As many of you know, besides running Leo's Lovely Treasures, I work full time in the cancer center at my hospital. Working with amazing patients who are so fearless in the face of cancer really fuels my soul. I was recently lucky enough to donate one of my blankets to an amazing woman and patient. Being able to give a small token back really does feel good.
It's that time of year! Sales and discounts galore! Look no further than Leo's Lovely Treasures! Take advantage of TODAY ONLY for 40% off the entire shop.
Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: There is a $5 minimum purchase. Due to the nature of this sale, all sales are final.
In the knitting world, Wednesdays are known for sharing your current projects. Now that it's actually starting to feel like fall, my sweater knitting fever has hit full force. I recently fell in love with Joji Locatelli's sweater patterns. I've been inspired by her Instagram feed (@jojilocat) where she features her beautiful knitwear designs, projects, travel adventures, and more. I recently started her Tourist sweater pattern using one of my favorite indie yarn dyers (@yarn_cafe_creations), who custom dyed an awesome speckled ivory, blue, green, and gray yarn for me!
I also recently started a rainbow mermaid tail as a custom order for an awesome customer! This photo doesn't show a lot of progress, as I'm already on the purple section! Once these two projects are done, I may need a break from the bigger projects. More baby accessories on the horizon? I think so!
Fellow knitters! What are you working on? LLT lovers! What would you like to see more of?
Next month, my mom and I are traveling to my favorite home away from home. I first fell in love with Seattle last year when LLT was a vendor at Baby Fest. From the freshest seafood, to the best cannoli, and most beautiful fresh flowers, Pike Place is my heaven on earth.
To spread the love, I'm offering 25% off in the shop!
From September 19th to September 30th, enjoy 25% off any order of $10 or more! Simply use coupon code "Seattle" at checkout!
Branching out and expanding the shop has been one of my favorite aspects of running Leo's Lovely Treasures. This past year, I've been designing my own patterns that are now for sale in the shop!
This week, I published my Speckles and Cables Boot Cuff pattern. I've been tweaking and perfecting the design for awhile now. I am happy to say that you can buy it now here and on Ravelry! The pattern calls for worsted weight, and of course, I always highly recommend my favorite yarn dyer, Sunrise Fiber Co!
Click on the photo below to purchase and instantly download the pattern!
With summer rapidly coming to an end, cooler weather is on the horizon. Now is the perfect time to start shopping for fall! For the next week, enjoy 60% off the entire shop. Yes you read that right. SIXTY percent off. This is by far the largest sale in Leo's Lovely Treasures' history and I hope you take advantage of it! This fall, we'll be introducing plenty of new designs. Once the current stock sells out, there's a very good chance it won't be available again. If you've been eyeing a special swaddle or even a blanket, now is the perfect chance to grab it up!
Click on the graphic below to start shopping! And don't forget to add coupon code "instasale" at checkout to get the discount!
Many customers and friends have requested knitting classes and tutorials from me, and now you can join the fun too! Join SkillShare today to enroll in my Chevron Knitting Made Easy course. It walks you through the chevron stitch, my favorite knitting tools, as well as how to create your own newborn swaddle. You can receive help from me and other students every step of the way!
With this course, you will get my Chevron Stripes Cocoon for FREE as well as a video tutorial on completing your own cocoon. The pattern itself retails for $2.50. This way, you receive the pattern as well as online support along the way.
Follow this link to enroll today! The first 25 students can enroll for FREE! --> http://skl.sh/29BCLsQ
I vacillated between teaching an introductory course on knitting or a detailed course on a specific pattern. After browsing the many amazing courses SkillShare has to offer, I found they already have a few wonderful courses on introductory knitting. With that in mind, I decided to create a course based on my most popular product and pattern, the Chevron Stripes Cocoon. This has always been a favorite among customers, and my favorite product to make.
Once the course is live, I will be providing links here on the blog to register! If you have any recommendations on future courses, please let me know. I would love to hear your input!
When it comes to the shop, sometimes I get these big ideas that don't always turn out as they do in my head. Other times, a project turns out even better than I could ever hope for. I've started to do more of my own photography for the shop and have been gathering together my own photography props and backgrounds. Last night, I distressed a set of pine boards with an awesome robins egg blue paint and driftwood stain. Sanding by hand was a small workout, but absolutely worth it! They're still drying, but I cannot wait to share more pictures!
Today continues with prop gathering and plotting. I'm extremely partial to the rustic coastal look, and I have been very inspired by this design.
I have been transition Leo's Lovely Treasures to have a more cohesive look throughout my branding, as well as photos and descriptions. With the expansion of my wholesale line, this will make LLT much more recognizable.
What designs and styles inspire you? Are you more likely to buy products with specific elements in mind?
When it comes to inspiration, country music will always hold that special spot at the top. From my first kiss, first love, and first heartbreak, I've always reached to my favorite songs for comfort. When you get butterflies from that last message from a special someone, Sam Hunt knows exactly how you feel.
Now how does that relate to my business, you ask? Simple! Most days when I'm working on the shop, whether it's a new design or finishing up a custom order, I probably have my Pandora blasting. Country songs bring back so many memories from my past and remind me how blessed my life is. Even in the difficult times, I'm reminded my family and friends will always be there with their love and support. Leo's Lovely Treasures wouldn't be where it is today without my family- my biggest fans.
I've now opened up shop on here! You can get all your favorite LLT apparel and accessories directly through this site! Questions, let me know!
I'm a recent college graduate, living the dream day by day, and knitting as much as I can.