Today, I finally got time to sort out the handmade/handdyed hats that I am donating to Halos Of Hope.
This is a non profit organization that helps cancer patients worldwide. I am not doing this to show off how good I am but to make people aware of this organization that does a wonderful and beautiful thing by helping cancer patients in need.
So if you are willing to donate your handmade hats/beanies/berets or donate money to support them too please visit their website http://www.halosofhope.org/
Finally here are the hats/berets/beanies that will be shipped out tomorrow.
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So first a reminder that my auctions for the rovings are ending soon on Ebay!!! CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY EBAY STORE
Oh and I am working on two paintings:
Okay now we are going to talk about reorganizing my fiber room this week…
So let me show you the pics of the result of this crazy idea. You have to know that I really wanted everything in ONE place but this happened…
One part is in our office: the raw fiber stock and Etsy Shop items (pink box):
(drum carders aren’t mine, they have a fiber loving house with my spinning guru, Thank you Janice)
there is more…in the guest bedroom closet: yarns, tools and all kinds of fiber related stock:
in the guest bedroom table I design mostly but now I put my picker here next to my easel…
Well I found a bunch on undyed hanks of fingering weight and bulky weight yarns, nicely packed and patiently waiting for my magic dye wand.
So Saturday became a crazy dye day! I mean super crazy, pots on the stove, countertops covered up to avoid staining, yarn pre dye soaking in the sink and my puppy watching from a distant with his funny face. He is always there since he loves following me around especially outside…he is a puppy Shih Tzu and as most people know, they don’t shed!
He is my best buddy in my creative life, he checks what I am doing and follows me to double check results. At night he is exhausted and most days I have to carry him to his bed cos he is too sleepy to follow me to the bedroom 🙂 nosy little dude!!!
The temperature here is around 90+F so I started hanging out the dyed hanks one by one…
It got to dark that I couldn’t take a pic of the remaining 4 hanks of sock yarn that I dyed. So working till early in the morning taking pics, contacting my friends to come up with names for the yarns, rewinding hanks and writing up the Etsy Shop listings got me exhausted and behind the computer writing you about my creative adventures right now 🙂
I love what I do so go and check out the new hanks of fingering weight/sock yarn/bulky weight since I don’t know if I will do this again any time soon, it’s all depending whether it sells or not, so go grab these deals 🙂
After a lot of checking and double checking my very first pattern, for a slouchy Beanie in stripes or solid color, is up for sale on Ravelry and Etsy!!
I have been busy with the craftshow last Saturday so I finally had some time to list more NEW items in my Etsy Store.
Thank you all so much for your purchase, I just LOVE doing what I am doing and if you would like a custom item please feel free to contact me!
Go check it out:
- Matching Wintersets:http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulyeah?section_id=10653474
- Hats & Beanies:http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulyeah?section_id=10668241
- Dish/Wash Cloths:http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulyeah?section_id=10710433
- Hotpads/ Pot Holders:http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulyeah?section_id=10710021
For those who contacted me when I start selling handdyed yarn again: I promise SOON I will start again!!! 😀
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These matching 4 sets I made are washable (cold, air dry), handmade and include: hat/beanie, pair of fingerless gloves and a scarf. Everything is for sale:
my Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulyeah and
my Artfire Store: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/wwwbeautifulyeahcom
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It was quiet for a few days, I know…just busy catching up with my household, handmade orders and my friends. But no worries, I am back and I have some cute pictures to share.
first I finished my footsies in pink, but I think that the yarn is too hot to use them as my workout socks 😦 it’s still very hot out here and I don’t want to wear anything but flip flops for now. Cotton socks to the gym rock 😀
The next thing on my order list was a black beanie, so I finished that one too 🙂 wow I have been on a roll…
pattern link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/challenger-hat
Now I am working on my new fancy socks…can’t resist a sock pattern.
The yarn I am using to make these (Knitty, Rivercat) socks is called Panda Cotton Sox (55% bamboo, 24% cotton and 21% elastic nylon, handwash) and can be bought at www.woolendyeworks.com or www.whimzypinzy.etsy.com
Pattern link: http://knitty.com/ISSUEss11/PATTrivercat.php on 3 dpns #0
At first glance I didn’t like the look of the partially untwisted yarn end since I so dislike splitting yarns (my worst experience was with the Berroco Sock yarn 😦 ) Anyway working with the yarn for a few rows, it turned out to work just fine and the pattern is really visible so in the end I think it was a good choice. Here are some pictures:
Still on my list to do list is “Inky” the trouble maker cat of Tim Sheridan, he needs a yellow ascot with a black cat face…I need to sit on this one for a little bit…challenge!!! Love challenges though… 🙂
What else was there I wanted to share with you…let me think…hmmm…oh…I remember: beanies (hats). I found this bulky yarn in my stash while I was looking for the sock yarn.
I designated this bulky (unnamed) yarn to become a Beehive Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-beehive-hat) I made one before from leftover Noro yarn and I love it. Here is the Noro leftover yarn Beehive Hat:
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