Category Archives: Promotions at HSFA

Feeling lucky? Kit giveaway for Beaded Crescent Neck Lace

To go along with the KAL (knit-along) going on over at, I’m giving some lucky person a chance to win a Special Prize Edition Kit to make Beaded Crescent Neck Lace. The Kit includes:

–    Crystal Palace Panda Silk yarn in color #5206 Very Berry
–    Miyuki size 6/0 glass seed beads in your color choice of either #451 Hematite (a.k.a. Gunmetal) as shown in the sample model, or #140D Transparent Red
–    printed autographed pattern for HeartStrings #H93 Beaded Crescent Neck Lace
Win a KIT to make Beaded Crescent Neck Lace
Win a KIT to make Beaded Crescent Neck Lace
Win a Special Prize Edition Kit including Crystal Palace Panda Silk yarn, Miyuki beads, and HeartStrings autographed pattern.

Adorn your neckline with a crescent of color and beads. Beaded Crescent Neck Lace is simply beautiful lace for your neck. Enter the prize giveaway now to win neck-caressing Crystal Palace yarn and sparkly beads.

Drawing will be held at noon CDT on Monday, October 7, 2013.

Beaded Crescent Neck Lace

August Prize Giveaway at KnitHeartStrings

To go along with the theme of this month’s Kitty in Your Lap Towel knit-a-long, you can enter to win this month’s prize drawing giveaway!

Capture the Magic – Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine Seeds Special Offer for Spring Planting

Last year’s Jackie and the Beanstalk Seed Packets were such a hit. I am pleased to be able to offer them again this year. And now through April 30, 2013 you can get a FREE packet of seeds with your U.S. shipped order of any Kits or Supplies in the HeartStrings catalogs at Shopatron. Just enter the words “Jackie and the Beanstalk Seeds” in the comments field of your order.

Purple Hyacinth Bean

Or course, there’s a story about how the special Jackie and the Beanstalk magic seeds came about. But now that I know more about this plant, I can tell you that they also go by the name “Egyptian Bean Vine” or “Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine”. These seeds produce lovely pink flowers as shown in the photo above.

purple hyacinth bean vine seeds and pods
purple hyacinth bean vine seeds and pods

To receive a free packet of real seed pods with your U.S. shipped order of any Kits or Supplies in the HeartStrings catalogs at Shopatron, just enter the words “Jackie and the Beanstalk Seeds” in the comments field of your order. One gift packet per customer. Offer is good through April 30, 2013 midnight CST. (Note: e-Patterns do not qualify for receiving a packet of seeds since I haven’t figured out how to download seeds, lol).

Capture the magic. Happy spring planting! Happy all-year-long knitting!

Beeswax Cakes for Crafting

Look what I found for you at the farmer’s market today. Well, I actually wanted some for myself, too. LOL

Beeswax Cake

There’s been a lot of discussion on the Yahoo Laceknitters list this week about knitting needles. Then that evolved into talking about methods to smooth and wax bamboo/wooden needles. A popular question was about sources for beeswax.

It just so happened that while we were buying some local alfalfa honey at the market today, I also sighted these pretty little beeswax cakes for sale on the vendor’s table.

I couldn’t help myself but imagine what a pretty addition to the sewing/knitting basket. And beeswax is so useful, too, for our crafts.

I like that these cakes are pure refined 100% Beeswax with natural alfalfa honey scent. The slightly sweet, flower scent is soothing.

I’m planning to keep one handy for rubbing on my wooden and bamboo needles so the stitches glide more smoothly. This little cake is so much more elegant than the piece of inelegant wadded-up wax paper that I usually resort to.

I also know that beeswax is helpful to our crafts in many other ways, including beading, sewing and quilting.

So I bought some extra cakes for those interested. I think they are priced right to get one for yourself and even some more to gift your fiber-crafting friends.

Pure refined 100% Beeswax with natural alpaca honey scent