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With help from Ryan, who drew me a sketch for the “Quilts of Valor”, I was able to translate his sketch into a quilt design as you can see in the photo below. Let me know if you like/love this design for the donation quilt as it’s our first YAY!!!
Fabric donations are HIGHLY appreciated and if you like to donate money pls use this link: www.gofundme.com/quiltsofvalor
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I have added so many new items to my Etsy and eBay shops and you just have to click on the pictures to go to my Etsy Shop
if you rather buy from eBay just click on this link: http://stores.ebay.com/beautifulyeahcom
Rainbow Needle Felt Package:
Felting Block of Foam:
New undyed rovings: Woolblend, Woolblend Heathered, Corriedale and Merino Wool
So have fun shopping around and feel free to contact me with questions 😀
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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 🙂
First thing I did this morning was rinsing out, and lay out on my drying racks, part of the Icelandic fleece that had been soaking all night. I also put the dry fleece in a bag so that I can put that thru my picker.
My puppy was so happy that he could still check out the stinky smells on the new wet fleece. And no he doesn’t “snif” no he pushes his little nose right into the fleece…he is such a funny little dude!!!
So after that it was time to see if the yarns I wetted last night were dry and ready to be twisted into skeins…YES!!!
Living here in the high desert has a lot of advantages…everything dries really fast so…overnight the yarns were ready to look pretty in the pictures I had to take for all the social media sites…ugh…not my favorite part 😉
I decided I would change real fast my cover photo on my FB wall, have breakfast and list the skeins on Etsy…was I wrong!!!
Before I could get up, my FB friends were already “liking” my new cover photo of the yarns…oh really??? Yes, and it makes me feel happy that I created something that others like as much as I do…my best rewards are the small ones!!! Feel free to send me a friend request by clicking here!!!
Oh this was the picture that was such a “hit”:
Anyway…I stayed put in my chair behind my pc to list my yarns of course…and write this blog post since I am at it…getting hungry now so…
see you all later and know that I appreciate all your “likes”, purchases, comments, suggestions etc!!! Feel free to contact me!!
Just check my Etsy and Artfire store since I will be listing this week (starting now) so many new items like beanies, hats, baby blankets, hot pads, dish cloths and much more!!!
If you need another color or different item, we do take custom orders!!!
Don’t forget to check out my best friends Etsy Store too: http://www.etsy.com/shop/janicerosema
And her other store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Excavations
She has so many beautiful patterns and handspun yarns!!!
So much going on right now and I love it but I have to remember that I can do only one thing at a time 🙂
Don’t forget to check out my Etsy Store with so many cute handmade items:http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulyeah
This has my number 1 priority:
The beautiful Pueblo Stole that I promised to make for Christine for her shop sample. This is one of her Etsy Stores: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CReationsMT and this is the other one: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CReationsYarnShop. She sells the kit for this stole in her stores, as far as I know, otherwise contact her through the Etsy Store. I am pretty sure she is ready to help you out any time.
Priority number 2:
I am invited for a “Beat the Rush Show 2011” in Rancho Mirage on Nov 12, 2011 so I have to make a lot of items to display/sell.
Here is the link in case you want to attend too: http://theetsyteamofthecoachellavalley.blogspot.com/2011/10/website-is-here.html
I finished one priority for my friend that celebrates her birthday today: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY…here is what is waiting for you tonight at our weekly knitting get together, beside the pizza of course…:-)
All home baked…
Here are some finished items that are in my Etsy Store:
So now you all know what’s going on in my busy, creative life…I will be back soon with some more info!!! Back to priority #1!!!!
I was on a roll last night till 3am, having so much fun making these 3 new dog collars with matching leashes and I hope you will too! So here they are, up for sale and LIMITED STOCK:
- The Multicolored Stars on a black and white checkerboard background collar and leash can be purchased here:
- The Black & White Big Ears Dog collar and leash can be purchased here:
- The Zebra Animal Print Dog collar and leash can be purchased here:
oh did I tell you that all leashes can be ordered with MATCHING collars (as pictured) in any size!!!
Just contact me at: email@example.com
All CUSTOM sizes available!!!
- Pink Plaid Dog Leash with matching adjustable collar can be purchased here: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=3590773
- The Baseball Puppy Leash with matching adjustable collar can be purchased here: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=3590846
- The Pink Camo Leash with matching adjustable collar can be purchased here: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=3586676
- And the Yellow Stars Leash with matching adjustable collar can be purchased here:http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=3586681
Thanks for looking and we hope you will spread the word for some awesome secret rewards!!! Referrals are HIGHLY appreciated!!!
Enjoy your weekend!!! Love, Manon