Saturday, December 3, 2016

Our Winner! Daniel's campaign update

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for donating. We are so lucky to have such wonderful customers and contributors. We decided to send Brittany a box because of her wonderful little classes contribution to the cause. They raised $121 for my brother. 

Dad has been doing some research and he found a new electric scooter for a lot less than the one he originally purchased. He's more than half way to being able to purchase a new scooter for Daniel. As I write this his campaign is at $906. His new scooter will be $1650 so he only needs to raise $744 more. That is a lot better than when we started. 

I really appreciate all the warm thoughts and the donations. Like most siblings, my brother drives me a little nuts sometimes, but knowing he won't be stuck at home when there is so much more world to explore is a joy. 

Okay, for our winner! We did a random generator:
That means that Cityslingers is our winner! Please send me a note with your email and mailing addresses so that I can drop your Phat box in the mail ASAP! 

I will start our regular giveaways for the month of December in the next few days. We have some beautiful fluff, yarn, and tools to giveaway. Thanks again for joining me in this little holiday gift. Sending you all lots of love and warm thoughts, 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Giveaway to benefit my brother.

Hey all,

My brother Daniel has been in a wheelchair since 2005. A few years back my dad bought him an electric scooter to get around town and see the sights. Unfortunately, somebody took his scooter from in front of their apartment recently. I'm trying to help him raise enough money to buy a new one (or maybe a used one!)

I do a lot of giveaways around here because I love to send fibers and yarns to fiber lovers. For this one, I will pick a Phat box from my stash for the winner of this giveaway.

If his campaign goes over $1000, I will pick two winners, $2000 and I will pick three winners, etc. We will close the giveaway on Friday December 2nd at 2pm MDT (Denver Time). Also, I will include extras in the phat boxes. I have sparkly angelina, yarn, and fluff to make the Phat Boxes FATTER & PHATTER!

Seriously, any amount helps, even $1 because that's one less dollar that my dad has to find to help my brother. Y'all are my favorite people. Thanks for the help.


To enter the giveaway just post a comment here that you have donated. We can keep the info anonymous (if that's what you want) that way. Here's the link to his campaign. It will also give you a bit more info about my dad and brother.


Thank you all so much,

Edited to add: Handmade Hollows is sending fiber to amp up the first winner. 



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Giveaways and the Super Box Winner!

The winner of the Homestead Hobbiest Giveaway: Savanna A.

The winner of the Full Circle Artworx Giveaway: Vicky

The winner of the Kitty Mine Crafts Giveaway: Karla

The winner of the Knarwhal Knits Giveaway: Barbara S.

The winner of the Fairy Tale Wool Giveaway: Michelle W.

The winner of the Broadway Creations Giveaway: Linda R.

The winners of the Shiny Briny Giveaways: Kate B. & Aleina G.

The winners of the Designs by Tami Giveaways: Nicole O. & Dovile

The winner of the Luthvarian Fiber Arts Giveaway: Stacey

The winner of the Fiber Quirks Giveaway: Cara

The winner of the Hippie Homemaker Giveaway: Kyndyl

and finally!

The winner of this months Super Box Giveaway: amydjb10


Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Hippie Homemaker Giveaway


Our last giveaway of this round is from the Hippie Homemaker. Claire likes to enable those fiber lovers who have yet to dive into spinning from their knitting, crochet, and weaving obsessions. If you've never spun your own yarn, it really is a rewarding and beautiful opportunity to create the exact yarn you're interested in working with.


This spindle is of average beginner weight. That means that you can spin a fairly think yarn with the fluff or if you are a fast learner, spin something finer. If you are a wheel spinner but you've never tried the spindle, this is a good way to start as well. Claire says: "These spindles have a whorl diameter of 3 inches, and are approximately 13 inches long from the hook to the bottom of the spindle."

I'm a terrible person and I forgot to take a photo of the fluff that comes with this spindle. It's a soft green, but we'll let it be mostly a surprise. When you go to her shop, you'll see that any fiber you receive will be gorgeous!


