Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall 20% off sale!

Just announced!
Starting today get 20% off your entire order by using the code  
This sale is only till the end of October.  Stop in today and pick up some lovely yarns, needle cases and stitch markers! 

Reminder that all jewelry is already marked down by 50%! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Featured Artist: Whimsical Monkey


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?

Sometimes 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?

By visiting 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 itself.



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Friday, October 5, 2012

Pay it forward

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 HIV/AIDS.

 Make a donation today by purchasing this stunning skein of yarn and help make a difference in someones life.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yummy hand spun yarns for fall

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.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sneak peaks! New yarns and stitch markers!

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!
Peace, Love and Knitting

Celtic Chakras

I love to knit!