I spotted the project on Melissa’s great pin board, she always finds the greatest projects. You can find the link to the instructions over at the Inadvertent farmer or a slightly different variation at Gracious Rain.
I love this craft on so many levels – cardboard, bits of yarn, scraps of felt and clothespins – all wrapped up in Little House meets James Herriot kinda feel – and we had all the supplies on hand.
Plus, I’ve always loved sheep. In the 80s I really wanted this sweater, do you remember it?
So here is our little flock of sheep on a mossy pasture.
The sheep at 12 and 3 o’clock are made with scraps of yarn from my aunt Carol’s collection. I have mentioned before that my aunt passed away after a courageous battle with ALS. Before she left us, she gave my sisters and I her yarn stash. There were a number of smaller bits of yarn that I wanted to preserve in some way and I think this was perfect.
We used pompom yarn for the sheep below, they are really cuddly.
It’s a really sweet craft and I don’t think I ever would have tried this project if it weren’t for pinterest.
I also think it would make a nice Sunday school activity (23 rd Psalm).