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In the MKNG – a creative festival coming this fall

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This fall there will be a spectacular creative festival in Bethel Woods, NY. In the MKNG a creative festival coming this fall celebrates creativity, imagination, and inspiration at the same site of the historic Woodstock celebration  this Sept 29 & 30. You can find out more about this creative festival on the In The MKNG website, HERE.

In the MKNG a creative festival Fall 2018

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Yarn & Wine 2017 Sponsor Update #4

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It’s time for the sponsor update for the Yarn and Wine Tasting. Find all the details about the Yarn and Wine Tasting HERE. This week we have 5 new sponsors for you, and here is how you can show them some love!

malabrigo logo

Website: http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malabrigoyarn/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malabrigoyarn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MalabrigoYarn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/malabrigo/pins/

Anzula

Website: https://anzula.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnzulaYarns/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anzulaluxuryfibers/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anzula
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/anzulayarns/

Space CadetWebsite: http://spacecadetyarn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCadetYarn/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacecadetyarn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpaceCadetYarn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/spacecadetyarn/
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/spacecadet

Toft

Website: https://www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toftuk/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toft_uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOFT_uk

Website: http://www.chiaogoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChiaoGoo-220360294650360/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiaogooinfo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChiaoGooInfo

 

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Do you wanna know a secret?

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Shh…I have some advanced notice for you. Isn’t it nice to have a friend in the know?

Do you need to stock up on your LYS (Local Yarn Store) yarn, but you don’t have a good LYS? Or maybe there is a yarn you’ve been wanting to try but you don’t want to pay shipping for just a skein or two of yarn. Craft store yarns are great, I certainly use them a lot, but there are plenty of awesome yarns that can only be found at an LYS. Now, not everyone is lucky enough to have an LYS that is actually local, and that’s where FiberWild.com comes in. (more…)

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NYC Yarn Crawl 2016 – or, we came, we crawled, we got Starbucks.

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This past Sunday I went on the NYC Yarn Crawl with my awesome friends Marie of Underground Crafter and Amy of The Stitchin’ Mommy. We weren’t able to hit all the stores on the crawl, as we just had one day, but we had a great time at the stores we did hit.

Our first store was School Products Yarn. I didn’t snap any photos at that store,  but I got some at the rest.

Our second stop was Annie & Company.

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We really enjoyed this store. It was pretty big, and full of some of the most scrumptious yarn!! Plus, they had a bunch of fun buttons!! (more…)

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Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop Grand Opening Weekend!!

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Guess what happens today, July 22nd? The first Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop in North America will open in NYC! The Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop is part retail store, part print center, and part interactive workshop. You can check out the latest Fujifilm cameras and accessories, attend a DIY class, or create prints and products instantly from your Smartphone.

The Wonder Photo Shop is located in the heart of the Flatiron district at 176 Fifth Ave., across the street from the Flatiron Building in Manhattan’s photography district, and it is beautiful! Take a look:

Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop

Doesn’t it just look comfy-cozy and like a great place to create? And oh the things you can create! You can learn (more…)

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TNNA Summer ’16 – A good time was had by all!

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I’m home from the summer TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) trade show, and as promise, I have pictures!!! Of course I had to snap a shot of the Unicorn Fibres booth and ladies. I felt like that little corner was my home during the show. I could go there for love and hugs whenever I wanted! I sent quite a few people their way, I love introducing new people to the Unicorn awesomeness!

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Here we have my tall friends I was often seen with. Linda Dean and Tamara Kelly are two talented, nice, and super fun ladies, I’m blessed to call them my friends!

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I also spent some time on Saturday walking around with another awesome friend, Marie Segares. Here we are in the Kreinik booth with Dena, who is one of the few people I know that’s more huggie than me! This was Marie’s first TNNA, so I was enjoying introducing her to some of my favorite vendors.

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Here’s a fun group. In the back is Linda, Mary Beth Temple, and Tamara, then in the front is me (hi!) and the lovely Cathy from Crystal Palace Yarns. Crystal Palace didn’t have a booth this year, but Cathy was there for a little while and brought me some secret goodies I will share with you when they are no longer secrets. Mwaa haa haa!!!! ⇐ evil laugh

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Tamara and I did manage to make it to Five Guys Burger and Fries for lunch one day. We decided we are going to try the regional burger everywhere we go. We’ve got In ‘n Out in San Diego, and now Five Guys in DC.

