Friday, August 21, 2009


First, just want to say that I'm sorry for not updating recently. Summer tends to get very busy and then very hot and humid making sitting at the computer almost impossible.

Ok, down to business for now..... HUGE SALE!!!!

Tons and Tons of Handspun Yarns from 10-25% Off, with lots of the being the 25%.

Some fibers are on sale too! Prices have already been adjusted and about half the store went on sale!

Going on through at least Sunday at Midnight and maybe longer!

Also, be sure to check out the PhatFiber Group on Ravelry... might find a way to get a freebie to go with the sales *hint hint*

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I think I'm a Dyeing Addict

So, was thinking today... as I was dyeing my fibers for my PhatFiber samples for next month... I think I might just be a Dyeing Addict.

I don't do so well in the heat and humidity. I normally suffer through July and typically it dries out in August around here. We happen to be having quite a cool July so I just keep on dyeing. I figure sooner rather than later it will get too hot and muggy for me and I'll just be vegging in front of a fan so might as well get some work done while it is on the cool side.

However, it has been great for way longer than I ever expected. I'm now sitting on about 20 pounds of dyed fiber, all of which expects to be batts at some point. I have about 3 pounds of dyed/painted combed top that isn't yet listed in the shop and somewhere around 2 pounds of different types of locks, for me to use in batts or to core spin etc....

I added this up and realized that I have somewhere around 25 pounds (not counting the 2 pounds for Phat samples) of dyed fibers from just the last month, not counting what is up in the shop... so, what else can I possibly be... but an ADDICT! Mind you, this is not counting washed fleeces or combed top that I have that have not yet met the dye pots.

So, what's a girl to do? I love dyeing fiber! I must have every color in my head available to me should I want it... so I just keep dyeing and dyeing... hopefully, I'm not the only one and someone else happens to "get" this!

Anyway, here's the new pile of locks that went up that match what I did in the July PhatFiber boxes. Most of them are sold already so I guess I'll spend some time tomorrow picking more mohair locks so that I can do another batch... of dyeing... heehee

They sure are prettiful though!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More New Stuff and a Giveaway!

Last month I started contributing to the PhatFiber Sampler Boxes. I have been shown a great response from it and I think I will be doing it on a monthly basis. This morning I was the featured seller on the PhatFiber Blog and with that, Jessie (our wonderful organizer and leader) currently has a giveaway of a 4 ounce braid of some of my yearling mohair. So, go check it out and comment and you could possibly win that braid!

Here's some pretty picks of a few of my favorites that have gone in the shop recently...
Also, I put up a new treasury this morning, one I really like so take a peak at it too...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Here We Go!!!

So, carder is here and has been put to use! Along with new batts are some new combed top as well. I will be adding new items everyday this week to celebrate getting the new carder! Mention "carder" and I'll discount your purchase by 10%... and it doesn't even have to be on batts!
Here are a few samples... there are more so make sure to check them out!

This will run through Friday 7/17 and is good on anything in the shop except shipping and I can't combine it with any other coupon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Carder is Coming!

Just thought I'd post a quick note. I've been very busy with the holiday and family parties and such... also been awaiting all sorts of fibers and fleeces AND... my new carder will be here within a couple of days!!!

I've been preparing fibers for awhile in the hopes of ordering a carder. Now that one is coming, I couldn't help but buy all sorts of fleeces and other fun add-ins. I will soon be offering batts and I plan on making a big "to do" about it when I have a hefty little update ready!

Anyway, keep the eyes peeled on all my normal update spots as I plan to have some fun with my new toy and everyone gets to have some fun with me!

In the mean time... check out this toad that was in my zucchini patch... he's hiding, you gotta look close... heehee

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some New Fun Stuff

Just a few updates to the shop so make sure to go check em out! Here's a few of my newest that are my favorites.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Quite a Nice Surprise!

I just got contacted from Shell Auker from I've been
featured in an article... check it out...

