Looked rather good to me. Some lovely new yarn arrived yesterday – hand dyed skeins from The Old Piggery on the edge of Dartmoor, wonderful pinks and blues just right for a little bunny’s dress – and look at that fantastic bluebell colour. This comes from a restored Georgian mill – Coldharbour Mill, near Exeter – built in 1799 and now a working museum. Best of all both the Old Piggery and Coldharbour Mill are within 40 miles of home – real Devon yarns for Devon bunnies. Anyway, to return to my conversation with said daughter … (who was now acting as though I was about 5 years old).
Charlie is sold, thank you.
Meet Claudette and Charlie … aren’t they cute!! Real spring lambs in time for Easter. The worst bit was the crinkly wool for their fleeces – I used Debbie Bliss Astrakhan which looks lovely, but I did keep getting confused with all the loopy bits! Anyway, finally Claudette and Charlie were finished and are now for sale in my Etsy Shop, hoping to find a kind new home before Easter.
If you’d like to try making a spring lamb of your own then I’d recommend the pattern below from Barbara Prime (aka Fuzzy Mitten). It’s really easy to follow, gives a good result and best of all Barbara is very kindly offering it for free.
Just click here to download the free pdf for the little Fuzzy Lamb pattern. And for embroiderers, another lamb, this time a cute vintage embroidery transfer – just click on the image for a large size version.