Our Alpaca Bird Nesting Ball began more than 20 years ago when we needed to keep our fiber from blowing in our pool. It has been a favorite school group project here for years and the birds love it! Over the years we began adding the cut off bits and pieces of yarn from our weaving and other fiber projects that give some of the balls a pop of color. We’ve started pulling tufts out to help our feathered friends. Place your Alpaca Bird Nesting Ball up on top of the “V” of two branches. Tie the ribbon around the branch and let the ends flutter, catching the attention of the birds. This way the birds can perch on the branch and not the ball. We leave them out all year. No two are the same. They make a great gift for the young and the old and even for the hard to shop for relative. Small balls are approx 5″ across, Medium 7″ and Large 8″. (#171)
Our set of four Ranch Reflections Note Cards and matching envelopes make a great gift for anyone. Each original photograph was taken here At Whirlwind Ranch showing life here on the ranch with the Alpacas, dogs and fiber. They are blank inside and each set is tied with a bow. No two are the same. (#270)
These adorable 1 1/2″ tall alpaca pins make a cute gift for the young and young at heart. Choose either white or brown. Made in Peru.
Get a smile when you give either of the Biker Alpaca Birthday Card or the Surfer Alpaca Birthday Card. Sold as a card with an envelope. Cards measure 6.5″ x 4.75″.
Inside the Biker Card: Happy Birthday to the guy my parents warned me about!
Inside the Surfer Alpaca Card: It’s like…just a number, man! Happy Birthday.
Add some humor to your barn with our “Caution, Breeding Area, Spit Happens” sign in bright yellow and black constructed of 100% post consumer recycled plastic. Will not rust, dent or chip and withstands harsh weather conditions and temperatures. Measures 12″ wide x 18″ tall. A real conversation starter! Convenient mounting hole on top and bottom. Made in the USA. (#282)
Alpaca felted dryer balls are a great addition to anyone’s laundry room. The alpaca fiber is natural- no harsh chemicals, plastics or synthetics being added to your dryer and thus your clothes. Alpaca fiber is naturally anti-microbial. Using our Alpaca Dryer Balls SAVES you money by aerating your clothes as they tumble, allowing them to dry faster, thus reducing your drying time and electric/gas bill. Smooth felted ball do not damage your garments
By placing a couple of drops of essential oils on one of your felted alpaca dryer balls, you can introduce the scent of your choice.
We recommend using three (3) balls in the dryer all the time. Just throw them in and leave them there. You may have one come up missing on occasion- probably in a sleeve, corner of a fitted sheet or even in a pocket! Dryer balls can also save you money, as you will probably do away with fabric softeners and dryer sheets. It is not uncommon that they get fuzzy at times- this is due to the static in your dryer. Don’t worry, they will go back flat the next time. The dryer balls will last years- the overall life will vary with each person as it depends on how many load you do, and the type and texture (plus zippers, or abrasive surfaces) effect the life span of the dryer balls. They make a great gift for anyone. Sold as a set of 3.
Our Pounds ‘o Pellets is fantastic to use on many of your indoor plants. Just a little will go a long way. Made from our composted alpaca manure and lightly sifted, it is easy to apply to the base of your plant and water as normal. We recommend starting with just a teaspoon once a month for a 6-8″ pot. If you are planning on starting plants from seed, we know tomatoes thrive with our composted manure. Other customers have reported excellent results with orchids, asparagus and strawberries. Packaged in a 2 lb. windowed bag for easy storage.
Do you like the unusual? Well, here is something very few will have- a Christmas stocking made with alpaca hide. The stocking measure approximately 16″ long and 9.5″ wide. The front part of the stockings are two different colors of alpaca, and the back side of each is supple suede. There are only 5 available and each are one of a kind. These will definitely add some luxurious class to any mantle!
Let us know which one you’d like!
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Do you have a spoiled pet at home? Here is something truly unique- handmade pet bed with alpaca fiber stuffing. We’ve added Lavender, Chamomile and Cedar to the fiber to help keep the bugs at bay. These herbs are also help calm your relax your pet so they curl up for a nice nap! This double pillowed pet bed has two different sides and a zipper so you can remove the outer fabric to wash in cold water. This bed is a one of kind and measures 18″ x 25″ x 3″ high, ideal for a small dog or average cat. Sorry, it doesn’t come with the stuffed dog (he is for sale though…).
Every spoiled pet deserves their own alpaca bed! Completely handmade with different denim toned fabrics, this dual pillowed pet bed measures 18″ x 24″ x 3″. The zippered outer cover can be removed to be washed in cold water when needed. The inner pillow contains alpaca fiber mixed with Lavender, Chamomile and Cedar to help combat any unwanted bugs, and also as a natural calming scent. Ideal for small dogs or average size cat.
This delightful kids vest is all handmade by Linda. On the outside in the front is a light denim fabric with black denim trim. On the back is black denim with adorable race car theme fabric and on the inside, is a surprise! Felted black and white checkerboard squares and black denim. Beautifully sewn and finished, this one of a kind vest can be a family hand me down. Recommended hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry.
The size is 10.
This delightful kids vest is all handmade by Linda. On the outside in the front is a fun race car theme fabric with light denim fabric trim. On the back is black denim with light denim trim and on the inside, is a surprise! Felted black alpaca on the front and light denim on the back. Beautifully sewn and finished, this one of a kind vest can be a family hand me down. Recommended hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry.
The size is 10.
on the inside:
This the adult version of a knitter’s (or crochet lover’s) sippy cup. The large stemless plastic wine glass contains 4 ombre skeins each 100 yards of alpaca fingering yarn (3/10 ply). The Brown ombre group contains white, beige, fawn and brown. Buried in the middle of the skeins is a small bar of chocolate to round out the flavors. We only have two of the brown available now. The glasses either say “Drinks well with Others” or “Relax and Un-Wine” We’ll choose the glass unless you specify in the comments when checking out. Wrapped with a red bow.
These unique alpaca shaped shawl pins are made from the horns of cows. Each one is unique and are approximately 4″ tall and 2.5″ wide. Each photo shows both sides of the each individual shawl pin. . Because of the fragile nature of the pin, it will be shipped in a box. Please note that there is only ONE of each available. Thank you.