I'm excited... mostly cuz I don't think many from outside of Etsy even notice
me... LOL

Anyway, more new posts, probably tomorrow!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Featuring: The Critter Ranch

So, I decided to start showing off some fiber friends and fellow artists. The first one had to be the Woman who started it all... for me that is.
My sister-in-law and one of my best friends, Sue at The Critter Ranch. I started by helping her with some little projects, painting mostly and it kind of ballooned from there. There is no stopping it now and she is right there with me... couldn't give up fiber if we wanted to.
She currently has.... uhmm... A LOT of Llamas, somewhere around 20 and a couple/few alpacas too. See, keeping count is tough as she boards animals as well as having her own. She even owns a National Grand Champion Heavy Wool Male, he's a nice looking guy! Which brings to to a fun fact... in the last 3 days there have been 2 of his babies born... aren't they cute???
She also has an Etsy Shop... where she specializes in locally grown fiber. Of course she uses her own animal's fiber, most of which is incredibly soft and silky, and she also obtains other wool, alpaca and llama fleeces from other local farms. Oh, did I mention that she also runs a shearing service?
Anyway, she has gorgeous fibers, batts and handspun yarns so make sure to check out her shop! Oh, and she also just started a blog that has some more fabulous baby (cria) photos so go peek...
Next time... maybe I'll show more of her fibers and not the babies.... yeah right!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yart Sale... Gotta Love it!

The 2nd Annual Yart (Yard & Art) Sale is going on in lots of shops throughout Etsy through this weekend! There's an article about it here...

I am participating in the sale and have even put up a bit of new fibers and colors to start off the sale! I will be adding more this weekend as well!

There is 10% off all fibers and 15% off all yarns... so swing over and check out the new items and get the details on the Yart Sale! Here's a few of the new ones...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Need More Hours in a Day

I feel as though I've been running around working but get nothing done... if there were more hours in the day, I could do more and still get nowhere *giggle*

So, thought I'd post some samples of what went up this week but also decided that I'm going to start some other posts as well. So, keep an eye out for posts about other fiber artisians as well as other things that may catch my eye! Here are those samples though....

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy but Still Posting New Stuff

As the end of the school year approaches, the garden goes in, the spring cleaning gets done and in the midst of it all... I'm still adding new items to the shop. Being in the kitchen with the dye pans really has become my get-away and my art, all wrapped into one, at least that's what it feels like for me. Not too much to say for now, other than here's a sampling of some of the newest....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Weekend

So, it is Memorial Weekend and I pretty much expect that everything in the shop and such will be dead but I'll be periodiacally listing and renewing anyway. No shipping until Tuesday though so I'm not in a huge rush.

We are going to a cookout with the family but I'll be checking in as usual!

Just wanted to post and show off a few things that have gone up this week.... There's more too so remember to go check em out! Lots have gone and will be going up as the show at the end of the month is now cancelled :S

Friday, May 15, 2009

Living in the Kitchen

I have been living in the kitchen most of this week. Dyeing all sorts of fiber! Most of it will show up in the shop but had to start preparing for the show at the end of the month. I'll post more details about that soon!

Also, will be contributing to the PhatFiber Sampler Box for June and July at least so give that a peak as well...

It is late and I'm exhausted, had a teenager with prom tonight, so alas, I'm still awake!

Did want to make sure to post some samples of some of the newest items to hit the shop though... and don't forget to peek at the sidebar for a discount code for this weekend only, if you are planning on doing any shopping....

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Fiber Here and More Coming!

So, I'm all sorts of excited! I received one of my wool orders yesterday and there is also another on the way here.... so make sure to keep a watch out for new fibers and colors!

I also got to order the Jumbo Flyer for my spinning wheel!!! More yardage on the handspuns without making seperate skeins!

Okay so back to the shop stuff! There is a sale on some of the older fibers as I gotta make room for what got here and what is still coming! You can search "sale" in the shop and see what is left. I may even reduce some more over the weekend so make sure to check it out!

Here's a few things that are new this week though.... a new dye lot of the Earthy Rainbow plus some other pretties too!!!

.....And an all new.... Handspun Superwash Yarn too!