Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Maine Cottage Creations Silk/Merino and Hairstick giveaway!


Big announcement! Extreme Spinning has changed names to Maine Cottage Creations! Under their new name, CJ and her husband Brian will be offering up more than just fiber and yarn- starting with gorgeous hand crafted shawl pins/hairsticks! Some of you received a lucky stick in your box. I had to order one for myself it was so enchanting to hold them in my hands!

Yesterday, Maine Cottage Creations introduced new wooden yarn bowls to the shop. I am trying to figure a way to let Marcus know I would really enjoy getting one for Valentine's Day :) There is talk of listing more soon, so we may have lots to choose from shortly!

We're giving away this gorgeous 50/50 Merino/Silk brick in "Wedding Dress" today! Please visit Maine Cottage Creations, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We will be counting social networking pings, facebook, twitter, plurk (I pinned something from this shop just yesterday on Pinterest!) as extra entries.

128 comments:

Chris said...

I've got my eye on that Aran weight Romney...

Becca said...

The Gothic Handspun Art Yarn looks like a ton of fun :)

fb'ed and tweeted.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I adore the new bowls! And I know this merino/silk blend is incredible, as CJ's special dyeing some more for me :-)

I'm really digging her tailspun yarns lately!

Kara said...

I like the Red Roses XSive Art Batt. I think it would be really fun to try corespinning that!

Kara said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/MamaHobbit/status/162183953065836544

Lindr said...

CJ (and Mr. CJ!) have such beautiful things. The new yarn bowls are gorgeous, on of the shawl pins is already on its way to me (but another would always find a home!), but I really have my eye on the
Wool Silk Spinning Batt 'AU NATURALE' Brown and Cream Finn, Cashmere, Cormo, Merino, Shetland, Romney Lamb, Silk, Milk Fiber. This one is calling to me...

Kara said...

Pinned to Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/259519997246999483/

Louise said...

oooh what a lovely store. I think I would covet the milk-protein spinning wool...I love milk protein!

TWEETED!

Erin said...

Besides the bowl and shawlpins, I'm loving the organic merino in hydrangea. Gorgeous stuff!

Nora said...

I love the simple hair stick/shawl pins. I doubt my hair is long enough now, but I used to hold it up with a pen when I was working. A pretty stick would be so much more grown-up.

storiedyarns said...

Um, I'm seriously in love with the tail-spun blue and gold yarn!!!

Jess

Jennifer said...

Loving the "Pure Love" merino/silk top!

Jennifer said...

Retweeted

Perrin said...

must be that time of year. Velvet valentine is a great colorway

Sylvie said...

Feeling red today - I love Heart Me and Velvet Valentine

Colourful strange little girl said...

I could do with some RED ROSES right now ;-)

andrea said...

I am sure one of those beautiful yarn bowls has my name on it...so very unique to what we usually see in yarn bowls!
Andi W

lauraelih said...

Oh, I can't wait to see all the beautiful carved wood as well! And I love her merino/silk blends; the Citrus combed top/brick looks lovely

Clarissa said...

Love the Au Naturale batts!

KT said...

I find myself needing bright colors to spin this winter - so the CITRUS merino/silk is really speaking to me! I also like the DA SEA merino. What can I say, I'm a greens & blues kind of girl.

Mandii said...

I'm looking through all of them and I still think my favorite is the silk/merino brick in Wedding Dress. Would love to spin it up to make a shawl for my wedding day this summer :)

Dovile said...

I really like the XSive Art Batt 3.9 oz HEART ME Sparkle Textured Batt in Red, Green, Pink.

Elaine said...

Oh, Lordy. How much do I want that natural batt of mixed fibers? ("Au Naturale")

Silk, wool, dark, light....

AMAZEBALLS.

Anonymous said...

I would take the organic merino in turqois, blue and green and card it with the milk fiber in the same colorway. That would be a fantastic scarf, wrap, etc. Yummy!!!

debdo89 on Rav.

Uriarte58 said...

I love, love the hand carved shawl pin sticks and the hand carved wood yarn bowl!

SilverRayven said...

Loving the blue and green organic merino fiber.

frugalfanatic said...

