Monday, September 22, 2014

My weekend at the Alpaca Farm!!

Oh My Gosh!!! What an awesome weekend we had!! Sim was asked to be in an art and fiber show in Oxford, MI. He was set up right by one of the Alpaca pastures. They are so fun and sweet. I learned a lot about their fur and fibers.

They were such fun to take pics of!!
 This is the shop they have right on their property and it is open on the weekends with a lot of cool hand knitted items from the alpaca fur and things on consignment they others make.
This one of my favorite things hanging from their trees. Along with feeding the birds they had suet cake holders with the alpaca fur in it for the birds to make nests!! I learned about first and second cuts. I bought some second cuts to play around with and oh yeah baby I am gonna be putting some in my suet cake holders!! 

link to Sim's facebook page!! XOXO

This is a shot of Sim's display. He makes the coolest bird houses. He up cycles a lot into them. Some are even made by old rotary phones. It was a blast to watch the little kids lookin at them and trying to figure them out!! LOL
The winds were quite high on Sat. and I had brought my sewing with me. My cloth I was using blew right into the Alpaca pasture!! LOL

I crawled in to it and got it!! The Alpacas didn't even care. LOL

This is what I have been sewing and making with the cloth. I am making eggs! They are turning out even better than I thought they would. And baby are they a lot of fun to make!! I made them about the same size as regular farm eggs.
Also just wanted to let you know that "Wren in the Willow" sold with in 2 days of me adding her to the shoppe!! She gone to New Jersey!! Thanks so much Diane!! My surgery went good. I am glad it is over til the next time. I got some sewing to do!!
Keep on Keepin on!!
XOXO Love ya



Jann Olson said...

Fran, My friends and I visited an Alpaca Farm in Or. while driving what they call the 'fruit loop'. This looks so familiar, wondering if it is the same place? Your eggs are so darling!

Trace4J said...

Frannie Friend what a wonderful post.
And what sweeties.
To fun.
Love Sims bird houses. Wonderful.
And girl those eggs are just darling.
Happy Fall Friend!

Prims By The Water said...

Hopefully those alpacas did not spit on you..they are known for that. Cool birdhouses and eggs! Janice

Margaret said...

Hi Fran, that was such a great visit! I love alpacas! Love the birdhouse and the eggs too! Maggie

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well! What a very fun visit to the Alpaca farm! Love those bird feeders filled with their hair/fur!! Looks so soft! I bet I would like that little shop!! :) Happy Fall!! xo Holly

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Too fun! My animal loving daughter would love that place. Your eggs are adorable too :)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sim's birdhouses are wonderful. Looks like you guys had a great time among the alpacas. Your new creation is adorable!