Friday, October 29, 2010

Serendipity Fiber Arts Sparkly Fairy SAL giveaway!

Squee!! We're giving away a full SAL kit from Serendipity Fiber Arts!! Sign ups are closing soon and we want lots of you to participate- see what Rachel has in store for one lucky winner here:

My November Spin-Along is going to be a beautiful series of soft, sparkly batts, each based on a different fairy.

Batts will be 4 oz. & will consist of merino wool, something silky (like bamboo, SoySilk, tussah silk, etc.), & LOTS of sparkle! If you are partial to the sparkle, this spin-along is for you!

Sign-ups will be open through November 3rd, & packages will ship out around November 15th.

Payment options include Google Checkout, USPS money order, and personal check. Whichever payment method you choose, please be sure to get it to me by November 5th so as not to hold up the group.

There will be a dedicated Ravelry thread for posting photos of our batts & finished yarns. There will be a prize or two for awesomest yarn, and everyone who participates will get a coupon to use in the shop.

Let's make some beautiful yarns! :-D

uee!! Did I already say that?! Anyway, I hope you all have a magical Halloween weekend, and I hope you'll take time to enter the giveaway and spread the word on FB and twitter- we'll count that as extra entries. Drawing for this Serendipity Fiber Arts SAL will be on Monday!

Winners this week!

I've got to hurry up and announce the winners 'cause we've got a wonderful weekend giveaway coming up!!

Debbie (in AK) You won the Rebel Yarn DPN Case!!

Eva SB- You won the Steampunk Chessie Batt from Friends in Fiber !!

Perrin- You've won the amazing Critter Ranch art Yarn kit!!

Please send me a message at phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your address info!

Check back in a few for a sparkly weekend giveaway ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gears, butterflies and Roses fiber giveaway!

Doesn't llama, cashgora, tussah silk, bfl and angelina sound like a recipe for a good time?! I was totally blown away by The Critter Ranch's October Phat Fiber contribution! Sue created a beautiful digital montage and then worked from those colors to create these beautiful art-yarn kits. They're so delectable and the colors are just amazing! I was fortunate to be able to spin a little last night and hopefully I'll ply it later tonight and be able to finish this in time for fiber friday :)

I'm pretty much have a fiber crush on The Critter Ranch- especially her last2 Phat Fiber features- just amazing!!!

We're giving away a small art yarn kit for you! Just visit The Critter Ranch, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below here. We're going to be drawing for a winner later in the week, please remember to FB and Twitter etc for extra entries!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Steampunk Chessie Fiber Giveaway!

I have to say, this Steampunk Chessie fiber is AMAZING! It's super soft, deep purple and has a hint of sparkle- and you know how I love my sparkle!

If you haven't visited Friends in Fiber lately, you haven't gotten your recommended dose of the "Spin Free or Dye" ladies and that is a real shame! Let me tell you, Jan and Peg are two talented fiberistas! And because I love you, I'm going to let you know that they have a whole section that is 20% off right now. Tee hee! Aren't you glad you have me watching your back? ;)

We're giving away this gorgeous Steampunk Chessie Batt! Just visit Friends in Fiber, find something that strikes your fancy and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week and remember we will award extra entries for helping spread the good word about the Spin Free or Dye gals!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rebel Yarn Steampunk pouch giveaway!

New Phattie alert!! I am really super excited to welcome Rebel Yarn to our phamily of contributors. If you want some awesome London-inspired yarns check out the shop!

I'm always in awe of people with multiple crafty talents- Ok really I'm just mad jealous that she can sew! Check out the rockin square project bags and the awesome dpn cases!

I just totally zoned out and looked at a bunch of the listings in Rebel Yarn- it's like color therapy! I'm imagining the luscious bases and really digging the solid colors!

We're giving away this "punky" dpn case! Just visit Rebel Yarn, find something you love, and come back here and write a post about it. Extra points if you twitter and FB about it too!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Winners this week- and my cute grandma

Earlier this month, my grandma turned 85! I knit her a shawl in red, because it's her favorite color- just wanted to share with you how cute she is in it ;)

Ok on to the winners!!!!

Please email me with your mailing information and I'll get your winnings out to you asap.
phatfiber at yahoo dot com

Aleda- you won the craftydragon shawl pin!!!

Zombiecat- you won the fibercharmer yarn!!!

