Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Looking up at my calendar and realizing there are only 11 crafting days left until Christmas is a bit overwhelming. I still have four weaved scarves to make, two stockings, and a pair of socks (or four). AND to top it all off, I still need to spin the yarn for a few of my projects. Oh no!
I did finish a stocking. It's a bit funkier than I had originally planned and a bit smaller. The yarn was bumpy and it hides the cable pattern that runs throughout it more than I planned. I think I will add a little embellishment to the top or weave a bit throughout to make the cables more pronounced. Gauge, is something I just don't like to listen to. I know, some of you out there just cringed. I just like planning and starting projects, if indeed I finish it, which is oh so rare, I will love it regardless of if it will only fit a giant one legged man. My socks tend to be too big, so I figured I'd rock a stocking...well it's a bit too small! Go figure!
If you have thrown the idea of making things for those on your shopping list out the window already and you are still looking for a one of a kind gift, I have a few things that may help. I still have one Yarn of the Month Club subscription left in each 1, 3, or 6 month subscription. If they do not knit or crochet, I have plenty of Felted Soap and a couple Weaved Scarves left in my Etsy Shop.
Our Merry Christmas Hand Weaved Scarf Giveaway is still happening as well. All you have to do is post a comment on the above linked blog post to be entered to win.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The Twisted Purl now offers Felted Soaps wholesale to stores nationwide. If you have found our soaps in a store, let us know! We'd love to hear what you think. If you are a store interested in ordering, please go to Our website for more information about wholesale and bulk felted soap orders.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I had the pleasure of interviewing Denise Felton. She started selling handcrafted greeting cards and collages through two brick and mortar shops in 2002. Her Etsy shop opened up in August 2007. I adore the reason she started selling her items: