Monday, May 4, 2009

My 8 Kids Mom and *Giveaway*





I couldn't think of a better shop to feature today, as wee kick off Mom's week, than My8kidsMom ! While doing my usual 'research' about Rachel's shop, I read her profile and laughed out loud- She says in her spare time, she likes to create! Spare time? She owns a sheep farm (registered Cormo, Finn and Jacob sheep) and is raising and homeschooling 8 kids! Now, being a Mom of 2, I cannot even get my brain around having 8 children, but she manages to have spare time to craft?! She must be made up of that extra super mom material, that resilient yet tender supernatural stuff that just a few really special women are made of.
Rachel and her farm are gearing up for their shearing day! Check out her group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/my8kidsmom-on-etsy and her fun blog: www.my8kidsmomgetscrafty.com
And in celebration of Rachel, we're giving away 3.3 oz of her merino/tencel blend spinning fiber in the "Winterberries" colorway! Just visit her shop, find something you like, and write about it below here. We'll be drawing for the giveaways on Friday, so you've got a lot of time to scope it out. Remember, I will count your twittering, plurking, facebooking and ravelating as extra entries, so help get the word out about this wonderful shop!
Thank you so much, Rachel for all your hard work, and for being a part of Phat Fiber!

107 comments:

Quilting Pansy said...

I think this color is gorgeous!
Lagoon Hand Dyed Yarn Fingering Weight

Cindy

JC said...

Pretty days hand dyed merino roving is georgeous!

contact me at jecrowley

HAY said...

I like the silk hankies - always wanted to try spinning them!

gbryndi said...

Oh I'm loving the hippy chick, I'm going to get some and make something for my sister who is all hippied out, lol
Bryndi

jennifer said...

I love Rachel, she's a doll! I've been eyeing her silk handkies or maybe the Meditation BFL!

desertgarden

Northern Bay Handspun said...

I'm not going to choose a favorite of Rachel's fibers...because I can't! I love her bright, upbeat, colors. They all make me itch to get them on my wheel and spin the afternoon away! And not only is Rachel a great artist, her posts are always so friendly, positive and just a blessing to the day.

Linda

snitch said...

Eight kids?! Wow! That's great that she's got the time for herself though. I wonder if her children are into crafting as well!

I'm a sucker for blues, so Breeze and Lagoon are probably my favorites. Also, her grey is gorgeous!

PogKnits said...

My fave is the Spice Orange handpainted sock yarn!

Anna M said...

the Hot for Pink Hankie is Gorgeous!

trh said...

Love that Rose Garden BFL!

SupaCindy3000 said...

The Neon Spring fiber just keeps screaming at me... I may be ordering it...

cdaniele

Presents said...

Love the Tulip roving

sunnie fairy said...

I love her banner! And all the colorful yarn... :]

Bannahleigh said...

The pretty days roving is my favorite!

Bannahleigh on Ravelry

Rachel Suntop said...

I have admired your shop for some time. The colors in the rovings are just gorgeous!

Tami said...

I love she uses...they definitely speak to me! My favorite is Pretty Days Hand Dyed Merino Roving 4 ounces, I can just imagine spinning it up!

Tami
DesignsbyTami.com
DesignsbyTami.etsy.com

RiverPoet said...

The Tulip Merino roving is stunning - amazing richness of color!

Erytanthes said...

The Forest Lane fingering weight yarn is beautiful. I would love to get my hands on some of that! ^.^

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

Oh My Sunset is beautiful!!

dinahsaurus said...

The "Neon Flowers" roving is so nice-- I always love the fluorescent stuff!

lime juice said...

The At the End of the Rainbow hand painted silk/wool is amazing!!

Heather said...

Everything in Rachel's shop is gorgeous, but today the "In the Corn Field" merino just jumped out at me!

SnjDebdeb said...

Summer sunset dyed hankies for spinning are soooooooooooo amazing I LOVE the color combos :-) remind me of Arizona sunsets :-)

CinderLisa said...

I absolutely love the colors in this Hippy Chick silk hanky. I have no idea how to spin from a silk hanky, but listings like that make me want to learn!

Monica said...

I really like all her blues, but especially lagoon. And wow, that's a lot of busyness in her life!!!

ikkinlala said...

I love the At the End of the Rainbow Hand Painted Silk/Wool Yarn.

LilChickadee said...

I love the Pretty Days roving. It is just gorgeous!

I'm LilChickadee on Ravelry

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

I love the colors of Lagoon and color my world.

