One of the reasons I love commissions is that they can take you in a totally different direction than you would choose for yourself… But one that you find enjoyable and in this case happy! A Sunny Happy yellow.
One thing I’ve learned from my course is about the need for consistency. This is not something that comes naturally – but I’m going to try to update my blogs every week or so. I don’t imagine that is going to last all that long 🙂
To kick off the week I decided to explore the colour Yellow. This was prompted by the commission for a good sunny yellow and had me testing and sampling to come up with a perfect sunny yellow! More on that later.
Well I didn’t expect to be back posting so soon!
I’m working on a social media marketing course and need to have some of you complete a survey for me. Green Tea Yarns survey
Let me know you’ve entered (because I think the survey is anonymous) and I’ll enter everyone into a free drawing for a skein of my luxury yarn at the end of the year.
I’m amazed at the time it takes to go from idea to listing … there’s a lot to consider and explore, and then sometimes it doesn’t quite meet my idea of something I want to list. Some things are just better viewed in person!
Having said that… I have two new yummy gradients that are dye to order and one that didn’t quite make the cut but I know will appeal to someone (you’ll have to head to my Etsy store to see that one :-).
I’m working on some new gradients – Tamarind Sunset has been very successful and I need some new gradients to keep it company. It’s a lot of fun developing new ones 🙂
Here I have the Tamarind sunset in the top left – on Ginseng fine silk, a new Mermaid’s Tale (yes her story) on an Austalian wool lace yarn (Acai) and Spring Protea on my favourite White Cloud base.
Yesterday I took the plunge and set up shop at the Bay Quilters show in Beaumaris Library. I went with somewhat low expectations for the day – It was the day of one of the most major sporting events on the Victorian Calendar (Friday was even a holiday for it) – the Footy Final (AFL). And I wasn’t entirely convinced that quilters would buy yarn. But was I wrong! My Ginseng silk was nearly sold out – leaving low stock for day 2 – but I’m not complaining!
Later today I’ll be having a small update in my Etsy shop … I think of it as pre -Spring (although we’re already in the throes of the Season). Featuring some new colors in my new sock yarn as well as my luxury silks – Blackbirds in Flight (a deep rich aubergine), Honey Mustard (Mustardseed on the Sock) and The Mermaids Tale (a variegated yarn with blues and greens).