Monday, October 6, 2014

Phat Fiber - October 2014 - Ancient Egypt

This month for Phat Fiber, the theme is Ancient Egypt... I was pretty lost on this one for a while... but everything I have seen was royal blues and gold... so that's what I went with, lol.

I have a hard time sticking with just one sample... so I decided to send it two types of samples... fiber and buttons.

The fiber is a locally sourced 56s Domestic Top... This fiber comes from small family farms east of the Mississippi... and it is a mix of many different breeds in one preparation. The micron count is 29.5... so it is not super soft, but it is also not rough... its super easy to spin and great stuff to work with :)

I went with the name "Fierce Pharaoh"... because it just seemed to fit!

The button on the other hand was a little trickier... I started looking up pictures of Hieroglyphics and noticed that there were many that depicted a honeybee... so what better than a "Bee Hieroglyph" in the blue and gold as well???

And here are the two together... by the way, I absolutely love this pic :)

The Phat Fiber box goes up for sale in a a couple weeks... so make sure to get added to the newsletter so that you know when to snag one :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pens, Pens, and More Pens!!!

About two weeks ago, I was throwing around the idea of ordering some promotional pens for Twin Mommy Creations... some said no, some said yes... and ultimately, I said YES!!!

I know if I'm at an event and I see that someone has company pens... I will always pick one up... I am always getting pens (have been since I was a little kid, lol)... sometimes they are just random pens that I find, but when I'm using them, I always read the side to see which company is on it.

My plan is to add the to orders... who doesn't like getting something free??? I absolutely love getting samples, so with each order, I always send out a sample of some kind... I figure this is just an extra little perk... why not?

Twin Mommy Creations Pens

I decided to get them in three colors... I personally love the pink and teal the best... But they are all pretty cool... and I'm extremely happy that I made the decision to order them :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fiber In Booth - 2014

I have been meaning to get pictures posted of the Twin Mommy Creations booth from last weekend... but of course I keep forgetting, lol...

The booth was a team effort... I can not say how much I appreciate all the help from Mara, Brooke, and Laurie in getting it together and all their help throughout the weekend.

I got to see so many familiar faces... and tons of new ones... good times... tons of laughs... and cant wait til next year :)

And here are the pictures you have all been waiting for... well probably not... but whatever, lol :)

The over all

The corner

Needle/Shawl Pin Garden

The above pictures were all taken with the phone... I completely forgot that I had my camera with me, lol.

Needles-Shawl Pins-Lucets-Spindles

Part of the Batts

All the Bamboo Roving

Wool Roving

Qiviut - Spindle Kits - Camel 

Silk Noil - Lincoln Locks

Hand Spun - Felting Kits

Qiviut - Camel - Angelina - Cotton Yarn

Buttons - Stitch Markers - Tatted Accents - Hand Dyed Thread

Hand Dyed Yarns

Sorry for all the pictures... I went a little crazy.. but I love all the colors :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2 Days... REALLY???

You guessed it... we only have two days until the Florida Fiber In... Can you believe it? Time has really flown by these past few weeks... 

Well, I took some advice and decided that I should sleep... so last night, I went to bed at 9:30pm... set the alarm clock to get up at 3:00am and start creating... yeah right... I rolled out of bed at 7:00am... semi freaking out that I had over slept and cut my creating time down... but at the same time, I feel soooo much better after sleeping :)

The boss lady (mom) has given me tomorrow off of work so that I have more time to finish getting stuff packaged and loaded... she drove the work van over to me this morning... so now I have the van to start filling also... I can not tell you how great it is to have a mom who supports me and goes out of her way to make sure that I can succeed... Love her :)

Last night was a bust... but this morning was actually pretty productive... and we finished the display just a little bit ago... Aaron held the board, I tied, and mom kept track of where the kids were at, while also helping to make sure my spacing was right, lol.

Here are some things that I have been working on along the way... but wasn't ready to share with anyone yet...

