And spring has returned ….

Following on from my last (rather snowy post) I am pleased to report that spring has now returned to the Mendip Hills and my snowdrops and early daffodils (which I thought had probably succumbed to the frost) have picked themselves up and are cheerfully blooming once again.  I’ve been feeling in a spring-like mood too as I’ve been working on the first projects for the April Bustle & Sew Magazine. So I popped outside to photograph my little Spring Lamb …..

As you can probably tell from the snowdrops in the background she’s quite a dainty little soul, measuring just about 4″ (10 cm) tall.  Her main body is made from grey marl felt with very simple wired legs and then her fleece is added afterwards.  The pattern to make my little Spring Lamb will be in the April Magazine, but I was wondering whether or not to offer her as a kit?  If you think you might be interested (no commitment at all) it would be good if you could let me know.

And finally – just a quick heads-up that our Rosie’s Houseplants kit giveaway ends tonight.  So if you haven’t entered yet, then please don’t delay, there’s only a few hours left to go.  Just CLICK HERE to visit the blog post (you’ll find the form at the end).


I love little Lamb and the snowdrops!
Thank you also for the free pattern downloads for Easter.
The Magazine is one of my favorite little delights that pop up on my page.
I think the kit for the lamb is a great idea.


The little Lamb is delightful. I think the kit is a great idea.
Thank you for the Easter download patterns for free.
Bustle and Sew is one of my favorite pages. It would also be lovely as a real “hold in your hand & browse while having coffee & kit kat!”


I simply adore your Little Spring Lamb, and if it doesn’t require advanced stitching, I’d love to see a kit offered!
XX Linda B

Cheryl Hooper

Yes please I would certainly be interested in a spring lamb kit if you decide to do one.


Hi Helen,

Yes please, I’d love it if you could do your little sheep as a kit – I’d definitely buy one, and probably two.

Love to you all,
Diana (and Inky and Echo, of course)

Catherine Hickson

The kit idea sounds lovely. I think projects are so much easier when I am not running around trying to find just the right materials!

Laura Farnworth

I love your little lamb and would buy a kit i’m sure!
Thank you for the beautiful Easter patterns. I’m going to have a go at the Gosling as she’s gorgeous and also the jug of Muscari which is different for me. I don’t usually opt for embroidery patterns but it’s too gorgeous not to have a try! Laura xxx


Aw, thanks so much Laura, that’s really kind of you – I hope you enjoy your embroidery xx

Marcy Mahle

Thank you for all your lovely designs and the many free designs you give us. I love Bustle and Sew and have all the issues. I love your little lamb. Thinking yes I will buy a kit. My mother was a WWII war bride. My sister and I were born in Dayton, Ohio where I still reside. All my family are in North Wales. They have been here many times and we have been there. My favorite time to visit is in the Spring when the baby lambs dot the countryside and Snowdon. North Wales is absolutely one of the most beautiful places on earth. I miss my family very much.


Lovely to hear from you Marcy, yes North Wales is a beautiful part of the world, especially in Spring xx


I might be interested in a kit if it is offered …depending on the cost of postage I live in South Australia ..we are currently having a dry and warm start to Autumn and really need some rain because we live in the Adelaide Hills and are totally reliant on rain water for all our needs including fire fighting 🙂


Hi Mair just to let you know kits are now available at a special pre-order price x


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