Friday, May 27, 2011

Amigurumi Contest at Stash!

Stash will have a Amigurumi contest in June!  I'm not sure if you are aware, but I love knitting Amigurumi and anything sweet and fun!  If you look around the shop you are sure to find a little friend in almost every corner.  Summer is the perfect time to knit or crochet one for yourself.  In any project you are sure to learn a new technique that you can use in future projects. 

Now for the rules:

Amigurumi: The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.[1]Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.

Knit or crochet amigurumi contest rules:

1. You may use any amigurumi book or single pattern for your project. You may also make up your own amigurumi using the pictures in your head.

2. Supplies for your amigurumi must be purchased at Stash to be entered in the contest. Upon purchasing your supplies, please let us know you would like to participate in the contest and we will help you fill out a registration form, which will include your pattern source, project supplies, and receipt of purchase

3. The final day to turn in your amigurumi will be 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 20th…NO EXCEPTIONS. Your amigurumi will be tagged with a number to identify for voting. Your Amigurumi will be returned to you after the contest. Please pick up your Amigurumi by July 10th.

4. You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase at Stash when you bring in your amigurumi.

5. All Amigurumi will be on display at Stash, on the Blog, and on Facebook starting Monday, June 20th thru Monday, June 27th.

6. Voting will conclude on Monday, June 27th at 4:00pm… NO EXCEPTIONS.

7. Voting: When you vote you will receive one entry into the "voters drawing" each time you vote one in each of the following locations:

* At Stash with each purchase during the voting period

* Once on the Stash Blog

* Once on the Stash Facebook page

You get a chance to vote, and be entered in the "voting" drawing each time you make a purchase during the voting period.

8. The winners of the Amigurumi contest will be announced at the Needle Arts Night on Thursday, June 30th. You do not need to be present to win, winners will be posted on the Stash Blog and Facebook.

9. Yarn prizes will be awarded to the Amigurumi winner as well as a "voter" winner. Details on the prizes will come soon!
Please call with any questions: 303-660-YARN or email:

Need inspiration? Stash has Amigurumi books and patterns galore. Stop by and we will help you with ideas and pattern support.

Stash also has black safety eyes for your Amigurumi!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Craftstravaganza is back and will be bigger than ever!  The May event was such a success Suzanne decided to bring it back in July.

Craftstravaganza is back!

Join Siouxsiequeue's & Stash for the second season of Craftstravaganza. Set beneath the shade tree of a charming house, Craftstravaganza vendors will offer an assortment of handmade products made by local artisans. We'll be back at Stash for our second event of the season on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Call for Vendors

We had such a great time at our May event we decided to do it again! If you are interested in joining Craftstravaganza in July please complete this application form. Applications will be accepted for the July event from Monday, May 23 through Friday, June 10. Accepted applications will be notified by email no later than Friday, June 17, 2011. We are excited to announce that for this show we will have two choices for vendor space. The first choice will be our original offering, one table, no more than 6' in length for $20, or our newest option, a 10'x10' space for $50. We will also have a Featured Vendor option. Featured Vendors will have bio/shop information, links, and photos featured in all of the digital advertising; including our websites, blogs, and Facebook pages, and your logo will appear on the Craftstravaganza fliers. Fees will be payable upon notification of an accepted application, please do not make payments at this time. Questions? Please email

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Save the date - CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA is a week away!

Sunday Sling

 I finally brought out my sewing machine and started sewing again!  I forgot how much I love following a pattern, using amazing fabric, and having a great bag in the end!  This is the Reversible Sunday Sling by Amy Butler.  I've had my eye on this pattern ever since it was delivered to the shop.  This bag could truly hold everything, even make a great weekend bag.  My intention for it is a diaper bag for a good friend who is having a baby in August.   I used Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 fabrics for the bag, it was hard to decide which of his amazing colorways to use, until my friend mentioned something about turquoise, orange, and white in the nursery.  Then it was an obvious choice!
 Check out all the pockets!  This would also make an awesome project bag
 The outside pockets are perfect for holding needles.
I love the tie straps!
The pattern that started it all

A little bit of "sunshine" a rainbow and more color



It seems the closer we get to summer the colder and more grey the days have been.  You can escape the grey and with the amazing rainbow of colors that have been arriving at my door.  I love opening the boxes and seeing all that the summer yarns have to offer.  Here you see CEY cotton bamboo prints.  New this year and oh so lovely!  The colors are perfect for baby/child garments or a summer tee for yourself.  With a few skeins of the bright yellow you could wrap yourself in sunshine!