June 15, 2012

Alpaca Farm

On Monday I took a trip to a local alpaca farm KeLe Alpacas to pick up a fleece.  Jessie and I picked the fleece out on the alpaca Cooper when we attended a small fiber show in Door County Wisconsin.    Keith and LeAnna who own the farm just happened to be shearing more alpacas and let me take a few photos of the shearing and the recently sheared alpacas.

Alpacas waiting to get sheared.

On the shearing table an alpaca gets sheared.

The recently sheared alpacas.

Some of Cooper's fleece.

Crimpy locks from Cooper's fleece.

June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Celebration!

So if you asked me 10 years ago where I would be today I would have told you I was going to be a zooologist, no kids, maybe a husband, a pug and own small sporty car.  That isn't my life at (almost) 29 and I'm happy with that.  I own my own fiber arts business, I'm happily married with two little boys, I stay at home with them and the cat, and I own a van, gasp yes a van.

Spinning with my sons.

Why am I letting you know this?  Because it is OK to be in a different place in life then you though you would be.  It may just turn out better then you could have ever imagined.  Sometimes it may get hard but if you have balance doing the things you love and sharing it with the people you love it is all worth it.

And I want to celebrate my birthday with you.  June 12Th I'll turn 29 and we are going to get the celebration started early!

First off we are having a sale, plus you will find any extra special goodies with each order!  Just use coupon code: HELLOBDAY15 for 15% off your order in our Etsy shop! (Sorry but only one coupon per order per person, not to be combined with any other coupons, discounts or promotions.  Valid from Friday June 8th 2012 until Sunday June 17th ).

Plus, if we get 29 sales in our Etsy shop (29 items purchased) we will have a giveaway on Monday June 18th 2012.  I'll post details if there will be a giveaway on Monday the 18th.  I'll be stocking the shop all week so check for new fun fibers to spin and yarn to knit.

June 4, 2012

Some Fabulous Fiber

Just wanted to show you what we have been up to.  I hope you enjoy all the things we create because we enjoy creating them.

Carding batts....
Drop kicked Unicorn fiber art batt.

Custom orders.....
Mini Batt trio custom order.

Spinning yarn...
Lock-spun textured art yarn.

Dyeing fiber...
Faux cashmere combed top.

Silk Mawatas (Hankies).

Making buttons...

Many more things to come.  I just ordered a bump of Falkland that is 22 pounds of fiber, some yummy blue faced Leicester and silk top, more silk hankies, and some sparkle in the form of firestar and Angelina.  Jessie has been on the search for river rocks and is going through her stash of Hawaiian beach glass to turn into buttons.  I hope you are excited as I am.

*** One more thing I'm excited about is my birthday!  Check back on Friday June 8th for a special coupon code to use in our Etsy shop. ***