How do I win?! FIRST sign in on the giveaway widget above. You'll be given several options to gain entries to the giveaway.

The first, and only mandatory entry, is that you will go to Shiny Briny find something you love then come back here and comment about it.

You can gain an additional entry for each of the following: "hearting" the Shiny Briny Etsy Store, tweeting about the giveaway, or pinning a photo on Pinterest.

You will earn three additional entries for making a purchase in the  Shiny Briny Etsy Store and sharing the transaction ID.

Thank you for supporting our independent artists. They are the only reason we have Phat Fiber to obsess over! Be sure to respond if I send you an email letting you know that you've won!

If you are having trouble entering, please see our tutorial HERE

Shiny Briny Giveaway


This time Christie at Shiny Briny sent us two sets of rolags to giveaway. One has sparkly angelina and one is without angelina sparkle but with a beautiful teal blue. We will have two winners from this giveaway. I will give winner #1 their choice of rolags. Winner #2 will get the second set.


These yummy little rolags are called tentacles rolags in her etsy store. She has great reviews because her fluff is super sparkly and soft. These are bright and beautiful. I'm in love. These are Merino and Bamboo (and angelina on half of them).


How do I win?! FIRST sign in on the giveaway widget above. You'll be given several options to gain entries to the giveaway.

The first, and only mandatory entry, is that you will go to Shiny Briny find something you love then come back here and comment about it.

You can gain an additional entry for each of the following: "hearting" the Shiny Briny Etsy Store, tweeting about the giveaway, or pinning a photo on Pinterest.

You will earn three additional entries for making a purchase in the  Shiny Briny Etsy Store and sharing the transaction ID.

Thank you for supporting our independent artists. They are the only reason we have Phat Fiber to obsess over! Be sure to respond if I send you an email letting you know that you've won!

If you are having trouble entering, please see our tutorial HERE

Kitty Mine Crafts Giveaway


We have a full skein of the yarn that Barbara from Kitty Mine Crafts sent in as samples for the October Phat Fiber Sampler Box. She sent us this gorgeous yarn in a fingering weight called Gothic Sorceress.


She says, "Dyed in bold shades of crimson red, black and blue/purple with shades in between, this colorway conveys the power and majesty of the mystics. The merino/nylon blend in this yarn makes it a sturdy yarn with a good stitch definition."


This is about 430 yards of gorgeous Merino/Nylong sock yarn.

How do I win?! FIRST sign in on the giveaway widget above. You'll be given several options to gain entries to the giveaway.

The first, and only mandatory entry, is that you will go to Kitty Mine Crafts find something you love then come back here and comment about it.

You can gain an additional entry for each of the following: "hearting" the Kitty Mine Crafts Etsy Store, tweeting about the giveaway, or pinning a photo on Pinterest.

You will earn three additional entries for making a purchase in the Kitty Mine Crafts Etsy Store and sharing the transaction ID.

Thank you for supporting our independent artists. They are the only reason we have Phat Fiber to obsess over! Be sure to respond if I send you an email letting you know that you've won!

If you are having trouble entering, please see our tutorial HERE

Friday, November 18, 2016

Giveaway Tutorial

If you've had trouble entering the giveaways, here's a little "How-To" to help you out. I'm still searching for a better way to do the giveaways. I'd like the process to be more intuitive, but for now, this is the best way to give you multiple chances to win.

Here's the widget on our Luthvarian Fiber Arts Giveaway. To start, click on the title of the blog post. That will put you inside each individual giveaway post.
Here, I entered my Email address and my name in the boxes on the widget, and then I clicked "begin!" This is the link right above Terms & Conditions.


Once I click begin, it offers the Mandatory Entry. This entry is a comment on the blog post that you are trying to enter the contest. All you have to do is go to the shop, find something that you love in the shop, then come back to the blog and comment about what you loved. You would click on "comments" on this post as seen here:


Once you've done that, go back to the widget and below Mandatory, click on "Click to begin" and tell it what name you commented under. It will auto-verify! 


