Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Llamas, alpacas

I have had a dream for quite some time now...since I had kids anyway, to get some land and let them grow up on a farm. Living off the farm, eating off the farm, raising animals on the farm.... I know absolutely nothing about farm life. I have just always been drawn to it. Maybe just the idea of it...Im not sure yet.

There has always been a spin off of that in my mind. When I grow up I am going to have an alpaca farm...or would that be ranch? What makes it a ranch? Anyway, the idea sits there. In the back of my mind. And sometimes one little thing will cause it to pop up....and remind me that however impossible it sounds right now to have an alpaca farm, however expensive it seems....that it really could happen. Maybe.

This is what did it this time. Sugar Creek Stuff comments on some of the blogs that I regularly read. I wasn't aware till recently that she had an Etsy shop. And shop it is! 2 of my close blogger friends have been lucky enuf to enjoy her works of art. I was officially jealous when Danni got hers. Now I am jealous all over again since Angie talked about hers. This bag is the one that caught my attention. Isn't it the best thing you have seen ever? Look at that little llama....all furry and cute. Okay, now stop. I know you like it too, but I have officially put in a birthday request to my husband for this bag. If you should happen to fall in love with it as much as I have, please do not tell me that you got the bag till after my birthday. So I can show you mine, too! Besides, I'm not sure how fast she can make these artful wonders and I need that bag to be there so that when I remind my husband how it would make such a lovely gift, he can place an order right away! It doesnt matter at all that my birthday is not till August....I mean really, thats just few months away....I can wait that long, right?


Mim said...

You know, June 21st is a llama rhama thing down here. I'll send you the info I have.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Yes, this would definitely make an awesome bday present!! I love, love, love my bag!! Let me know if you need me to send Shawn a (few) reminder email(s) as the date gets closer! :-)

frugalmom said...

mim: Really? I need to go to that.

Danni: I will so get you his email address...really. He needs reminders.

farm mom said...

Glad you found a bag you like. Now.....we just need to find you that Alpaca Farm....

sugarcreekstuff said...

I don't even know what to say. You and the other kind ladies who have bloged about my bags, I don't know, it just is so touching and its people like you that keep me going.
Thank you so much.

frugalmom said...

Michelle: Your work is great! I love it. I am just glad that I was able to read about it on other blogs so that I knew it was out there. Thanks for stopping by!

Twinville said...

SugarCreekStuff (Michelle) rocks!
I'm so glad you all discovered her blog and etsy, too.
I talked Michelle into trying a llama pattern bag because it's next to impossible to find wearable llama items, except boring t-shirts and I just knew that Michelle could pull it off!
I love my llama bag and every time I wear it it reminds me of my llamas at home.
I also bought a chick bag. She should put a patent on them. She's got something very special in her designs and ability to choose complimentary colors and patterns, too.

I hope you get the llama bag for your birthday. But I know that if someone else happened to buy that one, Michelle would be happy to custom make one for you anyway. She's just a great gal and I'm honored to call her my friend!

Oh! And good luck with making the alpaca farm dreams come true.

I had a dream to have alpacas, too. But they're a little too pricey for us, so I had to settle for llamas instead....and angora goats and sheep......hehehe

frugalmom said...

twinville: Alpacas are expensive....I am not sure the dream will ever come true, but I can hope, right? I guess I was more attracted to them because they are smaller. Llamas seem so tall. Are they just as sweet?