Cindy said...

Loved the Hippy Chick silk hankies so much, I bought them.

TNTknits said...

Wow, those are amazing! I think my favorite is In the Corn Field. I adore that shade of blue/green.

angella said...

the Camo silk hankies are my fave. make me want to go running behind the bush and hide :)

Rois said...

I'm in love with the Tulip roving! It's just what my garden would look like if it would quit raining and start being sunny! I might just acquire it to make myself feel better...

Rois

~Donna~ said...

OOh, I just love the Fancy Leprechaun and the Tulip color ways in the fiber. Gorgeous!

carrym said...

The Pretty Petals Hand Dyed Mohair is gorgeous!

Martha said...

Under the Boardwalk is so pretty.

Carlin said...

I like the soft color variation of the Lovely in Coral roving.

Lydia said...

She really is amazing. As someone who would love to have the opportunity to raise a bunch of sheep (and kids!) I can't help but look up to her.

I'm not a giant Merino fan, but I love Neon Spring. I've had it in my faves for awhile. The colors just 'speak' to me.

punkcatknitter on rav

Jags said...

The summer sinset silk hankies loook like a ton of fun to spin, and the colors are awesome :)

And I looove spinning merino/tencel!

Knitmomma said...

Pretty colors! My daughter helped me choose - we like Pretty Days Hand Dyed Merino Roving best!

Kristen said...

I love the "In the Corn Field" roving. So pretty!

shmarollynn said...

After spending two weeks in California last month, the Under The Boardwalk and Sea Mist colorways make me want to go back to the beach! <3

superwoman_4002 said...

I LOVE the Meadow Lane Hand Painted Yarn it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! :D love love love it!! :D
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

superwoman_4002 said...

I plurked about this wonderful giveaway!! :D
Plurk ID: superwoman4002
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

superwoman_4002 said...

i also tweeted :)
superwoman4002
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Abby said...

Thepretty petals roving is my favorite.

teejayhansen said...

You are killing my wallet with these postings! I always find something to buy. lol I love the "Under the Boardwalk" yarn, it's a beautiful colorway.

suprstaticwoman said...

Love the Summer Sunset Hand Dyed Silk Hankies! I need to learn how to spin from those.

edina said...

I like the In The Corn Field merino roving!

missus.mint said...

The Melon is calling me! Gorgeous! I also love the Meadow Lane. WOW! Thx for sharing!!!

CptSnoopy said...

I liked a lot of stuff, but I couldn't take my eyes off the In The Corn Field Hand Dyed Merino Roving 4 ounces. I liked the lace weight yarns too.

rav id: CptSnoopy

Paige said...

It's hard to choose just one item for a favorite! I love the drop spindle (and the fact that it comes with an OUNCE of fiber!) and the pretty petals fiber. yummy! And I'm twittering too!

knitster23@gmail.com

wenchamok said...

Gah! All of it! I want it all!!!! OK, if I have to choose, how 'bout Under the Boardwalk? With a side order of Summer Day in the Corn Field? (I love her names!)

Jen

ZombieCat said...

I like the Fancy Leprechaun Merino/Tencel. Such fun colors!

zombiecat80 on twitter.

Terri said...

Breeze and At the End of the Rainbow are my favorites...but everything is incredible. I am inspired!

Strike My Fancy said...

Well, I sure didn't have to look very far before I saw something that took my breath away. Pretty Days Merino roving is stunning and so cheerful!

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love the Orange-aid BFL top and the Neon Flowers merino top.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Stacey said...

I love Oh My Sunset & Spiced Orange yarn. The Fancy Leprechaun fiber looks yummy!On Rachel's Counting Sheep Farm blog, I fell in love with the Meditteranean handspun. Beautiful colors!

Elaine said...

I love the Forest Lane Hand Dyed Yarn Fingering Weight

Bethany said...

Oh my! "Oh My Sunset" is gorgeous, isn't it? I'm so looking forward to the sheep shearing. Praying for decent weather.

Minou14 said...

I love Pretty Days and In the Corn!

Rachel O said...

I think Forest Lane Hand Dyed Yarn is my favorite.

hotmail - dadofra

BatBoyd said...

Love that "Under the Boardwalk" and the drop spindle. Phat Fiber Sampler Box makes we wanna learn to spin!!!Thanks so much.
Barbara D.
MD

Nightphoenix said...

I love the Variegated Grey alpaca/wool blend yarn

kataish said...

