Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Monday, 1 April 2013

Toft Alpaca Open Day

Despite being absolutley knackered, I just had to tell you all about the amazing time we have had at the Toft Alpaca Open Day. 

Me and Mr Bunny headed off early this morning, down the M6 to a little village called Dunchurch just outside of Rugby, the home of Toft Alpaca.  It was really easy to find and they even have their own sign pointing you in the right direction.  When we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely, and very helpful, lady who handed us our leaflets for the day and pointed us in the right direction for parking.

Straight away we booked on our activities - halter walking and the farm tour - and made plans to wet felt, have a brew and shop!

The halter walking involved leading an alpaca around an obstacle course.  This was great fun and I bonded with my alpaca, hugging him and talking to him.  He did, however, refuse to move at some points along the way and was much more interested in chatting with his friends, but all in all, we had great fun.  Mr Bunny had a rather disobedient alpaca but did manage to complete the course twice!!

Me and my alpaca

Mr Bunny and his alpaca

Next it was time for cake and a brew and then for a little but of wet felting.  Even Mr Bunny tried his hand at this and made a rather good piece of flat felt.  I then went shopping.  I resisted the urge to buy any yarn but did buy a rather large quantity of fleece and some buttons.

Plenty of time for shopping!

We finished our morning with a tour of the farm, led by the extremley interesting and knowledgeable Sheila.  We met more gorgeous alpacas and learnt lots about them.

It was an awesome morning and it was free - all we had to pay for was our felting materials which where plenty and came in a Toft bag with an 'I love Alpacas badge' (I will wear mine with pride!).  It was all brilliantly organised and there were plenty of friendly and helpful staff around to make the day run smoothly.

I can't wait for August's open day, which we are definitley going to, where I hope to take in one of the many talks I didn't get chance to today and to hug more alpacas!

Until next time.

Sarah x

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