Jun 14, 2006

Dye-o-Rama Loot!

Check this out! Melissa’s son is a finalist in a Cutest Toddler contest here. Go on over and vote for Garrison! How can you resist those beautiful blue eyes? There’s a button too if you want one. You can see it in my sidebar and swipe it if you’d like. If you need an added incentive there’s a contest involved. After you vote go over and leave a comment for Melissa. When the voting ends she’s going to pick a random name to win a Knitpicks gift certificate. How cool is that? You know you want it - so vote early and vote often!

More Dye-o-Rama stuff

I got some fantastic stuff from my Dye-o-Rama pal. She made both of the fabric boxes in this picture and the cranes. Stinkerbelle tried to swipe one but they’re mine. See the potpourri? Its lavender, red roses and lemongrass and it smells wonderful. My girls both noted the postcard because it reminds them of one of the best family vacations we ever took. We drove down Lombard Street and it was so crazy. I fell in love with San Francisco to the point that the Drama Queen felt it necessary to remind me – repeatedly – that we were not moving there. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Dye-o-Rama stuff

Dye-o-Rama YarnHere, in all its glory, is the yarn along with more of the contents from the box. Brenda (who is sadly blogless for now), my Dye pal extraordinaire, named it Blue Hawaii and it’s in exactly my colors. I'm giving you all a close up of the yarn by itself so that you can appreciate the colors better. She also sent a little fiber, some instructions and other goodies to encourage me to try spinning. The small box from the first picture held gaskets and cup holders (not pictured) to make a CD spindle. What fun!



The Dye-o-Rama was my first swap and I was very nervous about it for so many reasons. Would my pal like what I sent her? Would I like what my pal sent me? Would I be able to get me act together in time or be late as usual? What if I felted the yarn? I guess you could say I’m a worrier but this has been nothing but a wonderful experience. I’m so happy I participated!

7 comments:

Elspeth said...

Not moving here? Why not? Just kidding - DH and I used to live in SF and since we've moved closer to his work (in "the burbs" as our L.A. friend says) we're trying to save up enough to move back!

Elspeth said...

P.S. I'm off to your neck of the woods -- any LYSs I should check out? I'm sure I'll be in Annandale and Manassas at some point on my trip.

Crazy About Sox said...

What a great package from your dye pal... I love those colors, and a handmade box... lucky you! Good luck with the spinning, i'm learning it myself...

brendah said...

Hi Hillary, Thanks for the nice post. The pictures you took make everything look so nice. I still think my Dye-O-Rama pal (Yarnpie) is the greatest. I didn't post what she sent me so others wouldn't get jealous! well, also cuz I haven't figured out how.

Melissa said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
I appreciate your help.
You got hooked up on the swap! The yarn is gorgeous and I love the boxes!

Lolly said...

What a great package! I love that fabric box!

Anonymous said...

We need to know more about the making of the fabric used to cover the boxes! Did Brenda design, paint and dye the fabric as well? (wax on fabric, then dipped in dye?) And it seems it was woven (over and under), not used as a single piece. Her tallents go all the way from concept to execution. Love it.