Saturday, April 27, 2013

Custom Dyeing Giveaway :-)

I won't be having a store update this weekend, as my order from Bendigo Woollen Mills didn't arrive! Probably due to the long weekend... I'm winding up some 10ply I have at hand, so next update will probably be twice as big - good news for everyone who misses out normally!

However, I've been feeling bad for those who do miss out - I love it that my yarns are in high demand, but I feel bad for those not quick enough on the checkout button! So, I thought perhaps I could have a new giveaway - one with a difference...

This giveaway will be for a custom slot - everyone who wants to enter can do so here at my blog, and on Monday evening I'll draw a winner: The winner can then order 100g of 4ply, 8ply or 10ply yarn gradient-dyed in their choice of colours at the usual price of $20 plus $6 postage.

This will give everyone an even chance at at least trying my yarns! And - to make things fair - please only enter if you *haven't* had a chance to try AppleSpice yarn yet :-)
I hope this makes sense! Good luck :-)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, April 19, 2013

Shop Update This Weekend

Just a heads-up, I'll be stocking the store with gradient yarns in 4ply, 8ply and possibly 10ply tomorrow night  (Saturday the 20th) at 9:00pm Hobart time :-)

I'll come back to this space and top it up with some pretty photos of the yarns drying tmrw!

For now, here's a lovely glimpse at Grandfather's Rose Garden being wound up for a customer on my new swift and ball winder...

Wound up, it looks like this:

Yum :-)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Giveaway #2 ~ Share!

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
Bernard Meltzer
I’m starting a new giveaway - anyone can enter by sharing a review of Applespice products, or by sharing photos of finished projects, spun yarns or works in progress :-) Also, if you've bought some of my baby clothes I’d love some action shots!

Please let me know if you’re not happy for me to use your photos or reviews on my website. If you’re happy for me to use them, I’ll credit them to you :-)

The giveaway runs from now until midnight on the 31st of May, to give you some time to have a chance to buy some of my products and then start making something! :-)

The prize is a $25 gift voucher for AppleSpice *and* free postage :-)

To enter, post your photos or reviews either in this thread in the AppleSpice Ravelry group, or email them to me at jess dot tas at gmail dot com Then enter officially here, with your Ravelry post number (visible in the top right of your finished post) or the email address you used to send me your entry:
You can enter several times if you have several AppleSpice products, the entry form refreshes each day for this particular raffle :-)

Good luck! x Jess

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Store Re-stocking Tonight!

Hello everyone!

Just announcing that I will re-stocking the AppleSpice Shop with a small range of 4ply and 8ply gradient yarns and some dandelion screen printed tee shirts and 3/4 sleeve tops tonight at 9:00 :-)

Here are some photos of the  yarns drying to whet your appetite :-)

I hope you find what you're looking for! I’m planning to stock the store about once a week, depending on my darling children ;-)

In the evening store will appear “closed for maintenance” as I stock it, and will open at 9:00 :-)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kathy H., winner of the $50 AppleSpice voucher :-) Happy shopping Kathy!

And to everyone else, thank you so much for joining in the fun, and I wish you all the best! Happy knitting, spinning, crocheting, felting, weaving, and everything else you love doing :-)

This is not the end - I'm now beginning a special giveaway for customers of AppleSpice who post photos of their finished projects (or works in progress!) in my Ravelry Group, or email them to me to be shared on the website :-) Reviews or feedback will also gain entries :-) 

I will leave this giveaway open for longer to allow people a chance to elbow their way into the scrum for some yarn or fibre, and to have time to turn it into something new! The winner will be drawn by random number generator, just as this one was :-)

Congratulations again Kathy, and a huge thank you to everyone for making the Little Grand Opening of AppleSpice such a brilliant success! xxx

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Work in Progress...

Firstly, just a quick reminder that the Giveaway closes at midnight tonight!

And now onto the fun stuff - I've been winding and dyeing and squeezing and drying, getting ready for another store update soon! I'll announce it here and on Facebook & Ravelry so you don't have to stalk the store!

I have a mix of 4ply, 8ply and 10ply, mostly machine washable BWM Luxury merino yarns - I'll be back tomorrow with some photos to whet your appetite!

Also, I just wanted to let everyone know that 10% of the proceeds of all my sales go directly to the Baobab Home, an amazing orphanage and outreach program in Tanzania. Terri, who runs the Boabab Home puts all the money directly into feeding, clothing and schooling the children and families she supports, she has no "administration and advertising" costs, she's at the coalface and using the money incredibly effectively. You can read more about it here, and see some great photos!

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Store is Open!

At 8:00 precisely I opened the store - I can't say I was completely ready though, as my kids were less than co-operative this evening!

I'm still adding bits and bobs to the store right now, but there's a range of yarns at least :-)

Hope you're having fun looking around, this is just the start :-)

Hugs to all, Jess x