My beautiful mum loves sheep, and she has always said she is the black sheep of her family… and while our family was considerably smaller, I grew up feeling the same way. My mum taught me it was ok to be different, and sometimes even a good thing; as long as your values are solid, which because of her, they are 🙂
So for Mother’s Day this year I was inspired by this fabric from Blackbird – it’s a Japanese cotton with little sheeps all over it – I thought, what if I made her some pj pants, and coloured in just one little sheep to represent her black sheep persona? 🙂
And what if, I made myself a matching pair so we could be black sheep together as mum and daughter?
So with this idea germinated I went forth and did just that 🙂
(pic of me in mine… no pic of mummy in hers, but she was pleased with them nonetheless)
Closeup of the two black sheeps:
I did some test sheep first, to decide what medium to use to colour them in, and did a wash test to determine which would wash the best. I chose to use acrylic because it gave a kind of wooly look once it had been washed:
And just because it’s been a trend lately, I’ll include another pic of Lola: