haldecraft — HaldeCrate

The October 2018 HaldeCrate: Day of the Dead

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

The theme of the October HaldeCrate, which shipped today, is Día de Muertos. Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead – is a Mexican holiday that while celebrated around the same time as Halloween here in the United States, is not a spooky holiday – not centered around scares and frights. It is a celebration that spans days, during which family and friends gather to celebrate loved ones who have passed, and to help the spirits on their journey. It is a time to honor the dead, to remember those who may have gone, but not left our hearts, and...

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The Midnight Garden HaldeCrate (update/recap)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

As you know (Bob), I mailed out the Midnight Garden HaldeCrate last week - I believe they've all now reached their destinations, and I've seen a lot of joy on Facebook and Instagram as people tag me in their happy pictures! I do have a few things left over, which you can find for sale here. As I write this, there are.... five soap dishes, five soap sets (the soap/hand lotion/lip balm), one skein each of the Joy and Tiptree bases, and two skeins each of the Lynn and Tepper bases. Base yarns Andre and Yolen are sold out, as...

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The October 2018 HaldeCrate: Day of the Dead

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

The August 2018 HaldeCrate, Midnight Garden, is now closed for preorders (it will ship on the 15th and at that time I'll have a limited number of extra pieces that I'll be listing here)... and that also means that it's time to announce the next crate! It will be shipping in October and you know what that means.... Día de Muertos! Día de Muertos - Day of the Dead - is a Mexican holiday that while celebrated around the same time as Halloween here in the United States, is not a spooky holiday - not centered around scares and frights....

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Midnight Garden HaldeCrate update

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

(follow-up from here) Hey, all! I've been getting a few questions about the HaldeCrate, so I wanted to make sure I was explaining it well enough. Are you familiar with themed crates, like BarkBox, or LootCrate, or Hello Fresh? This is like that, but with my spin on it. For a long time I've done a yarn club, wherein you could pre-order if you liked the theme I had planned; I would tell you the theme but not show off the yarn until after pre-orders were closed club was ready to start shipping. HaldeCrate is a different type of club......

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The August 2018 HaldeCrate: Midnight Garden

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

The June HaldeCrate is just about ready to ship, and that means... it's time to start teasing the next Crate! The theme for the August Crate is Midnight Garden. As with the others, there is a selection! You can choose from a soap and lotion set, a soap dish, yarn, and a teacup-and-saucer set. The soap and lotion will be scented like shop favorite Midnight Garden, and the lip balm will be flavored like Blackberry Pomegranate. The teacup and saucer is just about the twee-est thing I've ever seen. The cup is like a flower, and the saucer is like...

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