Wow.. not only is it the new year.. but it's FEB already!! I'm not sure how that month slipped thru my fingers!! What a year 2009 was!!
As some of you know my husband was laid off in Dec of 2008, just a few months after we were married.. so it was a hard year. I am, however, very positive, and we make the best with what we have. Our situation could be SO much worse.. so I have a lot to be thankful for!!
SO much happened for my fiber art in 2009-
-I got my lendrum spinning wheel and my art yarns EXPLODED in size and texture
-I took Lexi Boeger's art yarn workshop (and got to hang out with her for the weekend) and my art yarns EXPLODED even MORE with mastered techniques
-I got not one, but TWO drum carders (for smoothie and textured batts) to expand my fiber art into carding as well as spinning
-I reached 800 sales in my etsy shop!
-I started weaving
I expect LOTS of exciting fibery stuff to come in 2010-
-I plan to put up more technique demo's to help spread the love of art yarn spinning
-I'm now teaching lessons and leading workshops!! Come to my first group workshops at the Carolina Fiber Frolic Feb 25-27 Info Here
-I plan to continue to create NEW spinning and carding techniques to share
-I'm going to be selling Wearable Fiber Art- Mostly woven (some knit) pieces that One of a Kind
-I'm working on "collections" for the fiber and yarn.. to make my shop flow
-I hope to branch out.. to work more craft shows and maybe you'll see JazzTurtle Creations at your LYS.
As I approach 900 sales in the shop (2 to go!!) I can't thank everyone enough to helped me get here!! Your support and encouragement has made a tough year much easier!!
And because every post needs some fiber pR0n- here's a new shawl that just came off the loom and is going up into the shop tonight. It's corespun and INCREDIBLY sparkly! I just love it!