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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas !

 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. The fall decorations are ready to be put away , slowly I am pulling out the boxes of Christmas decorations. Mostly though , it looks like Christmas because I am making little nativity sheep and my work room is full of the little woolies.
I realize for me this is a tradition. I started making them to sell at local Christmas bazaars and have been making little sheep for about 20 years. The sheep change ever so slightly every year as I fiddle around with them, trying out new things. I am always on the look-out for miniature charms to adorn their necks. I vary wool color and give some spots. I am now playing around with giving some of them horns. My daughter and oldest grandson figured I must have made about 2,000 little sheep over the years. Oh my, that is a lot of time crafting them. Yes, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here .

If you want a chance to win a pair of Wee Little sheep *  I'll enter your name in a drawing every time you leave a comment on my blog .( limited to one comment per post )

" Much we owe to the gentle sheep, who as man's first domesticated animal, bearing on his back potential warmth for the world's comfort.... Wool has been of greater use to us than any other fibre. " from an old book called 'Wool Stitchery' by Osma Gallinger Tod

21 comments:

Deb said...

Your blog is one that I love to follow at Christmas, Kathy. I just put my order in for more sweet sheep. :)

Ashley said...

That's so cool you make your own yarn. I would like to enter your giveaway again. :)

Love,
Ashley
creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Seeing this post with your sheep and a shepherd gave me an idea. I saw a shepherd like yours in my stash today. I just checked and my shepherd is too small. Dang!

Your sheep have such sweet personalities, I like the different miniature bits around their necks.

Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

Mitzi said...

I can't believe you have made that many little sheep. They are absolutely adorable and I would love to win your giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so sweet - I just ordered one! Hope you have a wonderful week! x Karen

Henny Penny said...

I'm visiting from Deb's blog, "Just Cats". Your sheep are adorable. I simply had to follow your blog!

Susan said...

Oh Kathy! I remember your sheep from other years. Oh, PLEASE put my name into the hat. I would so love to win one! (or 25 ha ha) Susan

Lesley UK said...

Sheep, part 2: For the last few years my Dh and I have spent Christmas in the Lake District in the NW of England. We stay in a 16th century coaching inn, surrounded by mountains and...sheep!
To be cont.
Blessings

Theresa said...

Precious little sheepies:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

xinex said...

Oh thise sheep are just the cutest!...Christine

Karen said...

I love the Christmas sheep! Hope you and your family have a great Christmas season.

Claudette Hoyt said...

I have been loving and wanting one of these little guys for a few years now!!! I love the wonky little sheep too! So, so cute.
So glad that you make them and even if I don't win one,thanks for the opportunity.
Claudette

Connie said...

I love that photo with the shepherd and a whole flock of your wee little sheep. They are so adorable.

LesleyAnn said...

I've just found your blog via Deb at Just Cats. I absolutely love everything here. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway. I'm a follower now.

Patricia Miller said...

Your sheep are adorable. Would love to have a few here with me in Texas. Thank you for this giveaway.

Marilyn Miller said...

I love your little sheep.

Meghann Hollingshead said...

Your sheep are adorable! I crafted my own nativity scene from things I bought from the dollar store and Michaels. Made from wooden pegs. I love it because they don't have faces and it reminds me of the Amish dolls my Nana used to make :-) the sheep would be perfect with my nativity scene because my shepherds have no sheep!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I love these wee ones...and would love to win some to add to my collection!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Goodness, you have made a lot of little sheep over the years and I like this adorable flock with their shepherd.

Mountain Mama said...

Your little sheep are the cutest things I've ever seen!!!

Lynn Bontrager said...

Love your wee little sheep. I am knew to your blog--I found my way over here through Brenda @ Its a Beautiful Life. I see we have many things in common: tea time, animals, crafting, our faith. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season. Crossing my fingers for winning a few wee little sheep!