News, Updates & Shenanigans

January 27, 2015 ::: News

The Gnomey News

January 2015
GnomeAcres turns 5!

January 27, 2015
All custom orders and pre-orders placed on, or after, January 9th, have all been shipped.

January 30, 2015 @ 9am CST
Next shop update. More Valentine yarn pre-orders will be available.

January 31, 2015
Custom Orders open back up.

February 7, 2015 @ 12pm CST
RANDOMINI Mini Skein Club spots go on sale.

February 13, 2015 @ 9am CST
Shop update.

August 6-9, 2015
Vending STITCHES Midwest.

The One Where Cowgirl’s Boogie (Episode #68)

January 27, 2015 ::: Feature, Products


Show Notes:

  • Brick it Down: LEGO hotdog minifig obtained! Wanted: LEGO woodworker and sheriff.
  • Notes about donations and shipping.
  • Make-a-Gnome listing is changing to Pick-a-Mini.
  • Upcoming Make-a-Long Ideas: Submit your ideas via the GnomeAcres Ravelry group.
  • Custom Orders: Opening Saturday, January 31st.
  • New Items: Yarn Diet mugs, tote bags and 3/4 sleeve shirts.
  • New Yarn Bases: DK Bedazzled Gnome, and a new “yet to be named” alpaca/sw merino/nylon fingering/sock base.
  • Shop Update Preview:
    • Pre-Orders: Cowgirl Boogie, Valentine, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day & Easter yarn.
    • Mini Skeins: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Valentine, Birthday Candles, Grab Bags, Cowgirl Boogie sample & TMNT.
    • Doppelgänger Sets: I Lurve Ewe, Do Ewe Lurve Me?, Wuv Twue Wuv, Zombie Kisses, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Mustache Manifesto, Birthday Candles & Lucky Ewe.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

2015 Club Announcement

January 23, 2015 ::: Feature, Products

Happy 5th Birthday! (Episode #67)

January 7, 2015 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • GnomeAcres is 5!
  • Brick it Down: What I’ve been building and what new sets are on their way.
  • New Birthday Candle Colorways: Available to purchase as a set of 5 (PRE-ORDER: House Gnome or Squishy Gnome), individual skeins (PRE-ORDER: You choose the base), or as a mini skein set (Sparkle Gnome, 20 yds each, ready to ship).
  • Valentine’s Day Colorways & Mini’s: Special Valentine’s mini skein bundle (5 mini’s, 20 yds each, various bases) and Chocolate Covered Strawberries (2 mini’s, 30 yds each, heart button & valentine included).
  • TMNT Limited Edition Yarn Set: Available as PRE-ORDERS for full sets (House Gnome or Squishy Gnome) and mini skeins (House Gnome, 40 yds each). Both sets will ship in a pizza box.
  • Custom Orders: Will open on January 10th. They will remain open for a short time. The length of time will depend on the total amount of custom orders and pre-orders that are received.
  • Shop Update Preview: Single biggest update since STITCHES Midwest.
  • Please Note: There were many things that went wrong “behind the scenes” while I was trying to record this podcast. I apologize for the difference in lighting and such. It took 7 hours to get these 13 minutes.
  • Post-Production Additions:
    • The GA shop will be getting a new look soon. Eventually, the blog located at will be absorbed into the shop so there is one central location for all things GnomeAcres. This change will free up a great deal of time for me to create more.
    • The first Club announcement will be made on Friday, January, 23rd.
    • Born on Date: I’ve received a few inquiries regarding the Born on Date noted on yarn wraps, and the “freshness” of the yarn. Because I do not use preservatives, milk, sugar, or any other ingredient that will go bad if left in the back of the fridge for too long, yarn that is a couple months old is not any less perfect than yarn that was made a week ago. I go to great lengths to ensure that all yarn is stored in plastic containers and reside in a temperature controlled environment, AKA: my house. While I understand that the phrase “Born on Date” could be thought of as food-related term, in no way does that wording have a food-like effect on the overall condition of the yarn.

