Bits, pieces, and other things...
We added ten new laces last week, including Balmoral (pictured at left). Whenever I look at the laces, I have so much fun thinking about ways I could use them -- and there are so many! From the simplest accents (trimming a gift bag, using lace as a ribbon/tie, making quick and easy scrunchies) to the more involved (bedding with inset lace, wedding and christening gowns, etc), the uses are endless and so very much fun to consider!
One of our favorite customers, Gentian, who lives in Alaska, sent pictures of some of the things she and her sister have made lately. They're absolutely amazing, folks, and I anticipate at least a few posts showing them over the next couple of weeks. (I need to process the pictures and write some text first. Oh, and quit drooling over the craftswomanship.)
Bad news: BCI Labels, about whom I wrote in an earlier post, apparently aren't making organic cotton labels right now. They're having trouble sourcing the cloth tape. Thanks to Willow, of Holy Lamb Organics, for letting us know.
The Organic Consumers Association, to which I personally belong, is calling for a boycott of Walmart for degrading organic standards and labeling non-organic stuff as organic. Read more about the boycott here. Here's more about factory farming organic milk, too, as well as information about producers to avoid when possible.
We're working on adding some fun new fabrics this week; I'll let you know once they're up.