I like the Red Roses XSive batt - actually, I like ALL the XSIve batts!

Becca said...

I love the look of the Tiptoe through the Tulips milk fiber. Gorgeous colors! Becca2

Jessica Jo said...

I like their shop. That wedding dress sample I got was divine, I would love a full size. I was also thinking today that a new cutting board would be nice. A fiber shop that sells cutting boards? Amazing. Pinning counts? Really?!

Jenny said...

I want the Heart Me batt! How beautiful!

Reivenna said...

Love the intensity of the HEART ME XSive Art Batt

Judi A. said...

I like the shawl pins. So pretty!

Campbell or @FELTit or Designs by Anna said...

I love the XSive Art Batts-ALL of them. but what strikes me as a unique find is this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85268649/loose-blue-jean-fiber-recycled-denim

Anna W.
@FELTit on Twitter
www.annasplaceofholding.com

Campbell or @FELTit or Designs by Anna said...

Tweeted!

Anna W.
@FELTit on Twitter
www.annasplaceofholding.com

Charaxesdistanti said...

Tiptoe through the tulips is gorgeous, love how it looks like exactly as the title says.

Linda said...

The Au Naturale batts look like fun to spin.

Cat2832 said...

I love the yarn bowl but can't possibly justify it, their milk protein fibre is beautiful, I love the colours in Tiptoe through the tulips.

I'm cat2832 on rav

LMH said...

love the dark colors and sparkles in Funky Sparkle Yarn Bulky MUMBAI NIGHTS 2 64 Yards 6.8 oz Art Bright Sparkly Black!

LMH said...

facebooked also

Ilona said...

The milk protein fiber in abominable snowmonster is a really fantastic color. :)

Shea said...

The yarn bowls are stunning!!!!! What beauty, and it can be used for knitting!!!! Absolutely stunning.

camphillpeaches said...

I like the Organic Merino Locally Grown TIE DYED in Gray & Pink.

Girl Meets Spindle said...

Oh man...I LOVE those yarn bowls!Simply beautiful way to show off the natural wood.

Shea said...

Pinned it :)

skookumgirl said...

My fav is this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90532352/xsive-art-batt-47-oz-red-roses-sparkle
Love me some sparkly batts!

csndyrn said...

Blue and green organic merino looks scrumptious.

jessica said...

I LOVE your new wood bowls and cutting boards. As far as fiber goes. Today i am loving the AU NATURALE batts.

bugsnugger said...

The milk protein fiber is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

The yarn bowl! I've never seen a wood one before, and the unique shape is intriguing.
hotknitter on Rave

Courtney said...

I like the 2 oz. Milk Protein Spinning Fiber VELVET VALENTINE.

Elariel said...

Easy! XSive Art Batt 3.9 oz HEART ME Sparkle Textured Batt in Red. One look at this one I was PHWOAR!

Elariel said...

Shared on my facebook!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Beautiful shawl pin and white roving. I like the Merino Silk Spinning Fiber Combed top Brick, 4.5 ounces in Citrus-Green, Yellow, Bright.

InJuneau said...

Oh, I adore the Hand Carved Wood Yarn Bowl 6 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches MAINE GREEN ASH!

Carlin said...

The Au naturale Wool Silk Spinning batt with like a zillion different fibers in it seems like it would be quite an interesting spin.

Doris said...

I adore the bowls and crave the XS batt, but broke the fiber diet to order the brick of "Wedding Dress" to make a wedding shawl for my future daughter-in-law. My son is getting married this fall and I have been looking for just the right yarn to knit her a shawl. When I saw the fiber here, I thought, if I am lucky enough to win the give-away I will make a bigger shawl, but if not, I had better order while there is some there!

Nikki said...

Everything in the shop is drool-worthy, but the bowl is definitely my new favorite!

yarnmule said...

I got a sample of this in my January fluff box; it was AMAZING to spin. Currently on the site, the "Heart Me" batt is just stunning; such a beautiful deep red, and so much sparkle!

Sally A. said...