Surprise Episode! (Episode #66)

December 10, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes: 

Gnomestock Preview (Episode #65)

November 18, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes: 

  • This is the LAST update for 2014!
  • Brick it Down: Updates on LEGO Research Institute set. New Frozen set coming in 2015.
  • Update on Holiday Pre-Orders: All pre-orders from the last shop update should be out by 11/19. More pre-orders will be available in this update. Same situation as last time — some orders will ship out immediately.
  • Custom Orders: Custom orders will open on 11/24 and close on 11/28. This is the last time custom orders will be open in 2014.
  • Mini Skeins: All holiday mini’s that are made available in the next update will be the last batch for 2014. Lots of grab bags in this update. Ron Swanson SpecialMovember: The Ron Swanson Special will be available as a doppelgänger set and mini skeins. A portion of each set will be donated to the Movember Foundation.
  • Shop Update Preview: Lots of colorways, and popular doppelgänger sets, will be restocked in this update.
  • GNOMESTOCK Deals (No Coupon Code Required):
    • 50% OFF: Keyskeins, Rulers & Magnets
    • 25% OFF: Tote Bags
    • 20% OFF: Needle Gauges, WPI Gauge, Yarn Wrangler Mason Jar
    • 10% OFF: T-Shirts, Holiday Ornament, Bird Nesting Kits & Kit Refills

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Gnomestock is coming! (Episode #64)

November 5, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • GNOMESTOCK: Mark your calendars for November 22 @ 12pm CST. This will be the BIGGEST shop update of the year.
  • Shop Update Preview: Holiday mini skeins will be available. All 10 of the holiday yarn colorways will be available for pre-order. Some of these pre-orders will ship immediately. Many holiday Doppelgänger Sets will also be available for pre-order.New holiday ornament & buttonsThis year’s holiday ornament and two new bear buttons will be debuting in this update.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Holiday Yarn is Upon Us… (Episode #63)

October 16, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick It Down: New holiday LEGOs acquired in Seattle.
  • GeekGirlCon Recap: I met the voice of Wonder Woman! Tour of Espionage Cosmetics. Panel recording coming soon.
  • Giveaway: Espionage Cosmetics LEGO nail wraps.
  • Custom Orders: Open now through Sunday, October 19, 2014.
  • MEGA Shop Update: Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 22, 2014 (weekend before Turkey Day/Black Friday).
  • Holiday Yarn PRE-ORDERS: Available starting Friday, October 17th. There are 10 holiday colorways this year! Mini skein bundles coming in future update.
  • Shop Update Preview: Fairly large update this week. New GA logo shirts!

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Bobby & Crowley (Episode #62)

September 24, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick it Down: New Christmas set is out!
  • Update on release of holiday yarn colorways.
  • GeekGirlCon is coming up! Speaking on panel that Saturday at 3pm PST. GA meet up that Sunday morning.
  • Know a contractor in the area?
  • Fall ColorwaysShop Update Preview: Restocking Halloween yarn and Halloween mini skein bundles. Grandma’s Kitchen and Kickin’ Leaves will be available, as well as the two newest colorways, Bobby Singer and Crowley.  Fall mini skein bundle and new bigger pumpkin buttons are also being released.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Yarn, LEGOs & Buttons (Episode #61)

September 10, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick it Down: Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (You can find the shirt I’m wearing here.) Post recording, I found some new Halloween sets in the LEGO shop.
  • Halloween MAL update.
  • Update on PRE-ORDERS: Blue JeansWitches Brew Doppelgänger Sets, Lady Camo Doppelgänger Sets & Wabbit Season! Duck Season! Doppelgänger Sets have all been dyed. Working on getting these out by the end of the week, beginning of next.
  • Update on Custom Orders: The majority of the Custom Orders have been dyed and will be shipped out soon. As of September 7, I will not be taking on any additional Custom Orders in order to prep for upcoming Fall & Holiday yarn.
  • New Wooden Buttons: There are 4 new wooden buttons debuting in this update. You can check them out here.
  • New Fall Colorways: Grandma’s Kitchen & Kickin’ Leaves. Both will be available as PRE-ORDERS for this week’s shop update. There will be a special Fall mini skein bundle in the update at the end of the month.
  • Shop Update Preview: Many colorways being restocked, mini skein grab bags restocked…have to watch to see everything.
  • Things I forgot to mention, and only remembered after the 4 hours it took to render this particular episode:
    • There will be 20 yd Blue Jeans mini skeins available to purchase in this update.
    • I have restocked the Make-A-Gnome mini skeins.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

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