Thursday, December 31, 2009

Perfect for Valentine's Day: Cozy Cowl in Antique Rose Lambs Wool

I do a lot of my supply shopping on Ebay and on one of my last yarn expeditions I came across a great shop selling a discontinued yarn in tiny batches. After my first order arrived and was even better than expected, I went back and ordered the yarn in three additional colors. Those haven't arrived yet, but the gorgeous, antique rose was my first choice and I knitted it up into a beautiful button-up cowl.

The yarn is 30% lambs wool and 70% acrylic, making it super soft and warm but easy to care for. It's not as bulky as the ever-popular Lion Brand Thick & Chunky Wool-Ease, but it's even more cozy and soft. I wish this yarn hadn't been discontinued, because I would buy it in bulk!

Take a look at the beautiful cowl I was able to knit from this amazing yarn.

I found the wooden buttons at a local vintage shop that benefits the Helping Hands Charity organization. They were all dried out and dull, but a thorough application of Old English returned them to better-than-new condition and brought out the fantastic carving and grain detail of the wood.

The brooch was crochet from a lambs wool and acrylic blend yarn in charcoal gray before being embellished with a small, pink and ivory cameo button, upcycled faux pearl beads and gold-toned chains (also found at the Helping Hands store). I then affixed the entire rose to a piece of heart-shaped black, stiffened felt (made from post-consumer recycled bottles), and a hinged pin-back so you can affix the brooch to the cowl as you please, or anything else, like a jacket, purse, or sweater.

This cowl is so cozy, soft, and classy I really wanted to keep it for myself. It would make a perfect gift for the special lady in your life, whether she's your mom, sister, girlfriend, best friend, or wife. This cowl will take you through the entire year. Pair it with your coat and gloves during the cold months or use it as a capelet while out on the town during the spring and summer months to protect against the evening chill.

I hope you'll go check it out on my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thoris Designs Giveaway on Little Birdie Secrets

I'm pleased to announce that I'm offering a giveaway and it's being hosted by Little Birdie Secrets. Visit their wonderful blog for a chance to win any item in my shop worth up to $35 or you can apply that $35 to any other item in my shop! Sweet deal, eh?

Also, if you enter "little birdies" into the message to seller box during checkout, I'll refund you the entire cost of shipping! Yes! Free shipping!

If you're interested in entering the giveaway, visit Little Birdie Secrets and leave a comment about your favorite item in my shop. You can also become one of their fans on Facebook for a second entry.

Don't miss out!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jump for Joy! Thoris Designs on The Storque

Fantastic news! My Winter White Fuzzy Teddy Bear hat was featured on The Storque and brought all sorts of wonderful traffic to my store as well as helping me get two more sales!

How wonderful to feel appreciated! If you visited my shop, thank you! If you'd like to see the lovely Storque blog that features mine and so many other wonderful items for all four of the seasons, click the link below.

Spotlight :: Etsy Finds: Seasoned to Taste

For the item from my shop featured, check it out!

Winter White Fuzzy Teddy Bear Hat

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holly Jolly Savings

Come visit me on and use coupon code HollyJolly during checkout and receive 20% off your entire order!

Most the items in my shop are in stock and, with USPS Priority Mail used for all domestic orders, odds are your item will arrive by Christmas for that special someone.

I have a variety of hats that your kids will love, hats, scarves, cowls, and some truly fabulous hair accessories just waiting for you!

This sale will run until December 31, 2009 at 11:59pm PST. Stock up on warm, cozy, and fashionable accessories for the cold season with Thoris Designs.

This sale is also applicable to my store, however, you will be required to pay the full price for your order and then I will refund you the 20% via PayPal, as per the usual Etsy procedure.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Victorian Love Etsy Treasury

I waited and waited and watched and waited some more and finally secured a spot for a treasury on Etsy.

My theme was Victorian Love because I love lace and ruffles and ribbons and such. I hope you'll take a moment to check it out and show some love to the wonderful artists that created such beautiful items.

Victorian Love Etsy Treasury West

Friday, December 4, 2009

Woodside PTA Craft Fair

Come see me December 4th, 4pm to 8pm at Woodside Elementary in Bothell, Washington! The craft fair supports Woodside PTA and should be a blast.

My ArtFire and Etsy shops will be closed tomorrow for the fair and will open again on Saturday.

Hope to see you there.
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