Thursday, August 6, 2009

FroggyFibers Fabulous Features Friday Fantastical!!

For those of you who dont know Froggyfibers already...boy are you missing out!!

Froggyfibers.etsy.com is one of my most favorite shops on Etsy!! I love her fibers, and I am certain you all will too.

Come take a moment to get acquainted!!


1.Who is FroggyFibers?
Froggy Fibers is a genius and fiber superstar! Okay, I like to think if I say that out loud that it will become true. =D Honestly, Froggy Fibers is one woman named LaRhanda who has the most undying support of her husband and son. If they weren't in the background cheering me on I doubt I would be nearly as sane as I am. **madly cackles**

2. What kind of crafting/art do you do? How long have you been doing it?
I dye, spin, knit and crochet fibers of all kinds. I also occasionally do some felting as well. As far as how long I have been doing, well I wish I could say forever. My recent addictions started in early 2004 but I have an on again, off again love affair going.

3. Where do you pull your inspiration from? My inspiration comes from the deep recesses of my brain. Its all that trying to connect color to reality. Or really, just anything can strike my fancy. I need to get one of those notepads and write it down sometimes.

4. What is your favorite medium?
Currently my favorite medium is fiber... any form of fiber. I may change it to sewing or painting on day (I've done them both before) but who knows.

5. Is Etsy your art your full time job, or just an on the side project?
Ohhh, had question. Etsy is both at the moment. I was employed full time and the economy caused cutbacks at my job. So right now Etsy is my income, If I had my way right now I would open a store for the fiber artists online and then a brick and mortar.

6. How did you find Etsy?
I found Etsy by accident. I was checking out a spinners website and they had the link to Etsy where they had set up their online store. I waited 2-3 months because I wanted to come up with a business username since it can't be changed later.

7. How did you become ADDICTED to Etsy CHAT?
How? When is the question... from the moment they introduced Chat I was in the rooms. I have watched so many permutations of chat and see so many people come and go. When I first went into chat I was on the bottom row, now I am almost always the first avatar in the room. (Which is only significant if people know that the avatars in chat are organized by account age Oldest to Newest)



8. What is your favorite piece that you have done?
To date I am pretty excited about my Princess Goldilocks handspun yarn and also a custom order I did in lime green and violet.

9. What is your favorite Etsy shop (other than yours)?
I have to say that I am loving on some staceyrebecca and abitabite. StaceyRebecca makes the cutest little finger puppets but in real life she does adult puppet shows. Its always the quiet ones you have to watch out for. =P
Abitabite is great cause she makes plush prick pincushions. 'Nuff said.

10.Tips for other Artists?
Be Yourself.
Do what makes you Happy.
Work hard, money wont fall in your lap by accident.
In the event money did fall in your lap, send me the lottery ticket and keep working hard. =P


11.Tell me a Secret about yourself.
I don't have secrets. I can't keep my damned mouth shut. That may be the biggest secret of all but if you are around me for any length of time you would find that out. Oh, I could say something like “I'm kinky in bed.” I could say something like that... but then again I might be lying for the purposes of having a secret.

12. Any parting words of wisdom
No matter what they say, those pictures will end up on the internet. ;D

Now.. A giveaway!!!
Froggyfibers is giving away to one lucky reader.. "Gruppleberry" Roving. See it:
You can opt to have it spun into a single or 2 ply yarn.

How to enter:
1. Go to FroggyFibers.Etsy.Com , find your favorite item, come back here and comment (required, 1 entry)

Extra Entries:

2. Follow the Etsy Chatters Team Blog and http://froggyfibers.blogspot.com/ Comment here. (2 Entries)
3. Follow EtsyChatTeam on Twitter AND Tweet about this Contest with a link to froggyfibers.etsy.com (place link here in comment, 1 entry per day - 7 possible throughout contest!)
4. BLOG about Froggyfibers.Etsy.Com and this Post (Leave a 2 comments here with the link, 2 entries.)
5. Purchase something from FroggyFibers(Leave 4 comments here with link to transaction, 4 entries)
6. Submit a To-Torial to the CHATTERS Team blog to Heathenshearth or Jupita, then post here for two additional entries. (2 entries)

Good luck!!

57 comments:

  1. I love "parakeet" but, sadly it has a new home.. one that is not mine..

    Love her work.

    Jenn
    dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  2. I follow The Team blog and froggy's blog (1)

    Jennifer
    Dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  3. I follow The Team blog and froggy's blog(2)

    Jennifer
    Dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  4. I follow both on Twitter..

    http://twitter.com/JupitaUpcycled/status/3174141407

    Jennifer
    Dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  5. i twittered about the contest http://twitter.com/HandCraftKaren/

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  6. i follow this blog

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  7. there are so many colors that i love in her shop, i love 'root of al evil' but since im drawn to oceans i'll go with Ocean Waves Handpainted 100 percent Merino Sock Yarn as my fav.

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  8. I love the Playful roving...it's like a fresh box of crayons!

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  9. Technicolor Batt is my current favorite although it is almost impossible to pick. I can just see it felted into a white BFL cobweb scarf!

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  10. I really like the subtle colors in this Bear handspun http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8339837

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  11. Tweeted and followed on Twitter @LazyTcrochet

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  12. Well, I blogged about it too. It says to post two comments, but I think I've left enough comments for one day??
    Thanks,
    http://lazytcrochet.blogspot.com/2009/08/fiber-friday.html

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  13. Definately - my favorite is Leaves of Fall!
    Love the colors!!

