Tuesday 20 March 2012

Crochet Shawl goes to World Alpaca Conference

Still waiting to find out about the Futurity results, but I do have one bit of news to tell on that front.
Received a rosette in the post today, first place, that is a good start, for my crochet shawl in Tinker's fleece which is a rich shade of brown, hand spun by myself using my Roberta Spinner. My shawl has been sent on to be exhibited at the World Alpaca Conference taking place in Oxford during April, how exciting is that. No shawl to photo at present, that will have to wait until it is returned. I may not make it to the conference but I shall be there in spirit (or at least in crochet shawl !!)

Monday 19 March 2012

Futurity Show Results Due Soon

It was the Futurity Show at the weekend and as we did not enter any alpacas in the halter show, we are waiting to find out how we got on in the Fleece Show and the Craft Show. We had two fleeces entered and five craft items.
Lovely weather today brilliant sunshine and blue sky, the alpacas are soaking it up. The expectant mums are resting and there are some looking very plump now, I am sure that I could see Caramel's tummy twitching, she is due early April so not long now !!

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Christine Mega Tip No 1

Have been busy getting fleeces skirted ready to send off to the show, you need to take time to look over all the fleece, very carefully. Took the parcel to the post office and now have my fingers crossed, firstly that the parcel arrives ok and then for good news with the results.

This is a "Christine Mega Tip" from one of her recent TV appearances. If you don't have the Sentiment Stamp that you want, or one the correct size, print off your own using your computer with a font and colour of your choice and then die cut with Spellbinders. This is so useful, used the idea for a Mother's Day Card Tag as in the photo. This is a work in progress, so far, but I just love the flexibility of not being "stuck" with the stamps that you have to hand, I was so pleased with how my tag came out. Sorry photo not very clear. Thanks to Christine for sharing this tip.

Mother's Day Card with printed tag

Thursday 1 March 2012

Art & Crafting

Just found out in time for the record button that Sue was on C&C today. Even got my email read out and the "Thank You" card was shown. Again more inspiration and tips. After die cutting one of the Lattice dies found a lovely shape was left in the card for an apeture. There is always a use for what could be seen as the "scrap" pieces, I especially like the tiny butterflies "scrap" pieces off the butterfly circles die.

More spinning again this afternoon, I have to finish the fawn skein ready for the craft show.

Will be updating the web site shortly with new alpacas for sale, sort of "pick your own" selection, young females sired by Australian pedigree studs hope that you can drop by soon.