Monday, September 21, 2015

Fiber In 2015 Booth!!!

For those of you who wanted to attend the Fiber In and couldn't make it... or just want to see what the booth looked like... Here you go :)

Rolags / Silk / Rovings / Yarn

Sari Silk / Cotton / Camel / and More

Roving / Batts / Angelina Wall

Handmade Spindles

Special Flock of Sheep from Scott :)

It was so wonderful seeing everyone who made it out... got to meet tons of new faces... and see all the gorgeous faces from the past!!! Cant wait til next year :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tomorrow, Tomorrow... I hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be heading to Orlando for the Fiber In... and I could not be more excited!!! I am also terrified (as always)... because as always, I feel like I don't have enough inventory... yada, yada, yada...

Its an internal struggle that I will deal with, lol... I did manage to sleep last night... and I woke up so mad at myself for falling asleep... but such is life... 

I got a little bit done... and hopefully tonight I can get some stuff done, but mom and I got invited food tasting thing tonight from the city... so we sort of have to go :)

Pulled Sari Silk

Pulled Sari Silk

And this baby has been working like crazy!!!

I haven't had much time to work on getting a lot of rolag sets done... but I have gotten a few of them...

See you soon!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

And Then There Were TWO!

I'll be honest, last night was not very productive... unfortunately I fell asleep... on the couch with yarn wrapped around my wrist and a spindle in the other hand... Decided that I needed to call it a night and just go to sleep... told myself "I'll wake up early"... HA! yeah right... I was late getting the kids to school, lol.

So, here is hoping that tonight is better... 

I did manage to get more stuff put in bags this morning... just cant lose track :)

Angelina and Silk Cocoons!!!

Ill be working on Camel Down tonight...

Lastly, I have been wanting to make something with my hand dyed as a sample for customers to get ideas... Well, this yarn just needed to be knit :)

Rainbow Hat :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Three!!! Only 3 Days Remain!

Three days til the Fiber In... I have officially figured out how Friday is going to flow... luckily my mother is going to help out greatly and take care of the kids for me... so the most important thing that was stressing me out, has now been dealt with :)

We managed to get to the studio after work last night... and apparently I didn't realize that the boys were sleepy... one minute they were up running around and the next they were passed out by the front door behind me, lol...

Knocked Out!

Hopefully tonight will be productive without the little ones being sooo tired.

Here are some pictures of one of the "secret" things that will be at the Fiber In... Hand Carved Rosewood Shawl Pins... these were made by a small company in India by craftsmen who design and then hand carve each shawl pin :)

Rosewood Shawl Pins

Six Different Styles

I'm hoping to pull another all-nighter and get more done tonight!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wowza!!! Only 4 Days Left!!!

Only 4 short days til we gather and start setting up for the Fiber In!!! This past weekend flew by and I feel like I should have gotten soooo much more done than what I actually did, lol... But I did take yesterday to see some friends (Cori and Sharlyn), mingle a bit, and actually got some stuff done :)

Not much dyeing this weekend... but at least it is all dry now...

Brights... on South American Wool!!!

Fall Colors... on Falkland!!!

There have been some other progress made, but wouldn't you know I forgot to take pictures, lol... I will say that I will have some pretty awesome stuff... I cant tell you what it is just yet... but maybe tomorrow you will get more info :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Only a Week Away!!!

Ahhh!!! The Fiber In is only a week away... This time next Friday, I will be all set up at the Allure in Orlando... talking to great friends and having a wonderful time... I really hope some of you will make it out to enjoy the weekend with us :)

Yesterday was definitely more productive... but sometimes, I just wish I was a robot and didn't have a job, lol... 

Figure I should let you see some of my sneaky plans... (insert evil laugh)... :)

I decided that I wanted to have different breeds of loose fiber for people to purchase... I know a lot of us just want to try all the sheep breeds... so here you go...

Oxford Fleece

Coopworth Fleece

Valais Blacknose Locks

Yes, you read that right... Valais Blacknose... I got in contact with a farmer in the UK and imported some fleece... I will have separated locks (super long), as well as just fleece...

This is actually one of the sheep from the farm...

And here is a picture of an ewe with her lambs...

The farmer generously sent me some of her pictures to use... aren't they super cute???

Lets see what the weekend brings :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

8 Days... and away we go!!!

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday for "9 days to go"... so now we only have 8 more days to wait, lol.

Last night wasn't super productive, because I had to mow the grass at the studio... it was way too long, and kept choking out the mower... but its done!

So, here are some of the cool things that can be seen at the Fiber In... September 18th to 20th in Orlando, FL :)

1 ounce batts

I have a new idea for a batt display... so I'm hoping that these will look pretty awesome in it :)

Fishy Stitch Markers!!!

Howlite Skull Stitch Markers

Of course I had to have some Rainbows, lol!!!

Lets see what tonight brings... I'm hoping for some inspiration and tons of caffeine, lol :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

10 Days to go!!!

And the count down had kicked into high gear!!! We officially have 10 days until the Florida Fiber In... I can not even tell you how excited and yet terrified I am right now...

Of course there have been some new ideas swirling this weekend, but I had to keep it under control... just trying to get as much done and see what happens :)

Here are some more of the rovings that the boys and I have been working on :)


This one might be my most absolute favorite roving to date!!! It is so crazy beautiful... Cheviot Wool :)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two Weeks til Fiber In!!!

As some of you may know, the Florida Fiber In is right around the corner... just two weeks to be exact!!!

I have been trying to keep my cool this year... and not put too much extra thought into things... because as you know, I can not just keep in simple, lol... All these new ideas just keep jumping in my head and I have to actually stop thinking about them :)

So, lately I have been testing out a new method of dying... and I let the boys pick out the colors... whatever happens, happens... but man are they proud when the fiber is dyed... 

Here are some of their dye jobs you will get to see at the Fiber In :)

Some of the boys color choices :)

Ethan's Favorite!

Dylan's Favorite!

Proud Boys!!!

Everyday after work, they ask if they can "Go Make More Yarn", lol :)