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  14. Following and tweeting

    http://twitter.com/SweetwaterGifts/status/3179775087

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  15. My favorite is Pumpkin Trouble. I love Halloween and carving pumpkins, and it reminds me of that time of year!

    Helen
    hmh@denterprises.org

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  16. I love the faded forestry roving! Super, super nice!
    Posted about it at Twitter. Check the link here http://twitter.com/craftygirly/status/3186202189

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  17. So many delicious colorways! I love Leaves of Fall and the wonderful Blotchy.

    heidig@gmail.com

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  18. I follow both blogs :)

    heidig@gmail.com

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  19. I think I forgot the name, but it was the Princess yarn that was purple.

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  20. I love the Proto-Psycho yarn.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  21. More of a fiber superhero really!

    ♥ you froggy!

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  22. I've been waiting for this my whole life D:
    Haha well I actually have 2 favorites !!
    Both the Proto-Psycho yarn and the Faded Forestry roving :D both are pretty awesome !
    Mesha♥

    kiwi.w@live.com

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  24. I made a type up there ^^^^ lol.
    I follow the blog and Froggy's too :D
    Mesha♥

    kiwi.w@live.com

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  25. I follow EtsyChatTeam and tweeted about this ! :D (http://twitter.com/KiwiWiggle)
    Mesha♥

    kiwi.w@live.com

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  26. I'm following both this blog and Froggy's now (I use bloglines rather than blogger, so I likely won't show up as following it). That's (2).

    ~Meri
    merigreenleaf@gmail.com

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  27. And I have two favorites in her shop- I can't pick just one! I love the "Root of all Evil" roving and the "Bluegrass" roving. :)

    ~Meri
    merigreenleaf@gmail.com

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  28. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/JupitaDrops/status/3194647358

    Jennifer
    Dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Following both blogs :)

    Also I wanted to take this opportunity to say what an honor it is to be made part of the chat team! I'm way excited. :)

    Hope this didn't post multiple times, my computer hates me right now, hehe.

    One love~
    Holly

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  30. Ooooh I forgot to comment on my favorite item from FroggyFibers :D So many fabulous ones to choose from, but this one is by far my fav:

    Blueberry Clouds.....sooosososososos beautiful:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26786918

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  31. Pomegranate is AWESOME http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26795100

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  32. Tweeted and am now following on Twitter.

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  33. I absolutely love "Red Tipped"! Gorgeous!

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  34. I already follow Froggy, buy now I follow this blog too!

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  35. Froggy Fibers is amazing - great feature! My fave in her shop is the Ocean Waves Handpainted 100 percent Merino Sock Yarn because I learned to knit socks this year!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=244935
    Anne

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  36. http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18354923
    Roving is one of my weaknesses....I saw this posted in the chatrooms today, and had to buy it before someone else did. So I did!! I also bought another, and actually just found another one on Froggy's site that I may HAVE to buy, too. What can I say?? I have a wekness for gorgeous colors and gorgeous roving, and Froggys Fibers items fit both of those bills!!!

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  37. Ok, I'm a chocolate junky so Chocolate Covered Cherries is my Fave at Froggys fibers.

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  38. I liberated the Passion Fruit batt as well as the Root of Evil roving!

    http://www.etsy.com/receipt.php?order_id=13198298

    Lisa

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  39. I just posted this on my Twitter, but I'm not sure how to link to that tweet... :( http://www.twitter.com/whiteflagdesign

    Also, I love pretty much everything in froggy's shop- good stuff all around. Favorite would probably be Pumpkinberry... or bluegrass... they're both awesome color combos!

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  40. I love the 'serenity' roving that she has.

    I also followed and tweeted
    Http://tiwtter.com/laneescrochet

    And i already follow the blog.

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  41. i twittered about this give away http://twitter.com/HandCraftKaren/

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  42. Tweet Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/JupitaUpcycled/status/3265214200

    Jennifer
    Dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Greetings. I follow your blog and Etsy Chatters, am a member of Etsyfast and I'm leaving a comment regarding my favorite in your Etsy store. My favorite is Blotchy :-) I have been searching for months for that roving colorway.

    Yvette

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  44. http://twitter.com/JupitaDrops/status/3291335342

    tweeted today

    jennifer
    dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  45. I love your Water yarn...the colors are so beautiful and soothing!

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  46. I follow The Chat Team Blog!

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  47. i twittered about this contest http://twitter.com/HandCraftKaren/

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  48. have to say i love cherry blossom bobbles! its the uneven and quirky yarns of hers i love the most ! :)

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  49. i am now following froggy fibers blog too!!

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  50. i follow etsy chatters team on twitter now! (why didnt i know we were on there?) haha anyways i also twitted about froggy!
    http://twitter.com/littlepapoose

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  51. i love the chocolate covered cherries and the cherry colored roving too! i will twitterate about froggy too! www.twitter.com/sveltlan

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  52. http://notquitephotojenic.blogspot.com/2009/08/froggyfibers-on-etsy.html

    blog post.1

    jennifer
    dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  53. http://notquitephotojenic.blogspot.com/2009/08/froggyfibers-on-etsy.html

    blog post.2

    jennifer
    dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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