Saturday, September 19, 2009

fiber in the park festival 2009





Today I had the honor of meeting another Etsy shop owner - Knitspin of Naperville, Illinois! Today the third annual Fiber in the Park Festival was held at Shabbona Park in Earlville, Illinois; it's a wonderful event and its popularity grows more each and every year, attracting vendors and shoppers from all over the midwest. Here we are, Knitspin and Lonesome Road Studio:


At the top, from bottom to top, here are some of the treasures that I found...
  • Beautiful merino yarns; the green was purchased from Knitspin.
  • Wonderful Tagua Nut buttons... "vegetable ivory" from the Amazon rainforest. The purchase of these buttons supports the employment of 35,000 native people, helping to maintain the trees and ultimately stabilize the rainforest. (Chong the Cat needed to inspect these.)
  • Simple and richly colored recycled-sweater coasters by ReSweater; beautiful for the spare bedroom!
  • And of course, I managed to find beads! These are "Soul of Somanya" beads, created in Ghana... "creating art, transforming lives."
  • Adorable Shepherd's Pride Apple Spice goats milk soap from Vickie's Raspberry Hollow of Burlington, Iowa.

10 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Great finds! I love that sheepish looking sheep ;-)...and the coasters are great too. How did kitty like the buttons?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

goodkarma said...

excellent finds, dude! i looooove those buttons! glad you had a good time there!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

There were soooooo many other colors of the buttons too. One looked just like a pickle slice.

SleightGirl said...

Those buttons are so cool!

GregoryRoad said...

I love the soap. I don't know that I could bring myself to use it, though.

The buttons are gorgeous, too. Nice haul!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

I have grand intentions of learning how to felt that yarn. heh.

SmuTopia Jewelry said...

Great finds!!! I'm especially in love with the buttons! Do you know if they had a website?

-Jessica (smutopia.jewelry@gmail.com)

Resweater said...

Thanks for showing my coasters! I had a great time, and wish I could have shopped & browsed more. I love those buttons!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

OMG Resweater - that was YOU?!! Hi there!!! I need to check out your Artfire shop and add you to the post!!

PamperingBeki said...

Great finds!! What a great event.

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