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« Reply #330 on: May 07, 2012 01:33:51 PM »

Ok I am gonna show my ignorance real quick - what is sari yarn? Is is a specific material? Is it for a specific purpose? I am the least informed, least skilled crocheter haha yet I love to know these things Smiley

so, in india women wear a traditional garment called a sari.  i believe it is 10 (?) yards of woven silk that they wrap around themselves in a particular way.  if you've ever seen traditional indian attire you'll know that they use some amazing colors for their saris.

anyhow, these saris are woven on looms, and as with any loom weaving process, there is wasted silk thread and material.  so they take all this waste and scrap and spin it into yarn.  it's 100% silk, and fabulous, and most often it is a fair trade item (meaning it is handspun by indian women who receive an honest wage).  i see lots of sari yarn lean in the red direction, but this one is delightfully blue Wink

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« Reply #331 on: May 08, 2012 04:04:03 PM »

Ok I am gonna show my ignorance real quick - what is sari yarn? Is is a specific material? Is it for a specific purpose? I am the least informed, least skilled crocheter haha yet I love to know these things Smiley

so, in india women wear a traditional garment called a sari.  i believe it is 10 (?) yards of woven silk that they wrap around themselves in a particular way.  if you've ever seen traditional indian attire you'll know that they use some amazing colors for their saris.

anyhow, these saris are woven on looms, and as with any loom weaving process, there is wasted silk thread and material.  so they take all this waste and scrap and spin it into yarn.  it's 100% silk, and fabulous, and most often it is a fair trade item (meaning it is handspun by indian women who receive an honest wage).  i see lots of sari yarn lean in the red direction, but this one is delightfully blue Wink

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OH MY GOSH! That is so wonderful. Saris are so beautiful and colorful and that is a spectacular way to reuse waste. And the fact it is fair trade is even better.

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« Reply #332 on: May 11, 2012 08:32:41 AM »

I received a fabulous angel package from saramouche yesterday!! She really went above and beyond for this package!!!

First she sent me an amazingly delish chocolate bar that was eaten before pictures could be taken!  I was nice and shared with my kids Wink

Next she made each of my kids their own dream catchers!!!  Please ignore Adia's sour face, she didn't want to be in a picture...Landon was in the talent show last night and was dressed in his "hip hop" gear



She also sent along some bookworms for the kids to eat


and for me she made this gorgeous chainmaille bracelet!!! I love it Smiley


Thank you so much for being an awesome angel!  We were super spoiled and very happy with the package!!
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« Reply #333 on: May 12, 2012 08:25:02 AM »

I received from my angel scaramouche yesterday:



A really lovely magazine art hedgey.



And three huge chocolate bars!

Thank you scaramouche!
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« Reply #334 on: May 12, 2012 08:32:18 AM »

I received from YumJello01 today.  She claimed me for buttony goodness, and boy, did she deliver!



Three cute tubs of buttony goodness and a beautiful bangle.



Stash-boosting buttons!



Button stamps



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And bracelet

Thank you YumJello01, you spoiled me!
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« Reply #335 on: May 12, 2012 08:52:59 AM »

Lindy, cute kids. I still love the concept of dream catchers. Those are nice. Nicework, Saramouche. That bracelet is especially nice.

BlueGirl, my favorite part of that package is the Beautiful Bangle. The button stamps are and interesting concept, and I really like that they are on corks. I also really like the buttons themselves, as she sent you a really nice selection. What can I say, fellow button lover here Wink
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« Reply #336 on: May 14, 2012 09:47:13 AM »

LOVE the hedgie artwork and the button bangle. 

Thanks for the kids compliment Jexxican, I must say I agree that my kids are cute!  This happens to be a horrible picture of them Smiley
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« Reply #337 on: May 16, 2012 02:27:01 PM »

My shirt from zzdia arrived! Thank you!
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« Reply #338 on: May 16, 2012 04:53:54 PM »

This shirt is AWESOME!  I tried to wist it, but it didn't work.  Cry
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