I get it that most knitters (including myself) tend to want everything
to match. As we are releasing new case styles this dream will become a
reality. Here is the first set of matching cases from Trinity;s
Trinkets. They look like the same case right? They are not!
One case is our classic case to hold your Interchangeable Knitting needles.
The other is our latest design the DPN case!
If you already have one of our interchangeable cases and are interested
in a matching DPN case please contact us via Etsy or email us at
TrinitysTrinkets@hotmail.com. Many of the fabrics we have used in the
past are still available and we can make your matchy matchy dream a
Hello everyone! I finally feel like its time to get back into the studio. Aiden is doing much better with amusing himself for a while. That coupled with a nice afternoon nap means momma can get some work done! Thanks to some amazing sales recently for the holidays, I have some fantastic new fabrics for cases. Here is a sneak peak of things to come!
Hopefully some of these pouches will be in the shop this week! Stay tuned!
o Tell us a little about yourself I am a wife and
mom to an 8 year old little girl and 2 year old little
boy. My husband is a cyclist and works as a bicycle mechanic in a
bicycle shop. We live in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. I
started on my home business adventure 8 years ago with henna body art. I
grew from doing parties and festivals to contracts with entertainment
companies. Last Christmas, I decided to hand make all of my gifts. I
made jewelry for all of the women in my family and they absolutely loved
it, so I reopened my Etsy shop in February and it has taken off.
o Where does your inspiration come from? My friends! I
have some amazingly talented friends who are photographers, models, body
painters, makeup artists, performance artists, painters, sculptors,
etc. Also, where I live. I live in a beautiful area and can see the
mountains by just looking out of my window.
o Who has influenced you the most in your creations? Wire artists such as Nurrgula, Twisted Sister Arts, Lirimaer, Cook on Strike, and Nix Creations. o How would you describe your creative process?
I will pick a color scheme and it will determine how my piece comes
together. Other times I will see a shape, make the shape in wire, and
then build around that shape. o How do you get out of creative ruts?
the local bead shops. There is one I go to regularly where the owner has
traveled around the world and brought back several kinds of stone beads
and metal components. Each piece I have found in there seems to have
its own personality and I know just what to do with it. o What advice would you give to aspiring artists? Don't
give up! There is a whole world of supportive artists, groups, youtube
videos, tutorials, books, blogs, and websites out there to help you on
your path. I don't think I would be where I am at today without them.
Never stop learning! Jewelry has this snowball effect. Once you learn
one technique, you can apply it to several styles of jewelry and
sometimes learn another new technique in the process and it builds on
The proceeds from the recent sale of the hand spun Great Pyreness yarn was donated to a local animal shelter.
Here is another hand spun and plied on drop
spindle. The dyer of this fiber gave the proceeds of this colorway to HIV/AIDS
research. So to pay it forward, I'm giving all the money from this
skein to Moveable Feast which helps provide meals to those sick with
Make a donation today by purchasing this stunning skein of yarn and help make a difference in someones life.
Fall is upon us and winter is around the corner. Time to work on those warm winter knits. Looking for something different to knit this winter? Have you ever knit with hand spun? NO?! You are missing out! Hand spun is a fun and unique knit. I have had the pleasure of knitting my own hand spun yarns and was extremely pleased with the final result. Below is my favorite knit with my hand spun. The pattern is the Herringbone Neck Warmer. This is a free pattern. I have made several of these they make fantastic gifts for both men and women.
Want to try knitting with hand spun? Stop in the shop today to pick up one of our yummy skeins of hand spun yarns from Ewe and Yoors! Here are some of our favorites for fall.
We have been busy here working on new items for the shop. Here is a sneak peak at some new items posting in the next day or so. We have new hand spun yarns from Ewe and Yoors and stitch markers coming your way!
So I have a group of girls I meet with every Wednesday to knit. Since Wednesday is knitting day, I figured I would use Wednesdays here to share some fun knitting projects. I'll be sharing things I have on the needles as well as past knits, patterns we like and maybe some projects my group are working on.
Fall is here! That means break out those sweaters you knit last year to show them off and finish the one you started! I have been working for some time on the Pinwheel Sweater. Not that I am a slow knitter, I just have been so busy the knitting time is getting less and less. This is such a fun knit. You start in the middle of the sweater and work out. It does get a little tedious once you get to those outer rows as there are A LOT of stitches.
