Introducing: Yarn Crush! Enter to win some free yarny goodness!

YarnCrush_logo_lightYarny-peeps! I have something fun to giveaway just for you! I’m excited to help announce Yarn Crush, delicious yarn delivered monthly! You can choose between a monthly or bi-monthly subscription, and each box comes with at least one or two full-size skeins of yarn, a KNITTING pattern for a small-to-medium-sized project designed specifically for that month’s yarn, and all the notions – like beads or buttons – needed to complete that project. Currently, the Yarn Crush box will only include a knitting pattern, but Yarn Crush will also be posting fun crochet patterns on their blog each month that would work with that month’s featured yarn.  If you have interest in finding a printed crochet pattern in your Yarn Crush box in the future, just give them a hollerEDIT: Crochet patterns will be added to the October boxes!

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The retail value of each box will usually be over $50.00 and is always guaranteed to be higher than the subscription price, which is $32.99 plus shipping. Yarn Crush will be sourcing beautiful high-quality yarns that they think you’ll fall in love with, from indie dyers, small businesses, and more well-known yarn brands, offering them to you at up to 30% retail, delivered right to your door!

yarn-log-1yarn-tree-2Shawl-teaserYarn Crush is brand-spanking new, and the inaugural boxes are shipping in mid-August! The images above are to give you an idea of the type and quality of yarn and patterns you’ll be receiving. The actual yarn is still a surprise. The woman behind Yarn Crush is a knitting designer and graphic designer, so you know that each box will be curated with yarny-love and a keen eye!

Enter our giveaway to win yourself a free Yarn Crush box and be one of the first to try out this subscription service.  I can’t wait to see it, too! If you decide to subscribe, your first box always ships free!

Just use the Rafflecopter widget below for all of your chances to win!

Giveaway is open worldwide, for ages 18 & over, and will run for a week until next Saturday night, August 1st, at 11:59pm PDT. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter/Random.org, and winner must reply to my email within 24 hours, or I will randomly choose a new winner. No purchase necessary. Good luck! P.S. Please make sure my email address can get through your spam filters! I will only be contacting winners via email. twinkie@twinkiechan.com

P.P.S. NO giveaway accounts! Thank you! A giveaway account is a social media account that you use solely for giveaways.

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Super fun “Tea Party” collection from EatMeDo!

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I follow EatMeDo on Instagram and keep seeing all these adorable photos from her new “Tea Party” collection that are too cute not to share! Here are a few snaps I nabbed from her lookbook!

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If you want to see more, check out her website!

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July Blog Sponsor Giveaway! 10 prizes, 1 winner!

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It’s the 15th of the month (okay, it’s technically the 16th now but I haven’t gone to bed yet!) which means my July blog sponsor giveaway is launching! Let’s check out the TEN cool prizes from my amazing sponsors that ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive!

1.  A Frida skull brooch from Jubly-Umph‘s new collection ‘Creepy Girl Gang’ which launched this week!

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2. A set of 3 Flying Unicorn Necklaces from A Little Geeky!

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3. A set of 3 fun greeting cards and a set of 6 Real Job magnets from Nellie Le! She is also giving my readers (you guys!) 20% off all orders with code: TCJULY20.

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4. A gift card for any one free shirt or tank top from Pete Ellison’s shop, shipping included! Pete is an artist/designer/DJ creating a small line of screen printed Kawaii-Rave-Punk fashions out of his kitchen in Portland, OR. Made with healthy doses of love and enthusiasm, these threads are super cute, super bright, and super soft. He is currently taking pre-orders for two new tank tops!

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5. An adorable dino cross stitch brooch from Glamasaurus! You guys also get 10% off your order on glamasaurus.etsy.com with the code TWINKIE.

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6. A $15 gift certificate to shop at HappyKawaiiSupplies!

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7. A Crazy Cat Lady patch from Miss Ella!

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8. A $20 gift certificate to shop in Knit Kritters. Knit Kritters will be vending at Bronycon August 7-9 in Baltimore!

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9. An adorable “See No Diet, Hear No Diet, Speak No Diet” Cupcake Apron from Stitchez A La Mode!

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10. To celebrate her annual $10 off tutu sale, The Geek Garden is giving away one custom made Juicy cherry tutu skirt!  If you can’t wait to win one here, go to the shop until July 24th to grab a steal! (Cue ancient photos of moi!)

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Just use the Rafflecopter widget below for all of your chances to win!

Giveaway is open worldwide, for ages 18 & over, and will run for a week until next Wednesdsay night, July 22nd, at midnight PDT. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter/Random.org, and winner must reply to my email within 24 hours, or I will randomly choose a new winner. No purchase necessary. Good luck! P.S. Please make sure my email address can get through your spam filters! I will only be contacting winners via email. twinkie@twinkiechan.com

P.P.S. NO giveaway accounts! Thank you! A giveaway account is a social media account that you use solely for giveaways.

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BFF Mini Road Trip: Disneyland and San Diego Comic Con!

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 4.11.06 PMA couple months ago, I felt super stoked about successfully going through the huge rigmarole of obtaining tickets to San Diego Comic Con. Manda and I decided to also go to Disneyland on the way down. I am still in the final throes of book-writing and really shouldn’t have gone anywhere except the yarn store, but….I could not say no to this trip!

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Vote for our Crochet Fruits & Veggies Dress Collab with Betabrand!

yummy_you_dress_3I’m really excited to share this news with you guys! You can help vote a dress into production that has an all-over print based on my crochet goodies!

18 weeks ago (thanks, Instagram!) I posted this photo of some crocheted fruits and veggies I made for a mysterious collaboration. Now you get to see what these are for!

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Betabrand, a San Francisco-based company, collaborates with its customers on a designer, model, and investor level, creating a community and a brand all at the same time. Have you heard of the dress pant yoga pants and the dress pant sweatpants? That’s Betabrand. They asked if I wanted to collaborate on something fun, and I said, of course! They felt that something fruit and veggie themed would appeal to both of our customers, and then they whipped up these dress designs!

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There’s a 2-step process for making designs come to life at Betabrand. 1) The design needs to get enough votes to go to sample-making and crowd-funding. 2) The design needs to get funded to get produced. I am currently in Phase 1, so if you could hop on over to Betabrand and vote, that would be super duper awesome! Also, if you have feedback, like “I like the one on the right, but in black,” or, “I like the top part of the white one but the bottom part of the black one,” please do leave that feedback at the Betabrand website, since we’re interested in what everyone thinks!

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