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


Happy Fiber Friday!  I’m hosting another handspun yarn kit promo today and tomorrow until 11:00 mst.  Come check out my fun auction on my facebook page!  🙂

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Leave the last comment and win! (only G-rated comments allowed please).

yes…!  Someone is going to win one of my Handspun Yarn Kits!  To the bone beautiful,  unique and original!

handspunyarnkit Leave the last comment here, or leave the last comment in the thread ~ a winner will be chosen!  The winner will be announced here and shared on the thread.  Winner must contact me to claim the prize within 24 hours of winning announcement or another winner will be chosen. This game will end sometime between this announcement time and 4/1/14.  Thanks for playing!  Good luck! 🙂

and this game is officially over!  Onthehookboutique has won! And Julie C has won!  Yes!  There are TWO winners!  Congratulations ladies!  Thanks for playing!  Let’s chat soon about your shipping addy’s (I suspect I have Julie’s addy).  🙂

Who doesn’t like rainbow handspun yarn?


Make a rainbow,

any kind.

If you make it,

they will come.

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I hope you have a great day! 🙂

A few fun and new things happened around here last week.  One is this fun little newborn prop set was created!  My arms got a work out from putting it into position (in the air) while slipping on all the ribbons and fabric.  Next time I might have to table the whole situation.  It took longer and used more material than I thought.  Upon comparison, the ribbons/fabric I used for this  is quite long, at 10 – 12″ deep.  It will look great as a background with some distance and can always be shortened by the customer.

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Another most exciting thing for me was the acquisition of a new camera.  Everything is set to auto..because  yes, I am mostly lost, so I am driving it on auto pilot…but I am beyond..beyond..beyond..excited to learn! The above photo was taken with my cyber shot digi, the photo below was taken with a Nikon.

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I’ve listed the newborn prop set in my ilashkisses Etsy shop and you can find it there. 🙂

This week brought again a grand reception to my handspun yarn kits!  The latest one is on it’s way to it’s new home.  I am having a lot of fun creating them!

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I’m looking forward to another week of making fun of fiber, and exploring more photography projects!    Make sure you check in on my facebook page to keep up on all the latest!  Thank you for following along!  Happy creating!

psssssssssssst!  I wanted to let you know..I’m hosting a little pattern give away or 10% off coupon code today in one of my facebook albums.  Check it out!  Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for following along and being such excellent customers too!  ilash iloves ya!





Just dropping in to give you a handspun yarn kit update!  The fun continues!  The latest one I made from my Sugar Baby colorway on merino/tencel fiber – and if I do say so myself, the entire kit is exquisite!  I’ve added some fabric for some leaves and color coordinated novelty yarns.  Someone asked me the other day if I thought these would be appropriate for beginner’s.  And I would say yes, if you  know your pattern and are past the point of having to rip out your stitches to correct too many mistakes.  And yes because a beginner can purchase the kit and use it when they gain confidence in their work.  Maybe by Tuesday?  (depends on the dedication and ability to practice).   I think it’s perfectly fine to have inspiration around you!  The beauty of the kit and it’s possibilities are a great motivation!  And there are so many project  possibilities!  I am anxious to get to see the pics from people that are working them up.   However they choose to play with them!   Make a gorgeous one of a kind cowl!  Make a one of a kind  scarf!  It’s the perfect project bundle to get you thru some of this fierce winter weather we are all getting to enjoy!  The kits would also make a sweet gift for the fiber person in your circle!

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The handspun  yarn kits  can be made in any of my established colorways and on all my different fibers!  Let me know how I can customize a handspun yarn kit for you.  I’d love to make you one!

You know I love my facebook.  And I do use my business page to keep folks up to date on what’s currently going on in my yarn studio.  I’d love to see you there!

Check back soon and check back often!  You never know what I’ll be offering next!   Or chat me up for your custom kit today! 🙂   Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


The winner of the ilashdesigns wonky ball give away (but you have to pay shipping) is: Darlene P.  🙂  Darlene P. please message me with your paypal address for your shipping invoice, or another winner will be randomly chosen.   Thanks to everyone for playing!


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