New Fun-ctional Notion: Suavest Sheep

  • A mini white sheep wrapped in teal yarn.

After months of development, testing and trying to keep these cuties under wraps, it’s finally time for the big reveal:

Meet the Suavest Sheep!

These happy little notions will tidy your cast-on end, hold yarn joined in the middle of your project, act as a handy color swatch to carry with you, or make for an adorable display of your favorite yarns.

These cuties are 3D printed in my home using polylactic acid, which is made from plant-based renewable resources.

What do you think? Will you be adding a few to your flock?

These sheep will be making their event debut in my booth at Maryland Sheep and Wool! Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in barn 3. Hope to see you there!

New Penannular Shawl Pin Collection Now Live!

  • A skein of blue yarn with a silver shawl pin.

This functional design has been around since the Iron Age. Vikings, Romans, Celts, Scots and Irish all wore them! Take a journey through history and add timeless fashion to your handmade wardrobe with a Penannular shawl pin.

Treat yourself now or seem them in person at:

The Yarn Lady in Ocala, Florida, March 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This is also their open knit time so bring a project and make yourself at home.

DFW Fiber Fest, April 4-7. So excited for my second year at this fun festival! Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in booth #807.

Traveling to these fun events means that the shop will be on vacation from. March 22-April 1. Orders placed during those dates will ship by April 3.

New Butterfly Notions Set Fluttering to Stitches West

This brand new flutterby Stitch Marker and Holder Set is designed to alight gracefully on your project, with your yarn choice creating beautiful and colorful wings as you work.

You may have noticed by now that I love butterflies (if the logo didn’t make it obvious, I’ll share that fact now!). To me, butterflies symbolize all that I hope to be — they’re kind, hopeful, friendly and far tougher than they look. The metamorphosis they undergo is a comfort to me as it means that even though change can be scary, the glorious results are often worth it in the end.

The large butterfly holds stitch markers or progress keepers. It also has a lobster clasp for easy attachment to a necklace or zipper pull.

The small butterflies are removable stitch markers can be used as progress keepers, track number of repeats, count rows and mark increase/decrease rows.

These flutterbys are ready to fly off to a new home! Do you have a project for them to land on?

See these butterflies in person at Stitches West in booth 513.

Participating in the Stitch Marker Swap at Stitches West? The small flutterbies in special colors are what will be available to swap.

December 29, 2018

Introduction and upcoming trunk show in Kirkland, Wash.

Hello Fiber Friends!

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Robin Cameron and I am the owner and operator of Loved Ones Yarn. I launched my business earlier this year and found a successful start in the greater Seattle area of Washington state, where I live with my husband and two young sons. As a knitter of nearly 10 years, I’ve recently discovered the creative joy of dying yarn.

Experimenting with new bases is always fun, but currently, my shop showcases full skeins of:

* MCN fingering
* 80/20 SW Merino/nylon single-ply super bulky
* 85/15 SW Merino/Donegal Neps Tweed
* 20/40/20 Superfine alpaca/wool/nylon fingering
* Various three-skein color kits in 75/25 SW Merino/nylon fingering
* Various sock kits in 75/25 SW Merino/nylon fingering
* Unique shawl kits containing one full skein and three coordinating tonal minis

An 80-skein shop update is on the horizon. In preperation for my pop-up at Serial Knitters in Kirkland, Wash., on Saturday, January 12th, the dye pots will be fired up and cookin’ this week. Whatever is left after the trunk show will be listed in the shop, upon which another blog post will be made here to announce and showcase what is left. These current photos show what is in store now, but to get an accurate count of colorways available and to see more than what is pictured here, please visit my Etsy shop.

I’m so glad to join this community of dyers, knitters, crocheters and sewers!

Warmly,
Robin 💜

December 21, 2018

Join us at PCH Craft Camp – the summer camp for crafty grown ups!

PCH Craft Camp is for people who love ALL the crafts — knitting, sewing, embroidery, dyeing, block printing, weaving, mending and more. It’s fancy summer camp for grown ups! Come and experience three days of craft classes, exploration, and friendship in a serene retreat setting in the Santa Cruz mountains. Our expert teachers and craft counselors will help you deepen your knowledge and learn new skills while you relax in the beautiful redwoods, enjoy delicious food, and make new friends.

We are so excited to introduce Sonya Philip (100 Acts of Sewing), Simone Kereit (Owlcat Designs), Michelle Russell (Left Coast Dyer), Cleo Malone (co-owner of Cast Away yarn shop) and Sarah Pedersen (The Dye Project) as the lead teachers for the inaugural Craft Camp retreat. Camp dates are September 12-15, 2019. Located at 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz mountains. Find more info at www.pchcraftcamp.com

Only 20 spots remain! Register now for a $100 discount (prices increase January 15).

Majestic Shawl Kit with special offer and FB Live Sale! So much exciting news to share!

Warwick Reflections is more than a shawl, it’s a journey. Travel through time and explore Shakespeare country as you create a look inspired by the majestic Warwick Castle and River Avon. This kit includes the supplies to knit your own noteworthy shawl. Why Knot Fibers Sole provides a solid structural base as dependable as the high stone walls, and Stardust adds the sparkle of sunlight on the water. Complete your look with the included Celtic Shawl Pin, because brave explorers can’t have their handknits flying off in every gust of wind and crashing wave!

