WhimsicalWoolies

WHIMSICAL WOOLIES

Midway, Pennsylvania | 5905 Sales

WhimsicalWoolies

WHIMSICAL WOOLIES

Midway, Pennsylvania 5905 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1708)

Announcement   NOTICE: I am promising before Christmas delivery for any orders placed up and until December 3rd. Thereafter all orders will be shipped in the order in which I have received them. My next show is going to be the Bizarre Bazaar In Richmond, VA at the Richmond Raceway November 29 - Dec. 2. This is a fantastic show! There is also a preview night on Wednesday November 28 from 4:30 -9:00 pm. I thank the Northern Virginia Christmas Show in Chantilly, VA for such a wonderful show and a giant thank you to all my customers.

Almost all of my work leans towards the whimsical hence the name. I like my creations to make me smile after I have designed them and I hope they do the
same for you. Please read below and check out my list of shows that I attend.

Everything you see on this site is handmade.

Everything you see on this site is handmade completely by myself along with help from my daughters, Kristen and Meghan and my wonderful sister, Madeline. Each item pictured on this site is a representation of that item. Each piece is created as closely to what you see in that picture and possible.

Thank you for coming and visiting my little woolie store.

I have been in business for over 31 years now under the name of The Ram's Horn Connection. Whimsical Woolies is the name for my Etsy store.


Each piece I design is made from wire as a base and wool as the body. I wrap the wool over the wire to create the main body of each creation and then add
needle felting technique to acquire the features I desire for ears, face, etc. Since the body is made of wire they are POSEABLE!


My work has been featured in several national magazines over the years such as Country Living, Country Home, Traditional Home, Wild Fiber, Domino Magazine and Early American Life and Art Doll Quarterly.

Over the years several pieces of my work have ended up in several museums around the country also.

Thank you so much and enjoy shopping and come back often because I am constantly adding new items!

Below are the shows that I have applied for the 2018 season. The list may change so please check back before coming to a show.

May 5&6 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
West Friendshup, MD

Sept. 2&3 Heart of Lancaster
Roots Market, Lancaster, PA

Sept. 14-16 Artrider's Fall Craft Show
Lyndhurst, NY

Sept 28-30. Kinsey Vintage Market
Oakdale, PA

Oct. 5,6,7 Waterford Artisan Show
Waterford, VA

Nov. 9-11 Northern VA Christmas Market
Chantilly, VA

Nov. 17. Kinsey Christmas Market
Oakdale, PA

Nov. 28-Dec.2 Bizarre Bazaar
Richmond, VA

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 19, 2018

NOTICE: I am promising before Christmas delivery for any orders placed up and until December 3rd. Thereafter all orders will be shipped in the order in which I have received them. My next show is going to be the Bizarre Bazaar In Richmond, VA at the Richmond Raceway November 29 - Dec. 2. This is a fantastic show! There is also a preview night on Wednesday November 28 from 4:30 -9:00 pm. I thank the Northern Virginia Christmas Show in Chantilly, VA for such a wonderful show and a giant thank you to all my customers.

Almost all of my work leans towards the whimsical hence the name. I like my creations to make me smile after I have designed them and I hope they do the
same for you. Please read below and check out my list of shows that I attend.

Everything you see on this site is handmade.

Everything you see on this site is handmade completely by myself along with help from my daughters, Kristen and Meghan and my wonderful sister, Madeline. Each item pictured on this site is a representation of that item. Each piece is created as closely to what you see in that picture and possible.

Thank you for coming and visiting my little woolie store.

I have been in business for over 31 years now under the name of The Ram's Horn Connection. Whimsical Woolies is the name for my Etsy store.


Each piece I design is made from wire as a base and wool as the body. I wrap the wool over the wire to create the main body of each creation and then add
needle felting technique to acquire the features I desire for ears, face, etc. Since the body is made of wire they are POSEABLE!


My work has been featured in several national magazines over the years such as Country Living, Country Home, Traditional Home, Wild Fiber, Domino Magazine and Early American Life and Art Doll Quarterly.

Over the years several pieces of my work have ended up in several museums around the country also.

Thank you so much and enjoy shopping and come back often because I am constantly adding new items!

Below are the shows that I have applied for the 2018 season. The list may change so please check back before coming to a show.

