Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stitched Sheep Update: Spring Lamb

It's spring! In honor of the season, I decided the second sheep in my line of embroidered project bags and sachets would be a fresh little spring lamb. First, I began with a sketch:

Lamb sketch

After that, I experimented with colors and which kinds of stitches to use for the features. This little sweetie is the end result:

Stitched Sheep

Stitched Sheep

The bags and sachets are sewn with 100% linen. Each one is stitched by hand with perle cotton embroidery threads, and no two are ever exactly alike. The sachets are filled with dried lavender buds and chamomile blossoms—a lovely scent that not only makes your closet or woolens drawer smell great, but also wards off pesky moths. A small cotton loop allows you to hang it on a clothes hanger or a hook, if you like.

Etsy shop update! Spring lamb project bags and sachets now listed! Link in profile. #bonniesennott #bluepeninsula #etsy #linen #sheep #lamb #knit #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram

The drawstring bags are about 10.5 inches wide and 11.5 inches tall—just the right size for medium and small projects, like socks, hats, baby things, scarves and shawls, or mitts. They also make great reusable gift bags for your hand-knit gifts.

Today's "wrapping and packing day"—I'll be heading to the post office later with this week's shipment.

Stitched Sheep

You can find the new spring lamb—as well as my first stitched sheep, a merino—in my Etsy shop

Thank you very much for reading!


Elizabeth Doherty said...

Love these, Bonnie! Your drawings and stitching are exquisite.

Betsey said...

Baa! The spring lamb is so cute! The drawing and the embroidery!

Betsey said...
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Bonnie said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! It's an honor to receive such a nice comment from a talented artist like you!

Corrie B said...

I just adore these, what a fabulous idea! Can't wait to see the next in the series...!

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Loved to see your process, Bonnie !
I'm a big fan of your drawings, I know you know that ! And your sheeps are way adorable !!

Brenda said...

Your drawing and stitching of the lamb are adorable! Beautiful work!