Friday, December 7, 2007

I LOVE Productive Days!!!

I painted a TON yesterday. I used some of the techniques I learned over the summer at my dye class and blended three different colors. All of this was painted using yellow, blue, and magenta! It always amazes me how fun and pretty the colors turn out. The picture above, is by far, my favorite yarn made to date. It is an alpaca/wool blend and it screams knit me. But, unfortunately, I have to make a profit and make up all the money I put into my base it is now on Etsy. CLICK HERE to check it out.

This next roving was such a joy to play with! I took the roving and wrapped it up a couple different times and then tied off four sections. I took the full strength purple blend and then continuously diluted it until it was a very soft pink. The white is where the sections were tied so you can see the graduation when it is layed out. This too is on Etsy; CLICK HERE to see it

Below is just a few more pictures taken of all the roving samplers I paint yesterday. There is still one more large one, four ounces drying.

A member in AREtsy posted this to her blog and I thought it was so great, I had to copy it and share it with you as well. Thank you idyllhands for posting it. Be sure to check out her shop! She makes the coolest hand knit bracelets, using wire! CHECK HER OUT

"Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas is just 20 days away but it's not too late to get some good, quality shopping finished. My favorite group of Etsy ladies makes up a street team lovingly called AREtsy (Arkansas Etsy for those who aren't in the know). It's an amazingly varied group of crafters/artists with all kinds of items in their Etsy shops. We're all open for Christmas so please, make a mug of tea, come in and browse... scratch that, shop for all of the Christmas gifts on your list: Beaded Things - Necklaces, Rings, Earrings Crochet/Sewing- Babies/Toddlers collages and greeting cards 100 percent hand sewing--no machine all crafts! bags, satin pillowcases, jewelry travel totes Abstract, mixed media art, jewelry, felting and photography Knitting and wire wrapping wire jewelry mosaic art clothing Handmade Jewelry Sewing Fiber Arts sewing, kids stuff Assemblage, Mosaics papercrafts sewing-wallets and bags glass,clay,metal lampwork glass beads Sewing, Croches, Jewelry, Papercraft Hand cut mosaic tiles from vintage and older pottery a little bit of this and that Snowfolk and other sewn goodies jewelry supplies, paper crafts, misc. Cards, custom tags, scrap booking, labels, stationary and other chic things

Get shopping!!!"

Great post! I took her advice and have bought a couple things from these awesome Arkansas Crafters for my loved ones.

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