Ohhhh I like the Spiced Orange hand dyed yarn! Pick me, randomizer :D

Heather aka Chanamaja said...

Everything Rachel has is just incredible .. but I like the Sea Mist Hand Painted yarn the best.

brownbear said...

I am such a sucker for bright colors. I looooove the neon flowers merino fiber.

Em said...

I love the following ones:
End of the Rainbow (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21621152)
The grey alpaca (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23552913)
Walk in the Meadow (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24037856)

Rachel is a lovely lady. -huuugs- to her!

Em

PS tweeted, too!

knitting fool said...

So many pretties to choose from. I especially like Forest Lane

gmail - foolforknit

Jersey said...

Love the Lagoon Hand Dyed Yarn

gmail: jerseyjessie

purple-power said...

This is a really hard choice, but the Pretty Petals Hand Dyed Mohair is especially pretty.

Rav id - purple

Carla said...

So many entries already - I guess it's because the prize is so lovely!
My favorite yarn on the site is Forest Lane.

Contact me on hotmail at popofra

Rebekah said...

I think my fave would have to be the Rose Garden BFL.

lilreb673 on Rav and Etsy

scoutleader425 said...

i love FANCY LEPRECHAUN. great colors and fun name very nice and the blend looks great

tom said...

Fav is Forest Lane colorway.

tomknit AT gmail

EJ said...

Lagoon colorway is wonderful.

I'm bloglessinnj on gmail

Jude said...

Rainbow Sherbet Hand Dyed Yarn!

Elaine said...

I just posted this contest on my blog:

elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

The pretty petals roving is lovely

k8 said...

I like that "Over the Rainbow" yarn! Beautiful colorway.

Tina said...

The Neon Flowers roving keeps jumping out at me. I don't think I've ever seen roving so bright and happy.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've often wondered how colors that looks so dismal in the sky, could be so enticing in yarn. The Variegated Grey Alpaca/Wool Lace Weight Hand Dyed is the perfect example.

Turtle said...

forest lane and under the boardwalk are so pretty. love her colorways! bookmarking

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted to my blog at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-than-magic.html

Melanie said...

I'm a fan of the Neon Flowers fiber - I think it would be so much fun to spin up! :)

Ravelry ID - Melanie

Cathy said...
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Robin said...

Oh My Sunset, Silk Wool Blend Yarn
oh my that yarn is calling me!

One Sheep said...

Put me down for the Forest Lane Fingering yarn. I'll take a walk down that lane any day.

Diana Troldahl said...

I was enticed by the Breeze over the Lagoon, but then I clicked on the Shimmer kid lace mohair and was lost.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24315227

sciteacher said...

I just fell in love with the Camo colored Hand Dyed Silk Hankies. Great colors.
~sciteacher @ Ravelry

zot said...

I am absolutely amazed at the fact that there are 8 kids and time for such vivid fibers. I particularly like the Neon Flower combed merino and the colors in the Lagoon yarn are just yummy.

dragonmaille said...

I really like the Summer Sunset silk hankies--the mix of colors is just right!

dragonmaille

StephCat said...

ooh, that summer sunset!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love Hot and Cold Hand Dyed Sock Yarn.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

rebelhousewife said...

So hard to choose again, but the silk hankies, I love spinning them up.

Ravid Rebelhousewife

pixiefashions said...

I posted about the contest on my blog. http://pixiefashions.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/more-contests-at-phat-fiber-2/

Ravid rebelhousewife

vickie said...

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vickie said...

i twittered twitter.com/morgaine24 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i plurked http://www.plurk.com/vbarton24 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i love the pretty petals handpainted very nice vbarton24 at gmail dot com

EverImprovingMe said...

Oh My Sunset just makes me want to sit on the porch and crochet something nice!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22252816

PenelopeRose said...

I would love to try my hand at spinning her Summer Sunset Hand Dyed Silk Hankies. I love the colors!

gbryndi said...

im loving Forest Lane Hand Dyed Yarn Fingering Weight. i love the colors in it. So beautiful!!!!!

Spinnergirl said...

Prety Days Roving, is tooo beautiful, must have!!

Julianna said...

"Meadow Lane" is gorgeous!

cksknitter said...

I'm dreaming of A Walk in the Meadow Hand Dyed Sock Yarn. This is a stroll that won't bother my allergies!
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

angelbelle said...

The shimmer lace weight is pretty.

KPP said...

I really like the Sea Mist Hand Painted Yarn.