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This lovely lady showed Tamara and 2 ways to spin beads into yarn. It was super cool! She was at the Bead Biz booth where we spend a good amount of time. If you need any awesome Czech glass beads, their site is the way to go! They are great for crochet and knit, and other yarnie arts as well!!

I was very happy with how the show went for me. I have some great new products and companies to share with you this fall. These shows really help make the new and exciting content keep coming!

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So the show ended on Monday afternoon, but Tamara and I both had 4:45 flights out on Tuesday (talk about coincidence!) We decided we needed to be tourists for a bit on Tuesday, so we hopped in a taxi and went to the White House. It’s smaller than I thought it would be.

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Right next door was the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building and it was SUPER impressive!

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Across from there was the Renwik Gallery, which we had been told held an exhibit that was not to be missed. So we decided not to miss it. Museums in DC are free, after all. There were 5 really cool installation pieces in the Gallery, and we had been told to take as many pictures as we would like. None of the pictures come close to capturing the beauty and wonder of the actual pieces, but I’ll share them anyway.

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Index cards. Really. This is all index cards.

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This one is sewing thread. When you are standing in it, it really looks like a rainbow!

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Willow saplings. There were so many of these little huts, I wanted to be 10 and have a slumber party in there!!!

Tamara-Art-TNNA-Summer-2016

OK,restraining our inner 10 year olds may have proved to be too difficult…

String-Art-TNNA-Summer-2016

I’m not sure if this was thread or string, but it was super cool when you laid on the floor (which we had been told to do by the same lady who told us to take lots of photos). It’s called Tsunami.

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I’m still not sure how I feel about the upside down glass Christmas Tree over the Greek-esk sculpture…

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This was in the Gift Shop, they were ties made from feathers. Pretty cool!

After the Galery, we stopped at a COSI for some sandwiches, and then took a taxi back to the hotel to get our bags, and another to the airport. On the “this is way too much coincidence” front, our flights did not only leave at the same time, but they were with the same airline and our gates were next to each other. So Tamara and I got to enjoy each other’s company all the way up until it was time to start boarding the planes.

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TNNA & Summer “Hours”

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Hello my friends! I think I’ve told you before that my summer is going to be a bit crazy-busy. My first trip is coming up at the end of this week, and from then on out, pure crazy until the middle of August!

Where am I going? TNNA – The National Needle Arts Trade Show in Washington DC. I will be gone from Friday the 10th to Tuesday the 14th. Are you going to be there? If so, I have a little surprise for you: Stop off at Unicorn Fibre in booth 632 and tell them that Jessie At Home sent you. You will get a goodie! If you haven’t tried their awesome products yet, ask for a sample set and give them a go, you will love them!

From now through the end of August I will have a bit of summer “hours”. Basically, my schedule will stay the same, but there will not always be a post on Mondays. Some Mondays will have a post, but most will not. Once the school year starts back up in September, Monday post we be back to normal.

Now, I know that not all of you are heading out to TNNA, so here’s a chance to win something for any of my readers with a USA shipping address.

The giveaway is for a gift set of Unicorn Fibre Wash, Fibre Rinse, and Power Scour (4 oz each) and that cute little critter – her name is Blossom.

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To enter the Unicorn Fibre Gift Set Giveaway, you must be 18 years of age with a valid shipping address in the USA. Giveaway ends June 13th at end of day eastern time. One winner will be contacted by email for their shipping address, at which point the winner will be sent the Unicorn Fibre Gift Set. Winner must reply to notification email with a valid USA shipping address within 1 week or a new winner will be chosen.

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Philly ComiCon or Go Go Power Rangers!

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After leaving the Yarn and Wine Tasting last week, we decided to take a little adventure. Doug had discovered that half way home we would be passing the Philly ComiCon, and the original Pink Ranger would be signing autographs! The girls LOVE the Power Rangers, and Kyla dressed as the Pink Ranger – her favorite – for Halloween this year. So you can imagine that it was pretty much decided immediately that we would stop at the ComiCon on the way home for an autograph and photo op!

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Yarn & Wine 2016 – A good time was had by all!

