I am getting ready to ship my first "real sale" to a shop here in Michigan!!! I am so excited. She wanted just raw angora fiber, but she needs 8 ounces which doesn't seem like alot but since it is so light it is quite a bit. I was concerned I didn't have enough in stock and still have enough to spin with, but after going through all of what we have there was PLENTY with more to spare! LOL Not much else is happening here. The puppies are doing great and getting bigger every day. Hubby is on a business trip to New York and Massachusetts this week and won't be home until Friday night. I already miss him. It is really hard when he travels on both of us. I end up doing all 5 of the kids running alone, and he is driving between the two states this week so he will have a long one too. Here are some pictures of my first sale ready to be boxed and sent.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
We had another batch of angora babies on Wednesday night while we were at church!! These are English angoras ( I think they look like ewoks) They look like little rats right now, the pictures were taken right after they were born! There are 7 of them. Hopefully we will be able to sell some of them! We had a lot of people interested when we had the french angoras for sale, everyone wanted these kind so we are hopeful that we can sell at least half of them. We did end up selling 3 of the 7 french babies. Today is our 17th wedding anniversary! It measures up to about 30 years in today standards! We will hopefully be celebrating in May up at Mackinaw Island! We already have reservations at the Inn that we have stayed at the last few years. Hubby will be gone about 2 weeks, every month, out of the next 3 months on business, so the trip will be a welcomed change after him being gone so much!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I have 4 new skeins of yarn that are for sale. They vary in yardage and price. Angora yarn is 7 times warmer than wool and has a beautiful "halo" effect when crocheted or knitted. They are sometime referred to as "urban sheep" due to the fact that alot of people in apartments or homes in the city can keep angoras as a source of fiber. We comb ours out to get the fiber (no, we do not kill them!) and then we spin them here at home. I have two grey skeins (although the rabbits would be considered a "black color") and two natural skeins. I charge $0.28 a yard. The skeins range from $23 to $38 and they are between 84 yards to 140 yards. Leave a comment here if you are interested in them or would like more information. I can also dye a skein any color you have in mind.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I still have some hand-spun angora rabbit items for sale. The hats are $35.00 each. The mittens are $40 (size med./large,) and the hand crocheted whirly scarf is $50. Put a comment in the comment box if you are interested in them:)Thanks Bekah for modeling!