Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Looking for a gift for that special someone on your shopping list? Think about buying handmade this Christmas.

And I'm not just *suggesting* you buy from me, there's tons of sellers on Etsy who are offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Actually, if you search Black Friday 215,072 items come up!

I'm offering Free Shipping at my shop until November 30th! Just use coupon code FRIDAYMONDAY Woolhenge a needle felted stonehenge Thanks for your support! Happy Friday!

btw, I'm not blogging over at my new home

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter sale!

I’m having an Easter sale over in my Fibrous etsy shop.

15% off everything with the coupon code EASTER.

If you've been wondering we're I've been hiding, the answer is over at my new blog,!!

Friday, February 04, 2011

New fibrous project

This is the last post I'll be making on this blog! (probably, maybe, I tend to change my mind about these things). But I'll continue blogging over at
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I have a new project!

It's a yarn club with UK indie dyers and designers. Eventually it will get to the point where I'll send out a different yarn each month, but for now there will be a different yarn and pattern every few months.

Please check it out! I'm very excited. As you know, I love yarn!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Weird pedicurists

Yesterday J went for a pedicure.

I declined to get my feet done though because the pedicurists were ugly.

And they sucked.

And here's a photo to prove it:

Fish pedicure

Yup, they're fish. Garra Rufa fish to be exact. A place opened up in the mall right before Christmas where you can get pedicures by little fish. J asked me twice if I had gone to look at them, and I interpreted that to mean she wanted a gift certificate to it for Christmas. Turned out I was wrong about that, but after the initial shock of oh-my-god-I-have-to-get-my-feet-nibbled-on-by-fish it didn't actually take very long for me to convince her she should redeem it so I can take a pic for the blog...

I like the idea of it. Symbiosis, that is. And if it's good enough for hippopotamuses I suppose it should be good enough for me. Except it is kind of ... creepy.

J said it didn't hurt, and that it felt like she had her feet in a pool of soda. Not sure that description really won me over. I don't really like soda... I think I'll stay on the other side of the water for now...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

And the results are...

Two weeks ago I posted that I would like to sponsor a crafty project. I received two emails, both were for charitable causes. So instead of choosing one, I've gladly sponsored them both.

Juliann, The Sick Chick, has received $10 for her new charity Healing Arts International. She'll be making cards to send to chronically ill adults and carers. The $10 will go for the postage for the cards.

And I've sent $10 to Georgia who will be making Crayon Roll-ups for kids at a hospital and at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. She recently has a grandson who has undergone surgery and chemo treatment, and I'm sure these will make a little child very happy.

Thanks for all the RTs and the support I've received for this idea. Let me know if someone else is doing something similar! I'd love to see crafters sponsored monetarily for their creativity and ideas.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Impatient patron of a crafty project

So a week and a half ago I posted I'd want to be a Patron of a Craft Project. Well, I received 1 submission.


I had a nice reaction on twitter, people seemed to like the idea. So what happened? Not enough money to warrant writing an email? Or do people think their craft project isn't worth being paid for? I still don't know the answer. Perhaps people just need to be reminded?...

The deadline for emailing me the idea of your crafty project is January 27th, 2011. Please email it to thea.yarnstore gmail dot com. It doesn't need to be the most spectacular craft project ever. It doesn't even need to be interesting, or cool. I value crafts, I value crafters and making and I'd like to give someone $10 so they know that what they are doing has merit.

*stares at inbox impatiently*

Friday, January 21, 2011

Crafty Links - (tardis socks!)

Ah, I love the internet. I'm also occasionally mad at the internet for reminding me that I can't try every craft project I see.

Here's a few that have caught my attention lately:
  • I can't do origami, so my head hurts just looking at the instructions for this Kawasaki-Rose but I'd still like to try.
  • These are quilled felt hearts are very cute. I recently sat next to a quiller at a craft night, it's amazing what you can do with just paper.
  • Tardis socks! Ahh! ok, so I do have to make these.
  • How to screen print T-shirts. You'd need some screen printing ink, but other than that it seems like a very low-budget way.
  • Crochet Dune! Not a tutorial, but I had actually been thinking about how it might be funny to felt a sandworm.
  • A wind powered walking creature!
So one out of six that are within my making-capabilities isn't too bad, I think.