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Back to Etsy

After several weeks of no new items, my shop exploded yesterday! Here is a new lace yarn named after my grandmother’s Iris Garden. It was recently pointed out to me, that I must like purple. I guess it is true! To nail me down to one color as to be my favorite though is hard. A true color lover!

This next pic is more handspun. I worked on part of it while I was at the Women’s Convention a few weekends ago. It is Sanjaya 2 BUT and I cringe at what Erin will say about this…it sold already! My cousin lives around the corner from me and her Mom had just started knitting. She was visiting and wanted to see my yarn. I went on over and she bought Sanjaya 2 from me. So, Erin, I promise I will make a Sanjaya 3, or maybe I will just name it Idyllhands and then it is yours for sure!
I came across some roving recently and it is perfect for felting and for new spinners. Since I am only spinning up my own hand painted roving, I felt the need to share this small stash. They are being listed individually on Etsy. Check out this one to see what I mean!

Hopefully, today will be in the dye room. Drew and I went crazy last weekend thinking of ways to naturally dye some roving. I will post some pics of that experiment soon! Have a nice day! ♥
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To Craft Show or Not

Next month, there is a craft show in Jonesboro that I feel drawn to be a part of. It is located in a church. BUT, it is a juried show. Those scare me. When I did the convention with Deb and Laurie, they both told me I should have no fears of juried shows. But still…ah! I am going to try it. The worst they can say is no.

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AREtsy Valentine’s Day Swap

I had a lovely morning chatting with Jeanetta at Hippiti Hoppiti watching the boys bounce off the walls and each other. When I arrived home, I was greeted with a package on my front door step! Hooray, my Secret Swap Gift was here!!!

AREtsy just got finished doing our very first Valentine’s Day Secret Swap. I was lucky enough to have Jenniferz make my item. One look in my favorites on Etsy and you will see how much I love the little wool bearing critters. Sheep are by far my favorite! Jenniferz makes the most adorable items in her Etsy Shop. Please be sure to check her out, she totally rocks!

My swap gift was a large handmade bag with a gorgeous SHEEP on it. Check it out:
The bag is big enough for me to carry around all my knitting projects, my purse items, and a few skeins of yarn!
The inside is lined with cute fabric and has SEVEN little sewn in long pockets for my knitting needles. Also a larger pouch to fit a skein of yarn. This thing really rocks the free world, let me tell you.

Honestly, if this was for sale somewhere, I would have had no choice but to buy it. The fact that it was a gift and made just for me makes it even more special. I love it so very much! Thank you so much Jen!
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Sunshine!

Years and years ago…I was an only child. My mom used to sing “You are my sunshine…my only sunshine” to me. Then after 11 years of being the “only sunshine” along came my beautiful sister! I have to tell you…I was not so happy. I wrote a story in sixth grade about what a pain she was. In the story, I went on and on about having a dream of having a sibling, chasing it, and getting it…then wanting to give it back! My darling sister was a very energetic child. I believe I even went so far as to say I never wanted children, I had seen the job and DID NOT WANT IT! My mom, being ever politically correct, stopped singing “You are my sunshine….my only sunshine” and started singing “You are my sunshine…my little sunshine”

Today, I have to tell you, my sister is a precious gift from God! She is my best friend, my strength, and my encourager. Without her, my world would not be the same. She brings sunshine to my life daily! Thankfully, my parents never took my advice and did not give her back. Love, love, love!

The above image is from a cute little shop in Clovis, California called Hands on Clothing! CLICK HERE to check them out.

Last night, I had the amazing opportunity to meet some really neat people from our church. I am looking forward to building friendships in the following weeks, months, and years with them all! Today, I am meeting with a fellow artist from AREtsy (and ALSO my church…small world/BIG church LOL) I can’t wait!

Tomorrow, or Friday (can’t make any promises) I will have to tell you all about the Women’s Conference I attended last weekend. It was a very unique and fun experience.