Friday 21 February 2020

Sheepish Cuddles

A while ago I made a Bear cushion for our elder grandson, which I am pleased to say that he has really taken to. Recently, however, our son told us that our younger grandson has also taken a shine to the cushion, so in the interests of filial harmony a request was put in for a second cushion for our littlest grandson.

As I didn't want to make a replica of the first one, I trawled through all sorts of cushions on Pinterest until I finally decided that I would have a go at a sheep cushion.

I had never worked with fleece before so that was the first challenge!

As you can see, however, it turned out fine :)

The front and back of the cushion are 16.25" fleece circles, the face is grey felt with scraps of white and black for the eyes which I have raw-edge appliqued to the fleece backing.

I used six strands of black floss to backstitch the mouth and nose.

I wanted to make the ears stand proud of the face and body, but wasn't sure how to achieve that until I came across this tutorial by Shiny Happy World that uses Soft & Stable as wadding. Now, as it happens I had a strip of Soft & Stable left over from the Catch-All Caddy, so problem solved!

My first attempt at the ears wasn't very successful as I made them so slim at the bottom I found it impossible to turn them right side out. The second attempt, which you can see here, was much better!

I didn't have a round cushion inner so had to make do with a square one, however, it gives my sheep a slightly wonky shape which I think suits her very well :)

I was really pleased with how this turned out and hope that she will be as much cuddled as her Bear companion! 


  1. That is so cute! I'm sure it will be well loved!

  2. Well, dang, Fiona, that cushion is just darling! He will love it!

  3. Oh, this is just the most fun little pillow! You made her face so whimsical and the ears are perfect :)

  4. Oh that is adorable! You did a fantastic job with this!

  5. She's wonderful! I'm sure she will get lots of cuddles :)

  6. That sheep cushion is B-ewe-tiful. You know it'll be loved to pieces.

  7. Super cute cushion! I would cuddle with this one! :)

  8. What an adorable and fun cushion, Fiona!!!


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