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Is there anything Lashell can’t do?

August 11, 2010

In my next life I want to come back as a piece of recycled sari ribbon and have Lashell turn me into one of her wonderful creations.

Check out the new clutch and purse that Lashell created out of our recycled sari ribbon. Go check out her Etsy shop: : http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone !Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon ClutchSari Ribbon Art YarnSari Ribbon Art Yarn

Groovy Green Livin

August 10, 2010

So, the easiest thing is to of course watch the video (at the bottom..give it a second or two to load)… I think I’m addicted to my webcam.
But, I need to share this awesome new website with all of you Darn Good Yarn-ers! My dad’s cousin Lori just launched this site Groovy Green Livin

Groovy Green Livin is dedicated to providing an honest and credible setting for sharing green ideas, thoughts and other useful tips and trends relating to living a greener lifestyle.  A healthy, organic lifestyle not only applies to what we put into our bodies but also to what we put on our bodies.  Groovy Green Livin hopes to show their readers that embracing this lifestyle doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Simple, small changes in your life can lead to a non-toxic, healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

Groovy Green Livin provides green living consultations for businesses, schools, and homes throughout the Greater Boston area (online or telephone services are also available) and inspiration for living a greener life through the Groovy Green Livin Blog and Website.

Lori rocks doesn’t she?! Check out her shop too by clicking here!

Wonderful Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purses

August 7, 2010

Lashell is my total inspiration– Go check out her Etsy shop: : http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone ! Look at what she’s created with our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purse

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purse

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Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat and Purse

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat and Purse

Sometimes we need a little push

August 7, 2010

This is especially true when you are a small business owner or independent artists. You have to kick your own butt and well sometimes that can be tiring. Other times, you get so stuck in the day-to-day you forget about thinking strategically to help you and your business grow.

Sometimes you have to call in the big guns and hire a life coach. I was very lucky to run into a wonder life and career coach, Julie Melillo. She is the owner of the Manhattan-based coaching company: www.yourdreamslifecoach.com. Ambitious, wonderful and client driven. It’s worth the investment in yourself and your business!

Here’s some additional contact information:

Julie Melillo Life Coaching
Certified Life Coach, member NYC ICF
New York, NY 10002
520.979.0002 (cell)
480.393.4742 (fax)
email@yourdreamslifecoach.com

The Barlow Guildhouse

August 5, 2010

I feel so lucky that Amy over at the Barlow Guildhouse found Darn Good Yarn.

They have been carrying our yarns for over a year now and they carry our great recycled silks and banana fiber yarns.

The Barlow Guildhouse is located on the grounds of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, next door to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

The Guildhouse is a hospital gift shop with a difference.  They carry beautiful items from all over the world.

Being staffed solely by volunteers allows them to keep their prices low.  All proceeds directly benefit Barlow Respiratory Hospital patients.

You can keep up with the latest Barlow Guildhouse news and events by joining their Facebook page. Follow them on Facebook by clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Barlow-Guildhouse/331965215202?ref=ts

Please contact them  if you are interested in volunteering too!

Basics:

Location:

Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Phone:
(213) 250-3894
Sat:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purses

August 5, 2010

Lashell is my total inspiration– Go check out her Etsy shop: : http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone ! Look at what she’s created with our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purse

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purse

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Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat and Purse

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat and Purse

Gotta love Twitter

August 4, 2010

Have you followed me on Twitter yet?
You should! http://www.twitter.com/darngoodyarn
I love going through in the morning when I wake up and see what’s up in the craft world. My routine is check a handful of stocks, (btw CNBC is reporting that bacon-pork bellies- in the past month has gone from $100ish to $109ish) Gross. Then I read the paper, then check facebook, then I scan through Twitter for a bit.

But no, I’m not going to talk about pork bellies this morning though. I wanted to share this great blog I ran across via a twitter buddy urbanknitfit. I think you’ll really love her… and she’s in Maine! http://tiptoethrough.blogspot.com/

I’m nosey and I always like to read to the about because you get an idea of what you can expect in a blog. abigail:
I’m the knitter of Urban Knitfits and an MFA graduate. I sell my knitting, art, and home goods through my 3 etsy shops! I grew up hearing “oh well you could make that!” from my mother in response to almost anything. This blog is a recording of my creative adventures.

Check out a lovely pic from her blog from a recent post: Click on it to visit the blog

http://tiptoethrough.blogspot.com/

Darn Good Yarn in Interweave’s Fall 2010 Knitscene

August 2, 2010

Check it out, Darn Good Yarn is on page 91 of Interweaves’ KnitScene Fall 2010 Magazine. Pick up a copy today!

Check out the new project I’m working on too using our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Yarn