Well, since the first day of spring here turned out to be snowing and freezing and since we are still waiting for that March Lamb, it seems only fitting that I should be getting crafty with that felted wool sweater again. I found this pattern a few weeks ago and figured I'd never actually get around to doing these for Easter. But, for some reason I felt inspired yesterday and cut out the felt pieces. Seemed like, once that was done, there was no excuse not to go ahead and get started. I chose buttons from the (ahem) "borrowed" Nana Jean stash for the eyes.
And, for a nice Eastery effect, decided to stitch them up with colored floss. I think that will look very cute in the Easter basket, but don't look too close because it definitely made it harder to disguise the fact that I am a rather "that'll do" type of sewer! No perfectionism around here!
Ellerie's turned out so sweet, but her nose is sort of smallish and weird. Makes her look more like a poodle than a lamb. Overall though, I am happy with it and excited to see how the kids react. There is a great deal of joy found in making something with your own hands to give away (more of that to come) and I am looking forward to at least SOME of the plans I have actually coming to fruition. But one thing at a time. Two days, two to go. No problem.