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Well, this past Saturday was the Yarn and Wine tasting, and it was a blast! The weather was cooperating, so we had a tent outside to enjoy our afternoon. I want to say a big Thank YOU to all our awesome sponsors!!! You can see a list of them here.

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In addition to the goodie bags that everyone got to take home, there were enough door prizes for everyone to win at least one. Kyla had a blast picking names and handing out the door prizes throughout the afternoon. (more…)

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Snap! Wrap Up

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Well, SNAP was nothing short of amazing! I’ve been to crochet and knit conferences and trade shows, but this was my first blogger conference. The days were jam packed with networking and classes, and the nights were full of fun. I averaged 5 hours of sleep a night, and I was still full of energy. I think I may have been running on adrenaline and endorphins (there was a LOT of chocolate involved). I didn’t take as many pics as I planned on, I was just too engrossed in everything! I did take a few, though, so I’m posting most of them here and I’ll share a bit more about the conference through the pictures.

Before I start, I need to send out a big THANK YOU to Red Heart Yarns for making this trip possible for me. Just wait to see the fun we have in store for you in July!!!

The trip started where most of my trips start: (more…)

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Pawley Studios – a yarncrafter’s best friend!

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If a dog is a man’s best friend, then Pawley Studios is a yarncrafter’s best friend. Full of ceramic goodness, you are sure to find pretties you just don’t want to go on without!

Pawley studios carries a variety of pottery items that make yarncrafters week in the knees. They have mugs for your coffee or tea addiction that are full of yarnie images or text, along with some other themes as well. Pawley Studios is one of our lovely sponsors for Yarn and Wine 2016, and one lucky attendee will go home with (more…)

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Try Some Delicious Yarns – yummy and pretty!

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Once upon a time, Jacqueline Pinson was a dyer at Stitch Café,a knit shop in CA with a studio/kitchen that held dyeing workshops and various other classes. Then in 2008, the shop was bought by Marcy Feldman who had vast knitting and crochet experience, and the perfect team was born! (more…)

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Meet Mountain Meadow Wool – from the ranch to your stash!

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Today I have the honor of introducing you to another of our fabulous Yarn and Wine 2016 sponsors! Mountain Meadow Wool Mill is owned by Karen Hostetler in Buffalo Wyoming. She found herself surrounded by the culture of ranching and sheep, yet she had a hard time finding local yarn and fiber. This concerned her so she decided to do something about it, and Mountain Meadow Wool was born!

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Lion Brand 24/7 Yarn Review

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Lion Brand 247 yarn review from Jessie At Home

Today I have a review of another item that all attendees of Yarn and Wine 2016 will be taking home. Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn.

24/7 Cotton is a worsted-weight, mercerized 100% natural fiber yarn. The mercerization process gives the yarn incredible color and sheen which will last through multiple wash cycles. Choose from a variety of 24 colors, which will be perfect for making fashion garments, home décor, bath and kitchen accessories, and items for babies and children. 

Today’s free crochet pattern (more…)

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Space Cadet Yarn Review – it’s out of this world!

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Beep. Bloop. Blip!! This yarn is out of this world!

I meet the super fun ladies of Space Cadet at the last TNNA trade show. As soon as I met them, I knew they were my kind of gals! Not only were they just spectacularly enjoyable to be around, but the little samples they had to give out included a temporary tattoo with their cute little alien logo. Do you want a sample skein and tattoo of your own? Come to the Yarn and Wine Tasting 2016, there is one in every goodie bag!!
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March is going to be FUN! NatCroMo 2016

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Oh, my! This is going to be fun!! March is National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) AND National Craft Month. I have a great way to celebrate! Throughout the month, I’ll be posting lots of product reviews. What products, you ask?

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Red Heart and Red Cross – Give back!!

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Did you know that according to the Craft Yarn Council, 6 out of every 10 knitters and crocheters crafted a project for charity in 2014? If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know how much I love and encourage crafting for charities.

So, I’m quite happy to tell you that Red Heart has teamed up with Red Cross North America (USA, Canada, & Mexico). Red Heart has a free blanket pattern just for this event, made to be perfect for donating to your local Red Cross.

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Photo credit – Red Heart, Coats & Clark

The pattern is available in both Crochet and Knit, so either way, there is a version for you! There is also a matching pillow pattern in both knit and crochet, and a knit first aid kit. Red Heart is also (more…)

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