Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stocking Stuffers...

Welcome to the holiday gift-giving guide from YBD. Over these next few weeks, we are going to post unique and very worth while gift ideas (for you and/or the fiber artist in your life) to help make your shopping experience this holiday season more fun.

Lavishea Lotion Bars
These lotion bars are flying off the shelf!! Our third order is on its way. We did order a couple of new fragrances (see below), just in time for the holidays. Stop by to test any of the fragrances out.

Lavishea Lotion Bars are an innovative new way to moisturize and heal dry skin. They are made with all-natural ingredients. Though it looks like soap, no water is necessary. Simply rub the bar on your skin, and the heat of your body will melt the lotion onto your skin where it is quickly absorbed.

- All bars are made using 100% Unrefined Shea Butter Fair trade shea butter handcrafted in Togo West Africa
- The shea butter used is produced under organic standards
- Unrefined shea butter has excellent anti-aging, soothing and moisturizing properties.
- Lavishea shea butter melts at body temperature, absorbing quickly into skin without a greasy residue
- Only pure, unrefined shea butter has the true healing and moisturizing properties of shea butter
- All Lavishea Lotion Bars are Gluten Free


Lavender is the ultimate soothing, calming floral scent, widely used in aromatherapy for relaxation.

Soft, delicate notes of fig and green tea are perfectly blended with Siberian fir to round out the top and heart notes of this unique fragrance. Oriental notes of warm vanilla, jasmine and ylang ylang add alluring depth.

Pear fragrance smells fruity, fresh, and sweet.

A soft background of white amber and musk provide a comfortable backdrop for crisp top notes of dewy cyclamen and smooth mimosa with middle notes of white lily.

New Fragrances:
This sweet, refreshing fragrance blends cool cucumbers with sweet melons.

This bar has a wonderful, light almond fragrance. Like all our bars, this bar will not leave a greasy residue on yarn. It is the perfect way to prevent dry skin from snagging delicate projects. Also, it helps control the drying effects of working on handmade projects.

A blend of crisp, frozen berries combined with vanilla.

A combination of orange w/spicy cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this scent is wonderfully aromatic and complex.


In producing Lavishea bars, they avoid harmful chemicals, overly processed ingredients, and environmentally damaging components. Because lotion is absorbed into the skin, it has a real impact on your body. Lavishea believes it is important to make the right choices in every step of their manufacturing process to ensure the quality of the bars and the health of our customers. Lavishea lotion bars are better for the environment, and full of vital nutrients for your skin.

Lavishea lotion bars are made ethically in the U.S.A.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

We want to invite you to YBD for a weekend of savings.

Join us this Friday, November 25th from 10-6pm for our Black Friday event.


November 26th marks the second annual Small Business Saturday - a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The American Express campaign urges Americans to shop small at their favorite local stores and support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

Visit the YBD boutique on Saturday, November 26th to receive a door prize (while supplies last). Also, for every $50 you purchase that day, your name will be put into a drawing for a fiber arts gift worth over $200.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cocoknits & Habu Textiles

Thank you...
We want to take this time to thank both Julie Weisenberger with Cocoknits and Takako with Habu Textiles for the amazing Designer Workshops they taught this past weekend at YBD.

Each and every one of us were inspired by your creations, excited by what we learned and grateful for such an opportunity.

Here are a few pictures I wanted to share from the weekend...

Cocoknits workshop 'What not to knit'

Cocoknits workshop 'European finishing techniques'

Takako taking a break from instructing 'Japanese schematic pattern reading'

Attendees trying on garments from Cocoknits & Habu Textiles.

More garments available for attendees to try on.

Cocoknits workshop 'Seamless sweater construction'

Sandy, Julie, Takako and Tamara

Thanks, again, for an enjoyable weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Knit Cook Patterns

The Knit Cook patterns are new to the YBD boutique. We are very excited to share Darlene's designs with you.

Darlene started Knit Cook as a way to share her passion for the good life - at least her version of it - one that is rich with creative possibility. The Knit Cook patterns are simple yet slightly sophisticated wearable knits. Darlene also likes to share some ideas about her other two passions, cooking and gardening. Her hope with Knit Cook is to inspire you to get out your knitting needles, get into the kitchen, and out to the garden - even if your garden is just a pot on your balcony - and create something wonderful.

Below are a few of the patterns we have available at the boutique. Also, Darlene will be sending a handful of her beautiful creations with Takako, from Habu Textiles, for our upcoming Fall Fashion Show on Friday, November 11th (call to pre-register).

Fibers: Habu Textiles A60 - Shosenshi Linen Paper, Habu Textiles N75 - Fine Merino

Named for a french cider apple, this elegant cardigan is as versatile as it is easy to knit. The body is made in one piece using a striking but deceptively simple stitch pattern, while the garter stitch collar is worked separately.

This pattern includes a recipe for Brandied Cherry Ice Cream.

Fibers: Habu Textiles A174 - Cotton Gima

A crisp tailored cardigan has a place in everyone's wardrobe. The top part of this cardigan is worked from sleeve to sleeve, with the peplum picked up and worked from the bottom of the bodice, so seaming is minimal. The buttonholes are added after the knitting is finished.

This pattern includes a recipe for Pea Pod Salad with Almonds.