Tatting You Up!

HomeSpun Yarn Party was amazing!  So much fun, so many people, and a near mob-scene at one point!

But first, let me just remind you that there are only two days left to join the SpaceCadet’s yarn club, the InterStellar Yarn Alliance.  I’ve already been working on the yarn and goodies for the first parcel and it’s going to be fabulous, so if you’ve been thinking about joining and haven’t had a chance yet, don’t  wait!  The Yarn Alliance closes for subscriptions on March 31.

Click here to learn more or to join the SpaceCadet's InterStellar Yarn Alliance yarn club for knitters and crocheters

Ok, now, back to HomeSpun…  The place was hoppin’, absolutely crazy.  It was wall-to-wall indie spinners and dyers and, the minute the doors opened, it was wall-to-wall fiber-loving customers too.  At one point, I actually found myself pushed out the booth on the other side of the aisle, and physically unable to get back into our booth!  It. was. wild!!!

The SpaceCadet booth at HomeSpun Yarn Party

And I’m tickled pink to tell you that part of the reason for the madness was… everybody loved the SpaceCadet tattoos!  I was hoping people would like them — they loved them.  I was running around the booth just trying to get one on everyone who wanted one.  Customers waving and gesturing, calling out, waiting for me to put a tattoo on them — or even taking a couple and putting them on each other.  Before I knew it, there was little SpaceCadet all over the place.  I was thrilled!!!

I stuck one on my cheek, of course (but you’ve already seen that).  And then I got a bit risqué and stuck one just below my neckline…

SpaceCadet tattoo from SpaceCadet Creations, hand-dyed yarn for knitting and crochet


But then, some of my customers thought that was the perfect spot too!

A SpaceCadet chest tattoo!

And the thing about the tattoos is that they were the perfect icebreaker.  Suddenly, all the customers waiting in line were helping each other put them on, discussing whether they should go for shoulders, wrists, or biceps…  It was so cool to see so many people getting into the spirit!  Oh, and then…  they started comparing yarn.  Of course they did!  It’s what fiber people do!

Lots and lots of customers sticking SpaceCadets right there on their cheeks.  Including my two lovely assistants…

The SpaceCadet's lovely assistants get into the spirit of HomeSpun Yarn Party

(Don’t they look fabulous?!?)

We came home feeling on fire — happy, exhilarated, exhausted.  HomeSpun lived up to everything we hoped, and our customers were so much fun.  Our next show is Knitters Fantasy on April 14 and it’s going to be a crunch to get ready for another show so soon but…  I can’t wait!


Hey, don’t forget — only two days left to sign up!

Click here to learn more or to join the SpaceCadet's InterStellar Yarn Alliance yarn club for knitters and crocheters

Written All Over My Face

The last couple of days have been crazy busy — I’ve been running around doing last minute things to prepare for HomeSpun Yarn Party this Sunday in Savage MD.  But yesterday and I had to stop everything and play for wee bit.

Just stop and play, like a kid.

Because something wonderful arrived in the post.  Something I’d ordered completely on a whim, and just hoped it’d turn out all right, thought I’d probably love it but wasn’t really sure…

When I ripped open the package I found this…

They're SpaceCadet tattoos!!!!

And I immediately let out a squeeeeee!!!!

And then, I immediately did this…

Wrinkles? Wrinkles?!?  Yeah, that's why half the photo is out of focus...

(Disclaimer:  My nose is not that big.  Somehow, I seem totally incapable of taking a close up that does not involve either enlarging my nose to alarming proportions or causing it to become misshapen in a startlingly Gérard Depardieu-esqe fashion.  Seriously.  I have no idea why.  Also, the crazy amount of out of focus area?  That hides wrinkles.  Yeah, I can see some of you nodding.)

But back to the tattoos.  Ok, now, I admit I’m probably a lot more excited about this than you are.  The thing is, I love my little SpaceCadet.  He hangs out with me all day long — on labels, on my project bag, and on the original drawing I made of him, stuck on the corkboard over my desk.   So to see him suddenly appear on a bunch of temporary tattoos just made me feel downright giddy.  I mean, a SpaceCadet tattoo!  How cool is that?!?

So, If I Wear One, Will You Wear One Too?

Ok, how does this sound…  We’ll be taking these funky little SpaceCadet tattoos to HomeSpun and giving one to every person who signs up to the SpaceCadet mailing list (oh yeah, a copy of the SpaceCadet’s Guide and a tattoo!).  And — and here’s the fun part — for everyone who puts their tattoo on right then and there, we’ll give them 10% off their HomeSpun purchase!  How does that sound?

And if you’re not going to HomeSpun but you really really want one of these cool little tattoos, just remind me in the notes of your next order and I’ll pop one in your parcel.  And when you wear it, you gotta send me a photo! Ok?


(Hey, don’t forge:  InterStellar Yarn Alliance memberships will be open for only another 7 days.  If you’ve been meaning to join and haven’t yet, don’t let the subscription time close before you get a chance!)