Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spoiler Alert!

First Things first I guess.
The color of December is Plum!
These batts are a Feltable blend of Merino, Romney, Iowa Wool,Firestar, Angelina and Soy.

And then just for all the New Year Resolution People.
Plum Light!
These batts will also felt nicely.
Plum Light batts are also made of Merino, Romney, Iowa Wool, Firestar, Angelina and Soy.
I actually just take a plum batt and split it in half and then add more white merino before I re-card the batt.

Here is what you all have been waiting for the Spoilers!!
Many of you know that I take pictures only when it is sunny, so yesterday I took Lots of pictures of spindles that I hope to list in December(400+ pictures).
I also added a folder of the oops and sale spindles I hope to list soon.

I hope to add short descriptions to the spindles in the folders today or tomorrow.
If you see a spindle that you want I will make a custom listing of that spindle for you before anyone else has the chance to see it. Just let me know by sending me an email at
or send me a convo through etsy.
Happy Spinning!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Before Christmas Sale

Happy Holidays!
This holiday season we are going to be listing several Goodie Bundles. I also will be listing several spindles on Sale in the next week.

The fiber that arrives with each spindle will be a random selection of what we have in our stash. However if you would prefer a certain color please let us know.

From Today until December 31, 2010
We are very interested in having our spindles in more spinning and yarn shops so we are having a wholesale promotion!
From today until the end of the year we are lowering our wholesale price and your first wholesale order only needs to include 5 spindles.
If you are interested in purchasing spindles for resale or for a class send us an email at
We will send you a copy of our contract and special intro prices.

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone for being so understanding this fall. I was able to spend lots of quality time with my grandmother before she passed away last week. I miss her terribly but I am also happy that she is no longer in any pain. I hope that she was reunited with the friends, family and beloved pets that she was longing to see.

I will post again soon,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shearing Day

Our Shy Guy is hiding that he has a partial hair Cut.

Here he is showing us what his hair cut looks like so far.

This is the fleece from side one laid out so I can remove the second cuts.

Yoshi is waiting patiently for her turn.

Here we have more fleece to be checked before storing it.

This little guy is sure hoping you will remember what he looks like with fur when you enter the naming contest.
He has a beautiful fleece I can't wait to card up.
After he was done with his hair cut and pedicure he had a big helping of sweet feed while Yoshi and Salty had a hair cut.
Yoshi was not happy about parting with her beautiful locks.
Rich, Sam and I all got Llama Showers.
Salty was very dignified and it was nice to end on a positive note.
Then we all took hot water showers with lots of Soap!

Please send in your "Z" name and enter our naming contest.
The newest entries suggested,
ZuZu, Zeus, Zack and Zinc.
The winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries, so go ahead and send us your suggestion.
Happy Spinning!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Naming Contest!

Ok, I have gone a little Alpaca crazy over the last few days. It really is his fault, he is just too cute.
Our Contest!
Send us an email, or send us a Convo through ETSY with your suggestion for our Alpacas new name. The name must start with the letter Z.
This little guy is 3 years old and is a Gelded Male. He is very friendly and comes right up to us when we head out to do chores.
The Contest ends May 3rd.
May 4th I will draw a name from a hat or random number generator and the winner will receive......

3 Dragon Eggs
The fiber batts will be made from this springs fleece with the newly named alpaca's tan wool, Yoshi's Lamma Fibers

Salty's (Lincoln Longwool) curly locks.

All the fibers will be natural in color, and should felt nicely. I may even post pictures of the shearing and carding process.

So chime in and send us a Z name!
Happy Spinning!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Friends!

This is our new Alpaca friend. He came with the name Calvin, but we are currently in the process of picking out a "Z" name for him. Calvin is a 3 year old gelding who loves spending time with Yoshi. If you have an Idea for his new name please send us a note!

I am hoping that we will be able to shave our new friend this weekend. Yoshi and Salty need to a hair cut too! Our current thoughts on a name are Zorro, Zander, Zelda and a few others Sam has been tossing around.

For the past few months I have been concentrating on School things with Sam and getting ready for the Iowa Federation Spin in. We made about 200 dragon Eggs and around 80 spindles to display and have up for sale. I am happy to report that the Spin in did very well, and now I have over 60 spindles to list in the Etsy Shop.

Our April Fiber of the month of is Spearmint and the May fiber is Thin Mints or Chocolate Frog (for the Harry Potter Fans). I love sparkles in my fibers but I realize that not everybody does so I am going to try to make up 2 months of fiber at a time, 1 with sparkle and 1 without.

Spearmint is a blend of Merino, Superwash Merino, Mill Ends, Bamboo, Firestar, angelina and nylon.

Thin Mints or Chocolate Frog is a blend of Merino, Superwash Merino, Iowa Wool, mill ends, bamboo and Nylon.
The green fibers are the same the difference is the white or chocolate fibers and of course the sparkle. Both colors may or may not felt, I have been meaning to try but just haven't found the time to knit something up.
If they sell out before the month is over I have lots of dragon eggs waiting in the wings for their turn to shine.
Watch for more spindles and fibers to be listed on Etsy.
Happy Spinning!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Febuary Fibers

Our February Fiber of the month is a little girls dream. It reminds me of cotton candy and barbie dolls.

In this magical blend of fibers has SuperWash merino, Ingeo, Bamboo, Firestar, and Angelina.

I have been really behind this month due to family stuff and way too many hours clearing snow from the driveway and sidewalk.

So I wanted to give all of our followers a
special peek at the spindles that are waiting to be listed.
Each spindle has been labeled with the weight, diameter of the whorl, if it has been notched, tested, and what type of hook is on the shaft. If you fall in love with a spindle and would like me to list it as a reserve for you just send me an email and I get it listed right away. There are also spindles that are not up to my standards pictured that will be listed on Monday mornings in the oops category. The imperfect spindles have an additional note describing what is wrong with them. My collection of imperfect spindles is just getting a little too large, and Kim needs more money for textbooks.
I hope that March will come in like a lamb and be a very calm month.
Happy Spinning!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Distaff Day!

Anticipation of Spring our January Fiber Blend

The purple violets that spring up in our yard as soon as the snow melts inspire this fiber blend. I wanted to give the impression that all the beautiful flowers were just underneath a layer of snow, just waiting to dazzle us with all their glory.

Kim's thoughts were of all the spring fairies just waiting under the snow, counting the days until they could start spreading all the spring colors.
Anticipation Dragon Eggs are a blend of super-wash merino, merino mill ends, soy silk, bamboo and angelina.

New for 2010
After 2 years of searching we have found a new material for spindle hooks. My husband and I are very particular, we have been looking for a metal that was strong and flexible, but would hold it's shape well and a material that would hold up to the abuse that I put all my spindles to. I have to admit I am very hard on spindles, I tend to drop them on lots of different surfaces.
We should have spindles with the new hooks up sometime Sunday.
Look for spindles with 2010 in the description.

Enjoy Distaff Day January 7th.