February 20, 2011
Knee-high grass is a Ewe's dream
For Christmas I received a new sewing machine (Brother LS2125i) from my sister-in-law and book full of patterns from my older sister. The book, Wild & Wonderful Fleece Animals, is full of patterns for stuffed fleece toys. I requested the book with the hope that I could shrink the patterns down and use them to make felt animals. This ewe is my first attempt! I shrunk the pattern down to 25% and used two types of acrylic fleece. The portion used to represent "wool" has a bit of a nubbly texture, while the other fabric is smoother. The ewe stands 5.5" high and is 7.5" from nose to tail. This is about as small as I'd go with this pattern and still use the sewing machine.