I went to bed on the last day of January with a whole big list of Things. To. Get. Done. i planned on starting off my February (and my week) right by having a really productive Monday.
So I was pleasantly surprised to wake up today and discover that Etsy was helping to give me a little boost by featuring one of my best-loved products in their daily Etsy Finds newsletter, which goes out to oodles of Etsians all over the world. It made me feel all warm-and-fuzzy, which is a given, considering that today’s theme was all about getting the perfect Valentine’s gift for your significant other.
And the Secret of the Chromastone stitch markers, which were featured as a fabulous crafty gift for him or her, are of course tickled that they got featured as well. I was actually working on making some more of these joyful little color-changing markers this weekend, so I have a bunch of them sitting on my desk waiting to be packaged up. They just look so cheerful and pretty and I confess I’ve been holding them and watching them change into my favorite colors of blue and green while I’ve been working.
I love seeing how people are enjoying their goodies, so thank you for sharing! If you’ve got more “in the wild” shots you’d like to share with me, I’d love to see them. You can share with me on Instagram and Twitter, or send me a photo on Ravelry or Etsy. Maybe I’ll share a bunch of images in a future blog post. Thanks again!
This month I couldn’t make up my mind so I made two different stitch marker sets for the February Phat Fiber Sampler Box. These are perfect for beating away those winter blues (chocolate makes everything better, right?).
These stitch markers are made with vintage Lucite beads – Chocoholics Anonymous features five different chocolate-drenched charms, from an chocolate English toffee bar, a chocolate-frosted doughnut, a chocolate sprinkles cookie with the word “Love” frosted across the top of it, to a classic chocolate bar and even a huge chocolate cupcake topped with a tiny strawberry.
The Doughnut Shop features five different flavored doughnuts, each topped with frosting and cheerful sprinkles, from chocolate and vanilla to strawberry and maybe even maple? This set comes complete with a tiny resin Starbucks mug full of cocoa or coffee (whichever you prefer imagining is in it). Yum!
I’ve just added a bunch of Exchanging Fire stitch markers to the sale rack – these are mostly limited edition sets (including Christmas designs) that will not be made again, so get them while you can.
I know, I could have waited until after the holidays to put these items on sale, but I’d rather folks get a chance to give more gifts now than have to wait until later. So go ahead, take advantage of my impatience and get shopping!
Just remember, shop by Dec. 18 to get your goodies shipped by Christmas!
The editors contacted me this winter about the Red Riding Hood stitch markers, which I love because they have a beautiful wolf’s head charm on them paired with reclaimed red jade beads. They invoke the dark and moody feeling that the original fairy tale conveyed. So I sent them in, and have been waiting and waiting to see when they might appear in print. And voila! Here is a sneak peek of the page they are featured on, right beside those awesome digital row counters I also have at Exchanging Fire:
The Knitscene Accessories issue only comes out once and year and is always jam-packed with the latest goodies and cutest easy-to-knit patterns. Some of the cowls and scarves this year are to-die-for elegant with a fabulous Art Nouveau style. The whole theme is Fairy Tales, so you should totally check it out.
Since my designs were sent off this morning to the Phat Fiber headquarters I thought I’d share with you everything I’m sending in this month for the Phat Fiber sampler box. The box is a great way to try out indie designers and dyers. This month’s theme is “geekery,” which really speaks to me, and that meant that I had far too many ideas! So since I couldn’t decide, instead of one design, I’ve included what seems like a billionty designs. But they are all framed around one specific geek love of mine – Doctor Who. The first four designs pictured are part of my companion series and the next four are part of my regular Doctor Who series. And yes, everything’s up in the Exchanging Fire shop!
Don’t forget, if you purchase anything in my store from February 15 – March 15 you are eligible for the Phat Fiber Superbox Giveaway! To win this month’s Phat Incentive, which includes the contents of the February Video (aka The Superbox) AND A $150 Gift Certificate to one of the participating shops, you need to join the Phat Fiber group on Ravelry and the post what you’ve purchased in the incentive thread.
Here I am in featured right at the beginning of the Phat Fiber video for this month:
Want to know how you can get one of these boxes? For a Phat Fiber community edited guide to snagging a box, visit this thread in the Ravelry group. The cost of the box is $36 including shipping. Good luck!