Archive for July, 2010

::sneak peak of my spinning for the swap::

I am so excited these days! As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am participating in a fibre swap organized by Mercè, one of the very talented members of ‘Las Hilanderas’ on Ravelry. This is a very interesting group, where fibre lovers who speak Spanish, but otherwise live around the world, work with different types of fibres, not only spinning them, but also dyeing with natural dyes.

I love the way she has put up the website where she also talks about the swap, ‘De oveja a oveja’ (From sheep to sheep).

So… are you waiting for a small sneak peak of what I am working on for the swap? It is 100 grams of fibre goodness, resulting in about 295 metres of yarn, plus 100 more grams that will be sent as fibre for the recipient to spin and see different results. I am thinking of either doing a 2-ply, or then leave it as-is, as a lace weight single, so the recipient can decide what she prefers to do with it. I really like the results until now.

Here you are:

Merino and silk... yummy!

Merino and silk... yummy!


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Baby shoes pattern giveaway @ Grosgrain!

If you are into sewing, you might want to go take a look at the giveaway Grosgrain is doing from one of her guests, Sweet Pea Patterns.

I love her blog and she is not only a very talented crafter, she organizes really great giveaways.

Here is the link. Enjoy!

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I won a giveaway from carinEssentials!

This week I received a package with 2 beautiful pouches and a brooch from Carine. A couple of weeks ago I participated in her giveaway for a zippered pouch and a fully lined coin purse.

Carine celebrated the opening of her shop, carinEssentials with this giveaway, and I would like to say that I really like them! Please take a few minutes to go look at her fabric creations!

The finishes are very nicely done, as well as her choice of fabrics. For the coin purse she chose a floral print for the exterior and a pink solid for the lining. And for the zippered pouch a very pretty heavy weight fabric. The brooch is made of 2 ribbons and a button that perfectly match in colours.

Carine, I really like the idea and the hand-printed fabrics of your new project about Africa!

Thank you so much Carine! I wish you a lot of success with your new shop!

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