Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FTWG Conference Starts Tomorrow!!!

The Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild's Annual Conference begins tomorrow afternoon... Thursday, March 17th and runs through Sunday, March 20th. 

The Conference is held at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, located at 39034 County Road 452, Leesburg, FL 34788

There will be classes going on throughout the days... as well as vendors on site for all your fiber needs :)

After talking with one of the coordinators last year, she told me that I should consider teaching this year... so that is exactly what is happening, lol... I will be teaching five classes!

And of course, the Twin Mommy Creations booth will also be open... thankfully, Mara, was willing to come help me again this year... so she will be running the booth most of the time. 

Some sneak peeks at what will be available this weekend :)

#Redding Method dyed yarns

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to the Natalie Redding seminar in Brooksville, FL... I can not even begin to tell you how much she taught me... but one of them was her Redding Method of dyeing... "The Rainbow Pot"... above are my attempts at repeating what I had been taught... but on yarn! They are not perfect... but they did turn out pretty dang amazing :)

3 ounce Art Batt

Art Yarn - spun from a "Random Mix of Awesomeness" Batt

"Color Change" Yarns

If you are in Central, Florida... or really anywhere close... I would highly recommend making the trip to the FTWG Conference this year... great atmosphere, gorgeous scenery... and of course all the fiber fluff you could ever want :)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Present from Dilly :)

I turned 30 on Valentine's Day... my son, Dylan, got a loom for Christmas... he said that he wanted to make coasters for people for next Christmas... so I set up the loom and let him get to work.

Dylan is four years old... same as his brother, lol... but Dylan has always wanted to be involved while mommy is crafting... doesn't matter if its treadling the spinning wheel or passing the shuttle through the loom. So, on Black Friday, Target had the Melissa & Doug tapestry loom on sale... I of course had to get it for him :)

When my birthday came around, he walked into my office and handed me this...

Nana helped him with the packaging... but he signed his name.. and the XO :) 

My Coaster

Dylan decided the I should receive his first coaster :)

Coaster in Use

I have it on my desk at work.. and couldn't be prouder of him... I absolutely love it... and I love that Dylan has the "crafty" gene :)