I am using Noro Transitions for the body and cuff and a Berroco Bulk for the sleeves. As you can see it is close to being done! I just need to finish the sleeve and enjoy it this fall.
What are you working on? Feel free to share your projects past and present on our Facebook page.
So it has been almost a month since I have posted. Well lets just say I have been a little busy! On Sunday, August 5th at 5:44 am we welcomed the latest addition to the Trinity's Trinkets family. Weighing 9 lbs 8 ozs and 22 inches in length meet Aiden!
At 2 weeks old now we are starting to settle into some routine. I realized this morning the shop is a little low on a few things! This week I plan to get in the shop and get a few things wiped out. Here is hoping Aiden likes hanging out in the studio. Stay tuned!
We have two pouches in the shop that currently have matching accessory bags. From now till July 31st we are offering the Knitting Needle Case AND accessory bag as a set for only $55.00. That is $7.00 off the price as separates! Now is the time to get your matching set! Here are the sets that are available. The listing is already set, no coupon codes necessary.
Hello everyone and happy Friday! You may have noticed the shop being a little stale as of late. I have been busy busy trying to get ready for the arrival of our first wee one due pretty much any day now. With all the preparations in place for the baby I have had no time to get in the studio to create new trinkets for the shop. While it still may be a bit before I can get some new items up I do have a bit of exciting news!
As most of you know, Trinity's Trinkets has been a part time gig for me. I have been working a Mon-Fri 9-5 job and working on shop items as I can. Well, today is my last day as a 9-5 career girl. After today I take on my new career as stay at home momma (SAHM) and business owner of Trinity's Trinkets. I am so excited that my husband and I are able to do this and that he is fully supportive of this decision.
What does this mean for the shop? While I know the baby is going to be a handful and will consume a good majority of my time, there will still be more time for me to devote to the shop. I have so many ideas floating around in my head that I have just not had the time to make them happen. Once baby gets here and we settle into a groove I am looking forward to sharing new items with our clients.
As always thanks to all our clients for their continued support and we hope you will stay tuned for the exciting new things to come!
I finally took the dive and started a Pinterest account! Not 100% sure what it is yet but I'm working on it :-)! I hope to use this space to share some of my favorite items on Etsy as well as new items that we add to our shop. So if you are on Pinterest swing by and follow us.
is Eric, I'm 30 years old and got into crafting at an early age.
I've always enjoyed working with my hands (it kinda runs in the
family) and as time went on I also got into historical reenacting. I
taught myself how to knit several years ago, and have since also
taught myself how to spin on drop spindle, supported spindle as well
as using an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel. I also taught myself
how to card, comb, and clean, and dye wool. Stacy (who happens to
be my cousin on my Mother side) has asked me to put some of my
spinning up on her site. We had joked about opening up our own yarn
shop and I said we should call it EWE & YOOR'S.
EWE & YOOR'S? What
Kind of name is that? My
mother and Stacy's mother are sisters from a good Polish family by
Judzientowicz (pronouned YOUDS-en-tovich) when our family moved to
the US, it was shortened to YOOR. So in honor of that you get EWE &
Where does your inspiration come from?
How do I decide what to work with? I
typically will just open my stash bin for spinning and rummage around
until something jumps our and says, “SPIN ME!” I love working
with a variety of fibers, primarily wool, but have also enjoyed
working with mohair, alpaca, and most recently, Great Pyrenees from
the dog of one of my neighbors. From there, I'll either spin it on
the wheel, or if it really says that it needs some love, I'll use one
my 10+ spindles.
as color goes, I typically will work with cooler colors, blues,
greens etc. love also spinning the more firey colors. I really try
to look for colors that blend well together when they are being spun
and plied. I take the view of are these colors going to detract
from the pattern? Or accentuate it? Will the pattern get lost in a
morass of color or enhance it?
Who has influenced you the most in your creations?
would have to say that History itself would be my biggest inspiration.
Spinning is one of the most important anthropological steps forward in
human history that we have taken. Historically, it has been so
important that it was called an eternal task. The act of spinning fiber
has made it's way into myth, legends, and even fairy tales. There have
been archeological findings from every culture around the world of
clay, stone and bead whorls, which is indication that they were as or
more important that say, a hatchet or spear.
