Round Up: Back to School

Back to School1. Aemelia Book Cover by Franklin Habit

2. French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi

3. George Sand by Katie Rose Pryal

4. Stadium Blanket by Allyson Dykhuizen

5. Sea Anemone Messenger Bag by Mel Clark

6. Lots of coffee beans by shika

7. Winter Ear Warmer by Elisa McLaughlin

8. Pencil Case by Doodlenoodle

9. Boutique Laptop Sleeve by Rachael Oglesby

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Valentine Truffles xoxo

IMG_0099These valentine truffles are the PERFECT gift for a fiber artist/scrapbooker/art journalist.  They are crocheted chocolate (or white chocolate) on the outside, & in center, there is a fiber surprise! There might be a few yards of silk ribbon, some antique buttons, novelty yarn. . .

On the bottom of each truffle, there is a little “tag”.  Pull on this tag until the crochet stitches begin to unravel (you may need to help it along bit to get it started). As the truffle unravels the filing is  revealed.

You can find a pattern for making these truffles here.  They would make a great party favor for a knitting circle’s valentine’s day party!

I will be offering one lucky follower this valentine’s day gift of 6 assorted truffles to say “Thanks for being apart of my knitting circle!”  For your chance to win, just click on the “follow The Fiber Nest” button on the sidebar.  The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day!

xoxo

Valentine Truffles xoxo

IMG_0099These valentine truffles are the PERFECT gift for a fiber artist/scrapbooker/art journalist.  They are crocheted chocolate (or white chocolate) on the outside, & in center, there is a fiber surprise! There might be a few yards of silk ribbon, some antique buttons, novelty yarn. . .

On the bottom of each truffle, there is a little “tag”.  Pull on this tag until the crochet stitches begin to unravel (you may need to help it along bit to get it started). As the truffle unravels the filing is  revealed.

You can find a pattern for making these truffles here.  They would make a great party favor for a knitting circle’s valentine’s day party!

I will be offering one lucky follower this valentine’s day gift of 6 assorted truffles to say “Thanks for being apart of my knitting circle!”  For your chance to win, just click on the “follow The Fiber Nest” button on the sidebar.  The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day!

xoxo

The Tribute Series

Tribute SeriesIn my own personal journey with handcrafts, there have been two influential people who have brought me to the place I am at today.  To these two people, I am eternally grateful for their gift of time while teaching my hands the skill of knitting. I have felt honored as they impart to me the traditions of the craft, as they walk beside me in support of every knitting endeavor I’ve taken on. In response to this gratefulness, I would like to host a series of blog posts in tribute to handcraft mentors. I know I am not the only one who has had the privilege, and the benefit of having this kind of mentoring relationship.  In these posts I would love to offer you the opportunity to pay tribute to those in your life who have played a mentoring role in teaching you handcrafts.  Whether it be your mother, grandmother, a good friend or unexpected teacher, I want to meet them.  I want to read your story & learn about the traditions that have influenced your own handcraft work.

The first post in the series will be my own tribute to my knitting mentor.  After that, I will post the stories that I receive from you in tribute to your mentors. It is through these relationships that have made the traditions of handcrafts so meaningful, & rich in history. Let’s honor the time old traditions of passing down the skills of handcrafts together!

For more information on how you can participate, click HERE.

The first 4 people who send in their story & have their tribute published on The Fiber Nest will receive a gift to give away to your mentor or keep for yourself!

Feel free to contact me with any questions ~ I love to  hear from you.