Holiday Deals from Kaleidoscope Kitty!

Happy Saturday! I am starting my holiday deals a bit earlier this year!
On my etsy shop– enter “GIFTGIVING” at checkout to receive 20% off!

Note this discount does not apply to my handspun yarn. The time that it takes for me to spin, ply, set, and tag is more a labor of love than a major money maker. (I spend at least 4 hours with each skein, many on the upwards of 6-8 hours. If we do the math, how much I sell my yarn for, and minus the roving cost, my wage can sometimes be as low as $2- $3/ hour)
Due to those circumstances, I am doing a different offer for all handspun yarn purchases! At checkout, in notes to buyer- enter “holidaylove” and I will send you a special thank you- a pair of Sterling Silver and stone earrings (normally $15-20) for free. My way of thanking you for buying my handspun and your support.

Please let me know if you need help with etsy- I am happy to help!

On a side note, I am trying to figure out a day I can host an open house for my local buyers, but my retail schedule is proving to be a challenge. Until then, if you would like a private visit, please let me know.

IMG_6834 Kaleidoscope Kitty shop IMG_3555 Christine Walberg Handspun Yarn

And now, after a bit of a break… a bit of a breather, a fresher look on life, summer and art, and a major plus of a new phone (that can magically post). Thank you technology!

I officially feel that was the longest title ever… Except for that one Fiona Apple album that no one would recite.
So a bunch of things have been happening, and a little bit of nothing too. I am learning and relearning you must back up your files! My hard drive crashed last week, I have lost all my photos and am contemplating spending the mucho bucks to see if they can recover the files. Eek. Where are my photos? Oh man I wish I knew. I’ve been making some really kickin pieces recently for my etsy shop and the gift shop and now I have nothing to show for it. Le sigh.

Spinning is still happening on a regular basis. I just got some alpaca fiber, the cria (baby)’s name is Ethan. I helped shear him last year. And he is oh so soft! AND a double Blue ribbon winner! 🙂    A nice and special project is underway with him!

Ethan and me!

@Rum River Alpacas

 

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I went to Michigan for work… Anyone (not from Michigan) heard of a Michigan left? Oh my god! You have to go north to go south! I drew many diagrams for people to understand. It’s some crazy stuff. Not a fan. For those who would like to know what a Michigan Left is, please click here. I have officially used enough hyperlinks this time. Thanks!

Demos at my work are still successful! Yay! Today I worked on Munny dolls. I made my foomi look like a mermaid! The hair looks awesome btw! I will definitely post some more pictures when it’s competed.

Foomi frontside

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Last week I worked on golden open acrylics. I am a big fan and made a 18×36 painting of a turtle. I apparently really like sea stuff right now. (I think it’s a sign I need to see the ocean soon) I usually crave bagels right before deciding on airfare since I only really eat them at airports.

Golden Open Acrylics 2013

Golden Open Acrylics
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Other than that, it’s been hot and I’ve been neglecting my studio since its so warm. Today finally cooled down so I plan on gettin my hoops out and playing outside tonight!

Hooping with "Jem" xo