canada) and i'm not sure if I still have time to enter the draw. Love the pattern however and would be delighted to win!

Chrissie said...

A great design, good luck in your new venture

Soggibottom said...

Leaving a message and comment HERE :-) Well done Allie, I love the pattern :-) Congratulations and good luck with your new venture...
Lots of luvs and love :-) X X X

Fleurette said...

Congratulations! your new design is beautiful Allie, wishing you much success in your new venture.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Congratulations!! I LOVE it! I already went and ordered the pattern. I might even have the perfect fabric for the borders.

Ivory Spring said...

Congratulations! The pattern looks beautiful - so glad to see you are marketing your patterns! Proud of you! Hugs. :)

Fiona said...

congrats and all the very best Allie... I have just made up a lemon tree and sent it off as a gift..... your work is awesome ...
Hugz

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