Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Have you any wool felt or mohair yarn handy?  I didn't, so I used what I had in my craft room... regular old felt and acrylic, fuzzy yarn.  Sorry Martha, not all of us have millions of dollars to spend on items we'll only be using once or twice.

So the project calls for making two pom-poms.  One bigger than the other and then sewing them together... I purchased the pom-pom maker at Michael's and looking at the directions, thought it would be pretty straightforward.

Thank God for YouTube!  They had a step-by-step instructional video on how to make the puffy little balls, because it wasn't so "straightforward."  Here are what my two balls look like (for some reason, that sounds really wrong)...

On with the project.  After sewing the two balls together, you use embroidery floss and a needle to sew in a little nose and then you glue on little ears made of felt and finally, you glue pipe cleaners on to the "body" for the legs.  

Miss. Martha of course is extra fancy and asks for "wool" felt (because it makes such a difference?) and she also advises you to "cover" the pipe cleaner legs in felt.  It was 9:30 when I finally got to the pipe cleaner legs and they matched the rest of the black sheep, so screw it.  

That being said, it turned out okay.  Although, I did cheat and used the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone again to make it look even better.  Here it is!

I plan on making some more of these, but I am going to purchase white ACRYLIC (i.e., cheap) yarn to make some white sheep to go with my black sheep.  I'm an equal opportunity sheep maker.

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