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I'm a 24 year old red headed crafter living in Scotland.
Interests include: animals, landscapes, DIY, self-builds, tiny houses, birds, crafting

I am an advocate of "comfy sofa" blogs! Where you can post about WHATEVER THE HELL YOU LIKE be it business or personal or pleasure or whatever. This is my comfy sofa! I relax here, chat about whatever I like with a cup of tea or glass o wine in hand.

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Alpackins are curly furred balls with resin, handpainted alpaca faces and little felt ears. They are about 4” diameter, weigh 100g each and are filled with dried split peas and fluff. 

They are handsewn and the original alpaca face was sculpted in polymer clay, then moulded and cast in resin. They have been painted with acrylics and then varnished several times, so they can be dropped and shouldn’t scratch, although they are not indestructible. They are a limited run with a maximum of 20 being made, this is the first batch of ten!

Alpackins are a perfect and thoughtful gift for anyone you know with alpacas, or for the aspiring smallholder in your life. Real alpacas are expensive and need things like food and space, but alpackins are happy with a shelf or desk to loiter on. You could even hide one in a mug and surprise guests. Hours of fun to be had and no cleaning up afterwards!

Alpackins are now up for sale on my Etsy! £16.50 + P&P (£4.50 to US) (That’s roughly $32!)


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