Monday, March 31, 2014

DFW Fiber Fest 2014

You may have noticed that it has been a bit cobwebby here at ye olde blog.  That's because I have been prepping for the big Fiber Show around here.

Here is my weekend in pictures.

The Booth opening morning.
 Me, opening morning.

Me day 2.

I do not have one of me day 3, but that is probably a good thing.

Our booth closing afternoon with The Barbed Dragon being Vanna and a hiding Lazy Cat.

 My Haul.
  And me new wheel.  She is a Hopper from SpinOlution and her name is Bunny.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!

For my birthday I would like to share with you, my solitary reader, a coupon to my shop.

You can use coupon code BIRTHDAY20 to get 20 % off your purchase at Brazen Stitchery.  It's a win win situation.  You get something pretty and fun in your mailbox, and I make a sale or two.  So, stop on by and see if there is anything you just gotta have.

Coupon is good throughout the rest of March.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekending March 3, 2014

This weekend I spent the bulk of my time in prep for DFW Fiber Fest.  That is coming up the last weekend of this month, so it is Go Time around here.  I spent some time with this thing-my self striping skeiner.  Depending on how long I want the stripes to be, I wrap that many times per color.  It is tedious and time consuming work.

And, here is my dye table all set up for work.  I use a rice steamer and ziplock baggies to help me get that self striping look-which is all I dyed this weekend.
   I did have an oopsie yesterday.  This skein was supposed to be a 2 stripe pattern in purple and lilac. BUT, after I poured the first amount of dye on I poured the wrong color into the wrong color!  So, all the same color!
I ended up over dyeing one of the stripes with black-so the skein will now be black and purple stripes.

I also spent a lot of time at my sewing machine.  I cut out close to a hundred bags for the fest.  I think I will be able to get them all sewn up in time if I stick to the schedule.

And this is weird.  I do not remember sewing this bag.  Huh.