Thursday, July 31, 2008

Shop at GYI in August!

If you are a spinner, or if you always wanted to learn how to spin, we have a nice variety of lovely spindles in the shop! Turkish spindles from Jenkins woodworking in Pink Ivory or Purpleheart. Spindles that light up! Kundert spindles with a heart in the middle. Dichroic glass and copper spindles. Spindles painted with cupcakes! We also feature wonderful books on spinning, including a DVD/booklet on Turkish spinning, and a booklet on how to spin silk! Add a fluffy, sparkly, custom-made batt, an exotic wood or Hurricane Katrina wood nostepinne, a porcelain Diz, and a cedarwood niddy noddy to your order, and you are set to make your own yarn!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Batts and Yarns!!

My kids and I have been fiber-crafting like crazy this past week! We have been carding up beautiful, sparkle, fiber batts and gorgeous yarns. All are available in my Etsy shop.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fuzzy Monsters!

While my oldest was at computer camp, and my daughter was at musical theater camp this past week, I got to spend some quality time with my little guy, Wilson, who's 4 years old. He saw some cute plush monster dolls on the cover of Craft Magazine and asked if he could make one. Well...together, we made one for him, then one for sister, then one for older brother! Wilson drew the patterns and helped with the sewing machine. He chose the fabric and decided how the eyes and mouths should look. What a fun project! We used leftover wool roving from spinning projects as the stuffing!! Due to requests, we are now making custom monsters to order on Etsy.