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Maureen Lavorgne / The Ram's Horn Connection

misc / mixed media

Hometown: Midway, PA

For nearly 30 years, Maureen Lavorgne has designed adorable animal ornaments handmade from felted wool and other mixed media. Her whimsical creations, which include fully dressed snowmen, families of sheep and other farm animals, candy cane pigs and much, much more, include even the smallest details. From hair ribbons and rosy cheeks to whiskers and floppy ears, she pays attention to each and every feature. Her figures make beautiful Christmas tree ornaments, but also look great displayed on a shelf year-round. Based in Midway, Pa., Maureen, her sister, Madeline and her two daughters, Kristen and Meghan, handmake their collection of felted wool ornaments, a tradition started by Maureen’s mother, Eveylyn Roberts. In addition to the cute animals and snowmen, they create ornaments for special occasions like weddings and christenings, holiday-themed items like witches and jack-o-lanterns and, for the kids, gnomes and dinosaurs. Maureen offers more than 500 designs to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect one (or two, or three) for you.