Do you have a passion for making things entirely by hand or appreciate it in other people? In my teens and twenties, I got a thrill out of being my own mechanic on my old '75 Mustang. Yep, I've changed a few water pumps and brake pads. I have sewn every stitch of handmade rag dolls with a needle and thread (no machine stitching), and I prefer to cook from scratch. Isn't it much more rewarding to gather family and friends to put in fence posts, and raise barns? So naturally for me, prepping the fleece, learning to spin, and then making things from the alpacas' luscious fiber is my idea of happiness! -Kaylen

Friday, September 24, 2010

The World is Watching

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The alpacas have to make room for horses in the spotlight this month.  The World Equestrian Games are kicking off this weekend here in Kentucky and everyone is as excited as when college basketball season tips off!  It is a huge international event and this is the first time it has been held here in the US.  Here is a nice article about it.  Look for coverage on NBC stations and you can watch events online, too.  It is hard to say which event is my favorite, but I really like Cross Country and Jumping.  AND one of my favorite singers is performing before it is all over.  Lyle Lovett!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lucy's Game

Lucy has her own fan club! So here is one for the basset lovers.  She'll be busy for at least an hour looking for those little diced hot dog pieces! 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Make Your Own Lightbox

Inexpensive Lightbox
Here is a great tutorial to make a lightbox.  

I use mine to photograph items I make for my Etsy shop and websites.

Felted Bowls

Small Felted Pouches

I'm getting ready for fall and winter holiday shopping!