May 5&6 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
West Friendshup, MD

Sept. 2&3 Heart of Lancaster
Roots Market, Lancaster, PA

Sept. 14-16 Artrider's Fall Craft Show
Lyndhurst, NY

Sept 28-30. Kinsey Vintage Market
Oakdale, PA

Oct. 5,6,7 Waterford Artisan Show
Waterford, VA

Nov. 9-11 Northern VA Christmas Market
Chantilly, VA

Nov. 17. Kinsey Christmas Market
Oakdale, PA

Nov. 28-Dec.2 Bizarre Bazaar
Richmond, VA

Maureen Lavorgne

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About

The Ram's Horn Connection and Whimsical Woolies

It all started with my mother, Eveylyn Roberts, over 35 years ago. She started making little woolie sheep to display the wool that she used for making her shawls, coats, etc. They sold very well at Yankee Peddler Show in Canal Fulton, OH and so my sisters and myself started making them. Since I lived almost 5 hours away I began my own division of the woolie making team, The Ram's Horn Connection.

My husband and I just recently bought a farm outside of Pittsburgh and plan to have goats and chickens next year on the farm. We are very excited to have this wonderful place and looking forward to many days and years enjoying it with family and friends.

Shop members

  • Myself and husband

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Myself and my husband Tony. Picture taken at a wedding we attended.

  • My daughter Meghan, her daughter Quinn and Son Cameron.

    Assistant

    This group is my support group.

  • Myself Quinn and Cameron.

    Customer Service

    These two keep things hopping around here.

  • Madeline Jordan

    Assistant, Designer

    Madeline is my sister and has been also helping me for a very long time. She makes beautiful sheep, goats, donkeys, foxes and nativities. I don't know what I would do without her help. Again hope to get a picture loaded on here very soon.

  • My daughter Kristen, Me and my daughter Meghan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Not really much to say about my history. We have been working with woolies for going on 30 years! My daughter's Meghan and Kristen are a huge help and support! Love them to pieces!

  • Myself Nana, grandchildren Lily, Paige and Connor

    Assistant

    These are three of my assistants. There are a total of 5! Here we are not getting much work done but we had a lot of fun!

  • Tony, my husband and grandchildren Connor, Lily and Paige

    Assistant

    This group of assistants are in charge of Transportation.

  • Myself call my daughter Meghan and her daughter Quinn

    Assistant

    Taking a break!

  • Donna Thomas

    Marketer

    Donna, my dear and best friend, has been a wonderful traveling companion to many a show. She is a wonderful seller of my work. We have a lot of fun!

  • Here I am at work in my wooly room.

    Owner

    I have been working at this for so many years to not do it would be a big hole in my life. I'm blessed and be doing something that I love 95% of the time.

  • Son in law Chris, Cameron, Meghan and Quinn

    Assistant

    Super supporters!

  • Booth shot at one of my shows.

    Owner

    This is my normal set up at most shows. I like to have a very festive looking booth.

  • Calvin and Cassie

    Customer Service

    These two make me wake up early every morning and get going. I hike up the hill every morning to be greeted by these two sweet faces. They help keep my blood pressure down.

  • Rhonda and Ruby

    Maker

    Rhonda and Ruby my two-year-old chickens are makers of a lot of mess. However I love them to pieces!

  • Buckley

    Customer Service

    Buckley are King Charles Cavalier is my assistant in shipping everyday. He never misses a postal delivery. He considers it is job and Duty.

  • Isabelle (Izzy)

    Maker

    Isabelle does not get a whole lot of work done but she make sure she gets the most sleep of anyone in the house.

  • Pinky Pie

    Maker

    Pinky Pie and Rosie(not pictured) are the Supreme mess makers. They keep me limber everyday by making their mess which makes me do a lot of cleaning. They redeem themselves by keeping me laughing.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 31, 2015
Thank you for visiting my shop! I pride myself on my workmanship on each and every item that I sell. If you are not happy with any purchase please let me know. I will try my best to rectify it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with what you have received I will accept returns as long as the return is within 10 days. When I receive the package and if there is no wear or tear on the product I will issue a full refund for the product only.
Payment
Your business is always welcomed but in fairness to those who order any product or products from me you need to understand this. An order is not placed until payment is made. As soon as payment is made that is when I have received the order.
Shipping
I try to ship each order in a timely manner. If I feel that I need to have more time to accomplish an order I will let you know. Sometimes this will happen if I am away from my work desk, if I am out of a certain component that I need to complete an order, or the amount of orders that have come in are very heavy and I need more time. IMPORTANT...because of issues in this day and age with packages being stolen off of porches...once package has shipped and it has been delivered to the address given by customer, I am no longer responsible for package. So please make sure that you have someone standing by once I have emailed you that the package has shipped to retrieve package.