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Through My Eyes

April 21, 2010

I was told something yesterday that made me sad. Today I remind myself that I am so lucky to get to do what I do- no matter what anyone thinks about it. I work hard every day, I make beautiful things, and I get to spend almost every waking minute with my beautiful, rambunctious, spirited, and smart baby girl.Not everyone can look at my life and see how wonderful it is and sometimes that hurts me. ...

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Night Life

April 08, 2010

I'm really excited to see that Etsy is now featuring sellers who have jobs in addition to selling on Etsy. I've always really enjoyed the Quit Your Day Job series- it's SO inspiring to see these sellers who have achieved such success, but that's just not me. However, stories like Working Overtime: Christy Rose of KBShimmer -I can relate to...well, sort of. As I have mentioned before, I have a job...

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How To Prep A Batt for Spinning

April 07, 2010

Love the look of batts but don't have the slightest idea how to work with them? Allow me to show you how to prep a fibery fun batt for spinning!This is how your batt will arrive. First you want to open up your batt and lay it out flat. Then you want to gently pull your batt into strip's. Leave the end of the strip connected to the whole and alternate ends so that you end up with a zig-zag. Next...

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New Routine

March 28, 2010

Hello Friends- Happy Sunday!It seems as though I've sunk into a new routine... I bartend on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights so I tend to get more OTR work done on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday. So naturally, it makes sense that I am listing my new yarns & fiber on these days. From now on you can count on shop updates on Tuesday and Friday afternoon/evenings. Here is a little sneak peak...

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Just Can't Get Enough...

March 23, 2010

Just Can't Get Enough...Virtue Natural.I should start by saying, I am not a product girl. The only product I have ever consistently used in my entire life is Coco butter. With that said, in the last couple of years my lack of product has begun to show- in my face. After having my child, my once perfect skin took a nose dive. For the last couple of years I've been trying out A LOT of over the...

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In The Process: Dyeing Wool

March 22, 2010

Today I am in the process of dyeing merino wool. With the help of Nemo, of course.

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Yarn Porn

March 18, 2010

I have my computer back and I don't have to work at the bar tonight. That mean's I'm finally updating my shop! Please do stop by soon and check out my new yarn and fiber. I'm really just writing this blog to show off my new yarn porn though. Enjoy!be well, be positive.rAchel

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Sitting In Limbo

March 16, 2010

Still no computer today. I have my old computer to play around on, but I can't get any real work done. So, I kind of feel like I'm in limbo. If you find yourself in limbo, I highly recommend this song. It's an enjoyable way to pass the time. Sitting in Limbo, by Jimmy Cliff.Be well, be positive- even in limbo.rAchel

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Fiddley Fiber Art Bits Swap!

March 13, 2010

Last night, my package for the Fiddley Fiber Art Bits Swap came in the mail! Dani from the fame Pumpkinhaus sent me possibly the greatest package I have EVER received. I just wanted to share the goodness with you.My mind is spinning! Thank you SO much Dani! I can't wait to get making- this yarn it is going to be craftastic! For more information on the Fiddley Fiber Art Bits Swap, click here.Form...

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Hello Kitty.

March 12, 2010

Meet the newest member of the OnTheRound Team! This is my Fancy Kitty Kitten Drum carder (available for sale here). This beautiful carder was handmade using 100% North American red oak hardwood and she is a beauty! I've had my carder for a couple of weeks now and every batt I make is just as fun as the first! Before I got my carder I was hand carding rolags- a tedious task for someone to loves to...

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Do you plan to do great work today?

March 11, 2010

It's 7:30 a.m. I just guzzled my first cupa coffee and have a hot bowl of oatmeal on my lap. The day has only just begun and yet I feel like I'm going to do great work today.Why? I've been doing A LOT of research this week through various blogs and business websites. I'm trying to motivate myself for the slower months creeping up around the bend. My goal, to make this slow time, my busiest season...

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What Have You Become: Rose Petal

February 16, 2010

Rose Petal Merino WoolNow Tea Rose Hat hand knit by my friend Sosae and available for purchase in her Etsy Shop, sosaecaetanoWant to share your ontheround yarn creations? Email your photos to

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