Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year - New Opportunities ...

New Life  --->   Recycled and then Respun "Pink Bubblegum Tweed"

Wow - no posts in almost a full YEAR?  I'm happy to be back and with a shift in perspective.  : )

In 2010 life got weird and then weirder. Transitions anyone?  Almost everything is different this January than last.  New home, new family structure, new knowledge of myself and what I'm capable of.

And growth galore!  Take our pooch Charlie for example:
2010 brought us this sweet fluff monster...

Fast forward to present day ...

Charlie is a our giant sweetie pie and very communicative.  He's half Queensland Heeler and half St. Bernard - the BIG half!
My boys have such a blast with this huge lovey boy.

I had a booth again this year as part of the Southwest Fiber Festival in October and was so happy to see a lot of  familiar faces.  I adore fiber-lovers.  Such a fun bunch of people...  Anyone who will squeal and smile and drool over colorful fluff is okie dokie in my book!

Updated my Etsy shop for the first time since February of 2010!

Looking forward to some fresh spins soon!

Hope your 2011 is bright and shiny and full of creativity and happiness!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Suddenly I see ...

Feeling inspired lately and so proud of Flutterby Fibers.  : )
Memory Lane anyone?

One year ago this month
(January 16th, 2009)
I listed my first few items of handspun and recycled yarns in my brand-spankin'-new Etsy.com shop!

Here's my very FIRST yarn spun on a spinning wheel ----------------->
And my very first (cheap) Etsy Sale!
(hmmm... practice needed!  LoL)

I was spinning my feet off back then.  (yeah ...  that hasn't changed) and I had flutterbys in my stomach with all the possibilities that lay before me.

First coiled yarn and Second Etsy Sale!

I have enjoyed this past year ... feeling more alive then I have in quite a while.  Creating.  Loving the thrill of it all:  spinning, blending, setting, photographing, listing, selling, packaging, mailing.  And of course checking my email a zillion times a day to check for new Etsy transactions!

A little voice inside my head imitates the "You've Got Mail" man and says "You've got a Sale".  Seriously?  Yep.  lol.    : )

Where does the "Suddenly I See" part come in?  Love that song by KT Tunstall ... makes me smile - I can't sit still when I hear it.  Makes me remember there are things that I STILL want to be.  In addition to Mommy and Wife (and cook and maid and nurse and appointment manager - etc. etc. etc.)

"Suddenly I see - this is what I want to be
Suddenly I see - why ... it means so much to me
the power to be, the power to give, the power to see - (yeah yeah)"

And, of course, I have to give you a sneak peek of the beyond yummy Valentine's Day Art Yarns that I've spun!  All of these were spun from the AMAZING batts created by the Uber-Talented Sara of LushMommy.etsy.com  - have I mentioned I love her bunches!?  Highly recommend any and everything from her shop - ever!  But I might cry if you snag all her stuff before I can buy it!  LoL.

Sweet Cheeks - Novel Idea Art Yarn

Beautiful Dreamer - Fuzzy Caterpillar Corespun

Pucker Up - Fuzzy Caterpillar Corespun Art Yarn

And YAY!  My "Queen of Hearts" Art Yarn made it into this Etsy Treasury!

I have a BUNCH of yummy yarn that needs to be listed in the shop ...
I'm working on another update and a few custom orders.

Happy 2010!  I hope you are doing things that make you smile!  : )

Monday, December 21, 2009

Are the Halls Decked Yet ... ?

All the ornaments are on the tree
- or they were before my 4 yr old and the cat got their paws on it.

Had to include a shot of the ridiculously bedazzled star tree-topper that we have had for 5 years.  The kids think that it's the be-all and end-all of Christmas loveliness.

Our tree is right next to our entertainment center ...
so no - we do not have a stack of presents that reach the top of the tree!
(much to the boys dismay.)

Made it into this
"Deep in the Forest" Etsy Treasury!

My Snowy Pines Handspun in an Etsy Treasury

My little guy did some
of the decorating
and I have to leave you
with this final image.

They faced off -

Stared each 
other down -

Only one can 
be victorious.

- My bet's on Frosty.   ; )