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is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Monday, February 8, 2010

{ Meet Claude...}

Folks, please meet Claude...
Claude, please meet my Friends.
a tiny little guy that stands about 6 1/2 inches tall
{not including his ears, that would make him about 8 1/2"}
made from hand-dyed mohair in a sweet Maple Syrup color.
his ears are lined with vintage feedsack fabric,
he has German blown-glass eyes and is button/string jointed.
He looked hungry, so I needle-felted him a long carrot
from hand-dyed wool roving from some of my sheeps' wool.
He is just one of the critters I'll be taking to the
Winter in the Valley show
on February 20th ~

Hope you can come meet him in person!
Blessed be~
***I just received an email from my friend Beth, telling me that my pattern,
"The Rev & Mrs Potter" had made front page of!!!
It was featured in a treasury, but I didn't know it!
It prolly won't be there when you go there, though, as the treasuries change frequently!!!


  1. Oh my! I think I have fallen for Claude!! He is adorable and looks so well loved!

  2. Claude is a total charm!! :) Congrats on the Etsy recognition too! You deserve it! :)



  3. Too cute, Lori..can''t wait to see all your special creations at WINTER IN THE VALLEY on the 20th...Blessings from Cabin In The Woods in NC

  4. Claude is a cutie and I'll bet he won't be at your show long. Congrats on making the front page!

  5. I love this Claude character.. he is so Tim Burton!! I can see him sitting by my machine pointing at this and that.. just love it!!

  6. Love your blog and Claude is a very handsome little guy.

  7. Congrats on the Front Page at Esty!!! And Claude is a Doll !!! lol I mean it !!! Cute cute !! Wished I lived closer !!!

  8. Hi Lori,
    Congrats on being featured on the front page of Etsy!!! Oh soooo cute is Claude.. Can you give me info about Winter in the Valley???? I live in New Matket VA and have only been here 2 years and never heard of this show. Any info is greatly appreciated.
    Prim Blessing.

  9. Dear Jean {PRIMCRAFTS}
    you can learn more about the show by visiting ~
    it is a brand new show, so I don't know much about it, but I do know that it's going to be a great show...a very good friend of mine is one of the promoters, her name is Donna Smith and you can contact her by going to the above picturetrail website!

    Hope this helps!
    Blessed be!

  10. Thank you Lori. I will try to get to this show, if we do not get anymore snow.

    Prim Blessings.


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