When I picked up Rashida Coleman-Hale's book, i [heart] patchwork, at the library a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea that I was about to be suckered into making a softie. I have never had the desire to make a softie before. It seemed like so much work.
Well, that's likely because I had never seen the little lamb in this book. I fell hard. In love. With this little lamb. And I really must admit that I had fun making her. It took me an afternoon to make the lamb and a couple of hours to make the skirt. Not to bad.
Isn't she cute? This happens to be the baby season, so I know a bunch of pregnant mommas. I decided to make this little lamb for one of those precious yet-to-be-born babies. Don't tell anyone, but I might just make another one. For myself.
I just adore the way her tail peeks out from under that skirt. I love the skirt, too. I'm thinking this baby girl might need a skirt that matches her little lamb. Hmmm....
I have been collecting fabric for a little while now. For this lamb, I only had to buy the sherpa fleece. I pulled everything else from my stash. Even the linen. It felt nice to be able to make a project from my stash. I guess all that collecting has paid off!