Showing posts with label donation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label donation. Show all posts

8.12.2013

fibrations!

after having the better part of 2 weeks off (really?!?) I think it's time I get back to business here, hey? now this is a bit of a reality check! I really did have such a blast on holidays. and seeing family again was amazing. I certainly hope it won't be another 2.5 years before everyone meets up again that's for sure. but of course, it makes these visits that much more special. I do have lots to share with you on the trip, and I still have heaps of photos to go through... so please bear with me while I get all of that organized...

in the meantime, it's really high time I told you about the event i'm vending at this upcoming weekend! whaaa?! yes that's right. haha i'm so sneaky.



i'm excited to be a vendor at fibrations again this year! I had such a blast last year! honestly, most of us were high on yarn fumes. it was amazing. and I sure am excited to be a part of it again this year!

for those of you who are just hearing about this event right now, fibrations is really an incredible, and fun event! it celebrates everything fibre - related. and it's oh so fun! it's not just for knitters and crocheters, (but there are heaps of us gathering there, just to be warned) but for spinners and weavers too! really anyone who just loves pretty fibery things! :)

also, there's an awesome toonie raffle that you have to be apart of! the prizes are fantastic! everyone has really been stepping it up. all of the vendors donate a beautiful item (or two or three and up!) towards the toonie raffle, and  you have a chance to win these amazing products! honestly, i'm drooling over them!

would you like to see what you could win from nook?


how about an uber squishy cowl? perfect for fall and winter and those biting winds that we get on the west coast. yes I know it's still august, but luck favours the prepared... ;) also, most of us are probably already starting to think about holiday gifting, this can be a head start on yours, or even just something for you :) xo because before you know it, you'll be buried in yarn in getting ready for the holidays. ... just sayin' ;)

all of the money from the toonie raffle goes towards this awesome event, and we want to keep it going, because really... it's awesome! and we fiber-enthusiasts unite!


so tell me, what are you up to this sunday? from say... 10-4pm? wanna come visit? it would be the best time to get inspired for your fall crafting... and get stocked up! also, i'd love it if you came to say hi! i'll be sharing a booth with the fabulous Melissa of misocraftyknits. squeeee! also, admission is free! so really, you should come ;) xo

want to find out more about this event and see the complete list of vendors? check here.  I can tell you, there are going to be a lot of fabulous vendors there! I can't wait!!!

are you getting a head start on your fall crafting? wanting to grab another fiber festival this summer?? I sure hope to see you there! I promise you'll have fun. xo

7.08.2013

i really should go organize the yarn.... but....

figuring out this balance thing in the summertime is a tough one! i can not believe how fast the days are flying by. we just keep packing in as much as we possibly can, and in the meantime, my yarn room is needing some very very serious attention.
it's a disaster zone. and it's probably unsafe to go in there. (lol... sort of)... and i still can't bring myself to take a picture of it... sorry...

(this one will have to do... it gives me better vibes. lol)

the afternoon sun comes into my little man's bedroom, and then makes his room the hottest in the house. he's finding it hard to settle at night, and i'm actually considering switching the two rooms. his room for the yarn room. but it's a ton of work.  the other room would be a bit bigger for him... and we could keep his toy kitchen in there as well... and he'd be much cooler.
buying an a/c unit is really not on the table. victoria doesn't get all THAT hot... and certainly not for very long. so i feel it's something we really don't need. the bonus is also that i'd get an opportunity to do a serious purge. (i'm weird like that... in that seeing this as a good thing... it's really more work which i don't have a lot of time for... but in the long run, order and less stuff is soooo appealing to me)...

this of course means, that it includes purging some yarn. but before you get all excited... my really nice yarn stays. ha. i have a lot of yarn i've been holding onto for years... to make afghans? i dunno. lots have been given to me, but really it's not the stuff i like knitting with any more... i've grown in my knitting... and my yarn preferences....  but i still hate the thought of throwing it out. i can still think of some uses for it, but mostly it's just taking up too much space... and therefore making the room feel overwhelming.. ... so i'm thinking of donating it. it's mostly worsted weight stuff... and dk stuff...
but right now thinking about it makes me want to just close the door....

but really i should get it done and organized... because before i know it, fall will be here and knitting will be even more fast and furious. besides, i need more room for the yarn that i love... and i might have just ordered more...

how do you keep yourself organized... do you organize by colour, by project, by weight? how do you store your yarns? let's chat... it's helping me to procrastinate ;) xo

10.17.2012

for a good cause...

i like donating stuff to things. :) and the latest event now is an auction within the BC government where the proceeds benefit the provincial employees community services fund.  :)

photo by: krysta dey (adeyinthelife.com)

their mission is to "coordinate a workplace fundraising campaign that enables BC government employees to support local charitable organizations that strengthen our communities". and when i was approached to donate some lovely items, i didn't hesitate :)

photo by: krysta dey (adeyinthelife.com)

the auction runs online and the full details of the auction can be found here.

nook is actually still fairly young, and i could use the exposure. even though it costs me time and product, i see donating items to be a wonderful way of getting my name out there, and feeling good about it.

photo by: krysta dey (adeyinthelife.com)

i have donated other items in the past, mainly for door prizes. it's fun! and i always love hearing about who wins :) because winning is fun... lol...

these photos are credit to the lovely krysta dey. her website is www.adeyinthelife.com. i promise you'll be hearing more of her from me ;) but in the meantime, go check out her site!!

what are you up to these days? any extra things on your needles? yesterday i started 2 projects. 'cause that's how i roll. lol! come chat, i'm about to make a huge pot of david's tea! want some? xo
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