Thursday, December 6, 2012

MD Hand Dyers Guild Yarn Crawl

The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of fluff! Crafty Bastards completely wiped me out - I sold all the soap I brought and came home with only 6 skeins of yarn, so I had to start again from scratch building inventory for a holiday yarn crawl this weekend. I'm going to be selling my yarn & soap this weekend at the first annual Maryland Hand Dyers Guild Yarn Crawl! This saturday, December 8th, and sunday, December 9th, three MD hand dyers will be opening up their studios to sell their gorgeous hand dyed yarns. They just happen to also be my three favorite local hand dyers: Dragonfly Fibers, Neighborhood Fiber Co, and Cephalopod Yarns.

I will be at the Dragonfly Fibers studio (4104 Howard Ave Kensington, MD 20895) on saturday from 10am-5pm and at Cephalopod Yarns studio (1547B Ridgely, Baltimore, MD 21230) on sunday from 10am-5pm.

I'm bringing handspun yarn (mostly art yarns, only handful of patchwork yarns), goats milk soap made with milk from my own little herd, sheepy sachets, and some project bags.

new soaps

I made 8 batches of goats milk soap right after Crafty Bastards, including these new kinds (pictured above):

Chocolate Orange - sweet orange and blood orange essential oils with a bit of chocolate fragrance oil swirled through. Colored with tumeric, paprika, and cocoa powder.

Ginger, Sweet Orange, & Pink Grapefruit - with pink himalayan salt. Lightly colored with tumeric & paprika.

Lavender, Bergamot, & Juniper Berry - with poppy seeds & lavender buds.

Chai Latte - Cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg essential oils, with powdered cinnamon and nutmeg swirled through the soap.

Frosty Morning -Peppermint and fir needle (smells like a pine tree) essential oils, with powdered oatmeal and dill for color.

Any soaps left over after this weekend will be posted in my etsy shop.


The kids are growing up, I can't believe it's already been 2 months since they were born! They are technically old enough to be weaned but I switched the triplets to being bottle fed because they're so much smaller than Tarot's buckling, who was getting three times as much milk since he had an entire udder to himself. It feels strange to be milking in december (brr), but I'm getting a half gallon a day from two mini goats. Most of my other girls should be bred (fingers crossed) for spring kids.

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