The ‘Nicole’s Corner’ Category...
October 9, 2011
Or at least a chuckle…
I hope you’re having a great weekend. My dad is visiting me right now to catch the leaves changing. Yesterday the leaves looked ok. But today a few of them got the memo that it is indeed fall and they started changing. Check it out:
But my sweets, it gets better. Last night I was shown one of the funnier (top 5) youtube clips and I had to share it with you. I know some of you dog lovers will really crack up. So here’s to laughing.
Have a great day.
October 7, 2011
Well happy Friday my dears. I realize I haven’t been the youtubing, facebooking, blogging yarn darling lately. If you wanna know why, read on…
You may or may not know that I moved into my first house about 3 months ago. I’m totally loving it but it’s in Maine and it needed help getting ready for its first winter. You see it was a vacation rental when we purchased it so it 1) didn’t have any love put into it and 2) I had to make sure things like logs were stacked for the stove, basements were cleared out and dump runs were made. And then to top things off I somehow gained almost 10 pounds during the move… maybe it was the altitude drop. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Oh yeah, did I mention I had to keep up with the day-to-day of Darn Good Yarn?
I’m not complaining at all! I have just been exhausted and have been doing just enough to try and stay up-to-date and not burn out. But something happened this week, I just seemed to get over a hump, got this place a little more feng shui-ed and things seem to be flowing a little better. So, I can get back to working on projects for you like the free patterns (yes, I need to publish that mitten pattern!) and that new portion of the site I want to get going called Darn Good You.
So enough about me, you want to know about the yarn right?! Well, I have a cool shipment coming in about 2 weeks which will have wool and silk blends. When I first saw the sample runs it reminded me of stain glass. But right now I just introduced a 4 ply banana fiber yarn. This stuff is a lot different than the typical banana fiber I normally carry. Check it out here. I have lines of recycled cotton yarn and cotton ribbon that I will try my very very best to get onto the site for you today too!
How do you stay motivated? Please share in the comments below!
Thank you so much for all of your support. My Darn Good Yarn family is so awesome and I feel blessed to have you around!
June 28, 2011
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June 13, 2011
Good morning dahlings!
So this morning, I needed to show the wonderful creations that Michelle has put together (ummm see above!!!) Michelle is an amazing jewelry designer and in her latest creations she’s integrated some of Darn Good Yarn’s very own Recycled Silk Sari Yarn, Ribbon and Banana Fiber Yarn.
Please take a moment and check out the posting here to get your inspiration: http://misheldesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/banana-fiber-is-yummy.html
and if you would like to learn more about what Michelle is up to go and visit her full site: http://www.misheldesigns.com/
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!
May 27, 2011
It’s finally Friday and just after 10am to boot…where did my morning go? Oh I know where…watch the video to find out! Also, have you seen the new Silk Sari Ribbon colors? If not, check them out here: New Sari Ribbon Colors
Also, the shop that was featured in the video below is
Oh and if you’re interested, my new site that I just launched is called http://thecraftywiner.com
Have a wonderful day everyone!
May 13, 2011
Friday the 13th strikes Darn Good Yarn!!! Have a chuckle and watch the video. I also feature a new recycled silk bracelet in the vid that I think you will love!
and now a 2:30p update… the shrug is done!
May 11, 2011
So, it’s officially a hump day here at Darn Good Yarn but that’s good because I’m making something out of recycled sari ribbon yarn but, you’re just to have to watch the video to see what it is:) You’ll also see why I don’t care if I’m fat in my bathing suit this year:)
And remember, there is only a few days left to get 10% off the Original Premium Recycled Silk Yarn! Hurry!
April 29, 2011
Happy wedding day and happy Friday!
Here is your weekly update! Recycled Silk Yarn, the popular 1 skein sari ribbon scarf and more!
and see what really happens at Darn Good Yarn here:
April 25, 2011
Happy Monday Friends!
For those of you who purchase your yarn from Darn Good Yarn, you know that I love to wrap up your yarn in purple tissue paper and use bits of recycled yarn and ribbon.
I really feel honored that you want to try out Darn Good Yarn, or your coming back for seconds or thirds…or….
So, in the same way your purchases at Darn Good Yarn are gifts, I want you to have the yarn presented to you as gift…an affordable luxury!
But in that same light, I love seeing what the latest trends in wrapping gifts are. The one thing I’ve learned since starting Darn Good Yarn is that the wrapping is half the fun of the gift. That’s why I want to re-introduce you to Charissa at http://www.thegiftedblog.com
The site is an amazing collection of eye candy and total inspiration. I mean, hello, have you seen the photography?! Charissa is really an artist and I just had to share this great blog with you. She is the master of creative gift wrapping.
Again, be sure to visit, http://www.thegiftedblog.com and show my friend some Darn Good Yarn-esque support!
Have a wonderful week and tell me what’s the coolest wrap job you’ve done lately?!
April 10, 2011
A rare Sunday update but I’m just too excited… I have to show… here’s the video!!!!