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Moar Yarn!

I’ve just listed another 12 DeStash Yarn listings in my Etsy shop and I’m about to list a ton of hand spun art yarn! Need a little fun accent on a project? Love to use fiber as a medium? Just want to buy all the yarns and pet and stare at them all day?! Come check out what I’ll be posting tonight! Here’s a sneak peak!

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New Items in the Etsy Shop

Hello Everyone!

I have added some new items to my Etsy shop! Some beautiful Keyka Lou Ditty Bags! Check them out!

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My first show!

Wow! So much to catch up on! I really would like to start taking better care of my blog.  It really is a huge part of what I want to be doing and it’s a great tool to utilize while I can. There have been many, many crazy things going on right now, and among them was my very first Craft Show! ^_^

Here are a few of the highlights and downfalls. . . Highlight number one, it was my first one and I thought I was as prepared as I could be, aside from a lack of tables and displays.  Downfalls. . . I only sold two items, to a relative, which covered my booth cost, the soap that I bought from my neighboring booth, and I only made it out of the show with ten dollars in my pocket. Hey, at least I left with money, right? ^_^ So here are a few pictures to show, I hope you enjoy them.

Oh, by the way, if you are in Oregon, I will be at the Craft-In on 99W in Newberg selling my hand sewn items along with some hand dyed roving. Say hi, won’t you? ^_^

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Raffle!

I’m doing a raffle and here’s the scoop:

What?: A raffle to promote my Etsy shop and collect money to try and jump start my small business endeavors.

Where?: Online! If you will be one of the lucky recipients of a Phat Fiber sampler box for April and get one of my samples, you will receive a complimentary raffle ticket! If you do not receive a ticket and would like one, they may be purchased for $.25 a piece or 5 for $1.00. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, you may either convo me in my Etsy shop, or e-mail me at mhiester AT gmail DOT com.

When?: The raffle begins now and the last day to purchase tickets will be May 15th. The first drawing will be held on May 16th. The winner will have three days to claim their prize. If they do not claim their prize within three days, I will draw another ticket until all of the prizes have been claimed. I will announce the drawings on my blog starting May 16th with the number from each raffle ticket.

Other Important Information: There are only 80 tickets available, and 50 of those tickets went into the Phat Fiber boxes. If you would like to purchase some tickets, do so quickly! Please make sure to hang on to your tickets because they are not replaceable!

Now, onto the good stuff. What can you win? There will be 3 prizes and they will be drawn as follows:

The first prize is a handmade Business Card/ID Card wallet with a magnetic snap closure. This cute business card wallet was made by me and designed by Michelle of Keyka Lou Patterns. More wallets are also available for sale in my shop. The design is Alexander Henry’s Tillbrook collection featuring toadstools and flowers.

Business Card Wallet

The second prize is a hand carded batt in colorway “Unicorn”. This batt is a mixture of Falkland Wool, 100% Superfine Purple Heathered Merino Wool, and firestar for added glitz. This batt is very soft and dreamy. There is a total of 4 oz.

Unicorn Blended Batts

And the final prize will be a hand spun skein of yarn. The exact content is unknown, however it is wool. This is a 2-ply skein and very soft. It is teal plied with white and weighs approximately 3 oz. There are about 130 yards.

Hand Spun Teal and White

If you have any questions about the items or the raffle in general, please e-mail or convo me through Etsy. Thank you and goodluck! ^_^

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Fiber Obsessions and other Ramblings. . .

Okay, so once again, I have to apologize for being so tardy in my posts.  There has been A LOT going on in my life right now and it’s just sometimes really hard to get a breather to sit down and ramble about nothing.

First off, I started school.  It’s completely online and I will graduate with a BS with a Small Business Management concentration in the Winter of 2010.  That’s exciting!  ^_^

Next, I was spinning like a madwoman before Christmas with my Spinning Sisters to get some gifts finished, and also to promote our side business, Spinning Sisters.  It’s an Etsy shop where we sell hand dyed spinning fibers and homespun yarns.  *I’m not plugging anything. . . ^_^* So, don’t be afraid to give a little click to the link, which is just about every other word in this paragraph.  😀

Oh, and don’t forget about my own personal site.  It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully I will have some reusable shopping totes, hand sewn by me of course, and some more fibery goodness soon.

Now then, on to more wonderful stuff.  I have been personally invited by Jess of Phat Fiber to join her in her quest of sample collection for the oh so wonderful Phat Fiber Sampler Box!  What is this you may ask?  Well, for a better detailed description, you may click here, which will take you to her blog.  But if you click here, you will go to the shop where these boxes will be on sale!  HURRY!  There are a very limited amount each month!  And you wouldn’t want to miss out on getting a box with MY stuff in it, would you?!?! ^_^ No plugs here. . .nope.

So, without further ado, here are some of my samples that will be in February’s box!  ^_^ Enjoy!

 

My Phat Fiber Sample Contributions
My Phat Fiber Sample Contributions
Here’s my latest spin, it is BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) spun very small and then navajo plied for a 3 ply yarn. I’m knitting this into a scarf for myself with a basket weave type pattern.  Pics of that to come soon.
 

My Singles for my scarf yarn.
My Singles for my scarf yarn.

And so my fellow blogites, I must retire to bed.  But until next time, good dyeings, good yarnings, and good night.