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I am a smart, beautiful, successful Belizean creole. I was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada and now call Scarborough, Ontario, Canada home. I am mixed with african, indian, scottish and who knows what else. July 2008 I decided to go permanently natural. Beside my obsession with my natural hair, I am a hand knit and crochet artist. I am passionate about Jesus and I love to run, walk, yoga, read, crossword puzzles, news and sports. While visiting, stop by my Etsy shops www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns and www.etsy.com/shop/thejoyofknitting

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy 2011

***Joyful News***

God was great to me in 2010. Second only to the Love of God is the Love of my Family which is the most important thing in my Life. I don't make New Year's resolutions.  Changes happen for me at Springtime.  When you see my Spring e-blast you will see all the changes I plan to carry out for that new and refreshing seasons ahead.

My beautiful family: l-r sis Karen, Mom Elva, son Amir, Me, niece Diana, sis Lyn, bro Ian and daughter Gill.

Here we go Congoline, lol

Dressed up in our Jags shirts with our Belize flag

Firstly, I want to say I had an amazing time with my family in Florida.  My sister had our entire week fully booked with fun and family events.  The main reason for being in St. Augustine was for my niece Diana Paola's graduation from the University of North Florida, our other fun stuff included: pedicure, shopped til we dropped, ran/walked a 5k marathon, went to see the Jaguars beat Raiders, played games, eat and most importantly danced.

Secondly, I want to thank everyone who made an effort to come out to my open houses over the holiday season.  It is always great to catch up with old friends, new friends and clients. Don't despair, if you ever want to come out and see me, please feel free to do so anytime.

Coming up with cool nifty ways to take my Etsy Shops to the next level will be my challenge for the new year.  Feel free to pass me on ideas and I will incorporate into my plans for this new year.  I am starting off the new year with a bang by completing orders. On my list is six pairs of slippers, three shawls and an afghan. Dresses are on my radar for this year, I plan to design and make a few of dresses and as usual feel free to contact me at anytime to talk about a design or style you would like to turn into something wearable and I will be happy to work with you one-on-one.

For each month starting in January and continuing to December 2011, there will be sales and markdowns on items. Already implemented is shipping savings, anything ordered in Toronto and surrounding areas will be shipped/deliverd free of cost.

****Joyful Tips****

Frequently Asked Questions...
Q. Do you make Men's stuff?
A. I make any and everything, if you do not see something in my Etsy shop that does not mean I do not have it in stock or cannot make it.  It's impossible to add every single thing I make to Etsy.  I make hats, scarves, mitts, gloves, neckties, sweaters for men.  Look under Hats, Handwarmers, etc. http://etsy.me/9nF1Hl Most of my hats are unisex. Check out this latest men's set that was added to my Etsy shop recently. http://www.etsy.com/listing/64922859/mens-hat-and-scarf-set

Q. Where does your yarn come from?
A. I have three suppliers I mainly use that are all in the Toronto area. Their yarns are mostly from Italy, Germany, England, Spain and Canada. Occasionally when travelling I pick up yarn from that area that are unique and to my taste.
Diamond Yarn http://www.diamondyarn.com/
Kertzer http://www.kertzer.com/
Estelle Designs http://www.estelledesigns.ca/

Thank you friends and family for supporting me and buying my items and ordering customized items over the 2010 Year, your business is much appreciated!

Please do not delete this email, share the JOY with someone you Love...

Thank you for Reliving the JOY!


Lady Dylana
The Joy of Knitting
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/DylanaDesigns and www.etsy.com/shop/TheJoyofKnitting
Twitter: @LadyDylana
Like me on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/TheJoyofKnittingonFB
Blog: http://ladydylanabelize.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Open House - Dec 19 - 31

Winter is just starting when Christmas is over. Due to the success of my Open Houses I will continue them until December 31st. Please email or call me at 416-828-5895 to R.S.V.P.

Gift Giving Made Easy!!!

***Pre-Christmas and Early Winter Sale at My Place***

***Come and Shop for those last minute Winter items and Enjoy Coffee, Tea and Dessert with Me***

***Incredible Sales***

***Find the Perfect Gift or place Custom Orders for your own Winter Wear ***There is also a Yarn Sale***

***Bring Your Friends and Come***

Please remember to pass this along and share the *JOY* with someone you *LOVE*

Lady Dylana
The Joy of Knitting
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/DylanaDesigns and www.etsy.com/shop/TheJoyofKnitting
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LadyDylana
Blog: http://ladydylanabelize.blogspot.com/

There is an amazing sale at The Purple Thumb, starting today and continuing until Dec. 31, 2010.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...

Christmas to me mean pure JOY *Celebrating the birth of The Lord Jesus Christ *Enjoying Family, Friends and Food. It's does not matter how you celebrate make it something special with the people that you LOVE and be SAFE for the Holidays!!!

*Joyful News*

Short Break

I will be taking a break to hang out with my family in Florida Yeah!!! for my niece Diana Paola's graduation. I will be back on December 15th. For all my Toronto friends and clients, please feel free to call me and visit anytime after I'm back 416-828-5895.

Boxing Day Sales

Please look out for my Etsy 15% OFF EVERYTHING Boxing Day Sale that will start on December 25th at midnight and continue until January 1st at midnight. www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns and www.etsy.com/shop/thejoyofknitting

Events Update

Now until end of January 2011 - The Purple Thumb, location in the Beaches located at 1887 Queen Street East @ Woodbine is now housing my knit and crochet items.

A Christmas Showcase at Retirement Suites by the Lake went amazing. I invited my friend Dawn to accompany me and bring along her own knitting and crochet items. It was a beautiful day and spending time with seniors made the day very pleasant. I was invited back to do a Valentine Showcase and an Easter Showcase.

A Christmas Shopping Spree was more a networking event than an actual shopping spree. I did very well and got some amazing contacts and a few custom orders. Most of my neighbours walked away disappointed with little or no sales.

Knit Denise Kits

2 Kits remaining!!!! This will make a perfect Christmas Gift for the Knitter in your life!
Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle Kit http://bit.ly/90k1ZW


The Joy of Knitting is on Facebook and now has 54 friends and 62 likes, please feel free to join or share with your friends http://on.fb.me/TheJoyofKnittingonFB let me know if you like?

*Joyful Tips*

This is a huge pet peeve for most people that love to wear knitted garments and accessories.

How to Reduce Pilling on a Knitted Garment

****Drop 2 or 3 drops of glycerine in the water for a complete cycle in the washing machine, if it's wash by hand, only 1 drop, no more because it's greasy!

****Glycerine gives back softness to the yarn and you can use in with fabrics too but! NEVER DRY BY MACHINE!!! It will stick and make all your efforts useless.


Thank you friends and family for supporting me and buying my items and for ordering customized items over the month of November, your business is much appreciated!

Please do not delete this email, share the JOY with someone you Love...

Thank you for Reliving the JOY!


Lady Dylana