Happily, all the sheep in my Etsy shop have found new homes, so it’s time for more. This one actually began life as a reindeer. I was working on a custom order for two 10″ tall reindeer, and the armature I made for the first one is inside this sheep. As I put the core wool on the armature I realized that it was too small for the reindeer so I just put it aside and started over.
But I kept looking at that wool-covered armature, wondering what I would see in it. And eventually I saw a sheep, which turned out to be a spunky Suffolk, with a beautiful collar in shades of lavender and violet with a tassel and bell. I think she’s quite elegant. She’s listed in the shop now, and while she’s waiting for a new home she’s enjoying hanging out with the other felted creatures.