Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cashmere Creations Hiatus

Fellow Cashmere Lovers,

It is with great sadness that I must (temporarily) close my cashmere business: Cashmere Creations. With my current work schedule, two children, starting a new company, etc. etc. etc., it's become too much for me to handle. It has been great fun and I hope to reopen in the future! Until then, all orders are officially CLOSED for Cashmere Creations. 

Thank you all for your support of business for the last 13 years!


Friday, November 13, 2015

NEW Cashmere Creations coming soon!

Hey blogland!

Most of you know that I have another website called Cashmere Creations where I currently sell Upcycled Cashmere Teddy Bears and Owls, etc. Well, I'm excited to announce that I'm moving into the children's wearables market! I will be making pieces and selling them ready-to-ship instead of custom orders like the bears are, currently (which have a long turn around time since it's all done by ME, start to finish, in the middle of nap times and my other jobs/mom duties). Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for new merchandise! Think infinity scarves and chic little bibs with vintage accents... I'm excited to show you!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cleaning out the connoisseur's closet...

Many of you may have seen my post of what my cashmere collection looks like... I call it a collection (#denial) but a more accurate term is probably: HOARD. I'm an organized hoarder. They're all in rainbow order neatly stacked on shelves (I wouldn't DREAM of hanging them! *gasp*) with labels of what color the stack is supposed to be. Overkill, yes. Does it make my OCD happy? Yes'm!

Anyway, I'm looking to get rid of some of the collection *ahem* hoard... So tell me: what size are you? What type of sweater are you looking for? Need some cashmere scraps to make some kind of fiber art with? Let me know! I'd love to pass along some of my pieces to new homes. Time to clear out some space and make way for the loads of baby stuff we have now.

That's right, I'm a mommy! Two little kiddos now. One which is only 6 weeks old! My girl is 2 and my little man is about the same size as my 2-year old. LOL. Send me a message through my website with what you're looking for and I'll let you know if I have it :o)

I answer EVERY email through my website, so if you don't hear back from me, send it again, k? If I haven't answered you within a week it means it got lost in the inbox full of junk mail or read at a 3 am feeding and promptly forgotten about. Thanks friends! Happy Summer!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shameless Plug! I need your votes!

It's shameless plug time... I have been selected as a finalist for the Rosetta Stone video contest! I submitted a video which shows what I did with Rosetta stone, which was teach my little girl how to speak french! I'd really appreciate it if you'd take a moment to vote for my video! You can vote once a day and it ends November 21, 2014. Take a peek and please let me know if you've voted so I can thank you, personally!

ALSO, Rosetta Stone is giving away 25 Kindle Fires to lucky voters! So every time you vote, you're entered to win! Sweet deal... Thank you!


Click here to see my video!

And don't forget to vote!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

J Crew Baby Cashmere

Well, J Crew has done it again: made amazingly cute cashmere sweaters for little kiddos. If only I could afford to shell out $145 on four or five (ok, twelve) cashmere sweaters for my sweet little girl. The problem is, she's a rough and tumble little girl and at just 19 mos she's managed to ding herself up quite a bit. She loves to RUN and consequently, gets dirty. I just can't spend that much on something that might not make it past one wear. But, you should. Seriously. Especially if you have a little man who happens to be in the infant stage where they don't move around a lot, but have stopped spitting up. In which case, BLOW YOUR MONEY ON THIS:

J. Crew has this on backorder, but it's expected to ship November 10th. Whoop-de-doo a whopping two week wait. Worth it! And it's 25% off of $145 right now and you should have it. You just should. It's French, it's adorable, and will make everyone smile. And make you want to snuggle your little man more than you already do because cashmere just does that to people. You're welcome. And PS, sell it to me when you're done because I have a nephew who is going to be born early December who will be an angel baby and never spit up on his cashmere sweaters. Thanks! ;o)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Swash...

As I was browsing through by Bed Bath & Beyond flyer today I saw something that might just change my life... the SWASH.

We don't have regular cable television in our house and so maybe I've just missed commercials for this thing? I don't know. But what I DO know, is that it claims to be an option in between washing and dry cleaning clothing. AND it's safe on cashmere! Or so they say... And I saw it for the first time in the ad for Bed Bath & Beyond this week. Be still my heart.

I would LOVE to get my hands on one of these things and test it out on some cashmere and see how it compares to hand washing and dry-cleaning. It might end up being a great option for those who are too scared to hand wash, don't have a good HE machine with a hand wash cycle, etc. I wonder if I can find a model on display somewhere and give it a try?

Anyone have any insights on this amazing thing?!

Bed Bath & Beyond has it for sale for $499. I'm not sure I can get my husband on board for such an extravagant purchase but boy do I want one! It looks like it will be the start of some really cool clothing care technology. Like the iPhone 6, it's amazing me what technology is doing these days.

So, if anyone has one of these and has tried it out in person, PLEASE SHARE! I'm dying to know what you think of it for your cashmere pieces ;o)

#swash #iwantone #christmasgift #hinthint

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fall is here! ... Almost

It's officially FALL in my house. It might still be in the 90's outside, but once August comes around, I start pretending the leaves are changing colors and that the temperatures have fallen. It's pretty much all in my head, but there's something that August does to me that gets me excited for cooler weather. It probably stems from the fact that Fall/Winter is my favorite time of year, so if I can start it early in my head, it'll last longer. That makes the season a whole SEVEN months long. Yep, that's gotta be it.

So, now is the time to dig out those sweaters and make sure they're in tip-top wearing shape! Dig out those bins and bags of sweaters you have stashed in the back of your closet and see what damage summer has done... *gasp* is that a MOTH HOLE?!?! Oh phew, just a shadow.

If you do end up with a moth hole, consider sending your sweater to *moi* to be up-cycled into a one-of-a-kind cashmere creation as a christmas gift! People go nuts over handmade stuff, especially when it's eco-friendly in some way. Plus, I have some really cute new packaging that I make myself from vintage sheets. What could be cuter than a cashmere teddy bear wrapped up in a reusable bag? Nothing. Except maybe the lucky kid who gets to open it on Christmas... Just throwin' it out there...

Enjoy your last month of Summer (or first month of Fall...) and bring out the cashmere!!