January 10, 2019

Cute & Sweary Janu-ary!

Our January Bag of the Month comes with extra SNARK, and of course the cuteness to get away with it!

We are very excited to be working with artist and fellow businesswoman Cynthia Frenette for this bag of the month! We have painstakingly chosen three out of her tons of awesome designs and have made them available to you in our entire catalog!

Don’t miss this awesome pair up! Preorders ensure you don’t miss the items you want & help us grow! Thank you for 10 years!

Orders open Friday, January 11th @ 9 a.m. PST and close at midnight on Monday, January 14th. All orders will be shipped by February 15th.

January 8, 2019

Meet Brooke of Fully Spun

My name is Brooke, and I am the Owner and Dyer behind Fully Spun. Not familiar with Fully Spun? The short version of our story is that we love color! The long version is that our mission is to allow others to express themselves through color by dyeing yarns in non-traditional and traditional methods. My primary dye technique, the Fully Spun method, is to hand-dye wool roving before having it spun. Some people will love Fully Spun yarn because it looks like handspun, and others simply fall in love with the colors. You can read more about that on our About page, but I’d like to update you on something amazing that I am currently a part of.

I was excited when Diane of Lady Dye Yarns invited me to join seven other Black Female Entrepreneurs and be a part of the Fab 8 Craft Club. This is the perfect way to support many small businesses in one purchase and in return get a great deal on eight handmade and hand-designed items!

What you will get in the Fab 8 Craft Club Collaboration:

1 Skein of Fingering Weight Yarn (425 yards) by Lady Dye Yarns
1 Skein of Yarn by Fully Spun
Exclusive Knitting Pattern by Jeanette Sloan
Exclusive Crochet Pattern by Knit And CroShay
Stitch Marker(s) by Mrs U Makes
An enamel pin by CreativeCeci
A button by Crochet Luna
AND a SURPRISE GIFT (we will reveal later on in January)
SIGN-UPS END FEBRUARY 15th

Sign up here.

December 20, 2018

December Bag of the Month: Inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical

We are so excited for our last Bag of the Month for 2018!

Orders are live Friday at 9 a.m. PST until Wednesday, December 26th! Don’t miss it!

This Bag of the month will make you want to RISE UP! We have taken so many of your awesome suggestions and put together the ultimate Hamilton fan bag! This bag will have you humming show tunes and might even change your life! We picked the most uplifting and enjoyable quotes for this bag — and the stitch kits will cover the Schuyler Sisters!

For those of you looking for an awesome last-minute gift, this is perfect! We will have a gift certificate available to print out so that you can provide something tangible before the orders ship! *PRO TIP: Ship the items direct to the giftee — let us know in the notes and we will wrap it and include a card at no charge!!

December 6, 2018

December fun!

We have some lovely things planned for December and many have already started!
Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to be “in the loop” for all the fantastic shop updates and sales!
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For the entire month we have reduced our FREE U.S. Shipping to orders over $50 instead of $100!
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Currently we have a lovely collection for Winter — but it is selling out fast! Yarn Socks and Project Bags and even cute little penguin stitch markers!

Friday 12/7: Llamicorns will be back in the shop for their last frolic! The will be live at 9 a.m. PST!
The preorders shipped early and the extras are limited and ready to ship!
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Next week we have a surprise delivery from Hogwarts, another 24-hour sale and the “Ghastlies Get Crafty” Extras on Friday! (Also early! Woot!)
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The following week we have more geeky magic for Star Wars Lovers, a Bag of the Month you WILL NOT want to miss & so much more!

Stay in the loop and keep an eye on us! We love providing you with unique gifts for your crafty side!

December 6, 2018

Regency Collection Buy 1, Get 1

Buy 1 Regency Collection skein of yarn & Get 1 Set of Austen Cameo Stitch Markers for Free!

All you have to do is add one skein of yarn from this beautiful collection and one set of Austen Cameo Stitch markers to your online cart. Then use code JANESBDAY at checkout to get the stitch markers for free. Offer is valid through Dec. 9 until 11:59 p.m. EST while supplies last. Limit one use per customer and one use per order.

