Sunday, February 20, 2011

New merchandise coming

I am terrible at updating this blog-I have been updating my page at facebook, so please check that out and "like" it



So what's coming up? I'm working on WPI tools for knitters, crocheters, and spinners. This handy (and pretty) little tool will help you figure out how many wraps per inch your yarn, either store bought or handspun, is. This helps determine your gauge, although nothing beats that old swatch to show you if the fabric you are creating is what you intend. (Swatches can lie, designer Lily Chin has some excellent info on getting the story out of your swatch in her books "Knitting tips and tricks" and "Crochet tips and tricks."

Ok, so I am working on these new products:

1. Exotic wood buttons
2. woodburned buttons (both "regular" and shank style)
3. woodburned stitchmarkers
4. lazy kates for spindles (yes, finally!!)
5. Woodburned (minimal carving) lazy kates at a more affordable price. If you have longed for a kate but the price is just impossible in this economy, I hope you will enjoy the smaller (but still fabulous!) kates.
6. Hairpin lace looms

I'm also working on new carving/woodburning designs, for kates, eggs, and anything else to which I take a fancy! New designs include cthulhu (with slight celtic influence), a celtic weeping willow, and filigree butterflies. Of course there will also be another FSM kate!

I may be working on etched glass (celtic & other designs) yarn minder "bowls" for sock summit. I'll see how it goes. :-D


Finally I would like to invite you to contact me if you are interested in anything custom. My shop is continually expanding in capacity, and I am hopeful that it will continue in this fashion until I HAVE ALL THE TOOLS!! Hee. Um, until I have enough that I can make about anything I desire. Next on my list is a scroll saw, for beautiful filigree wood designs, but I do have other tools which can emulate that look...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hoping to get crafting and blogging soon

I got a temporary writing gig (and don't get me wrong, I NEED it) but it's had a detrimental effect on my other-stuff-management. It's nearly tax time too and I need to get cracking.

I'm working on carved and/or woodburnt needle gauges... so hopefully that will work out soon. More to come.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stitches West

I'm happy to announce that I will be sharing space with Rabbitworks Fibre Studio in space 1242 at Stitches West! Come by and say hi! More info soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photography hold ups

Have prevented me listing the darning eggs, but fear not, I will get to it soon. I have 3 free weekends coming up (not totally free, but kid-free) and hopefully that will help. I have some new product ideas too, which is good because I am sad to announce yet another nearly-gone stitchmarker set. My skulls (none listed right now, but I think I have a few more sets to put up) will no longer be available.

I'm so sad, I love those!!!

Sigh.

More news hopefully coming soon.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

All my eggs in one basket

It would be the unfinished basket... eggs will come soon, I promise

In the meantime, here are some terrible quality videos of a kate in action, from my archaic old cellphone. Whee! Hoping to get a flip camera in the future.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Alpaca lovers...

I will be spinning at Moonshadow Alpaca Ranch on Saturday, and I will have a couple of alpaca darning eggs for sale there. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finally, the hooks are going up


Shop update going on now, not sure how long it will take to get some up, but there is one live now.