Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

You know you live in Oregon when your commute home includes driving past 3 Christmas tree farms and one large depot loading up hundreds of trees into semi trucks. You know you live just shy of an Oregon forest when you walk through your gate with this over your arm, freshly sawn from a back corner of your own property:

When we lived in Austin, TX we decorated my Meyer Lemon with ornaments and lights and deemed it our “Christmas Citrus” and oh, how i miss that tree. BUT, there is something classic about the fragrant evergreen, stately standing in your living room that taps into the inner child. With our new ductless heat pumps, we can actually hang out upstairs without freezing our buns off (our house is huge and was previously unheated upstairs) so we decided to celebrate and put the tree in a place of honor in front of the sliding glass door (to nowhere) upstairs. We’ve really been enjoying the excuse to sit in our upstairs living space, enjoying the seasonal beauty.

All that’s missing now is some tinsel! I just love the sparse and graceful boughs but they could use some light and shiny tinsel or icicles. Oh, and if you’re hoping to add so eFiber Friends ornaments to YOUR tree, never fear: more will be uploaded to the online shop soon!


Have you put your tree up yet? Did you cut it, buy it from a lot, or pick it out at a tree farm? Chances are, if you bought it from a lot – it came from near my neighborhood!

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Christmas has arrived in the Fiber Friends shop!

Christmas is coming and the needles are flying in my workshop, working on custom orders to be delivered in time for gifting and finding time to work on adorably seasonal items like these:

Thanks to my Corgi loving “fans” most of the items pictured above have already be sold. BUT i will have new arrivals landing in the shop for the next few weeks, so visit Fiber Friends Online often and be sure to refresh the holiday page for updates! I’ll try to send updates to my Facebook page as well, so be sure and stay in touch there. My current waiting list is still full for the holidays, but i’m taking orders now to be fulfilled in early Spring. Plus, it’s never too soon to plan for the NEXT holiday – order a set of holiday Nubbins now and enjoy them next holiday (or leave them out all year – they’re so cute!) And now, I’d better get back to work, lots of merry making to do!

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My OTHER Studio Assistant

Most of you are familiar with Pocket, my best pal/ fur-daughter Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She’s my main assistant and even signs all your invoices! But lately, i’ve had another buddy joining us in the studio. Meet Dandelion Fluff, a dapper fellow among buns, quarantined in the studio post bunny show and allowing many pats and humiliating costumes during my brief bunny breaks.

I wonder if his little pawlets could handle the felting needles? I could use some help managing holiday orders! (And yes, my studio is covered in wool and scattered papers and plates…. i’m an artist aka slob. Sorry!)

I guess i’ll settle for some break time snuggles instead. :)

Yes, i do raise rabbits as livestock for meat…. but that doesn’t mean i’m not in love with my breeders. I very happily dole out snuggles to all willing buns in the bunny barn and treat every one with respect and care. This little guy is special and i can see why folks enjoy rabbits as house pets. I’m tempted to keep him inside all the time, but he prefers the 50 something temperatures of the barn with his bun-mates. I’ll take the bunny time when i can get it :)

Have you ever had a close relationship with an animal raised as livestock?


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Sophie and Corey: A pair of custom ordered Fiber Friends – with fluff!

Sophie and Corey are a pair of seriously fluffy corgi fluffers! I was excited but daunted to work on them for their mama, Harriette: fluffy Fiber Friends take me at least two days and result in my studio, and me, being covered in bits of trimmed alpaca fiber and wool.

I’m totally stoked with how they turned out and even developed a slightly different system for my fluff-application. I often feel like a dog groomer to tiny, miniature dogs as i trim the locks of alpaca and wool to create they right ‘look’ – but at least my Friends don’t move on their own! (as far as i know)

Pocket is excited about them too, don’t let her relaxed demeanor fool you. I can’t wait to hear what their mama thinks of them in person. I know I’M proud :)

Get YOUR pet immortalized in felt at  * Waiting list may apply.

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