Tapmouse- you won the H.A.Y. fiber !!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

H.A.Y. Orchid Merino Giveaway!

I can't tell you the self-restraint I've had to practice while writing this blog post. Whenever I go visit H.A.Y. I melt and go all gooey inside and then my click to buy finger starts twitching!

Deb is what I like to call a "Charter" phattie- she's been with us a !time and it makes me really proud! Her sense of color is other-worldly! Why, just look at this 'Orchid' merino we're giving away- doesn't it have the same colors as those hard-to-grow species?

We're giving away this delectable braid today, just visit H.A.Y. , find something that you love (I know, I ask too much sometimes!) and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing soon, so don't delay!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Steampunk Sock Yarn Giveaway!

Fiber Charmer is a new contributor, and boy does Eve have a delicious shop! Sock yarn galore! Her Chris sock yarn base is a beautiful smooth, soft but durable yarn for the perfect pair of socks.

October is sometimes referred to as 'Socktober' and it's a great time to knit socks! Mmm warm toes in winter make me happy! Get your sock yarn on at Fiber Charmer!

We're giving away this 'Steampunk' Sock yarn from Fiber Charmer! Just visit the shop, find something that you love, and post about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing later in the week and as a thank you for your extra social networking we'll award extra entries ;)

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Crafty Dragon's Steampunk Shawl Pin Giveaway!

You've heard me exclaim on the videos how much I love Crafty Dragon's polymer clay creations- here is a chance for you to own one!

I just have to say, I think Juna's new shawl pins are the bee's knees! And the awesome stitch markers she made this month, complete with clock face? Just awesome! I hope she'll be posting more of those in her shop soon- you all need some!!

Please visit Crafty Dragon today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week- be sure and help out by going the extra step to tweet/facebook for us- we really appreciate it!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Winners this week!

I think I may be getting close to being caught up! Yay! Such a great feeling ;)

Congratulations winners! Please send me an electronic mail message to phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your address and I'll send your winnings out asap!

- you won the winemakerssister bracelet!!

You won the counting sheep farm yarn !!!

Bekknitsandco- you won the Texas Alpaca fiber!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Texas Alpaca Fiber- you know you want some!

17.5 micron Alpaca-- yup, that's the good stuff!!! Texas Alpaca Fiber has been in the Alpaca business for quite some time, but is just starting out on Etsy. This month, they sent in some lovely millspun alpaca yarn- I really really enjoy this stuff! It's uber soft with a slight halo- it would be perfect for a lacy shawl, but you all know I'm a shawl addict!!

I'm so pleased to be giving away this 2 oz of delicious light fawn super soft alpaca! I know you'll fall in love with this stuff when you get some!

Please visit Texas Alpaca Fiber today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week and would appreciate an extra social networking- facebook, plurk, twitter, ravelry that you can spare! We'll count those entries twice!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Counting Sheep Farm Tencel sock yarn giveaway!

I am really really excited about this box! There is a lot of luxury fibers being used! This month, Counting Sheep Farm has sent in a lovely 50/50 merino/tencel sock yarn in "Twilight" colorway- which is a gorgeous steel gray, dusky blue and hints of black and the tencel gives it that glossy shine!

I just love Rachel from the Counting Sheep Farm! I just realized she has an entire section of her shop dedicated to the numerous Phat Fiber colorways she's submitted! Love that!

We're giving away this delicious skein of sock yarn to a lucky commenter. Just visit Counting Sheep Farm, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing later in the week and would appreciate any extra social networking you can do to help spread the good word!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Steampunk Bracelet Giveaway from Winemakerssister!

A while ago on the Phat Fiber Ravelry Group, we were all discussing our fictitious Steampunk names from this site: Our lovely Heather from Winemakerssister created a bracelet inspired by her steampunk Scientist name: Prof. Roesia Wheatear Knowlan.

This bracelet takes my breath away! If you simply can't wait to find out if you've won it, and would like to purchase one just like it now- you can find a listing here: I know I am having a hard time resisting this!

To be eligible for the giveaway, simply visit Winemakersister, find something you love, come back here and write about it, and if you have the time and inclination please facebook, twitter, Ravelate etc this giveaway/Heather's shop and gain a second entry!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Phatties First Pledge

Phat Fiber is closing in on a second full year of boxes and to show our solidarity, support and general fandom of other Phat Fiber artists, we have created a button and pledge:

To always search for Phattie fiber and yarn, stitch markers, patterns and all other goods for future projects by using the tags "phatfiber" in etsy and artfire searches, as well as to refer back to the contributor pages on the website for contributor info. The "posse" list sidebar on the blog is also a good reference point.

