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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Shepherdess Holding Lamb Work In Progress


Well she's coming along and now has her little lamb. My inspiration for this doll was a framed picture that is hanging in my living room (below).


 I wanted to make a shepherdess but I just couldn't find a lamb pattern that was three dimensional unless I purchased a needle felting kit/pattern. Needle felting takes way too long and I want to sew, not needle felt. I searched quite some time thinking I would easily find a pattern. But most of the patterns I saw were for primitive style sheep and I wanted a  more realistic looking lamb. So I created my own starting with a few sketches. I thought I would have to do the prototype several times....but to my amazement ...this was the first one! Not perfect...but I like it. I couldn't attach the doll's arms until I had the lamb finished.

5 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Your lamb is perfect...well done!!

Sherri Farley said...

WOW, the lamb is perfect! Looking forward to the finished creation.

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Thank-you Mary Ann and Sherri.

Rhissanna said...

I love the little shepherdess picture and that wee lamb you made is so cute. It must have felt good to have got the shape right first time.

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Thank-you Rhissanna. Yes, it was great to get the right shape the first round.