12th February

Hello lovely shop visitors and HAPPY FEBRUARY!!💖

Thank you for visiting our shop and also a huge thank you for all your emails and fabulous reviews over the last year.  It’s brilliant to know that there are so many people out there who love sheep-friendly rugs and are so enthusiastic about the work we do here on our smallholding.

The sheep and I have had an incredibly busy year making rugs and cushions, so much so that we’ve decided to do things a little differently this year.

As some of you know, this past year I’ve had trouble keeping a supply of rugs and cushions in the shop.  They’ve been selling out as fast as I’ve been making them which, exciting as this is, has also made me rather anxious as I’m aware that there hasn’t been much of a choice of rugs and cushions in the shop for you to browse.

Over the holidays the sheep and I sat down in the barn and had a planning meeting.  We discussed many things; which flavour lick buckets to get, which brand of sheep nuts to go with, and whether to get large or small baled hay.  Also on the agenda was how to go about our rug business going forward.  After much ruminating, we’ve come up with the following plan:

I will be dedicating January to finish working on the commissions I took last summer.

During February I will be making rugs and cushions for the shop.

Instead of listing single items as I go along, I will be listing batches on a monthly basis.  So the first batch of rugs and cushions will be listed at the beginning of March.

I’ll continue to list batches of items at the start of each month.

The idea is to give me more time to work on things, and to provide you with more choice of things to browse through.

I will continue to keep this page updated to let you all know when I’m due to list items.  I’ll also put an announcement on my Instagram page, if you don’t already follow me, here’s my page:   @auchenstroanwool

My timescales for making rugs is one or two per week so I’ll be listing approx  6 items at the start of every month (depending on size of rug I’m working on).  Commissions are still on hold for the time being.

For more info on how I make sheep-friendly rugs please click here 😊 The lengthy process of making felted fleece rugs, cushions and other things – why does it take so long?

For those of you fabulous people who love all things sheepie, I have now finished putting together a “how to make a felted fleece rug” course 😃 and this is now available!  Please click here for more information.

I’ve just realised that some of my emails are going into people’s spam folders, so if you’ve contacted me and heard nothing back, do check your spam / junk box in case my reply has ended up in there by mistake.

Bye for now  from all of us🐑🐑🐑 “meheee”!



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