Denver Flea Spring 2018 + Meet the Maker

Denver flea spring 2018

Denver Flea Spring 2018 + Meet the Maker If you’ve been hanging around us for any length of time then you know that we are major Denver Flea fans. We’ve participated in nearly every Denver Flea and Denver Flea Spring 2018 is no exception! You can check out all the details here on our event page and tickets can be …

Go Adventure Mom Podcast with guest Celina Baldwin

God Adventure Mom Podcast

Go Adventure Mom Podcast with guest Celina Baldwin A few months ago, Chris G was working with one of our wholesalers at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, Colorado. I was able to go as a guest and check out all the cool gear and apparel for the outdoors. While I was walking out a lady stopped me to ask …

Shabby Alpaca Website! www.shabbyalpaca.com is live

The Shabby Alpaca website is live! We are so excited to introduce you to our new site. I mean….really excited. Which begs the question: How do you pick just one celebration gif? Answer? You don’t! So, besides a cool new website and new products, what do YOU get out of this? 1. A chance to win one of (3) $50 …

Branding Update + {ShabbyAlpaca.com Gets a Makeover}

Branding update! Shabby Alpaca started in 2013 when Chris G. moved to Colorado to be with her 3 new grandchildren. Chris and Celina decided to live out their dream of having a business together. It was Chris who said, “We need a logo.” And Celina (me) who found the designer on Craigslist for $80. Here is the very first version …

Castle Rock, Colorado: Baldwin Building Project

Castle Rock, Colorado: Baldwin Building Project If you follow us on Instagram (and if you don’t you should!), then you’ve probably been seeing the hashtag #baldwinbuilding a couple of times. Here’s the whole story, told by Celina (who is the ‘Baldwin’ in the Baldwinbuilding hashtag.) It started in November of 2016, when being the protective neighbor that I am, I …

Alpaca Stuffed Animals : Alpacas!

Alpaca Stuffed Animals: Alpacas! We carry several different kinds of alpaca stuffed animals, but by far our favorite and best selling stuffed animal are our alpacas! Our alpaca stuffed animals are handmade in Peru from fine alpaca fur. Our stuffed animals are stuffed with a cotton/poly fill and are literally made by hand by skilled artisans. Each one is a …

Alpaca or Llama? What is the difference?

Alpaca or Llama? It can sure be confusing if you haven’t seen them in person. I used to really not care if people didn’t know the difference between alpacas and llamas, but with the popularity of both animals on the rise, I think it’s good to make a couple clarifications so you can determine if the animal you are seeing …

Convertible Clutch Purse: Handmade in Peru

Convertible Clutch Purse with Crossbody Strap {Handmade in Peru} As you probably know, we traveled to Peru in June of 2017. While we were there, one of our goals was to meet and partner with makers with whom we could establish a relationship. We wanted to be able to support artisans as well as bring back product from Peru that …

National Alpaca Farm Days Colorado

National ALpaca Farm Days Colorado

National Alpaca Farm Days Colorado is THIS WEEKEND! Shabby will be participating at Lazy Daze Ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado. Come visit Lazy Daze Ranch for ALPACAS (especially BABY alpacas!), food, fiber demonstrations, a farm tour, yarns and of course, to SHOP SHABBY! You’ll love this event, not just because of the alpacas, but because you will find Chris G. in …

The Emporium Castle Rock, Colorado : Shabby Has Expanded!

the emporium castle rock

The Emporium Castle Rock, Colorado We told you recently about our space in the Emporium , but we are so excited to share that we have expanded! We’ve been wanting to grow our presence there, and September was the perfect time. Check out our new space! You can see that I have incorporated a couple of my favorite elements from …

Colorado Springs Airbnb Project : The Alpaca Cottage

The second house Andy and I bought together was a little duplex on the south side of Downtown Colorado Springs. We lived there for several years in the upper unit and rented out the lower unit. While we were there, we did a few small things like paint, but we made almost no investment in the property. We moved out …

Classic Alpaca Socks : Warm & Cozy Alpaca Socks

classic alpaca socks

Classic Alpaca Socks : Warm and Cozy Alpaca Socks You may or not remember that one our first big Shabby Alpaca purchases was a HUGE lot of alpaca socks. Our first alpaca sock displays were baskets that we would go back and forth about whether we should put the same size in one basket or the same type of sock. …