Sugarboys

Luxury Fiber Creations

Alexandria, Virginia · 1095 Sales

Sugarboys

Luxury Fiber Creations

Alexandria, Virginia 1095 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(366)

Announcement   Home of the Paca Pet Pouf luxury pet bed, Sugarboy's is dedicated to producing extraordinary artisanal products with the finest luxury fibers. Our focus is LUXURY - Luxury fiber creations for people who want to pamper themselves, their pets, or indulge their creativity.

You can find these and other fabulous items on our website at sugarboysfibercreations.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 24, 2016

Home of the Paca Pet Pouf luxury pet bed, Sugarboy's is dedicated to producing extraordinary artisanal products with the finest luxury fibers. Our focus is LUXURY - Luxury fiber creations for people who want to pamper themselves, their pets, or indulge their creativity.

You can find these and other fabulous items on our website at sugarboysfibercreations.com.

Shelly Habel

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Shelly Habel

Cocoknits Nickel Stitch Markers
Cocoknits Nickel Stitch Markers
$9.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(366)
kristiva

kristiva on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We LOVE our kitty nip kickers and are a happy repeat customer! They are very well made and can withstand hours of high velocity bunny kicks and vicious attacks! The kicker arrived lightning fast and we always receive great communication from Shelly. We highly recommend this shop to anyone! :-)

Felicia Gonzalez

Felicia Gonzalez on Jun 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Incredible fiber! Love this for doll making❤ seller is amazing, kind, and helpful. Thank you❤

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Updates

New Twill Kitty Nip Kickers available

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Twill Kitty Kickers restocked!

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Generous Kitty Nip Kickers with one full cup of fragrant organic catnip

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About

Living With Fiber and Loving It!

I learned to knit nearly thirty years ago while living in Europe, where there is a deep tradition of and respect for handmade items. When I returned to the US after more than ten years of living abroad, knitting and fiber were certainly not appreciated as works of art. Compliments from people who received knitted gifts were typically framed along the lines of "Wow, that looks store-bought!" We certainly strive to achieve a polished and professional look for our products, but also want to acknowledge the expertise and craftsmanship that goes in to the entire process and each piece. The last decade has seen quite the proliferation of fiber enthusiasts and fantastic fiber outlets across the country, making beautiful fiber and yarn readily available in every nook and cranny.

I dreamed of spending my days working with fiber rather than just simply sitting at a desk. Thanks to my three cats, Poni, Mowgli and Beemer, I developed interests in other areas fiber can be developed, namely, the Paca Pet Pouf luxury pet bed. Every time I got my sorting table out, they all clamored to snuggle and bask in the fiber. Clearly, they were on to something. We designed and tested several versions of the bed before deciding on the three standard models we now offer.

The cat and dog toys soon followed - how could we just offer beds since there were other great things to do with the fiber?! Besides, many items are made with limited amounts of yarn and fabric, so the beds not only allow us to use the alpaca fiber that is often discarded because it's deemed undesirable (too short to spin, too coarse to where next to your skin), but the leftover fabric and yarn really means that NOTHING goes to waste!

I returned to my knitting roots with our knitted accessory product line, offering ready to ship items and custom knit accessories in a variety of colors, modern knits designed for the entire family.

An independent storefront, sugarboysfibercreations.com, is the most recent addition to our family. In addition to our handmade items, we are able to offer some additional pet products and craft supplies. We also have a loyalty club with generous returns, so visit us there!

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Shop members

  • Shelly Habel

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Philip

    Logistics Director

    Philip is from the Bronx, NY and is integral to Sugarboy's operations. Driving, show set up and break down, licensing, taxes...and, an honest assessment of anything to do with the shop and my booth, as well as helping me stay focused and reevaluate.

  • Poni

    Assistant

    A Lilac Point Javanese male from Spokane, Washington. He has been with with since October 1998 when he was just three months old. He's the elder statesman in the house and is always there to assist and inspire!

  • Beemer

    Quality Control

    An Ebony Ticked Long-haired Oriental from Ohio. He has been with us since December 2010 when he was just four months old. He is known to our pet sitters as the gigolo because he's soooo affectionate! He is ALWAYS available to test and evaluate!

  • Mowgli

    Quality Control

    An Ebony Ticked Short-haired Oriental from Pennsylvania. He has been with us since December 2010 when he was just four month's old. He is the shy boy in our house but helps reign Beemer in when necessary. Mowgli offers reflection and evaluation.

  • Emerson

    Product Tester

    Emerson lives in Northern Virginia. He was rescued by Megan and is now an integral part of their household. Emerson is critical to Sugarboy's for new product testing. Being so photogenic, we regularly feature Emerson in our lifestyle shots.

  • Katey

    Product Tester

    Originally from Albany, NY, Katey is a Brittany who lives in Kansas City. She is companion to a large extended family and spends most days outdoors chasing squirrels. Katey’s bird dog exuberance comes in handy when testing new products for durability

  • Otis

    Product Tester

    Otis is a Brussels Griffon and Shih Tzu mix rescued from a shelter in MO now residing in Arlington, VA. Otis' favorite hangout is at GTown University, third floor of Leavey where he enjoys playing fetch with the students and getting his belly rubbed.

  • The Cat, fka Prince

    Lifestyle Model

    The Cat, fka Prince, retired from the cat show circuit and moved in with Ryan and Iris in Washington, DC. Faves: eating, playing fetch, chasing toys, and being ridiculously adorable. His cuteness makes him a welcome addition to our lifestyle models.

Production partners

  • Sugarloaf Alpaca Company

    Buckeystown, MD

    Sugarboys' delivers high quality, luxury yarn and roving made of domestic alpaca with the assistance of Sugarloaf Alpaca Company.

  • The Shepherd's Mill

    Phillipsburg, KS

    Sugarboy's produces quality luxury fiber products with the assistance of The Shepherd's Mill, including Bluefaced Leicester yarns, as well as California Variegated Mutant felt blended with alpaca.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

We offer a wide variety of standard sizes that fit most pets and people.

Custom and personalized orders

Can't buy off the rack? We can help! Just ask and provide your details - we can accommodate nearly any request and it's how many of our best selling products have become our bread and butter.

Care instructions

It's important to us that you can wash/clean our products. All of our items come with specific care instructions and they are located on our site for each product. Feel free to ask if you have questions - we're here for you!

Wholesale availability

We offer a few of our items as wholesale products to local brick and mortar stores and folks who attend shows in other parts of the country. Inquiries welcome!