Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Phat Fiber Sampler!

For those of you who have not yet heard of this awesome sampler, here is the link: Phat Fiber Sampler - Go on, go check it out, I will wait.

So, you found the site, did you check out the Blog with all the giveaways and reviews? Go on, go on check it out, I will wait some more.

So in a nutshell: the sampler is a box of goodies that is made available for sale on Etsy once a month. Independent fiber artists contribute samples and promotions making for an incredible opportunity to learn about new artists and get a feel for what they create before shopping. In addition to samples the box contains business cards and coupons to aid and enhance your next shopping endeavor.

Just to warn you, when the boxes are made available for purchase - they go FAST. Here is a link to the mailing list to get a notice of the date and time they will be listed.

So why am I telling you all of this?

Because I am a contributor to the June box - themed "Oceanic"

A total of 50 handpainted Falkland wool top samples in a never released 'mercer's pier' colourway are packed and ready to ship to the sampler HQ for distribution. In addition, I am sending a four ounce carded batt for giveaway to some lucky PF blog reader!

Be sure to check out the Phat Fiber Blog for your chance to win!!

... did you really think I would show you the colorway?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lime & Violet baby! L&V!!

How cool is this?

I honestly feel like someone just handed me of of those shiny gold statue awards. Now to go write my humble acceptance speech....

Or finish the laundry and scrub the toilet.

Oh whatever, I was on Lime and Violet!!

Thanks ladies!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Parents are awesome...

James and I were lucky to play host and hostess to my parents this week, it was just a few days but those days were awesome! Sadly they drove off this morning to spend some time at my sister's. Oh well, guess I have to share.

While they were in town I got to play show and tell with Mom, actually one better, I got to teach mom about what I do in the dye studio. Although I asked her every 10 minutes "are you sure you want me to keep going" she never tried to escape. Quite the contrary, she seemed to absorb every single detail! And for those of you who have not actually met me - I have LOTS of those details to share - some call it obsessive, others, well, they choose more creative words...

Would you like to see what we collaborated on?

First up was some painting! I have been working with a awesome customer on the west coast to recreate a colourway I created before I started to document my dyes. After seeing everything hanging on the drying racks, I think I hit the mark. Here is what Mom did with the same colours I used to create 'Born Again' ...

Introducing 'Judy Bloom'

Next up is a batt named 'Pootsie Muffin'

After learning all that is involved in creating a batt, Mom decided that we should set the price at $175.00 USD. After a great deal of debate (and review of the pricing matrix and excel documents - told you I obsess on every detail) she let me set the price. Rest assured, you can find the batt a a significant discount in the Shop.

She thinks your getting a bargain...

Monday, May 18, 2009

It is so nice to be home again!

Remind me to tell you about the past couple of weeks!

But right now I need to jump right back into the swing of things...

I am posting some new pictures to Flickr as I type this, then will add them to the Ravelry database, then - yes, then - I will have some new items on Etsy. Some, not lots. I assure you that pounds of dyed top are waiting to be carded into batts!

Here is hint of today's Etsy listings:

Monday, May 4, 2009

A little something to hold you over

I just needed to get these posted before I hit the road...

See you in two weeks!!