Felted dryer balls seem to be all the rage right now. If you’re wondering why, there are probably several reasons.
One of Mary's boarders inspired us to use a recording of an alpaca's hums to make this SOFT product! We have it listed under Housewares in our store, but it's just as much toy as pillow. Just squeeze the corner and listen to the alpaca hum! Click HERE if you want to hear it. What a great idea for Valentine's Day or a birthday!
It took us a while to figure out a cost-effective way to make nice dryer balls, but Diane did it! We have now added alpaca dryer balls to our Housewares offerings in the online store!
Come meet the alpacas and get first dibs on fall and holiday shopping this weekend! Heartfelt and the Lickliders' farm, Curly Eye, will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Visitors can meet the alpacas, feed them, take pictures, learn about alpacas and their wonderful fiber, shop in our Best-of-Columbia farm store, and this year we're planning a kids' tent for making alpaca ornaments and tshirts. Hope to see you there!
Heartfelt will be at Arrow Rock this weekend, October 14-15, and at Hannibal next weekend, October 21-22, for their fall festivals. The Heartfelt booth will feature our popular insoles and other felted alpaca items, cozy alpaca socks, and fun-tastic animal hats for the young and young at heart. Hope to see you there!
Shopping at a local farm store puts money into the local rural economy, funneling cash to farmers, which makes living on a small farm more affordable. There is a cash drain in rural America, money endlessly flowing outward. Farm stores can bring a bit of that cash-flow back into the rural economy, where so often it just bleeds outward. Where you shop matters, friends. Shopping at a farm store makes farming that much more economically viable.
Heartfelt Alpaca Creations has been partnering with Purely Alpaca/Choice Alpaca for several years, and we wanted you to know about their fiber call. Purely Alpaca is offering $10 per usable pound of prime fiber and $8 per usable pound of seconds and thirds, to be paid in store credit forwww.PurelyAlpaca.com.
Interested? Here are the details:
We are grateful to everyone who came today for our SARE workshop. We have now uploaded all of our project files to Dropbox.com, so that anyone who is interested should be able to get to the files by clicking HERE. If that doesn't work for you, just email us, and we'll manually add you to the Dropbox folder.
Three of the four women of Heartfelt have just returned from the FeltLOOM conference in Sharpsburg, KY. LanMark Farm (www.feltloom.com/lan-mark-farm) is the home of Don Bowles and Lynette Frietag, creators of the Feltloom. They have a beautiful farm, with an old farmhouse, a fiber mill, and a lodge perfect for the conference.
The Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) promotes National Alpaca Farm Days every year. The end of summer, beginning of fall, is a lovely time to visit a local alpaca farm, and thousands of small farms across the country participate in the event. They participate by gussying up their farm, airing out their farm stores, and on that weekend they give tours of their farms, their barns, their workshops and their stores to anyone who shows up. It is so much fun!