September 09, 2010

Crafty Friday 9/10 - Drop Spindle Ornaments

It's my favorite time of the week again.....Crafty Friday!! Hi and thanks for joining us!

It's been really busy around here, but I think the coolest thing I've done this week is make these.

What are these you ask? What you see are mini drop spindle Christmas ornaments. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what a drop spindle is:

**From Wikipedia ~ A spindle is a wooden spike (known as the shaft) used for spinning wool, flax, hemp, cotton, and other fibres into thread. It is commonly weighted at either the bottom (sometimes called a drop spindle) middle or top, most commonly by a circular or spherical object called a whorl, and may also have a hook, groove or notch, though spindles without these are also common. Spindle whorls have been found in archaeological digs around the world.**

If your still confused here's the simplistic use it to make yarn.

Anywho, I made these really adorable mini drop spindles for all of you spinning enthusiasts to hang on you tree or anywhere else you'd like.

Wait, the hubs is saying he made them, I just decorated them. Hmmm, whatever. :o)

We are going to a fiber fest in a few weeks and we've been trying to make stuff like this to take and sell. I think they'll be a great addition to our fibers and yarns. What do you think?

So what have you been up to this week?

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  1. What a great idea!!! I love it. Just wish I had more time to make some before the holiday's.

  2. How perfect for a fiber fest. I bet they will sell quickly!

  3. I found you through the girl creative blog hop! Hello new friend!

  4. Thanks for the invite to join up with this group. Love it!
    The spindle ornaments are a brilliant idea. Perfect for the spinner with too much stash!

  5. Love everyone's crafts as usual... great job!

  6. You're a sweetheart for hosting this! I'm a new follower and have linked up my post. I would love it if you could come over to my blog and follow back. But also I think it would be fantastic if you could link up to my young blog hop called Fresh Clean and Pure about anything homemade, nutritious, healthy etc. So if you'd like, you can link up for your blog hop to promote it and hopefully get more followers and secondly, for a single post on something related to my theme. i am excited to have found you and I am going to read all of your posts now and take another look at your favorite blogs for further delight! Bye for now and hope to see you soon! Roz

  7. Thanks for hosting! Just found your cute blog and following now. I also host a Fri-Sat party and would love you to link up!

  8. Hi just calling by Via Saturday Blog hops. Already following but great to catch up and see what's happening. Love the photos. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.

  9. Very clever, just posted on my FB page, hope it gets you a little promo!

  10. oh my goodness those have to be the cutest things I have ever seen. =)

    You have been awarded the “One Lovely Blog Award” on my blog.

    ~ Missy

  11. I love your mini drop spindles :)



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