I am working on my promotional goodies for the AREtsy Bags I am putting together to hand out as little freebies for all the folks who stop by the booth during Toad Suck Daze. I have several skeins of yarn that are too small to sell or some extra left over yarn from projects I have made. I am taking them and making them into super small mini skeins. Then I will add my business card with an Etsy discount code, for future shoppers. I can’t wait to see all the nifty goodies AREtsy members will be sending. I will be sure to take loads of pictures, so you can see the bags and goodies.
Here is a shot of my newest handspun yarn…Deep Calls to Deep:
I am so torn. I need to build up my inventory something crazy to have enough stock for Toad Suck Daze. I fear, my shop stock may be a little low over the next few weeks in my prep for the booth. I will list a few skeins here and there, but most of my items will be reserved for the big show.
So, here is my latest desire:
An Ashford Joy Spinning Wheel. I have almost bought it several different times. There are three different websites I have been considering purchasing this beauty from. Each offers different free incentives for getting the wheel from them. The incentives range from extra bobbins to free fiber. I am really torn. This wheel is amazing. It folds up and goes right into a cool travel bag. It fold up with the lazy kate still attached, so no removal of the bobbins is needed. Hopefully, it will be mine soon. I plan to have it before Toad Suck Daze to happily spin on, to show folks how The Twisted Purl product is born.
I best be off!!! Loads to do and the clock is ticking. Happy Crafting ♥
Yesterday, the boys roving hung and dried. While drying, I was amazed at the similarities in the three sets. The boys all used different colors, but yet they looked so much the same. Tye-dyed, a dead head’s dream! Here is a pic of the roving drying:
This morning, they were completely dry and ready to look at more in depth. Below is Brady’s; it spotty with gray and loads of other colors.
Next is Austin’s. His has a lot of blue shades. I can’t wait to spin his up with the blue and yellow and purples. The spinning on his will start today! Hopefully, I will have some pictures to post of it tomorrow.
Last, is Drew’s. Wow! His is very bold and strong. This one will spin up gorgeous as well. He placed his colors with a bit more care than his brothers and it really pays off in the color scheme!
I had to lay all three out side by side so you can see the differences. The yarn will look similar but with the distinct differences of Brady’s being more sporadic, Austin’s being blue, and Drew’s being boldly beautiful!
On a different note, the craft show I have been planning on being in has been canceled. Bummer! I was really looking forward to it. Hopefully, I can find one more major show to be in before Toad Suck Daze. Yes, to all my dear friends in California, I DID say Toad Suck.
Toad Suck Daze is a bit event here in Conway, Arkansas. There is a near by town…very small, called Toad Suck. Back in the day, boats used to pull up and dock at a Tavern in Toad Suck. This was before the county was dry (yes that mean they sell NO LIQUOR in the county). The town folk used to say that the sailors would suck on the liquor bottles until they swelled up like toads. So, the name Toad Suck came about…and darn those sailors, they are probably the reason the whole county is dry. Always takes a few to ruin it for the whole.
Toad Suck Daze is a huge (300,000 +) fair with crafts and rides and great fair food. So now you know! I will be sure to post links and more, once the event gets a bit closer!
Until tomorrow! ♥