Fall Fling Shoebox Swap and Business Talk

Have you ever wondered why I like stamping so much? Besides the colorful papers (cardstock and patterns in rich tones), cutting options (punches and framelits abound) and fun ribbons (textures that pop), it is being in the company of others that like stamping just as much as I do. Yes, a tribe and today’s tribe is a demonstrator gathering where you are invited as a guest to try out this tribe.

The big event for the day is the Shoebox Swap where you prepare card kits for everyone else to stamp and then everyone else does the same. Three hours of stampin’ bliss using current catalog products! Which means we get to try out items we may not have in our personal stash.

Next up is swapping projects assembled before the event so you can go home with even more samples. Better than Pinterest!

We need to stop to refuel at lunchtime. Then group make-n-takes bring us back to stamping. After that, we share business related ideas and let our hands rest. Last, we clean up and leave the room as we found it.


If this sounds likes a day you want to experience, please contact me to RSVP for a Super Awesome Day of Stamping with the paper crafting tribe!


Have a Super Awesome Day!



Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts outing

Wool in the summer? Yes, please if you are hooker! I have been steadily working on my snow peeps rug since I last blogged about it here. Each loop is hand pulled by me so when I have a chunk of time and my stamping to do list is manageable, I get to hookin’! Here is my progress since the last post:


and a close up of all those loops…one peeps had to have a purple hat of course!


But I set aside the snowpeeps and ventured to Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts in Stoughton to find binding yarn for the Halloween rug here…


My plan is to whip stitch the burlap edge to finish the rug. I hope to make progress this weekend while Mom can help me get started. I am determined to finish for the Halloween season this year, which I do believe may mark 5 years since I started this rug!

Ingrid from Spry Whimsy was gracious enough to show me around her shop and share what she and her husband, Peter, create there. Ingrid is a spinner transforming wool into yarns and teaching others how to spin. Peter is a felter creating usable and wearable art and shares in classes as well.

A few photos that I took…that’s Ingrid next to her Super Woman of Wool tshirt…


They host a fiber lovers circle on Wednesday evenings that she said I am welcome to join even though I would be the first hooker. Sounds like fun amongst other fiber lovers, let’s go! I look forward to learning more about the fibers at Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts and how I can incorporate them in my rugs.

Until the next hooking installment,

Super Awesome Hooker Shirley