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Making Roving With A Drum Carder

I ran across this video clip that I thought I would share…  Looks like it would be worth a try!  If all you see is a black square, click on…

Selling Alpacas is Bittersweet

Oliver Twist We sold two of our Fall babies last week, Oliver Twist and Sultan, to a young boy who plans on doing alpacas for his 4-H project. It’s what…

New Alpaca Hand-Spun Yarn

  From this . . .   Plied with this . . . Suri, Merino, Bamboo Center-Pull Batt To this . . .  RASPBERRY PLUM TWIST Hand-Spun Alpaca Yarn  …

Plying With Beads

  Although stringing the beads was a bit challenging, and manipulating my single fiber strand without getting it tangled in the strung beads during the playing process could have made…

Winner – Bird’s Eye View!

  Congratulations to Nestle and Soar’s Shop,  the winner of this week’s “The Birds” Treasury!     Bird’s Eye View   Thank you to all who participated!   

"Blue Suede Shoes" Hand-Spun Alpaca Yarn

I don’t know WHY I give my yarn names!  Any other hand-spinners out there that does this?  It just seems like something that’s been done by hand, from birthing the…

How To Make An Etsy Treasury

First of all what is an Etsy Treasury? Etsy says, “They are curated galleries of items chosen by the Etsy community. They are not intended for self-promotion, but instead to…

Winner – Under the Sea Painted Shoes!

Congratulations to Norakaren, the winner of this week’s “Prom Time” Treasury! Under the Sea Painted Shoes Thank you to all who participated!

handspun alpaca yarn - summer sky

Hand Spun Alpaca Yarn – Summer Sky

Here is my latest hand-spun yarn . . . I’ve listed it on Etsy and am calling it Summer Sky, thanks to my Facebook friends offering suggestions!  It’s a pretty…

Prom Time

PROM TIME It is prom time in our neck of the woods and so that is the theme of this Treasury of favorite items I’ve chosen from some wonderful Etsy…

Shearing Day Is Behind Us

Today is Thursday, we sheared on Monday.  I just now feel recovered! Our shearers were scheduled to arrive at 10am Monday morning.  Sunday night we received a call and were…

Earth Day and Alpacas

Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson passed away July 2005 at the age of 89.  He believed strongly that education is the key to changing people’s attitudes about the environment and…

Winner – Baby Bib Flower Sprays Girl

The winner of this week’s contest is Baby Bib Flower Sprays Girl by Monster Bug Blankets Congratulations! Be sure to check out this shop on Etsy . . . Colorful…

Early Morning at the Farmers Market

It was an early, early morning on Saturday as we headed to Shaker Square in Cleveland, Ohio for Opening Day of the North Union Farmer’s Market, with alpacas! This was…

Winner – Financial Crisis Piggy Bank Run

The winner of last week’s contest is Kristen Stein with her Financial Crisis Piggy Bank Run Framed FOLK Art Pig Tile. Congratulations Kristen! L E A R N * M…

Baby, You Were Born To Run

Track season is officially underway at Ontario High School, in fact I worked the finish line as a timer at yesterday’s meet.  It was a little nerve wracking, but fun!…

Easter Egg Felting Kit

Easter Egg and Bunny Felting Class

  My first “stab” at teaching turned out okay, I think.  I wasn’t sure how I would be at conveying my thoughts to others.  We all got an egg made,…

AMDWS Zumaya’s Oliver Twist

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AMDWS Sultan of Gold

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Alpacababes

Aren’t these just adorable?  I didn’t make them so I can brag about them!  They are made out of recycled sweaters by a friend of mine who has fallen in…

Bead Felting Kit

Bead Felting Kit I’ve been busy finishing up projects and getting ready for Best of the US Alpaca Show in Columbus, Ohio next weekend, March 12-14, where I will be…

Winner – Queen Of Hearts MEDIEVAL Pink PUNK Rock Studded Earrings!

The winner of this week’s contest is 3Rexes Jewelry’s Shop Congratulations! Queen Of Hearts MEDIEVAL Pink PUNK Rock Studded Earrings Thank you to all who participated!   

Felted Easter Eggs

The sun is actually shining today – it is so pretty!  I must get out and enjoy it.  The first day of March, we are getting there, and oh how…

Birthday Celebration Collection

In honor of my daughter’s 13th birthday, this is my “Birthday Celebration” collection! Leave a comment and vote for your favorite Etsy item, that is not your own.  The winner…

Winner – Felted Slippers!

Congratulations Inga – the winner of this week’s contest! Thank you to everyone who participated!