I love the milk spinning fiber in Tiptoe through the Tulips! I actually almost bought it the other day but something purple jumped in my cart first. :P Next time it'll be mine!

lorraine said...

this merino fiber is lovely! http://www.etsy.com/listing/89742762/organic-merino-usa-grown-processed-da

Karla said...

Ohhhh soo loving the XSive Art Batt 3.9 oz HEART ME Sparkle Textured Batt in Red!! ...and just twitted, pinned and shared on FB :)

Shea said...

I FB'd the bowl too :)

A. Hiscock said...

Oh, I love the Spring Green milk fibre!

RTed,and Pinned!

http://twitter.com/owldaughter/status/162302569245446144

http://pinterest.com/pin/49750770853390353/

SJS said...

Ooh, so pretty! The Hydrangea merino top is my favorite!

Brandy said...

The Velvet Valentine milk protein fiber is amazing!

Pinned to pinterest!

Kounting Sheep said...

The art batt "Red Roses" would be the perfect Valentine's Day spinning project!

terri said...

I love the yarn bowl!

Michelle said...

I love that red Funky Sparkle I CAN FEEL. Very fun!

Michelle said...

Tweeted it!

RainMomma

Donna said...

I love the Snow Mieser batt! So pretty! Might just have to figure out a way to do another purchase this month ;)

Heather J said...

I lust for one of those wood bowls. That has to be the most beautiful thing. It works as art when it is empty!

Mary said...

the milk-protein spinning wool is great, and so are the bowls!

Mee, the person said...

I love the Winter Sky milk protein spinning fiber. So beautiful

Lacemoth said...

I especially like the ENCHANTed Sparkle batt.

Maria Maguire said...

The Hand Carved Wood Yarn Bowl is AMAZING! I'm drooling!

kimma said...

I love the icelandic lambswool locks!!

Karen said...

I haven't tried the milk protein fiber yet. I do like Merino Silk Spinning Fiber Combed Top Brick 4.5 ounces CITRUS.

Karen aka purplepenguin

Aleda said...

I adore the blue/green/turquoise organic merino - just lovely!

Diana North said...

Love the Red Roses batt!

susanjd said...

the bowls...need I saw more. I have been lusting after them ever since they were posted in the January thread. Amazing!

Heather said...

I really love the: Organic Merino Locally Grown TIE DYED 19.1 micron 130 grams 4.58 ounces Gray, Pink

Em said...

Wow I love the yarn bowl! I also think the milk fibre in Velvet Valentine is totally gorgeous.

KayKat said...

I love how organic and natural that hand carved yarn bowl looks! Definitely unique and I'm sure no one else will have one like it.

Crimedawg said...

XSive Art Batt 4.7 oz RED ROSES Sparkle Textured Batt in Red, Green, Pink? I think yes.

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Tailspun Blue and Gold Yarn 5.5 oz 36 yards Icelandic Lambswool Long Locks!
Thanks :)

ekobor said...

I've never used milk fibre, but the Jungle Love and Spring Green are so enchanting-- absolutely gorgeous!

LaEmma said...

Xsiv art batt Red Rose is very beautiful.
This shop is full of splendid products.You should visit it often!

KEM said...

The wool silk spinning batts look really yummy!

sock2girl said...

Also love Hand Carved Wood Yarn Bowl 6 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches MAINE GREEN ASH Natural Weaving Knitting Crocheting Yarn

The Dread Pirate Duff said...

I love the Red Roses art bat!

Tara A said...

Tiptoe Through the Tulips on the milk protein fiber looks beautiful, it looks so silky

Beathag said...

I like Organic Merino Yarn 86 yards 5.7 oz Super Bulky JOY Colorway Yellow, Red, Purple


craftink on ravrly

Stacy said...

Wow, the "Super Sparkle Sock Batts SNOW MEISER 4.6 oz" is gorgeous!

-stacylovesyarn on Ravelry

Knitting Cyclist said...

The Hand Carved Wood Yarn Bowl is gorgeous!!!

tinygeekcrafter said...

The Lambswool Locks are interesting it is not something I have tried spinning with yet!

Robin said...