Once the widget has auto-verified your mandatory entry, you will be able to see all the other ways that you can enter. For each entry, the widget will auto-verify each entry. 


I hope this helps clear things up a bit. If you're still having trouble, let me know. Maybe we can figure it out together, and I can clarify things here on this post as well. I want these things to be easy and for everyone to be able to enter to win!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Luthvarian Fiber Arts Rolag Giveaway

Entry-Form

This time, I've got the right entry form with the right giveaway! We've got a perfectly yummy set of rolags from Luthvarian Fiber Arts.  These are the vary same rolags that she sent in for the October Phat Fiber Sampler box. They are titled Vamp, and they are made of Corriedale and silk.


I had the pleasure of spinning up a few of these for our handspun stitches only boxes. The gradient flowed beautifully from the dark red to the dark purple with the soft luscious silk making an appearance now and then along the way. They spun up beautifully, and now I want to see the set spun up.


It looks like there's about 2 oz of rolags here. Spun fine they'd give you more than enough yarn for a warm winter Vamp hat!

How do I win?! FIRST sign in on the giveaway widget above. You'll be given several options to gain entries to the giveaway.

The first, and only mandatory entry, is that you will go to Luthvarian Fiber Arts find something you love then come back here and comment about it.

You can gain an additional entry for each of the following: "hearting" the Luthvarian Fiber Arts Etsy Store, tweeting about the giveaway, or pinning a photo on Pinterest.

You will earn three additional entries for making a purchase in the Luthvarian Fiber Arts Etsy Store and sharing the transaction ID.

Thank you for supporting our independent artists. They are the only reason we have Phat Fiber to obsess over! Be sure to respond if I send you an email letting you know that you've won!

Knarwhal Knits Yarn Giveaway



Do you love minis? I absolutely love them. For this next giveaway we have some autumn minis from Knarwhal Knits. This is a set of 5 "Pumpkin Patch" mini skeins in fun fall oranges and greens.


These are 100% SW BFL in 20 yard skeins for 100 yards total. These would be the perfect addition to your beekeeper's quilt! Julie has lots of other minis in her shop. I'm eyeing the Journey of Light rainbow set right now.



How do I win?! FIRST sign in on the giveaway widget above. You'll be given several options to gain entries to the giveaway.

The first, and only mandatory entry, is that you will go to Knarwhal Knits find something you love then come back here and comment about it.

You can gain an additional entry for each of the following: "hearting" the Knarwhal Knits Etsy Store, tweeting about the giveaway, or pinning a photo on Pinterest.

You will earn three additional entries for making a purchase in the Knarwhal Knits Etsy Store and sharing the transaction ID.

Thank you for supporting our independent artists. They are the only reason we have Phat Fiber to obsess over! Be sure to respond if I send you an email letting you know that you've won!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Designs by Tami Jewelry Giveaway


This month we have two Designs by Tami Giveaways. You're entering both giveaways when you enter on this post. I will draw two winners from the entries. If you prefer one or other of the prizes and your name is drawn as the 1st winner, you can choose your prize, just include your choice in your comment.



We have a resin art cuff bangle bracelet with literary/skull imagery. She has one on her site that is Alice in Wonderland bangle that I keep bringing back up. These are so pretty and the little clasp will keep them on your wrist.


We also have a custom set of knitting needles with cute little polymer ghosts on top. One is holding a wee little pumpkin. These needles are 3.5mm (size US 4) and they're long. I didn't measure them, but they look to be at least 10" long.

 How do I win?! FIRST sign in on the giveaway widget above. You'll be given several options to gain entries to the giveaway.

The first, and only mandatory entry, is that you will go to Designs by Tami find something you love then come back here and comment about it.

You can gain an additional entry for each of the following: "hearting" the Designs by Tami Etsy Store, tweeting about the giveaway, or pinning a photo on Pinterest.

You will earn three additional entries for making a purchase in the Designs by Tami Etsy Store and sharing the transaction ID.

Thank you for supporting our independent artists. They are the only reason we have Phat Fiber to obsess over! Be sure to respond if I send you an email letting you know that you've won!