Monday, January 31, 2011

the lush mommy love fest :)

like sweet nothings whispered into your ear… :)

i'll be popping up lush yummies in the shop all month long :) as time permits and the mood is right, i'll be dyeing, carding, spinning, and crafting for ya :) so check the shop as often as you like for some fibery hugs and kisses :) there's no telling what will be there! :)

and mark your calenders, the next BIG update will be my 35th birthday bash in mid-march!! now THAT will be a party you don't want to miss! :) heehee! :)

that's it for now, love :) i hope you enjoy the weeks to come :) xoxoxoxo sara :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

fresh press'd :)

...this week i am honored to be recognized among a handful of amazing fiber artists in the Art Yarn community :) in this season's Winter 2010/Spring 2011 issue of Knitscene, Amy Palmer wrote an article featuring four art yarn spinners, their totally textured handspun creations, and a bit of background about each of our spinning styles :)

Photo by Joe Coca. Copyright Knitscene Magazine. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted.
from left to right: Cosmos, Koi Pond, Royal Autumn, Ice Queen, Soul, Diva

...featured artists include Margaret Green of, Geraldine Santos of, Esther Rodgers of, and myself :) the article is a really fun read and an awesome preview into the world of art yarn creation for knitters and spinners :) available now at your local bookstore! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

the totally 80's update!! :)

hee! i'm so excited for this next update!! :) :) like, for sure, for sure! :) :) its going to be totally rad and packed full with deLUSHous fiber yummies :) :)

listings will include Lush Stuffed art batts, Lush Velvet smooth batts, Martini and Moonshine Mixes, hand dyed Lush Rovings, Bamboo "Brat Packs" and Locks, and maybe a yarn or two! :) want to see a sneaky peek of the goodies and plan your shopping strategy? keep an eye on my Flickr Photostream on FRIDAY for a full preview :)

i had such blast dyeing and carding and gathering yummies for this update! all the while listening (and singing and dancing!) to a totally awesome collection of 80's songs :) my faves span everything from metal hair bands to pop hits, new wave, glam rock, punk, hip hop and rock ballads :) have fun listening along to these great tunes below! :)

Standalone player

Sunday, November 7, 2010

the Slumber Party update :)

YAY!!! i’m sooooo excited to host a super fun slumber party and YOU are invited!! :) remember how fun it was to giggle and gossip and play games and have silly girl time fun?? get your cozy pj’s on, fuzzy slippers, make a fruity martini or hot cocoa and have fun with us at the next shop update :)

i will be hosting a live meet-n-greet chat room, opened at 6:30pm, so we can be together and get settled in and then the update will hit at 7pm pst :)
there will be sweet little “thank-yous” tucked into every purchase… and super fun prizes too! :) i really hope you can make it :) :) its going to be lots of fun remembering the silly times we've all had :)
please let me know if you plan to attend!!! :) i will be sending a follow-up email with specific links and details for the meet-n-greet chat to those who RSVP :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

the Rocky Horror UPDATE :)

i am so excited about my next etsy shop update on Sunday, September 19th starting at 2pm PST :) this will be the LAST update until mid-november (after the BIG Torrance Fiber Festival on Nov. 7th) and this time, i'm going ALL OUT to provide a super fun party atmosphere for you :) so, what's the theme?? :) :)

i see you shiver, with antici-................................................pation! :)

that's right! in light of the upcoming Halloween holiday, i'll be listing lots of Lush Yummies loosely based on the awesome rock musical, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" :) :) there will be lots of Rocky Horror inspired Lush Stuffed art batts, yummy hand dyed locks, and some NEW yummies, too! :)

and the BEST part is: there will be a live audio-streaming soundtrack for the update and prizes to win!!! :) if we click on the PLAY button at exactly 2:00pm pst, we will all be in sync at the double-feature "showing" together :) you can even "pop out" the player into its own window and keep the etsy shop open as well :)

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please leave a comment at the end of this post to let me know you're hanging out with us and to be entered in one of 3 fun prize giveaways, no purchase necessary! :) also, leave whatever fun comments you like, for me and everyone else who is here :)

there are 3 chances to WIN prizes: leave a comment at the end of this blog post... make a purchase from my etsy shop... or purchase the listing that has the Rocky Lips hidden in one of its photos :) all prizes will be a 1oz Martini Mixer of fibers used in the making of this update :) one prize per attendee :)

NEW! introducing hand dyed "Moonshine" mixes :) these yummies are full of mixed ingredients all simmering in one dye-pot, producing a wonderful concoction of colors and textures :) these are different from my "Martini Mixers" which are often gathered from several batches of hand dyed fibers :)

and... introducing kettle dyed Lush Rovings :) i've been experimenting a bit with kettle dying and finally have some unique hand dyed offerings for you :) but they are few and far between, so grab them while they're there :)

pop on over to my flickr page for a looksy at a few of these items, not all of them :) the rest of the yummies will go live during the rockin' update :) all listings this time around are virtually unrepeatable, so i hope you can make it on sunday to grab your favorites :)

as usual, reserved items will go up ahead of time and the music and new listings will kick off promptly at 2pm pst :) i hope to see you then!!! :) :) xoxo

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lush Mommy goes Renegade... :)

i am finally coming up for air after preparing for my first ever craft show the past 3 months... it feels good to know it's only a few days away :) and i just realized that all my life i've LOVED playing "store," i loved setting up shop and pretending to ring up merchandise, and now i get to do it for real! :)

my debut will be at the Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles, July 24th & 25th :) check their website for directions and to check out all the artists who will be attending :)

with over 50 handspun yarns, and 40+ carded batts and hand dyed martini mixes, plus lots more fun goodies for sale, i think i am ready to hit the road! :)

stop by the booth and join us for some fibery fun, etsy giveaways, and be smack-dab in the middle of L.A.'s hand crafted wares of every kind :)

i hope to see you there :) xoxo

Saturday, January 23, 2010

bamboozled... :) a dear friend of mine sent me her stash of bamboo fiber and dyes to go with it, and wouldn't ya know it? i'm hooked!

check out my first attempts:

it IS quite a bit different from kettle dyeing wool and protein fibers, but i love how the plant fibers really drink in the dyewater and have a brilliant, silky sheen... :)

fresh petals
fresh petals

so i've ordered more supplies and lots of interesting fibers to play with and i'm super excited to add these into the mix of deLushous fibers in the shop :)