This holiday season, buy any Warwick Reflections Kit get a Charm Bracelet free with code REFLECTIONS at checkout. This handy piece of jewelry will keep your notions close at hand, no matter where your craft takes you. Choose from themes like Fiber Animals and Knitting, or get a little extra knitspiration from Affirmations. Change your look from day to day by simply swapping the progress keepers!

Looking for the perfect gift for the knitter or crocheter in your life? Join Michelle on Friday, December 14th at 9 p.m. EST for a Frolic in the Frost Facebook Live sale! Come spend the evening with a wonderful online community for shopping, styling tips, swapping stories, and maybe a few yummy holiday cookie recipes. Get to know the maker behind your #ShawlPinStyle, and be there the moment her newest Penannular Shawl Pin debuts!

Rare Breeds Shawl Pins: A Facebook Live Sale and Style Soiree

Would you like to learn shawl pin styling tips? Enjoy hearing stories from my fall events? Want to have your chance to claim treasures from my show only selection of shawl pins?

Catch your own Rare Breed on Friday, November 9th at 9 p.m. EST with my first ever FB Live Sale! To RSVP for this event click ‘going’ on the event on the Crafty Flutterby Creations Facebook page.

A very special collection of shawl pins has been curated for this event! Included in the Live Sale Rare Breeds collection are:
– Rare Breed Pins that are normally only available at shows.
– The very first club exclusive pin
– Mini Noteworthy Pins that made their debuts at SAFF and SoCal.

Interspersed with pin sales will be time to ask Michelle questions about wearing shawl pins, stories from fall events, and anything else you would like to know or share.

Looking forward to sharing the evening with you!

October 17, 2018

NYSW Preview and Changes at Spirit Trail Fiberworks

I’m headed to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend, where I’ve been a vendor for the past 14 years. You’ll find us in our regular spot in Building A, Booths 3-4 (just inside the main entrance, on the right side and down a bit).

I have a lots of new colors coming with me to the Festival; I’ve included just a few here. I’m bringing a ton of yarn, in lots of bases — everything from laceweight to super bulky: Nona, Philomena, Aurora, Sunna, Selene, Birte, Andromeda, Luna, Verdande, and Zaftig. I’m also bringing, for the first time, mini-skeins of Philomena which will be available for purchase in a few gradient kits and lots of single skeins so you can pick your own.

Fun extras coming to my booth are logo enamel camp mugs, temporary knitting-themed tattoos, gleener de-piller tools, and a special set of stitch markers made for me by Katy at Katrinkles.

I have been in the midst of some huge personal changes this year: both my kids headed off to college, and my husband and I are splitting up after 22 years. I’m in some major transitioning, and may actually be moving pretty far away from where I now live. I’ve written about all this in much more detail on my blog, so if you’re interested in reading more about it please check out my blog. Suffice to say, it’s been a crazy, stressful year!

With everything so up in the air, this may or may not be my last year vending at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. I know it will be my last with my current booth set-up (I may go back to a single booth rather than a double, and a different overall booth set-up, but everything is too up in the air right now to say for sure what 2019 will bring). I made the decision last month that I will no longer be vending at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and, while I’d absolutely love to continue vending at NY, I won’t know until my future plans and move are finalized to say one way or the other.

I’m offering some specials and discounts over the course of NYSW weekend, in hopes that you’ll support me and Spirit Trail Fiberworks by purchasing something from me at the Festival.

Here’s the run down (and these will all be posted in my booth, too):

Saturday, October 20:

9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. (while supplies last):
• A free temporary tattoo with purchase of $50 or more
• Your choice of a free tattoo or fun STF logo enamel camping mug with purchase of $150 or more.
• Your choice of a free tattoo, logo mug, or Gleener de-piller with a purchase of $250 or more.

1-5 p.m. (closing):
5% off purchases of $50 or more
10% off purchases of $100 or more
15% off purchases of $250 or more

Sunday, October 21:

9 a.m. 1 p.m.: 15% off all yarn in the booth; no minimum purchase required.
1-4 p.m. (closing): 25% off all yarn in the booth; no minimum purchase required.

I hope you’ll come see me at the festival if you can, and support me and Spirit Trail Fiberworks if you find something you love!

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the festival!

September 25, 2018

Autumn Equinox Collection

I’ve updated my shop with a collection of pins perfect for keeping your shawls in place while on a fall evening! These handcrafted shawl pins are ready to shine like the moon on your autumn outfits. Tree of life and leaf charmed pins show your love of the season loud and proud. The newest golden pins sparkle like morning dew on a crisp fall morning, wrapped in wire the color of golden autumn leaves.

Looking for something subdued? Check out the newest bronze pin which shines with subtle hints of lavender and gray.

See them in person this weekend, September 29-30, at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville Virginia. Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in the Ruritan building nearest the entrance.

Located on picturesque country fairgrounds, this event features a crank-in (sock knitting machines), sheep herding demos, sheep to shawl contest, classes, fleece sale and, as always, a wonderful selection of fiber arts vendors!

Follow CraftyFlutterby on social media for the secret code phrase to get a shawl pin storage tin with any purchase. We are doing this for each event that we attend. Check out the event list on our website for the full lineup.

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