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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Woolly Valentine

You might recall I received a kit in the mail from Shannon of Kenleigh Acres Fiber Studio *. She issued a fiber art challenge and was generous in providing the whole kit to anyone interested in accepting her challenge. I let my phone calls go to voice-mail today and after the usual needed work around here I just got to work doing something I enjoy. I need a day like this every once in awhile. Above is my little woolly lamb, made using the instructions and materials in the kit. Here again is a picture of what I received in the mail, thank-you Shannon! The instructions were very, very well photographed and explained. Shannon , you are very gifted at writing, photographing, and publishing very easy directions. You are obviously a gifted teacher.
Here is one view of my lamb.
And the other, in which I veered from the pattern and gave him a heart.
Here is my lamb placed next to a sheep we received as a present from my husband's sister and her family. They purchased this from Pottery Barn because they knew we would love it!
I was inspired not only by Shannon's challenge, but also by the special February celebration of Valentine's Day, so I combined the two and unless I change my mind ( which can happen) this is my entry for the felting challenge Shannon issued. The lamb received a heart-shaped bead around his neck, and he is standing on wool I dyed and felted myself, using my Jacob Sheep fleece. The hearts are also of my felted wool. I fiddled with this arrangement , and it took many different forms until I decided it was enough for today.So Shannon this is for you, and thank-you!

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh how neat! The sheep is too cute but that those pink hearts and bed really caught my eye! Beautiful work.

Mildred said...

I love it Kathy. I love the addition of the heart especially. So glad you had a day to enjoy your crafting.

Mary said...

How very dear :-). You did a wonderful job and I love the addition of the hearts. I hope you are having a wonderful day, Kathy.

Vickie said...

So very cute Kathy! I love the little heart that you added on its side!

Anna Colleen said...

That little lamb is too cute

Lanny said...

So sweet!

Good instructions make all the difference in a project don't they?!

Julie Harward said...

Ohhhhh, THAT IS SO VERY CUTE! YOU DID A GREAT JOB OF THAT, IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD BUY...I LOVE THE LITTLE HEART TOO...SO VERY SWEET!AND IT GOES WITH IT'S NEW MAMA SO WELL TOO! COME SAY HI :D

Kenleigh's Fiber Studio said...

Thank you Kathy - I am so touched. I love the heart on the side and the valentine theme you added. I am so glad you were able to enjoy your day crafting!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just so adorable! What a great job you did! blessings,Kathleen

A. Joy said...

Really cute art project! It would be fun to have a whole little barn full of felted animals! What an adorable thing that would be to sell to folks with toddlers!

Daisy said...

Aw...that little lamb is so cute! And I love the final arrangement you came up with in that last picture. You are so creative and crafty, Kathy! I'm glad you got to spend your day doing something you so obviously enjoy. :)

noble pig said...

So cute, I love your wooly lambs, and the pink color is beautiful.

Deanna said...

Darling!!!

Mary said...

I love the heart. A day filled with doing what you love, very therapeutic. We all need it from time to time.

We are still working on the barn, in between other calls, tasks, and one tractor break down. I hope to pop back to a normal routine within a few days.

Sandra said...

So cute, you've done well!

Joanna Kristina said...

Oh my word! How cute! I just love it... reminds me of my aunt who felts alpaca wool and makes lovely things as well.
~Joanna

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Absolutely adorable!
I loved everything!
With Love from the Cabin,
Claudia O.