I think the XSive Art Batt HEART ME Sparkle Textured Batt in Red, Green, Pink is soooo exciting looking.

Silverwind said...

I wish I could get my hands on some of the Icelandic locks, they look so SQUISHABLE!! And the colors in the Gold Christmas milk protein aren't usually my go-to, but something there caught me pretty hard. :)

LilmamaK said...

wow! Of course the yarn bowl is lovely and awesome, but I am especially intrigued by the tailspun skeins. The blue/gold skein is beautiful and seeing the finished scarflette (also for sale) really helped to show how beautiful such a unique yarn can knit up.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Shawl Pin Stick Hand Carved Cherry Birch 6 in long Reclaimed Wood Recycled Hair Stick with Leather Case.

Allison said...

Woah! Those yarn bowls are pretty gosh darned awesome. Added to my wishlist!

Alison said...

That wood yarn bowl!!!! I would also love to feed some recycled denim fiber to my drum carder!

neilsnana said...

I like the funky sparkle bulky yarn!

Betsy said...

Love that organic merino, Da Sea! Also would like to try spinning some milk protein fiber sometime!

DonnaC said...

I really want to dive into the XSive Art Batt 4.7 oz RED ROSES Sparkle Textured Batt in Red, Green, Pink. It screams "spin me"!

Pam S said...

Really love the intensity of XSive Art Batt 3.9 oz HEART ME Sparkle Textured Batt in Red, Green, Pink. Beautiful!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Have you seen the Tailspun Blue and Gold Yarn? It's gorgeous! And any of the XSive Art Batts would also be perfect for me :-)

Chandaleanne said...

The new bowls are amazing and look very un-breakable. Also, the Wool Silk Spinning Batt (au naturale) looks so scrumptious! I want a shawl with those colours!

Kristalia said...

I'd love Hand Carved Wood Yarn Bowl its very pretty and I have a thing for carved wood bowls ^_^

Geal said...

not yarnie but beautiful is the rock maple cutting board

skaro964 said...

I like the Icelandic Lambswool Locks BRANDY Brown Moorit 8 inches Washed Wool 6 oz

skaro964 said...

I tweeted.

Katie Martin said...

their Hydrangea colorway is super pretty!

petitevache said...

those super sparkle sock batts in "I'm Blue" look absolutely stunning

Mi@ said...

I like the Milk Protein Spinning Fiber VELVET VALENTINE 2 oz Green, Yellow, Pink, Brown.

LE said...

If we're going to have full disclosure, I've been eyeing the following batt for the last week:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91574727/super-sparkle-sock-batts-im-blue-46-oz

(or whenever it was posted)

Kate said...

The shawl pins/hair sticks are beautiful.

Turtle said...

citrus merino silky is wonderful!

Kryss said...

My favourite are definitely all her tailspun yarns, as I'm sure she knows ;)

Shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus :)

Thistel said...

I am IN LOVE with Funky Sparkle I CAN FEEL 3.5 oz 40 yards Yarn Super Bulky Art Bright Sparkly Hat Red, it is so beautiful and would be so perfect to add a little something to a purse that I am making for my mom. Everything is just so beautiful! Wish I had the ability to make my own rovings and batts. I am totally inspired by everything in MaineCottageCreation's Etsy page.

NewTwist said...

The new bowls are so fab. but the handspun art yarn is amazing too.

yarner said...

I love the Mumbai Nights Super Bulky Funky Sparkle Yarn. It would make a great hat! Thank you for the giveaway!

yarner said...

I shared on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=262240817182908&id=706692005

yarner said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/YarnerT/status/163882640154427393

yarner said...

I shared on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/264727284316186788/

yarner said...

I shared on Digg: http://digg.com/news/lifestyle/phat_fiber_sample_box_maine_cottage_creations_silk_merino_and_hairstick_giveaway

Anonymous said...

PrettyPinkZebra on Ravelry

Glowing Dreds I love the pink and black combo

Sally said...

I love the yarn bowls
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Lara said...

Wow, the "Shades of Chocolate" yarn is so appealing. It is like swirls of marshmallow in hot chocolate. Not only do I want it, I am also now freshly inspired for spinning.