There was absolutely no time left to add anything to my blog last month, I’m afraid. It’s been washing, sorting, carding, painting, spinning and packing fibres 24/7. I also received my last 45 pound bulk order of white raw wensleydale fleeces for this year, and I really want to get it washed and sorted by the end of the year.
I have already started soaking some of the fleece, and 2 lots are currently sitting in their dye bath, so there will be more of my autumn gold-ocre lot coming back soon to my ebayUK store, and also another dark brown-black-reddish brown lot.
This week I will be finishing another custom order of 4 skeins of handspun and handpainted wensleydale curly yarn, my “Curly Tales”, that will be used by a lovely lady in the US for dollshair. I still need to spin a chocolate-taupe lot of shearling fleece, 3 skeins are already finished:
The lot on the right is spun from my autumn gold-ocre shearling locks, the 2 skeins on the left are regular length wensleydale fleece curls, one in rusty brown/light brown colours, the other lot also in milk chocolate-taupe.
And of course I have been doing some Christmas shopping. Within my family we draw lots, so each person gets to buy something lovely for another family member. That way we save ourselves the frenzy of hustling around trying to find a nice gift for so many individuals. It also spares your wallet. :o) My lovely neighbours will be getting handknit socks (they don’t read my blog so I can reveal their gifts already), andsome of my new soaps “Ginger&Sandalwood” and “English Rose”, readily cured to go online in my DaWanda store in about 1 week.
I usually either create something myself for Christmas from my yarns, soaps or fibres, or I browse around on the online craft markets such as Etsy and DaWanda because there is nothing better to give away as a present than a handmade gift. While I was looking at various categories on etsy, looking for something in rainbow colours, I came across these 2 beauties below, and decided to purchase them for my sisters, outside of the Christmas draw agreement, so not just their kids will be getting something lovely for Santa day (that’s on December 6th here in Germany) but they will too, for all their hard work and daily efforts, juggling what is thrown at them household/kids and job wise. :o)
Aren’t these 2 tea/kitchen towels just beautifully handwoven? I got them from Melissa on etsy – Melissa if you read this, I had to use the original photos of your listing because I so fast packed up these 2 babies into giftwraps that I totally forgot to take some photos! I am so much in the packing mode, I can’t seem to think straight anymore. :o) I really love these 2 towels, and so will my sisters. The Christmas present for the person I drew I can’t display yet, I’m not sure if any of my family members will be reading my blog, and I will not give away the person I drew!
Last but not least I have added 2 new beautiful garments to my online exhibition on my website , one absolutely beautifully handwoven scarf, and one pair of crazy multicolour Skew socks. :o)
Feel free to visit my online exhibition for more information on the yarns and of course the crafty people behind these beauties!
Everyone have a very peaceful and merry Christmas Season.