Subscribers to Toft Alpaca Stud will already know that the first two Cria of 2011 have arrived. They are two healthy boys named Gollum, a white huacaya with a brown patch on his neck and Edgar, a white suri with fawn ears. They were born whilst Carrie was away, so she had a lovely alpaca welcome back this morning and spent a while in the paddock taking some photos of the little fellas.
Whilst wandering the field she also had a good look at the show boys who, we think you'll agree look stunning - just in time for the National Alpaca Show at Stoneleigh this weekend. Rob and Shirley will be showing several Toft boys and girls amongst some 350 alpacas appearing at the show. Kerry will be going along too with some lovely alpaca goodies suitable for spring and yarn to satiate your luxury knitting or crochet habit!
In shop news, we have just two places left on next week's Shearing and Felt Jewellery workshop (17th May) and a we've also had our first delivery of furry pom-pom's. We're fighting the urge to attach these gorgeous little balls of fluff to every piece of clothing we have! They're available in the shop for just £6 and we can take orders via the telephone, we'll just have to wait for photographer extraordinaire Gianni to shoot them before they're on the website. They would make a wonderful fluffy addition to any beanie hat, or on the ends of a cute hand knitted scarf, or on the back of your mittens, as a kooky brooch, strung together as a necklace-scarf... okay, new obsession admitted!