Friday, November 30, 2007

I don't have pictures yet of the fiber I dyed with geekpixie because I haven't been to her studio to pick them up. However, I woke up at 4 am the other day and couldn't sleep, so of course, I got out the kool-aid, food coloring and vinegar and went to town.



And then I also did a little spinning last week, with some mohair I bought at the Fibertwist.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

I went to geekpixie's studio the other night for some dyeing fun. First off, I would like to share with you my awesome Christmas present:

Fantastically purple superwash roving that she dyed just for me. I loves it. Thanks geekpixie!

And because I know some of you are probably dying to see her new hair, here's a silly pic:

And some random shots of the dyeing process:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I called the sewing machine repair place yesterday, and my machine is ready to be picked up. Yay! I can't wait to have it back, as I have missed it.

Christmas presents are coming right along. Have finished a present for sydneycat, and am almost halfway done with presents for extrajoker and bdragon. Plus I still have a few finished objects that I have not yet decided on a new home for. Still have lots of stuff to do though.

Also got a special request for some yarn, so I hope to get to work on that tomorrow. Tonight there may be fiber dyeing fun with geekpixie and at any rate, there will be knitting or whatever, so that will be good. Need to keep the crafting energy up.

Friday, November 16, 2007

New Yarns

Mixed Berries


Have 2 others, but they are either presents or for swaps, so will have to wait to post them.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

sales and new techniques

Was very productive yesterday and finished 3 skeins of yarn, and have another on the bobbins, waiting to be plied. Felt very inspired by the fact that my etsy shop is sold out of yarn now, so clearly I need to make more. I have a couple other skeins that I made previously, but I haven't located them yet, and I don't want to put them up for sale if I don't know where they are. :)

I have to thank geekpixie for demonstrating the Andean plying technique when I was at the open studios last month. I actually remembered what it was called all this time later, and was able to look up how to do it on the internetz. Hooray for learning new things!

Christmas present making also goes on apace, though there is still time to submit a request.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

1 Christmas present down.

I love the giant squishy pom pom.

Yay! Of course, I have who knows how many other presents to make yet, but at least I feel like I am doing something.

Friday, November 02, 2007

First Sale!

I actually had a purchase from my etsy shop today.

Someone paid money for something I made.

How friggin' cool is that?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Windchime/Mobile Swap

My mobile/windchime has been received, so here's a pic:

Although it did not match the original image I had for the design in my head, overall, I am pleased.