April 20th, 2009

competition

just a short note to let everyone know I’m not well, but i’ve not forgotten about you, I’ll be going through the list and picking the winners as soon as i can. thanks for your patience

April 9th, 2009

Win free yarn and fibre!

Sooo, I was planning a contest to celebrate 100 sales, and then to celebrate 250 hearts on etsy, and I managed to not actually get around to blogging about it, so I am now having a competition to celebrate my 148th sale…or getting an awesome new sock yarn base in….or easter…or anything else you like!

Prizes

There will be two prize options, either a 100g skein of my new superwash merino/nylon sock yarn, or a 100g merino batt. So this entry isn’t devoid of pics, here’s a couple of examples:

How to enter

To enter, leave a comment suggesting a colourway you’d like to see me make and a name for that colourway.

Try and be as specific as you can….if it’s a batt, do you want it layered, evenly blended, partly blended, striped, with sparkle,  etc etc. For yarn, do you want it varigated, semi solid, something else? What proportions of each colour do you want? Be as specific as you can with describing the colours, so I can get a good idea of what you’re suggesting.

Deadline

The deadline for entries will be midnight on Wednesday April 15th. I’ll do the drawing and post winners sometime on Thursday.

How winners will be chosen

There will be two prizes, the first given to the person whose colour combination I like the best, and the second chosen at random from all the entries (using random.org). The winners will recieve a batt or skein of yarn in the colourway they suggested.

Other rules

– If you’re on Ravelry, please include your username in your comment. If you’re not on Ravelry, then please make sure I have some other way to contact you.

– I will message the winners to let them know they have won on the day of the draw (unless I’m too ill or something, then it’ll be as soon as possible afterwards). Winners must get back to me within a week of my message with their postal address, or the prize will be rescinded and given to someone else.

– Only one entry per person please, but each person may suggest colourways for both yarn and fibre. If you win the draw, I will ask which prize you would prefer.

– By entering, you give me the right to use your colourway and name to create items for sale in my shop. If I do this, I will give you credit on the listing, and will offer you a discount if you would like to purchase it.

– Entries that don’t include a suggestion of a colourway AND a name for that colourway will not be counted.

Erm, that’s all I can think of now! So get your thinking caps on, and good luck!

March 6th, 2009

Shop update

I’ve been soooo busy lately (well, and ill, so lots of my business has in fact been sleep), and I decided to spring clean my house in time for Gren to move back in, so my photo room had to be dismantled and re set up in the smaller room after I moved all the rubbish out, and then I had to wait 2 weeks for a fibre order,  so I’ve not been able to update the shop for a while, but I’ve finally got everything sorted, and I’m ready to go again…the pics aren’t as good as normal cos I am still sorting, and only had space for one light, but hopefully the batts are yummy enough to speak for themselves, there’s lots of luxury fibres and silk blends this time.

Click the pic to go to the shop!

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February 1st, 2009

Shop update – more batts

I’ve been having lots of fun carding, and I’ve just added a few more batts to the shop

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December 21st, 2008

more batts and spinning

I missed spinning, so I put the wheel back together. It is almost how i want it to look…the wheel itself hasn’t been completely stripped of varnish, but all the rest has, and I’ve stained it, and it’s looking a lot better….just gotta get round to doing the wheel at some point, but until then at least i get to use it. I’ve been spinning a lovely batt in shades of red merino with added silk and sparkle, it’s sooo soft and yummy.

I’ve also added a few more batts to the shop, and I’m planning to add some pretty beaded orifice hooks as soon as I get a chance to photograph them.

As ever, click the pic for a closer look.
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December 8th, 2008

even more batts!

Just added these batts to the shop. They are mostly merino and sparkle, but the grey one is a mix of alpaca, angora and shetland, and is soooo soft. Click the pic to check them out.

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December 6th, 2008

More yummy batts

Just added some more batts to the shop, this time a wide range of colours and fibres, there’s some amazingly soft superfine merino/silk, Bfl, wensleydale, alpaca and superwash merino/nylon for sock spinning. Click the pic to go to the shop.

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December 3rd, 2008

quick update

typing is rather hard at the moment, as I have a karma kitten fast asleep on top of me. She has been very affectionate recently since getting locked in next door’s garage overnight one day last wee…I  thought it was a bit funny when she didnt come see me in bed all night, but then when she didnt come for food in the morning, i knew something was up, so i went outside and called her, and heard a pathetic howling coming from their garage. Luckily they leave it unlocked all the time so i could rescue her immediately and bring her indoors for lots of cuddles. She had very very dirty feet, they were so grey they almost matched the rest of her, and they’re still not back to normal even now, so I have no idea what she’d been doing in there…silly kitten!

I’ve carded up a few more batts today, I love having an etsy store as it gives me a chance to play so much more with my carder, which i wouldn’t be able to do if i had to spin all the batts myself. here’s tonight’s update:

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December 2nd, 2008

Another shop update

I’ve been a busy girl, knitting and spinning and felting…and I’ve added a few more bits to the shop as a result of all my hard work. Firstly the spinning fibres (click the pic to go to the shop)

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Then the other bits and bobs, there’s some handknitted hats and fingerless gloves…one pair in yummy Wollmeise yarn, and some felted soaps with added sparkle, which make awesome gifts as they look so pretty…and they’re also practical as they last longer than normal soap, make more foam, and are good for your skin as they are gently exfoliating.

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November 22nd, 2008

Dyeing fun

The tops I dyed yesterday are now dry, and up in the shop. Four of the five batts I listed yesterday have sold already, so it looks like I’ll be spending the afternoon carding.  I’m about half way through the horrible task of stripping the varnish off the wheel, so hopefully I’ll be spinning again within a week or so!

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