Easter is not just for bunnies!!

“Easter is not just for bunnies!” exclaimed my daughter checking out the sewing cupboard and my recent knitting …. “honestly, Mum, I think you’re developing a bit of a bunny obsession! Now look at your knitting basket…” So I did ….


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).

“What do you have in your basket Mum?” Well, I was about to explain to her about locally sourced yarns etc but she cut me off short, “Yes, fine, but WHAT is it – wool of course! And where does wool come from? S H E E P ! ! ! You’ve made loads of bunnies for Easter, but what about Spring Lambs?” I thought about it for a while, yes she was quite right , what we needed were spring lambs …

Claudette

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.

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Love them! Thank you so much for the link to the pattern. Would love to make some for grandchildren's Easter gifts.
Blessings,
G

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I like lambs and their mummies, but I like bunnies as well.

children – they reach the age when they just know – well – just about everything!

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Thank you soooo much
for this pattern.
I like the sweaters
and dresses you have
made for all your buddies.
Beautiful.

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Karen at Briarside Lane

Your knitted critters are so darling. I especially love the shoes! Not being a knitter, I showed them to my DD… she crochets. She said "Mom, it's not the same." :-/
Thanks for the lamb embroidery… I can handle that!

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all kinds of everything

Love the bunny's and the lambs.They are so cute.And their clothes are beautiful.
Thank you for the patterns!

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oh my! how totally adorable!!
makes me want to get my knitting needles out again 🙂

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Vintage from the Village

Hi Thanks for message on my new blog.
Your site is lovely !
Best wishes and thanks
Sue x

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CraftCrave

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [17 Mar 12:53pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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