Friday, May 27, 2011
Alpaca, one of the world's most luxurious natural fibers. It is as soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool. The natural colors of this animals fleece comes in 22 basic colors, more than any other fiber producing animal. Because of it's excellent affinity to dye, it can be transformed into an array of colors. The average life span of these cute creatures is 20 to 25 years. Once a year in the spring, they are sheared, producing 5 to 8 pounds of buttery soft fleece that is spun into beautiful yarns.
Flickr photos by: Janine Russell
Thursday, May 26, 2011
April showers bring May flowers and that is just what can happen for a late spring birthday.
Create table centerpieces from giant, yellow gerbera daisies and pinwheels suspended in red and white striped popcorn containers.
Add 1" white stickers to red tablecloths for a fun polka dot effect.
Dress in your bright blue dress, accent with those to die for shoes and slip on your alpaca hand-knit sweater.
Now rest assured your gift, the one with the Cuddle gram logo is going to be the perfect gift!
A snuggly, cuddly, hand knit alpaca throw, that will be a reminder of a big hug from you.
And just think, a child in a barrio tonight is staying warm too.