To communicate openly with the artists about what I am searching for, how I feel about their wares and ask for assistance creating the perfect materials for my projects.

We have all had this unwritten code of conduct in our group since the beginning between contributors- we are now asking for everyone's awareness and support of the independent artist as we move into our third year. We want you to enjoy the "good stuff" and help our community of artisans thrive.

You may feel free to download and save the button for use on your own blogs, facebook pages and ravatars!

Phatties First,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Prancing Pixel Steampunk SAL sneek peak!

Last month, our Shearlock was roving on assignment with Sherry at Prancing pixel- This month Sherry has created a unique Spin A long project for us to participate in, and everyone who gets a beautifully crafted sample in our October Steampunk box will be able to join in, as well as those who purchase one from Prancing Pixel.

Take a look at her preview photos here:

Sherry's details and the SAL will be hosted in this thread:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Winners this week and reunion pic fun

I am still on a fiber high from last weekend. I actually have a "real" family reunion this weekend, which won't be nearly as uplifting, I can tell you.

Winners! Congratulations!! Please send me a note at phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your address info and I'll get these mailed out asap!

livin4fishin- You won the spin kit from Silver Sun Alpacas!

Jenadina- you won the Desired Haven Farm batts!

Yarnmagic- You won the sparkleshan yarn!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sparkle Shan Handspun Giveaway!

"Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." Georgia O'Keefe

When Shannon of SparkleShan sent this beautiful handspun in for a giveaway, I had this quote come to me after trying to place why this yarn seemed so familiar to me. And, to not only see a flower, but to capture its essence in art-yarn form takes a rare natural talent. See, me being not so talented, would have probably tried to spin this fiber super thin to convey the delicateness of a flower, but my yarn would probably only have become rigid and tense. Shannon saw through to the blossom's true form - soft, petal-like, organic, flowing and spun a thread plied uber-soft bulky yarn.

Who will receive this beautiful work of art? Who will then choose the perfect pattern for this yarn to "bloom" into it's intended form? Enter the giveaway by visiting Sparkleshan today, find something that speaks to you, write about it in the comments section below and we'll draw for a winner tomorrow! Please remember we will reward social networking about this as extra entries.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Desired Haven Farm Sugar Snow Batts Giveaway!

Once upon a time, when I was a child, a woman who was watching my little sister and I went outside, scooped a bowl ful of snow up, added some sweetened milk and food coloring and set a bowl of magic down in front of me to eat. It was so incredible, I remember it was like tasting the very top of big rock candy mountain or something.
When Misty of Desired Haven named these batts Sugar Snow- was she thinking of the same recipe I wonder? Soft, lofty and sparkly, these batts need to go to a home that will feel the same magic I did when I ate sugar snow as a child!

Please visit Desired Haven Farm, find something you love, write about it in the comments section below and be entered to win this batt set! We appreciate your social networking so much, that we will count it as a separate entry!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Silver Sun Alpacas Learn to Spin Kit

I am on an incredible high from this past weekend. So much spinning, laughter and good times!

I bet you're thinking you already know which one of the Silver Sun Alpacas listings I'm in love with- the green silkie collection. While, I do love that one, the "Royal" batt is just to die for!!

Ricky from Silver Sun Alpacas should be on your top 10 go-to list of fiber enablers! To prove just what kind of enabler she is, she's put together this wonderful drop spindle kit for a lucky commenter. Because, really, shouldn't you be building another skill set and learning to spin? All the cool kids are doing it ;)

Please visit Silver Sun Alpacas, find something you love, and write about it in the comment section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week, please make sure you let all of your friends on Facebook, twitter, ravelry etc know about how much you love Silver Sun Alpacas- we'll count it as an extra entry!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Winners this week!

Congratulations, winners!!!

Please email me at phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your information and I'll mail these out asap.

Markita Gumble- You're the Crafty Q's Place winner!

Kenoshia- You're the Dawning Dreams winner!

Rudy's Mom- You're the Farmgirlchic Winner!

Alexander the Great- You're the Light Brown Hare winner!!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!