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May 5, 2015 ::: News

The Gnomey NewsMay 23, 2015 @ 12:30 PM CST
Speaking Engagement
Wizard World St. Louis @ America’s Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

May 29, 2015 @ 9am CST
Shop Update

May 31, 2015
All RANDOMINI Mini Skein Club shipments will be mailed by this date.

June 12, 2015 @ 9am CST
Shop Update

June 26, 2015 @ 9am CST
Shop Update

August 6-9, 2015
Vending STITCHES Midwest.

 

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (Episode #74)

May 5, 2015 ::: Feature, Products

SHOW NOTES:

  • Brick it Down: Check out this awesome LEGO basement!
  • Update on custom orders & pre-orders.
  • New Colorway Pre-Order: Fireflies
  • Enter to win a bouquet of mini skeins.
  • Custom Orders: Opening May 7th – May 9th.
  • Shop Update: 9am CDT on May 8th
    • New tote bag.
    • Restocking of several colorways.
    • Restocking of Birthday Candles mini skein bundle.
    • New Fireflies & Garden Gnome mini skein packet.
  • Changes coming to the online shop. New design being implemented on May 12th.

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

The One About Stuff & Things (Episode #73)

April 21, 2015 ::: Feature, Products

SHOW NOTES:

  • Brick it Down: Check out LEGO Dimensions!
  • Update about the technical snafu’s that occurred in the last shop update. (It had nothing to do with the bunny butts.)
  • Random Acts of Kindness MAL: Ending on April 30th.
  • Update on Avengers yarn/mini skein pre-orders and custom orders.
  • Update on the release of two new colorways with Jimmy Beans Wool & Loops.
  • Have you signed up for our newsletter, As the Gnome Turns?
  • Custom Orders: Reopening around 9am CDT on April 23rd.
  • Shop Update: 9am CDT on April 24th
    • Restocking of all 9 Avengers colorway pre-orders. Avengers mini skeins will be ready to ship asap.
    • Restocking of several colorways.
    • Restocking of mini skein grab bags.
    • New BFL yarn base (DK weight) is now available.

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

LEGO, Seattle & Avengers, oh my! (Episode #72)

April 1, 2015 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick it Down: LEGO KidsFest recap. Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) LEGO section recap. LEGO Painting Easter Eggs set.
  • Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) & Seattle trip recap.
  • New Gnomie the Riveter products.
  • New colorways & new Avengers mini skein bundle.
  • Shop Update Preview: Lots of restocking of popular colorways, and colorways that haven’t been made in a while. This is the LAST update for Little Bunny Foo Foo.

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

Beep, Bo Beep (Episode #71)

March 10, 2015 ::: Feature, Products


GnomeAcres Podcast: Episode #71

SHOW NOTES:

  • Brick it Down: Perusing the new LEGO Star Wars sets.
  • Emerald City Comic Con: I’ll be there! Speaking on the How to be a Nerd for a Living panel at 11:50am PST on Saturday, March 28th.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Make-a-Long: I’m extending the deadline to the end of April. There are a few awesome prizes up for grabs! Check out the Ravelry group for more details.
  • NEW robot buttons & needle gauges!
  • Shop Update Preview: A lot of colorways being restocked, including Little Bunny Foo Foo.

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

It’s Treat Yo’ Self Tuesday! (Episode #70)

February 24, 2015 ::: Feature, Products

GnomeAcres Podcast: Episode #70

Show Notes:

  • It’s Treat Yo’ Self Tuesday!
  • Brick it Down: Have you seen the New Shield Helicarrier?! LEGO Movie Double Decker Couch set and woodworker/sheriff minifigs obtained.
  • Emerald City Comic Con: I’ll be there!
  • Info on upcoming shop updates.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Make-a-Long: Going on until the end of March. Check out the Ravelry group for more details.
  • Susan Claudino’s new bunny pattern! She uses Little Bunny Foo Foo in the Squishy Gnome yarn base for the pattern.
  • Shop Update Preview: Baby Gnome, Beast, Lucky Ewe, Little Bunny Foo Foo (yarn & doppelgänger sets), Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Glow Cloud, I Dream of Zombie, Aurora Gnomealis & more. St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Baby Gnome & Beast mini skeins.
  • Custom Orders: Opening on morning of Saturday, February 28. Closing the night of Monday, March 2.

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

The One with Baby Gnome (Episode #69)

February 11, 2015 ::: Feature, Products





SHOW NOTES:

  • Brick it Down: NEW Doctor Who LEGOs! LEGO Kids Fest & still on the search for the woodworker minifig.
  • RANDOMINI Mini Skein Club: Additional spots opening up.
  • New Colorways: Beast & Baby Gnome. Both will be available for pre-order.
  • Shop Update: Lots of colorways being restocked.
    • Doppelgänger Sets: Little Bunny Foo Foo will be available for pre-order in two different types of doppelgänger sets.
    • Mini Skeins: St. Patrick’s DayEaster, Cowgirl Boogie and grab bags.

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

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

UPDATE 2.7.15: Club spots are SOLD OUT! If you would like to have your name placed on the waiting list, please fill out the form on the Clubs page. If more spots are added to the club, names will be pulled from the wait list in the order they were received.

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 GnomeAcres.com 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.
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