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1  Re: Fiber Friday - April 20th in Spinning: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: April 20, 2007 12:33:31 PM
Wow...great stuff!  Amy, that blanket just blows me away! 

Here are my contributions for the week:

Plum Puddin'



Mermaid's Tail



Smoke and Mirrors (tussah silk)
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2  Re: Fiber Friday 3/16 in Spinning: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: March 16, 2007 02:59:59 PM
Great stuff guys!  I'm loving all these soft, springtime colors.  Here are my skeins from this week.  They are all wool & mohair blended...I loooove me some mohair!

Trance


Starburst


Granite


Bombay


Have a great weekend Smiley
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3  Re: Fiber Friday 2/23/07! in Spinning: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: February 23, 2007 03:20:01 PM
WOW!  I think this is my favorite Fiber Friday ever!  I wish I wasn't completely out of wool, because if I had any left I'd be up dying all night with all the inspiration you guys have given me.  Hopefully a new shipment will arrive tomorrow Smiley  Due to said lack of wool, I only have 2 to show this week:

Cozumel




and Granite


Have a great weekend everyone!
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4  Re: Fiber Friday 2/16/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: February 16, 2007 06:31:07 AM
Ok, I'm having trouble posting today for some reason, so if these show up more than once I'm sorry!

Coral Reef


Mood Ring


Watercolors


Wild Horses


Have a great weekend!
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5  Re: Knitted cupcake hat! in Knitting: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: January 23, 2007 05:50:06 AM
What a great idea to crochet the trim...I made that hat for my niece this Christmas, and the little nubbles took as long to knit as the entire rest of the hat.  I left off the pom pom & sewed beads & buttons to the top instead.  Here's my version:
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6  Stars and Stripes in Spinning: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: May 30, 2006 07:01:33 AM
My Grandpa came over for Memorial Day, and being a former Marine he requested that I spin a "patriotic" skein of yarn.  Well, how can you say no to Grandpa?  Here it is:



From spinning this skein I learned that I LOATHE sequins!  I thought they would be very similar to spinning in beads, but I was wrong wrong wrong.  Still, I really like the effect!
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7  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by kristiehaynes on: May 24, 2006 09:51:55 AM
I just listed my favorite thing I've made in a while...just wanted to share  Smiley



http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=222036
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8  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by kristiehaynes on: May 15, 2006 06:15:57 AM
Nice yarn sock!  I have FINALLY done some spinning this week as well...


http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=206129


http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=206116

...and, I heard back from my buyer with the mystery envelope!  She totally forgot to put the money order in the envelope (which is what I had suspected) and is sending it today.
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9  Re: Mill End Creations! in Spinning: Completed Projects by kristiehaynes on: May 04, 2006 10:13:19 AM
You'll be sitting there with your spindle or wheel and all of a sudden you'll realize that you really LOVE the yarn that you're making. Like your hands have decided how its done on their own and didn't bother to tell the rest of you Smiley

lol...I tried explaining that concept to the lady who owns a LYS that carries my yarns, and she didn't get it.  I basically said that the fiber decides what it wants to become more than the spinner decides most of the time, and she just looked at me like I was nuts.  Thanks for making me feel not so crazy!  Here is one I did with the mill ends recently:
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10  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by kristiehaynes on: April 29, 2006 12:27:04 PM
I have a question...I've been selling baby booties made from my own pattern for a while now on etsy.  They don't sell nearly as well online as they do at craft fairs, so I was wondering if I should think about selling the pattern.  It's a pretty straightforward pattern for maryjanes, then you can just embellish them however you like.  It would obviously mean that the sales on my booties would drop dramatically, but I think it might be worth it if I were making more sales on the pattern.  Here is an example of the booties:


I thought I would put the pattern in pdf (like roxycraft does) and that way the shipping would be free.  What do you guys think?  Should I keep my pattern to myself?  I am torn!
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