Follow Me to Etsy!

Now, where were we?  Oh yeah.  I was going to share more of my weekend with you. 

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Anita came bearing gifts.  She made that lovely batt just for me.  No, I don’t have a clue what’s in there, but there’s a bit of sparkle, lots of soft, and it reminds me of a calm sea day at the beach.

September 2010 009She also gave each of us a pretty button.  I’m hoping they’ll become regular features in her Etsy shop, but time isn’t on our side.  Anita has a job that requires long hours in the tourist season (which is all but year ’round) and leaves her too tired to craft when she gets home.   Maybe if enough of you admire this button and beg for more…

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Anita also gave me this rich silk hankie from Zoo Creations.   Zoo Creations is Aimee’s (in the pink handknit sweater in the group shot I shared yesterday) Etsy shop.  I am blessed to know SO many talented women!

September 2010 008Here.  You need to see the whole of this hankie.  Talk about semi-solid color, no?!  I’ve not spun silk yet, except in a blended roving and/or batt.  Hankies intimidate me a bit, but there are tutorials out there, so I’m going to give it a try.  Anyone have any great purls  pearls of wisdom to share? 

September 2010 014Aimee also handed out pigtails of her delightful Who Peed in the Pool roving.  (Link is to the more vivid version “Who ELSE…” currently in her shop.)  Several commercial yarn and fiber companies should take note; we appreciate a snappy name for our colors!

Both Anita and Aimee are part of a new, hot and happening FIX – Fiber Indie eXperience Co-op.   (Ravelry link)  It’s a cooperative of talented fiber industry crafters supporting each other in business, and they’re having a great prize incentive through October 9th.  Check it out!

Tomorrow, I’ll wrap up with a few more photos and details about the weekend.

15 comments on “Follow Me to Etsy!

  1. Kristin says:

    That button is just beautiful!

  2. Nichole says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that button…… oh Anita….. can you hear me ooohhhhing over here with my hand raised?!?!

  3. gMarie says:

    Can’t you just see that single button as the fabulous closure on a handknit cardi? It’s adorable – about how big? Love it and I hope Anita finds time to make more – but if not, I’m very envious of your On-off Anita specials.

    the fiber – I’m walking a very fine line here – don’t tempt me!! 🙂 g

  4. Marjie says:

    That name – “Who Peed in the Pool” – is just too funny for words. It’s almost like being 6 again.

  5. Kathy says:

    Bee-u-ti-ful goodies :). Love the buttons and I hope she makes more. They would look so pretty on the perfect handknit.

  6. Blond Duck says:

    That’s too pretty to be a button.

  7. Sue says:

    I can picture you on a cold snowy winter evening playing with all your new supplies.

    The button is neat. I’ve been thinking of making some hats, each with a big pretty button trim.

  8. AlisonH says:

    Love the button and the matching deep blue on the hanky.

  9. Natalie says:

    Pretty pretty pretty!!! How fun! That batt looks AWESOME!!

  10. Well….darn….that’s all really pretty gooness you got there! Can’t wait to see what happends when those batts grow up…

  11. Walden says:

    Very lovely! The button is gorgeous! Silk hankie . . . *drool*

  12. Mr. Puffy says:

    What fabulous gifts!!! Love that batt with pretty *sparkle*

    I’m curious about that hankie too. So interesting… never seen anything like it.

  13. Anita says:

    I’m glad you like the batt… now I need to get your other one done. 🙂 The buttons… well, maybe I can squeeze in a few more for the shop. LOL

  14. Bubblesknits says:

    Gorgeous goodies! And I love the name of that fiber. LOL

  15. km says:

    2 posts full of fiber…you’ve got a lot of spinning ahead of you! I’d say you’re set for the fall.

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