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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,



My wool cowl and/or headband is crochet from a handspun triple plied yarn.  The fun squishy loft of this yarn makes this piece a winner, even with your eyes closed.  But open! open!! OPEN your eyes!!  Because the autumn colors turned out amazing!  I’m so thrilled with the yarn!  My limited crochet skills are mostly hidden.  WHAT a BONUS!  And so truly…this is a beginner crochet piece.

The dyed buttons were fun.  I had to kiss a few frogs to find the right button size. The little ones are from my parent’s apple trees. The centers didn’t want to dye. There was no fixing they are match the yarn eh? I got all nostalgic thinking my dad could have told me the hard luck stories of the first years of those little twiggy apple trees. They grew fine apples eventually..and they were so proud..”those are Transparents!!” Mom made yummy apple everything! The frogs are from Ash trees – they turned out great, too large, but great! They are some special buttons to me.  My dad passed away a few years ago.  My mom sold their place and moved to town.  The apple trees were just a few on their multiple acre park, they called their yard.  It was filled with special trees, bushes, ponds, rock gardens they had built over almost 30 years, where once was pasture.  I about cried the day this box of wooden buttons arrived.  Yep, pretty special!

This cowl/headband is ready to ship and can be found in my ilashkisses shop on Etsy.  Clicking on the photo will magically take you there! 😉

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Wool Cowl


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Wool Cowl

I’ve been exercising my instant download skills on Etsy, what a thrill! (look out for doing too much of that!)  and it seems they are telling me beginner?  in the descriptions but…it’s all over my head still. FP EX F? really?   Good thing I can go in and download until the end of time.  That’s a nice feature I may have to consider somehow including that little treasure in my will.  “Winky, your grandma left you..all of her handwork patterns on Etsy – as long as the account stays active”.   Really?   I’m sure they’ll be scrambling to find “that thumb drive with all G.G.’s top secret password and id info” on it right away!  (note to self – make a duplicate!)  Yep, pretty sure of that.  hint:  The thumb is probably in among the scrap scribbly and coffee stained  papers and napkins I call my “patterns”,  not to far away from my yarn stash.   You know the place!   🙂

I just listed a new Handspun Yarn Gift Certificate listing..both on my website and in my Etsy shop!  Just in time for the holidays!  This is the perfect gift for the yarn or fiber lover in your life! Giving a gift certificate is simple for you and yet so very special for every recipient! Giving an ilashdesigns gift certificate is the perfect way to celebrate their love of their craft that they won’t soon forget!

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Perfect gift for the handspun yarn or fiber lover in your life!

Here’s a link to my website –

You can choose any amount from $15-$100!  Have fun and happy shopping!


The auction I had planned for my handspun art yarn didn’t work out!    Yes I did find some yarn for an auction!  Better hurry over and check them out! they are on my facebook page and ready to ship!  Clicking on a photo will magically transport you there!  Enjoy and Happy New Year!  🙂

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Hurry on over and grab yours today! (there’s even more than I’ve posted here). 🙂

Happy Handspun Art Yarn Holidays everyone AND Merry Christmas!    We were fortunate to get to spend fun times with family and friends this year!  We also took time to be grateful for our everyday blessings, as we have many!  I hope every one of you had a great holiday and lots of fun with your family and friends as well!  Here’s to a great 2012 and here’s hoping we ALL have a terrific 2013!

but/and  now back for some of our regularly scheduled programming…I’ve been having a little fun fiddling around with art yarn…

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Handspun Art Yarn Thick and Thin Style

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Handspun Art Yarn – Superwash Merino with silk, firestar and flash spin ins

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Handspun Art Yarn

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Handspun Art Yarn – Superwash Merino with silk, firestar and flash spin ins, plied with 3 metallic threads

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Handspun Art Yarn – Superwash Merino with silk and firestar and gold flash spin ins.

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Handspun Merino Art Yarn- Palomino colorway

and I had a little fun making mohair crochet flowers…

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Mohair with large pearl bead centers

I continue to have a lot of success on my facebook page!  Please stop in when  you can!  I’m having an end of the year Art Yarn and Junk Auction in the next few days!  There will be more than you see here – some fantastic beaded yarns will be on there too, and any other creations that need to find good homes.   Don’t miss your chance to get in on some (awesome) one of a kind  fiber fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

This give away has closed.  A winner was selected – Congratulations to  Detra Braymen!  Thank you Detra for playing along!  And thank you all for sharing and following along!  🙂

ilashdesigns is hosting a Handspun Holiday Give Away!  I hope you will all join me!  Comment here on this post, or in my Facebook page, with this photo, that you “agree” (to let me know you understand the give away rules) and leave your contact info in case you win.  Then share it on Pinterest, your blog, or your facebook page.  Please add the link to your comment either here  (this blog announcement) or to my Facebook page where you’ve shared this (I’ll need to verify the winner) and you are entered to win this gorgeous skein of holiday art yarn and hair clips too! One entry per person and household. One comment per person will be published.  Please make sure you have included all your info. in your single comment.  Duplicate comments will be deleted.   I will pick a random winner from the comments here and from the thread on my Facebook page. This give away will run now – until my facebook fans reach 3001.   My handspun holiday yarn give away is open to residents in all countries. After a random winner is chosen,  I will post the winner here and on my Facebook page. You can click on the photo to be magically transported to my facebook give-away page!

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Handspun Holiday Give Away Prizes!

The handspun holiday yarn is a 2 oz., 40 yard skein of superwash merino that has been spun thick and thin with silver glitz and red metalic glam spin ins.  The prize also includes a set of my handmade wool flower hair clips!  This fun twinkling yarn could create any number of  fun, one of a kind items and the hair clips will give you a unique, romantic, one of a kind look at your Christmas party!    You will receive the yarn shown along with the two hair clips in the photo.

Have fun and thank you for sharing!

** *This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook Corp.   By entering this giveaway you understand that you are providing your information to ilashdesigns and not to Facebook.

I’m having a quick handspun yarn super bundle auction on my facebook page…get on over there and place your bid.  It’s ending tomorrow night, Sat. Sept 9th at 7:00 p.m. mst. You’ll need to “like” my facebook page to leave your bid and info.   Now’s your chance to stock up for those Christmas goodies you’ll be needing to create!

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Enjoy! Thank you! 🙂  This bundle has sold!  Stay tuned for the next one!

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