Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Folksy Blog Feature :D

The loverly peeps at Folksy contacted me last week with some questions, as they are starting to feature some of their sellers on the Folksy blog. So, I am the first featured seller on there, which makes me very proud, both to be asked and also to be one of their most successful sellers :)
Folksy has just come out of Beta, which means it's now quite expensive to be a seller there (5% of the final sale value + 20p to list) but, they have to make a living, and how can they promote the site and make it better for everyone if they have no income?
I am going to try my hardest to keep my prices as they are, but, just to let you all know in advance, I might have to raise them to take into consideration the fees I have to pay.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

My little Cricketer :)

I just had to take a picture of my big boy when he came home from Cricket tonight. He plays Kwik Cricket for the school, as well as tag Rugby and Chess..... so proud of him and his sporting achievements.
His tag rugby team came second in a county tournament at Welford Road on mean feat, hey?


I am contributing to the FibreHolics Box (the UK equivalent of PhatFiber) next month, and here's a little taster of what to expect, should you be a regular FibreHolic~er ;)

This weeks Shop Update.......


Carrot Cake



Just Purple

Is a ALL about Semi~Precious :) There will also be fibres listed, including some Super Sorted BFL. I am spinning some up at the moment, and it is gorgeous !! I am not usually a big fan of BFL..smells a bit but this stuff is lovely...I highly recommend it!

The Shop will be updated tomorrow night, around 8~ish.... I recommend you get there a bit early, as the Semi~Precious might sprout wings!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Introducing "BooLace"


Silver Surfer

Just Purple

Enormous Crocodile

Have wanted to add a lace yarn to the range for a little while now, but just needed to find the right one :)
I already carry a Boo Sock yarn, so I am used to how that takes colours……and its only 800m per 100g, so not totally Skeeery lace…..
A beautiful floofy 2 ply Laceweight….

It'll be in the shop laterz ;)


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Baggage :)

Before and after, with measurements in inches, to show how much it felted by...quite alot in depth but not quite so much in took three goes in the machine (with a pair of jeans) on the 30 minute cycle to get it as dense as I wanted it.

The fabric that has been produced is wonderfully dense and textural :)

Here's what I've been working on recently...... *grins*
It takes 400g of Falkland chunky aran, the main body takes 300g and the strap takes 100g.....
Going to be writing up the pattern, and then offering it alongside the hand~dyed yarn as a kit.....
All I have to do now is get some merino prefelt and make myself a skull to sew onto it..... *winks*

My Big Scout!!

Dan got invested into the Scouts a couple of weeks ago......doesn't he just look so smart and grown up??


Thursday, May 13, 2010


I am introducing a luxurious new base yarn to the Babylonglegs range. "Semi~Precious" is its name, and its 50% Silk~50% SW Merino, Sock yarn weight...but it is waaAAAY too nice to be hidden inside shoes!!!
In fact, if I find out you are buying it to make socks, I shall not let you have it ;)
I envisage that many shawls and lacy things will be made from it, because you won't EVER want to stop touching it, it is so silky and soft, and the sheen on it is stunning :D
Shown here in the "Midnight" colourway... and it's mine ;)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Harvest festival

This is the first yarn spun on my new wheel...well, 2 of the plies were, the other I'd already spun on Robin. It's made up of one ply merino~silk, one of Polwarth~silk and the other of Sparkle Fibre(merino, silk, nylon and silver sparkle)....
There's 269g, across 3 skeins, with a total of 626 yds/ 568 m (approx)

It's so soft... :)

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