Friday, July 17, 2015

How To Get Removed From My "Client" List

If I make two custom projects for you and inexplicably and coincidentally and through no fault of your own, with both I end up in brutal dental appointments, I'm probably never answering the phone when you call again.  Just saying!  Your sheep is pretty cute though :-).

I haven't made any felted sheep in forever.  They take a lot of time, are hard on my hands and I (kind of crazily not crazily) find it hard to adopt them out because I worry that they'll end up in someone's dog's mouth or kicked into bits by someone's cat (yes, both have happened and not just once :-/).  

When I make them, each one turns out exactly how they want to and it's usually never exactly what I had in mind when I started.  I've had laying down sheep that refuse to lay down, sheep I want to be looking to the right that only want to look left, one ewe refused to be posed with her lamb even!  

I used Blossom's wool for this sheep and guess what...she ended up looking exactly like fluffy (not fat!) Blossom :-).  I think that's pretty interesting.



I had some fun trying to figure out how to pose her on the porch railing.  I wanted to see the sheep in the background so played around with my aperture setting so they would be clearer (small aperture, long depth of field, say f18) or blurrier (wide open aperture, short depth of field, maybe f3.2).



Sheep only tend to cooperate for so long though and I could see her starting to look off longingly towards the barn.


And then out to all the crazy green grass that we never have in the middle of July.  Being Blossom, that grass is sure tempting!  Which is maybe why she's so...um...fluffy ;-).


21 comments:

altar ego said...

I love this sheep! And I promise that if it were to come live at my house it would never end up in a dog's mouth. No cats here to cause trouble, either. :)

Susan said...

O.M.G. High Alert Cuteness!

Sandy said...

Well, I have one of your babies and she is still resting safely on my mantle. She gets a gentle pat on the head every morning! =o) When I saw the above sheep, I squealed at the legs, but when I saw the tushie...OMG!!!

Henny Penny said...

That little sheen looks so absolutely real!! I can't imaging owning one and letting it get torn apart. That last picture is adorable.

Henny Penny said...

That little sheen looks so absolutely real!! I can't imaging owning one and letting it get torn apart. That last picture is adorable.

Alice said...

I just know she is looking for a home on my mantel with the rest of your family members! It's a little too early to see if an attitude pose will develop. It's amazing how their personality creeps into their wool.... The very fiber of their being!💖

Michelle said...

I'm sorry about the dental problems, though . . . dental problems give me nightmares.

Sandra Morris said...

Very nice!!!!

Jean said...

Does this mean I can't order a Renny sheep this Christmas?
As a dentally phobic person, I so understand the brutal dental appointment comment -- aren't they all that way?

Tombstone Livestock said...

So cute, I tried felting one in cake pan mold, part of it worked ok but nose came off when I took it out need to hand felt to finish.

Michelle said...

One of the cutest things I have ever seen! Looks like a precise version of a mini sheep!

Mary Ann said...

Gosh, that is one of the cutest things EVER!

T.L. Merrybard said...

That is one very cute fluffy bottom. :)

MarmePurl said...

I don't have any kitties and the grand-dogs that visit are only interested in chewing up....I mean chasing... rabbits and groundhogs, so I am the perfect client. Or eager student.

LannieK said...

You create the CUTEST little' Sheep EVER! I would guard them with all :-)

sophy0075 said...

That is a beautiful sheep! I also take the "no sheep in canine/feline mouth" pledge. I'm thinking a sheep on a Christmas tree would be a lovely addition.

Cheryl West said...

You have captured the very essence of Blossom. She's beautiful. My poor husband had to have a wisdom tooth out this past week (at age 72) so we appreciate your dental distress. Hope you are feeling much better by now.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

That is magnificent! I still have mug I bought in Berea...am QUITE SURE THAT center wasn't there at the time :) Early 1960's... Did you see the felted sheep on the site you sent with the dialects from n England? And did you see the PRICE !!!!

Lisa Smith said...

Oh my goodness, your sheep turned out beautifully! I remember when I was reading previous years of your blog to "catch up" there was a posting you did where you said the one sheep you made that you really fell in love with you let go for sale. (Sorry, that was the longest sentence I've ever written!) I specifically remembered it because you sounded like you had such "seller's remorse" afterwards. I was hoping that the person who bought it would catch that in your blog and gift it back to you. (That's what we all would have done, I'm sure!) I wish I could remember when it was; it really stuck with me.

Also, whatever happened to the one you had announced would be the prize to some very lucky winner of one of your contests? If I'm remembering correctly, I think the contest was at the beginning or so of this year (?). I kept waiting to see who won so I could congratulate them, but I never saw it come through your postings.

I am amazed at how you find the time to do everything you do! I agree with "MarmePurl"; I would make the perfect client and/or eager student as well. Being disabled, I must spend a good chunk of each day in my hospital bed, so I have all my sheep placed strategically around where I can keep an eye on them! (I wonder if some clever person has ever coined a phrase to describe that type of shepherding???)

One last thing (sorry this is sooooo long!): After years and a small fortune spent trying to save my teeth, I finally had to have them all pulled and get dentures. I remember the first time I had to make an appointment to have the dentures adjusted; sitting down in the chair, and just pulling them out to be worked on with 0% pain, worry, or nervousness. . . . suddenly I felt like a "Dental Queen" and I thought to myself. . . "This is how all dental appointments should go!" :-) I'm sorry you've had some dental issues, and hope it can be resolved very soon for you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is one cute sheep! Sorry to hear you have dental problems again...they suck big time and are very expensive....I can so relate. I hope you are on the mend. :)

Arlette Seib said...

Lovely! This is so precious. I especially love the butt shot!

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