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