Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Shepherd Watched

This is a shepherd from Jean Greenhowe's Christmas Special. I am so pleased with the way he turned out :)
I have posted the sheep before, from the same book.
The figures require a flat base to go in the bottom. The suggested base is cardboard circles cut out, stacked and glued. While searching for a circle of the right size to trace I discovered that the cap from my non-stick spray, (think Pam, except for a generic brand), was the exact right size and I used the whole cap inside the figure. I did cut a circle of craft foam to hide the plastic cap. It worked very well. Now I have to use up more spray as there are still a lot of figures to make.
I did not make his staff yet as the book calls for a drinking straw 1/8" in diameter. I don't have any that thin and need to come up with something else to use. Maybe I can stick a couple of coffee stirrers together. One would not be long enough.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this project although there is a lot of sewing. The seams don't show from the front and later ones should be better as I am getting a lot of practice.

1 comment:

Lil Knitter said...

You're making me want to do a Nativity Set now. I just recently found Jean's patterns and have done a couple of bears. She's amazing.
I love what you've done so far...his coat is wonderful and the sheep are too cute.