Friday, June 28, 2013

Tour de Fleece 2013 - TEAM NEVERMORE

Despite having eleventy other projects going on right now (one shop revamp, one shop in the making, hand card group discount event on the forum, bitty babester's first birthday, a life...kinda...), I have decided that I'm going to join the awesomeness that is le Tour de Fleece.  It's a spinning event timed with the Tour de France.  A handful of guidelines, no rules, and hopefully a whole lotta yarn (read: stashbusting)!  I've watched it on Ravelry for a couple years now, but haven't played along because reasons.

This year, the awesomeness has been taken to a whole 'nother level.  My friend Chris from ThreeRavens is hosting Tour de Fleece: Team Nevermore.  Pretty much anything Chris does is amazing, and she has a great group of spinners gathered for this year's TdF.  How could I not join in?!  I've got a small box of "gotta have its" that I'm hoping to spin into fun, funky, whimsical yarns.  After all, I do have a new shop to stock. ;-)

You should spin along with us!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Where I've Been

A fuzzy troll?  Nope.  Just a custom batt.  

Once again, I've succumbed to blog lag.  Bitty babester has gotten a LOT more mobile, which makes taking time to sit and write, or do anything else, a luxury I can only rarely afford.  Hi!  How are you?  I've been BUSY lately!  I thought that putting my shop on hiatus would free up some time.  Not so.  Between the Round Four carding cloth co-op, general business management workings, and a "working vacation" to The Mannings for their 45th Annual Spinning Seminar, I have been crazy busy.  I've even had a couple custom orders come in.  It's good, and I'm certainly not complaining!  Just explaining.

I've got some news to report: BabesterArts will no longer be my yarn and fiber shop.  Effective... sometime, all my spinning pursuits will transfer to a new shop.  BabesterArts will go dark for a bit, and then re-open on a date TBD with a new, kid-centric line of fibery fun!  That's right, I'll have TWO shops to juggle!  And I thought I was busy...

I love my little shop, but it's just not clicking the way I want it to. I'd hoped that this year's rebranding/revamp would put it right, but it wasn't sitting well with me.  It wants to be something else, so I'm going to go with that.  The new shop is so. awesome.  Seriously, you guys.  Srsly.  I can't wait to debut this new creature I've created.  I'm really proud of it, and I think it will be a great home for my work.  BabesterArts, and all the fibery fun you've come to associate with it, will stay around, but the new line isn't yarn/spinning-centric.  It's equally awesome, but I'll probably wait to reveal more about it until the new fiber shop is up and running.  

Such a tease, right?