Now in stock in my etsy store, have a look:
Now in stock in my etsy store, have a look:
We had such a wonderful time at the craft fair, it was terrific, and we will be attending again next time for sure!
People were very cheerful, and we met quite a few fellow handspinners and crocheters, it was so lovely chatting with them. One lady purchased a handspun yarn shortly before the fair closed for the night, and she returned with a most beautiful finished crochet scarf the very next morning. “I couldn´t wait, I just had to get my crochet hook out and work with that yarn while watching Harry Potter on TV” she said. She then went and also bought one of the 100m-project crochet hats I had made with the same yarn size and colourway. Dont these colors look fabulous on her?
I finished some new felt necklaces in rich rainbow shades, and there are also brown and gray versions in stock now embellished with shiny silk! They are displayed in my etsy store StoneCircleWools.
And there will be more hand dyed rovings, curly fleece and handspun yarns for my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers soon, please bear with me while I restock the yarns and fibers.
Everyone have a fantastic month of November. Keep it colorful!!
So the craft fair is drawing nearer, and most of the yarns are spun, painted, labeled and boxed. I am still fiddling with the textile labels I have to sew into my wool hats and scarves, it is time consuming, and I don´t like sewing very much.
I have not been neglecting my etsy store :o) There are now fresh yarns, rovings and batts listed, have a look:
I also painted a new batch of extra soft british bluefaced leicester curly fleece for my dollmakers in a beautiful honey blonde shade. One of my customers sent me some photos of one of her miniature dolls, for which she used my painted reddish brown fleece. This little doll is truly adorable:
Such a cutie!
Everyone have a wonderful autumn season and Happy Crafting!
My first 2 batches of cold processed vegan and palm oil free soaps are ready to be displayed – both come with a gorgeous floral scent, the classic english rose and the exotic flor de cebo (aka frangipani). I made the soaps with unsaponified jojoba oil and cocoa butter for an extra skin treat :o) They are also perfect to be used as shampoo bars along with a lemon or vinegar rinse = 2 table spoons of either lemon juice or household vinegar + 500ml (1 pint) of water. I use the soaps myself as shower and shampoo bars, and I would never think of switching back to silicone and chemical loaded commercial shampoo, never. Natural soap makes the hair silky soft and helps the skin remain healthy.
Please note that all my soaps are EU certified only, I cannot sell them outside of the European Union, I´m afraid. Having them licensed for individual countries outside of the EU would cost a fortune. It is over-regulation at its best…
The new yummy batches are now displayed in my soap-and-wooly-garments-store on etsy:
I will be painting new batches of extra soft merino wool rovings this weekend and display them on my blog as soon as they have come off the drying rack. :o)
Everyone have a wonderful September weekend!
I am preparing for the october craft fair, spinning and painting yarns and fibers every day (yep, Sundays included), and I am planning to spin the majority of yarns into chunky weights for the fair. The chunky yarns are perfect for quick knit or quick crochet projects, and 1 skein of 100m (111yds) will be sufficient e.g. for an adult size beanie hat, a chunky neckwarmer or buttoned collar scarf.
I crocheted a beanie hat with my chunky yarn “Slate” using an 8mm and 7mm hook, it turned out very lovely indeed. Very soft, elastic, and I had about 4-5 yds of yarn left in the end. I will take it to the fair and wear it, for presentation purpose :o)
You can find my current colorways of 100m-yarns in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers :o)
That´s all for now :o)
Everyone Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!
I am still in the spinning mood, and I will be doing a lot of pedalling until fall. We will be attending a large craft fair in October, so I better get tons of squishy yummy yarns off my little bobbins. I am very much looking forward to the fair and to the fall season. I need the colour changes of mother nature, I couldn´t do without them! Here are some of the yarns I finished this week for my etsy shop:
So these are this week´s yarn babes: “Waterfall”, “Autumn Rose”, more “Tomato Soup”, “Fudge”, “Sunset”, and the yarn at the bottom left is my “River Garden”, similar to the previous “Dragonfly” but not from the same fiber batch. The green yarn is my chunky “Jungle 7”, which comes with 111yds per 3.5oz skein. The yardage will be sufficient for a buttoned neckwarmer or a beanie hat.
Okay, let me go back pedalling. :o)
Everyone Happy Crafting!
My handspun extra soft merino yarn “Charybdis” is back in stock,
and 2 more repeatable colourways have made it into my etsy store, I have called them “Tomato Soup” and “Dragonfly”:
These yarns come with sufficient yardage for e.g. a buttoned scarf as seen in the photo below.
I am currently working on 2 large custom orders but I also managed to paint a new lot of extra soft merino roving in green and purple shades , I am very happy with the colourway :o)
There are a total of 3×4.6oz available in my etsy store.
Everyone have a very fine summer season, and enjoy your wool projects!
I have been in the pedalling mood all week, and 4 new handspun plied yarns have come off the bobbins – very soft mulesing free merino wool in beautiful colourways. They can now be found in my etsy store:
Everyone have a wonderful month of June!
A new shade of very high quality pure mulberry silk roving (combed top) is now available in my etsy store. It´s a rich and beautiful dark chocolate brown and gorgeously soft with great sheen. Perfect for silky doll hair, handspinning and adding to felting projects.
and the light powder pink shade is back in stock! Yippieh!
I finished a new batch of my handspun merino thick and thin yarn “Jungle”
The thick and thin yarns are available in 60yd skeins but also in mini skeins of 4.5yds (4m) per colourway. These small quantities are very suitable for embellishing and felting projects or for dreads/hairfalls and doll hair, where less yardage is required. Here´s a crochet slouchy hat that I finished last week. It includes 3yds of the thick and thin yarn “Savannah”:
For this wet felted scarf 2.5yds of “Hogmanay” were incorporated
and 2x12yds of “Element” and “Hogmanay” were used for this lovely little doll:
The full range of 18 different colourways can be found in my etsy store:
Everyone, have a very lovely spring season! :o)
I skipped the February blog due to a very persistent bronchitis which had me quite incapacitated, I´m afraid. Fortunately the early spring vibes have given me a much needed energy boost, and I am back and running like a well tuned spinning wheel. :o)
My handspun super soft “Charybdis” and “Jungle2” merino yarns are available again in my etsy store,
A custom order of 12oz of handspun plied merino yarn in a beautiful spring yellow and greens were finished last month, using no´s 2 (lemon), 13 (sage), 12 (leaf), 15 (pine) of the colourchart
and the super soft alpaca wool rovings in natural black, sand, fawn and chestnut are also restocked and available through etsy
There will be a new batch of hand dyed honey blonde wensleydale locks available before the weekend, and a hand dyed lot of very long english leicester locks in dark honey are already listed on etsy
Because I had to rest a lot last month I kept myself busy crocheting new beanies with some of my hand dyed and handspun yarns. I love crocheting, it is so amazing what you can do with just one little needle
Our garden was still covered in a thin layer of snow 3 days ago, and today the first blossoms are finally out, thank heavens! Can we get some warm sunshine and a blue sky too please?
Everyone, enjoy the spring season! It´s coming slowly but surely. :o)