How do you get out of creative ruts?
over it, dig under it, or go around it. I choose not to let any
blocks get in my way. Being an Aries, I like to “ram” my way
What advice would you give to aspiring artists?
your passion and go for it. Figure out what calls to you and learn
what wisdom there is to learn from it. Whether it's spinning wool,
sewing, or even making leather masks, find what ignites the passion of
creativity and nurture it.
Website: My yarns can be found on sale through Trinity's Trinkets at Etsy. Trinity's Trinkets
I can also be reached by email at: email@example.com
So I figured if I am going to ask others to put themselves out there I better be ready to do it myself! So here is my about me. We should have a few more featured artist coming soon!
·Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello everyone! My name is Stacy and I have been crafting for
as long as I can remember. My extremely
supportive husband and I live on a nice piece of land settled in the
woods. Our quaint little farm house has
been in his family for over 100 years.
We will soon have a new addition to our family as we are expecting our
first baby in August. Having grown up in
a family that encouraged creativity it has always been a passion of mine. When I am not making things for the shop I am
usually knitting, spinning yarn or making Renaissance outfits for my husband
and I. I have a spoiled rotten cat
Blackbeard, a noisy and stubborn Senegal Parrot Mindy and 3 sweet Sugar
Gliders Fizzgig, Ludo and Stitch.
Where does your inspiration come
Colors and patterns. I find fabric calls out to me. I usually don’t have to look to hard because
fabrics tend to scream at me when I am on the hunt. I like mixing patterns that people would not
normally place together.
·Who has influenced you the most in
I’m not sure if I have people who
have influenced me so much as encouraged me in my creativity. My mother growing up was very crafty and was
always encouraging of me. Even when I
was getting in trouble in elementary school when I was making things and
selling them to friends. Yes I started
peddling my wears at a very young age. In
my most recent endeavors my husband has been my driving force. For starters he built me a BEAUTIFUL studio
in which I could work in. Since then he
is always asking what are you working on today?
Shouldn’t you be sewing? He also
plays the important role of seeing that my packages make it to the post office
in a timely manner! He is also pushing
me to quit my day job and pursue my passion full time. There is support and inspiration!
How would you describe your creative
My creative process is a bit of a
ritual for me. Each time I step into the
studio to work I always light a candle, turn on my machines, turn on that
little table lamp that serves no purpose but warmth and beauty, then I pick my
music for the day. If I have in mind
already what I am going to work on I find upbeat music like country to just get
me to it. When I am sitting down to
create something new I tend to lean toward slower more relaxing music usually
Lorenna McKennitt. What I am working on
usually is a reflection of my mind state at the time.
· How do you get out of creative ruts?
Creative ruts. We all have them. I have to say when I am in a rut I usually go
to the fabric or beading store. I find inspiration
in new fabrics and beads. There appears
to always be something new available.
When I look at my stash and say I have used all that before I find new
things to throw in and make a splash.
Sometimes you also need to just walk away. I have had so many times that I said I have
to get some work done today even though I don’t feel like it. Those days tend to be very unproductive and
frustrating. I have found it is usually better
to take a break and give your creativity a rest. It will not take long for the itch to return
and you are right back at it in full swing.
·What advice would you give to
Just do it! Tacky I know but it is true. Some of my biggest fears when I started Trinity’s
Trinkets was my stuff was not good enough to sell. I was always worried someone would pick apart
my work, those seams are not straight or that fabric is ugly or I don’t like
that design. Since starting my shop I
feel I have grown so much as an artisan and a business person. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out
there. The Etsy community is a great
source of supportive artists. There are
lots of forums for you to ask questions and get feedback from fellow
artists. Don’t undersell yourself
either. Make sure you are getting your
time and materials worth out of your art.
Last but not least it takes time, don’t get discouraged.
We have released a new size in our knitting accessories bag line. This
bag is great for all the accessories and notions that are a must in your
knitting bag. This case measures 7" high and 5" deep. The boxed
bottom allows for easy access to things in the case and allows your case
to stand up. This case is fully lined and has interfacing to help make
it strong. A must have for any knitting bag! The new pouches can be found in our new shop section Accessories Bags.
Act now and you can get some of our bags and matching Interchangeable Needle Pouches.