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Sunday, May 31, 2009

257 - All the Single Ladies...  

...think this graph is joking. I can however assure you that it's not.

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Have you ever checked out GraphJam? It's wicked funny!

Friday, May 29, 2009

256 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

255 - I am in fact alive.  

Wow. So where have I been?

Last week I had a staycation while Pauly took Ash to Newfoundland. While I didn't go anywhere, I did spend most of my time watching Hell's Kitchen (oh how I love Gordon Ramsay!) and working on stuff for the Emporium.

Now, I'm currently designing a jewelry line for the Emporium, I think it will be really cool.

I reached 300 sales in my original Etsy shop yesterday! How exciting is that?! Thank you to every one who made that possible!

I have included a random picture for those of you who read this, and therefore forgiven my crappy blogging habits!

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Friday, May 15, 2009

254 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

253 - StrikemyFancy on Etsy!  

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Last month for Earth Day, I saw that strikemyfancy was having a half off all reclaimed wool sale. Never the one to let a good sale pass me by I hurried on over. To my surprise, her stuff was beyond fabulous! So much so, that I told my best friend to hustle over there and check it out!

I grabbed the most amazing wool, Tuxedo, that was made of 86% silk and 14% wool. It's so beautiful!

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I also think Blue Jay which is 70% lambswool, 20% angora rabbit hair and 10% nylon looks divine!

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She doesn't just have reclaimed wool, she also spins her own! I am beyond jealous!

Pixie Stix is again the beautiful combination of lambswool, angora and nylon! Fabulous!

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I managed to get an interview with the fabulous Lisa of strikemyfancy

Name: Lisa Haley

Store Name:
Strike My Fancy

What Made You Chose Your Shop Name: I was trying to set up my Etsy account. Every name that I thought of that I thought would be a good name for a store that sold yarn was already taken. I started thinking about the fact that I planned to eventually sell things other than yarn. I kept asking myself "What are you going to make? What are you hoping to sell in this shop?" And suddenly the little voice in my head said "Whatever strikes my fancy" and I knew I had my shop name!

Date Shop Opened:
September 2008

What You Sell: Hand spun and hand dyed yarns. Eco-friendly yarns which have been rescued from sweaters destined for the landfill. I just recently started making drum carded fiber batts for spinning and/or felting. I plan to offer hand painted rovings later this summer, also for spinning and felting. I hope to be able to purchase a sewing machine in the near future because I would like to start making project bags, cases for knitting needles/crochet hooks, spindle bags, etc... from the fabulous collection of fabrics I have been hoarding. I am also planning to teach myself wet felting and needle felting. There's the possibility of leather products making an appearance (handbags and wallets, perhaps?) Maybe someday I will even try jewelry making, which is something I have wanted to learn for as long as I can remember.

What Made You Want To Start:
I was in a "Moms group" at our local pre-school. One of the other moms is an accomplished knitter who always had the most amazing projects she was working on during our meetings. She rekindled in me a long dormant interest in knitting. She also turned me on to Ravelry which led to me learning how to dye fiber and then to learning how to spin yarn on a drop spindle (made for me by my husband out of a dowel and an old CD - not elegant but they do work!). The next logical step was to learn to spin on a wheel. At that point I became aware that I had a serious fiber addiction problem and would never be able to knit with all the yarn I was making. I decided to see if anyone else would be able to give the yarn a good home and make something beautiful and useful out of it.

Your Store in One Word or Phrase:
Stuff you don't need...but you just want it anyway!

So run, run, run over to Lisa's shop and frolick like a child through a candy shop! She's super friendly, her shipping was fast (and I'm international!) and her product is fabulous beyond words!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

252 - Look What I Got!  

So my sister went to Israel last month and brought me home an awesome bracelet!

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It's made by a glass artist named Isaac Or and he makes the beads himself! You can check out his work at his site here!

Friday, May 8, 2009

251: Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

250: Cory - A Week In Review  

So it's now been a week since Cory has been brought into our lives.

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We could not have asked for a sweeter cat. She's already braved our second floor and will come to bed for pettings in the middle of the night. Last night she showed us that she did in fact want to lay on our lap every once in a while.

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She's eating great, hiding less, and getting along better with the other cats every passing day.

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Other cats I've had have usually taken a week to settle before they stop hiding and the like but Cory has amazed us by coming out of hiding nearly completely after day 2 and looking like she's been here forever.

Everyone who comes over to meet her falls in love with her and it's no wonder why. She's pretty swell!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

249 - The Dame's Yarn Fun Emporium!  

I opened a new shop today! (okay well I signed up for it a while ago to reserve the name but I made it a shop today)

The Dame's Yarn Fun Emporium!

I'll be adding all kinds of fun stuff once I find time to take pictures of everything I have ready. The idea alone is turbo exciting for me!!

Be sure to keep your eyes open for even more yarn fun being stocked soon!

Monday, May 4, 2009

248 - Monday Run Down  

Bullet point time! (you know you love it)

*Pauly is in Sweden with work.

*I've been crocheting so much lately

*I've been making adorable slippers in all sorts of sizes and colours.

*Cory has more or less blended in here

*Ash is three and still crazy.

*I am only 3 sales away from 300 in my Etsy Shop!

*I feel all professional and stuff; I've ordered a mannequin head (for hats), a fake hand (for mittens and fingerless gloves), fake feet (for slippers) and a new necklace bust (duh)!

*I love bullet points!

*Here's a picture so you'll forgive this lame post:

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Friday, May 1, 2009

247 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

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