December 5, 2018

A Facebook LIVE sale & giveaway

Would you like to see our newest fabrics for the season? Enjoy hearing stories from my fall events? Want to have your chance to claim treasures from my show’s selection of project bags?

Snag your own Tika Bag on Friday, December 7th at 8 p.m. EST with my first ever Facebook Live sale! To RSVP for this event click ‘going’ on the event on the Tika Bags Facebook page.

A very special collection of knitting bags has been curated for this event! Included in the Live Sale collection are:
– Newest fabrics used in our Deja Vue Clear Box Bag
– Matching Zippity Vue Mini bags
– Hard-to-keep-in-stock Zippity Vue Large bags, which are sweater sized

Interspersed with bag sales will be:
— Cute cedar stitch markers
— A few Tika Bag Kits: a Deja Vue project bag with skein of Twisted Owl Studio sock yarn

Looking forward to sharing the evening with you!

November 28, 2018

BitMarkers – STEM-themed writable stitch markers!

We’re excited to announce our first small product for fiber enthusiasts who are also STEM enthusiasts – BitMarkers!

This set of eight stitch markers are made from circuit board material and feature gold-plated binary numbers, with the corresponding decimal number covered by purple soldermask underneath. They’re great for anyone wanting to learn binary, or for anyone wanting to show off their nerd cred! The best part is that they feature a smooth white back, which you can write on with a permanent fine marker. Erase with a little bit of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. They’ll only fit a few abbreviations, but now you can have a tiny reminder with your project. BitMarkers also come with a set of coil-less pins, for crocheters or for marking individual stitches.

We also couldn’t resist the siren call of sweater weather, and on a whim, decided to make some helpful raglan markers. Knitting from the top down? Our Tops Down Raglan set includes four M1L and four M1R markers to help keep your increases straight (or more accurately, leaning in the proper direction)! Knitting from the bottom up? Our Bottoms Up Raglan set includes four K2tog and four SSK markers, with the handy chart symbols. Because one of these days I WILL actually memorize which is which and won’t have to consciously think about it, or so I keep telling myself. Both sets have blank white backs for writing your own abbreviated reminders.

We have even more STEM x Textiles ideas we’ll be rolling out in the next year, be sure to join our newsletter to be the first to hear about them!

November 22, 2018

Cyber Weekend Discounts

These past few weeks I have been very busy and a lot of new things have been happening. First, I have a new yarn base called Nimbus which is now available on select colors. This beautiful, fluffy yarn is a silk single-ply fingering wrapped with a strand of mohair. I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to knitting lots of projects with this yarn base. Second, the Winter Collection has been updated with new colors and stitch markers for the season. I also have lots of sparkles bases, DK, and sport weights available for all your sweater needs and I will be adding more as the winter progresses. And thirdly, none of this would be possible without you.

So, I would like to take a moment and Thank You all personally for supporting me and my business. Without your continued support I would not be able to keep doing what I love. I am truly blessed to be a part of this wonderfully talented and loving fiber community. To show my appreciation this holiday weekend I will be offering several deals. I will be including a small thank you gift in all orders placed between Black Friday through Cyber Monday. No code is needed for this. Please visit my blog on the website to see full details about this gift and all of the following deals.

Black Friday
Use code FREESHIPFRI at checkout and receive free shipping on orders of $100 or more for U.S. customers. And free shipping on international orders of $150 or more. International customers, please contact me before placing your order.

Small Business Saturday
Purchase three items from the Winter Collection or the Fall into Halloween Collection and can get a free mystery bracelet from me while supplies last. Just add three items from either of these collections and a mystery bracelet to your cart and use code MYSTERY at checkout.

Cyber Monday
Purchase $15 or more of Sale Collection items and use code CYBERMON15 at checkout to get an additional 15% off those items.

Thanks again and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Happy Crafting,
Julia

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