Sunday, April 13, 2008

Caswell, Primitive Sheep

Earlier in the week I had posted a slide show of some items I purchased while on our road trip to Chicago. One of the items was a twin sized chenille bedspread. I bought that with the intention of cutting it up to use in my crafts, specifically prim sheep. Caswell is my first sheep from the chenille bedspread. I love how he turned out. The chenille is tea dyed to give it an old look. I painted Caswell's nose and ears with black acrylic paint.

Caswell is adapted from a pattern of the same name by Crooked Creek Mercantile.

The original pattern calls for a double 'blanket' with either a heart or a star sewn on it. While I like that, I wasn't crazy about a blanket covering up the chenille. I decided to make a 'pocket' with a star handsewn in the center. I added a rusty bell to that as well and filled the pocket with Sweet Annie, an American flag and an old spool. The original pattern also has a crow sitting on Caswell's back, which this one does not have. I do plan on making more Caswell's - and the crow will turn up on a few of them.

The legs are cinnamon sticks which have tea dyed cheesecloth wrapped around the tops.

This was a fun pattern to make. This is the original Caswell.

The pattern can be purchased here

and if you like my version of Caswell, he's now listed in my KKL Primitives shoppe.

1 comment:

  1. Caswell is really cute. Found your blog while surfin!