Thursday, June 19, 2008

No Two Snowflakes at the Kimmel!

Getting ready to have a great show this weekend at the Kimmel Center Solstice Celebration! Inliquid, a great artists network, got me involved, and here is the press release from them about what should be a fantastic time!

"Saturday, June 21, 3 pm to dawn at the Kimmel Center: 2008 Summer Solstice Celebration, 15 hours of live music and entertainment featuring R&B, classical, pop and jazz performances, as well as dance, hip h’opera, storytelling, jugglers, face-painting, and rooftop gardening demonstrations. InLiquid artists will hold an outdoor art/craft sale outside the Kimmel on Spruce Street from 2 to 7 pm. Admission $10 for adults; $5 for kids ages 12 and under. 260 S. Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ready for a Vacation!

Gearing up for Nationals at dancing, dyeing lots of yarn and brainstorming with Heirloom Knits for new lace and sock patterns for the shop! So excited, Heirloom Knits are beautiful, and so nice to deal with... Robert made Bobby a Father's Day present of great potential in terms of artistic tendency-- a handpainted (and footpainted) Tshirt. Today the Ten Minutes Ago class had a super fun night at Continental Midtown, Capo Giro, and shopping on Walnut Street!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

YART SALE!!!!!!!

This week many Etsy sellers are participating in an unofficial YART SALE to clean out shops and make way for new inventory! Most of what I have listed is fairly new, but I took $4 off a couple of items-- check them out and get them fast, it's only this week!

Dyepot Happiness

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Heat Wave

So so so so hot here the last two days! My brother graduated from high school, Robert and I went and Robert went swimming! Also, some great surprises in the mail, some tussah silk from inhope, some cash/wool, Schaeffer Elaine that I got in a trade, and some awesome cotton face scrubs that I bought on Etsy! I have been trying to spin enough fingering singles for my first swap, it takes forever! Also, been working out the sample for the lace club pattern, it is going very smoothly, just need to finish it up and I can finally cast on my Swan Lake shawl for my mom's 50th! I will be blowing glass this weekend, I have to gather all my tools and color and have everything ready... not quite sure what I want to make yet, but I am excited!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Spirit of Generosity

So, in my daily search for new materials to work with, to have, to hoard, I often feel very WANTING... wanting of something new or unattainable, desiring of luxurious items, hoping for an excess of influx that will allow me to kick back and acquire something exciting. I love the moment I find I've a package in the mail, I adore using new materials, I wallow in the accumulation of artistic supplies and tools. The question "do I really NEED it?" drives me crazy! In general, I want to be inspired!
Today I received a gift from an unexpected source: the opportunity to give someone a little bit of comfort, a reminder of how much I have and how little there is for me to ever feel wanting of. I have so many things to be thankful for, and it is easy to forget, to get caught up in wanting and having. I hope to carry this with me in my day-to-day, a sense of humility and gratefulness that I am often lacking. Thank you Grace, for reminding me!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Light Dusting NO TWO SNOWFLAKES LACEWEIGHT YARN CLUB Handdyed Lace of the Month Yarn Club

Here it is! The new Light Dusting Lace Club! I am doing a limited number of spots because I have many new projects in the works, but lately my love affair with lace has gotten more obsessive, and I just want to pet, dye, and knit lace! Here's to living vicariously through my customers!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Well, my weekend of craziness is FINALLY over! My students did a fantastic job on Saturday, I was really proud of them. Sunday was a stunning day at Art Star, perfect location, Megan and Erin are the best, so calm, organized, and professional, and the day went GREAT. Sales, and met a ton of super-nice people, lots of interesting conversations about lace and the handspun. My sister Katie was there in the booth with Robble, he had lemon water ice and was in his glory... what an angel! Also, great to see so many old friends and catch up-- a lovely show all around, and the location was the best, from my booth the river looked gorgeous! Can't wait for next year!