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[21 May 2009 | 13 Comments | 2,331 views]
always in progress

I know it’s been forever since the last shop update, but I promise there’s a good reason for it. Behind the scenes chez Splityarn it has been crazypants with fabric cutting and sewing.
Along with the next shop update, I’m also preparing for two events. The first I’ll be selling at is the Squam Art Workshop in New Hampshire on June 6th. You don’t have to be attending the workshops to come and play. In fact, there’s going to be a big ol’ Ravelry party that night too.
The second one I’m …

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[3 Apr 2009 | 35 Comments | 1,577 views]

I've had this post in my head for a few years now. I've been delaying and putting it off because ultimately, it's really hard to write. I'm sure it will be cathartic once it's out there, but for now the words don't flow easily.
10 years ago, January, my dad died of a brain tumour. It's one of those things that sort of snuck up on us and seemed to happen really quickly. He was diagnosed in the Fall of 1997 and by January 1999, he was gone. I don't …

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[18 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,641 views]

Aaaand the new straps and pouches are up in the splityarn shop.

sewing, shop update »

[17 Mar 2009 | 8 Comments | 2,799 views]

I'm furiously working behind the scenes to prep for a decent-sized shop
update tomorrow afternoon at 4pm (Eastern.) If all goes well, I should
have a metric tonne of wee pouches in some cute new fabrics along with
matching long pouches. I also finished up some great SLR camera straps
in a cool faux-bois, some dark chocolate houndstooth and in my
favourite OMG Robots! fabric.

No box bags this time, they'll be in the March 31st update when we're back from Nashville. I'm adding all the official shop update times to the google calendar I …

shop update »

[25 Feb 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,353 views]

The splityarn shop has been updated! Next update in two weeks (ish. I'll firm up a date and add it to the calendar soon.)


sewing, shop update »

[10 Feb 2009 | 13 Comments | 2,578 views]

As part of the Year in Pictures group I spent last week photographing the process of sewing camera straps for the shop. Just one photo to sum up each day.  I wanted to focus on some of the details that I get to enjoy every day while sitting at my sewing machine that others don't always get to see. Stacks of fabric, colourful pins and the magic when you turn something right side out and see that it's all coming together. It's so easy to get caught up in the …

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[6 Feb 2009 | 12 Comments | 1,592 views]

In all the excitement of travelling to Vancouver for the holidays, I completely gapped sharing some other exciting news. Check it out, in the Jan/Feb '09 edition of Crochet Today, those are splityarn pouches! So rad. If you want to read the snippet, check out the large size on flickr.

Thanks Crochet Today! I'm honoured!

shop update »

[24 Jan 2009 | 13 Comments | 1,850 views]

I quietly added a few boxbags to the splityarn shop yesterday afternoon and there are still a few left if you're interested. I'm going to make more of each of the sold out fabrics, but it won't be for a week or three yet. The next shop update will primarily be camera straps, both point and shoot and SLR.

And on that subject, does anybody have any suggestions or links for some manly fabrics for straps? I know a lot of folks share their cameras and as strange as it …

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[8 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,505 views]

BazBiz was a rousing success and as expected, there was plenty left over for the shop. I just did a HUGE update and the shop is OPEN! This will be the last update I can manage before the holidays, so shop early, shop often.

I'm heading to Vancouver for Christmas with my family, so I'm going to have to shut down the shop on the 15th. You'll want to have everything in the mail on its way to you by then anyway, so it should work out just fine.
Oh, …

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[6 Dec 2008 | 26 Comments | 2,393 views]

The sewing is finished, the pricing tags are on, the inventory is complete. I'm officially all set for Bazaar Bizarre Boston tomorrow. If you're going to be there, come by and say hi. Please don't be shy, I'll be happy to hear some familiar names!
Heaps of Box Bags,

Wee Pouches,

Long Pouches

and camera straps. (No pics of the SLR straps yet, I ran out of light for photographs)

Then first thing Monday morning I'll start listing goodies in the shop!