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Just touching base with a few photo’s of my work.  These hand painted locks are some of my favorites!

I have been recently entertaining some thoughts of painting.  Someday it would be fun to paint these! 🙂

I hope you have a creatively satisfying day no matter your tactic.

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Fairy Crown

I’m listing new Fairy gear in my ilashkisses shop too! 🙂

And more hand painted locks!

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Spinning lock yarn is so fun!  There are so many different ways to spin lock yarn.  You can start with a base of wool and add the locks to that as you go.  Or you can only spin locks and/or add other spin in materials as well.  If the goal was for us all to spin a lock yarn..I think they would all be different and beautiful.  Creating unique beauty is so soothing to my soul.  I wish that on everyone! Here’s a few pics of some of my latest lock dyeing adventures. 🙂

These are English Leicester locks from Namaste Farms 🙂

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I’m so excited because I recently started working on my new website – check it out here –  I’m hosting a handspun yarn give away to kick things off!  I’m still working on importing this blog – not sure if I can get the job done.  Will post occasionally here. I do love my wordpress.  Thanks so much for following along! 🙂

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I am currently hosting  our first ever (and hopefully last ever!) Hail of a Sale series of auctions on facebook.  Props, yarn, art yarn, wool roving and whatever I can going to auction to help pay for hail damage repairs. I’m listing everything with low or no minimum bids and all different end dates.  Make sure you head on over and check them out…low bids are everywhere!



Thanks for any help you can make or just checking things out too.  We’ll get thru this without too much grief.   I will admit, it was the worst  hail storm I’ve ever been in!  We now have lots of glass to replace..for house and cars.  Thanks for stopping by and for any help!  I appreciate it!

Your friend in fiber,


Check out my friend Melody Rogers  from Melody’s Makings  new ‘all inclusive’ website!  She’s worked long and hard on it and is celebrating by giving away 135 of her fantastic knit and crochet patterns to one lucky winner every week for three weeks! It’s going on right head on over and get signed up with Rafflecopter for your chance to win!  She’s a very talented and popular pattern writer with patterns for both knit and crochet for little and big kids – she does beautiful projects!  Be sure and check all of her items out!   She has a large internet following and can be found on  Facebook, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy!

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Melody Rogers – Melody’s Makings

During the last week of celebrating,  she has invited vendors  to also contribute to the grand prize winner.  And, I am so proud to say I have been invited to participate!  Melody sent my invitation and mentioned that the fiber vendors were suggested by her fans and friends.  I am beyond thrilled and grateful to have been nominated by some of those folks that I know and that are near and dear to me! You know who you are and thank you all so much! I’m looking forward to contributing and being part of this fun celebration!  Thank you Melody for inviting me!  Congratulations on your new website and all your success as well!

Click here to be magically transported to her website or  you can click on her photo to get there too! Have fun!


You’ll be happy about this handspun yarn sale!  Perfect for soft and smooshy spring newborn gear!  I’m running this special thru the month of April. 🙂 You can find it in my ilashdesigns shop here.

Or by clicking on the photo.

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Thanks for stopping in and checking out my handspun yarn!  Be sure and check out my facebook page for more fun things going on.  I’ve been having regular give aways..patterns and wool roses….you never know what I’ll be celebrating over there next!  I hope you are enjoying spring!

Your friend in fiber,


The sun was shining here, just like it was really trying to be spring!  The temps are warming slowly, and the mating pair of robins in our front yarn yard, are back!  I do think spring is really coming if we are all lucky!  So to celebrate I am hosting another handspun yarn give away on my facebook page.  You do pay for the shipping but I’ll throw in the skein for free! The yarn is a fun colored superwash merino wool with some soft sweet lavender and peach and ivory just in time for spring.  I’m also including the wool roses in this one!  Don’t forget to stop by and check out the handspun yarn kits I listed in my Etsy shop today too!  I hope you are enjoying some other kind of weather besides snow and getting to watch  your favorite spring birds arrive too!  🙂

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Handspun Yarn

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