Shawl Pins - This one is my favorite!!!

And since I have been wanting to learn to tat... My friend, Barbara, asked me if there was a way to make tatting shuttles out of polymer clay... I figured there just had to be... and so they were born... and I learned how to shuttle tat in the process :)

One of the original ones

A few of the others

Tonight I am planning on finishing the last little bit of dyeing that I think needs to get done... and then packaging begins :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

3 Short Days Left!!!

We have now made it toward the end of the wait... with only 3 days left to create... my brain is going into overdrive... Luckily I have a friend who always seems to be able to put things into perspective... thank you Mara :)

Last night was definitely a long one... but I felt like I was pretty productive... guess I will find out on Friday morning when I am freaking out and feel like I have nothing done, lol.

Tonight should be even more productive... I am planning on getting everything labelled and loaded into totes so that I can just "throw" them into the van and go...

Here is just a taste of what happened in my house yesterday :)

Some buttons fresh out of the oven... 

Neons... Superwash Merino

Clay covered crochet hooks... 

I will continue to work until its time to hit the road... send me all the positive, productive vibes you can :)

4 Days... well pretty much 3 :)

Technically we only have 3 days left... but time got away from me today and I did not get a chance to post earlier... Its actually 1:36am here and I should probably be asleep... but whatever, lol.

This morning when we got to work, the boys and I set up the enclosures for the ball python and leopard geckos... and they absolutely love watching them... They got to feed the geckos some mealworms... and even went and picked flowers for them.

This is what they wanted to do all day... just sit and watch the animals... it was super cute :)

With the help of my mom and little brother, we are almost finished with an awesome display... it was just an idea in my head, and mom came up with a great idea... it was a hassle... but hopefully it will be done tomorrow and I can share the results.

We also managed to get the work van cleaned out and washed, so I will be able to start loading the van tomorrow night... 

Here is another idea that popped into my head... Luckily my step dad, Tim, is super helpful and doesn't mind when I spring things on him last minute (or if he does, he never lets me know it)... We went and bought a sheet of pine... and Tim got to work... I think the sanding was the hardest part, lol... that part was my job.

Lucets... 100% Pine... and 100% Created with Love :)

And Sunday I attended a Bobbin Lace meeting... but I really did not have time to work on my lace... and everyone completely understood my predicament... so I worked on creating some rolags...

These ones are a mix of Superwash BFL, Nylon, Angelina, and Dyed Ostrich Feathers... How cool is that???

I have not named them yet... but my friend, Cori, said that they should be called "Lemonade"

Tonight has been extremely busy... so I should have a fairly decent update for you tomorrow sometime :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

5 Days!!!

We are getting so unbelievably close to the Fiber In... and I really should have been "working" this weekend... but I definitely do not regret taking the boys to the reptile show... they had a blast... and so did mommy, lol.

Of course there was no way that we could have left empty handed... I didn't find anyone selling t-shirts, so I didn't get a shirt... but we did leave with two male leopard geckos and a baby ball python... they are going to be our work "pets".

After talking to mom about the whole thing, we both decided that it would be good for the boys to have something to take care of at work... and something that they will look forward to watching each day... so they will be set up tomorrow when I go into work :)

All of the animals we purchased were born at The Gourmet Rodent... I worked for them for two years when I was in college and loved the company... so how could I not support them :)

One of the Leopard Geckos... he is the sweetest thing ever

He has a birth defect... but what a freaking awesome defect... I got him because of his super cute curly tail :)

Dylan... proud gecko owner, lol.

Ethan just wanted the snake... but hes happy about his gecko too :)

They even got brave and walked over to an African Bullfrog... Ethan was entranced by it, lol

There was a little creating done this weekend... and I have been getting stuff packaged and ready to go... Here are some of the buttons that will be available next weekend :)

Square Floral Buttons

Chrysanthemum Buttons

I am really hoping that once Aaron goes back to work tomorrow, I will become more productive, lol.