Monday, November 30, 2009

Give the Gift of Yarn this Year

2010 will be the Year of the Yarn
Yarn addicts everywhere are wishing their families could some how grasp how much yarn means to them. To the average man...yarn to us is like a Sunday with the perfect football line up and a fridge full of beer. To the average child...yarn to us is like having full access to a toy shop and getting to take anything home anytime. Yarn means a lot! With it's textures and bumps and twists and turns, each skein is a new, exquisite, and breathtakingly indulgent.
So, you may ask...well if I know my wife, sister, friend, mother, aunt, cousin, neighbor loves yarn so much, then what am I supposed to do about it?  Easy, I'm here to help.  My goal after all is to enable all the yarn addicts in the world.  I'm offering a limited time Gift Membership into my exclusive Yarn of the Month Club.

For a small fee of $35.00, your loved one will get a one month subscription.  In the mailbox, they will receive one skein of yarn, from 100 to 150 yards (at least a $35 value).  This will not just be any old yarn you can find at your local retail!  This will be an unique creation, made just for them.  The fibers will be carded, hand painted (using only professional wash fast dyes), and then carefully handspun on my spinning wheel.  They will also get a freebie or two and maybe even a pair of knitting needles.  Shipping, via USPS Priority Mail, is included in the price as well as any applicable taxes (a $5 value).  Now depending on how much you want to hear your favorite yarnaholic squeal, we do also have 3 month memberships for $85 and 6 month memberships for only $155 (remember each month is at least a $40 value).

For the 1 Month Subscription Click Here
For the 3 Month Subscription Click Here
For the 6 Month Subscription Click Here

Included with your Gift Membership Purchase is a nifty little Gift Card to give to your loved one. The card will be perfect to put under the tree or in a stocking. It's the perfect precursor of things to come. Your yarnaholic will adore you for this well thought out gift. And Christmas will continue for into the next year.

A very limited amount of memberships will be sold this year, as I am only one sole trying to provide the world with spectacular yarn.  Gift Membership start in January and ship out during the middle of each month.  If there are certain colors combos you do not like or would really like, please let me know during ordering, or anytime during your membership.  Each skein is handspun with you in mind and I will try my best to fulfill your color desires.  I'm easy going and chatty, so feel free to pass on my email to the gift recipient  and let them know I'm here to help!

This yarn could be on your loved ones needles.  Hey, if you are lucky enough...maybe they will make something spiffy for you!

To all my darling Yarnaholics, if this is something you want for Christmas, please let your loved ones know.  As stated before, a very limited number of subscriptions will be sold, and spaces are filling up quickly.  Join The Twisted Purl's Yarn of the Month Club and lets make 2010 be the Year of the Yarn.  As always 'Happy Crafting!' ♥

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mom....Can I sell this???

When you run a business from home, your children tend to think they can make anything and then sell it.  It's sadly true.  This Thanksgiving Break, my boys are determined to have a "scheduled" a crafting time everyday.  The first thing that was made was a Robot, on a tower...with self destruction mode. 

In this picture the robot has already ignited it's self destruction option.  Brady's asking price for this adorable piece of work is $10.  Disclaimer...since the destruction mode has been can not go back to Robot Man on Tower.
Austin is convinced his "Camo Sneak Attack Shakers" are a bargain at $10 a piece.  He is offering a first time buyer discount of $8 a piece.  These would be perfect for sneaking up on something in the woods.

Each box is full of "Ugly Beads" that no one would want to see anyway.  They are rather loud and could be a great addition to your Army Themed New Years Eve Party...or scaring away a deer.
Brady has taken Austin's Shaker idea and expanded it into a Monster/Hat named "Mighty Madness Monster".  It has arms, legs, and is perfectly disguised.  It can sit right on your head and induce total madness!

This "Mighty Madness Monster" asking price is only $5...what a deal! 
Austin made a pretty cool looking "Almost Binoculars" opening up a box and looking through it.

He is asking $5 for the "I Can See You/Almost Binoculars" 

Yes, it says "I Can See You" right on the box.  Just in case you didn't know.  This is brilliant, cause it lets you know you can actually be seen through the box!
And lastly, not for sale, is our "Family Bridge".  Most have a tree...well, Austin made a bridge:

This item is "Not for Sale" because...well, it has all our names on it, so who would really want to buy it?
Hope you and yours are all having fun "scheduled" Crafting Times everyday....Christmas is only 30 days away!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Promenade at Chenal

This Saturday, November 28th, 2009 The Twisted Purl has been invited to set up during the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Promenade at Chenal.  The main event is from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and is guaranteed to end in a bang, with fireworks!  We will be set up with handspun yarn, lots of hand felted soaps, and our exclusive scarves, hand weaved from The Twisted Purl yarn.  Come out and see us!

17711 Chenal Parkway

Little Rock, Arkansas 72223

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dazzle Daze Deal for our Facebook Fans "Thursday Night Girls Night Out Deal"

More Dazzle Daze Deals for our Darling Facebook Fans
Tonight is Girls Night Out and we are offering a free pair of knitting needles with every yarn purchase!

Come to Dazzle Daze, in Conway, Arkansas, tonight for this great deal.  Remember you still get $5.00 off your purchase of $20.00 or more!

We have Handspun Yarn, Hand Painted Yarn, Hand Painted Roving, Felted Soap, Felted Squeaky Dog Balls, 100% Silk Hand Painted Scarves , & Weaved Scarves: made exclusively with The Twisted Purl Yarn.

Don't miss the fun!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dazzle Daze Deal for our Facebook Fans

Dazzle Daze is just two days away!  The Twisted Purl will be offering many deals for our Facebook Fans.  The very first deal is: 
Get $5.00 off your purchase of $20.00 or more!

This deal is for Facebook Fans only!  You will need to provide your Facebook name for proof during purchase.  Become a fan and tell your friends to get this great discount.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dazzle Daze 2009 Conway Arkansas

Dazzle Daze is a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! November 19, 20, & 21 in Conway, Arkansas. Come out and see all the sights and maybe even win a 2010 Ford Mustang. Located at the Don Owen Sports Complex at I-40 and HWY 65.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for deals for all our Facebook Fans. If you are not already a fan, now is the time to become one to not miss out on the freebies being offered.

The Twisted Purl will be there, sharing a booth with the highly talented, gifted potter and artist, Chris Massingill. Come out and get all your Christmas Shopping done in one day! We will be in the North West Corner of the complex located on "Mistletoe Way".

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A room with a view...of yarn that is.

What a day! Beautiful sunshine and a back porch with a view of handspun yarn and hand painted roving.

With Dazzle Daze quickly approaching I have found myself in a mad rush of crafting. Yesterday, I finished 8 batches of painted roving and handspun 2 more skeins of yarn. The view from the front is actually a little better, since the sun is shining right on the colors. The yarn is all from ArtsFest. I have about two more batches of roving to finish spinning and then all the ArtsFest 2009 yarn will be complete. Once these beauties dry, I will start posting them for sale on those that haven't sold yet, will be on display (of course for sale) during Dazzle Daze (Nov 19-21). There will also be some ArtsFest 2009 felted soap for sale.

Now, I'm just waiting on Mr. Sun to hurry up and dry the roving so I can get to spinning up these new colors:

Take a peek at this new shiny, sparkly handspun yarn:

I plied it with a metallic rainbow thread, making it sparkly and fun. I absolutely adore the end outcome, plan to see many more sparkly handspuns in the future.
Happy belated Halloween! Hope none of you were attacked by zombie football players!