Last week, we were driving through the countryside passing farms along the way with fields of fluffy sheep. The lambing season just ended a few weeks ago and the mamas and babies have been sent out to pasture, some of them only a few days old but already romping in the grass and kicking up their heels the way only young animals do in the spring. SO adorable to see that. There's always the odd black one too; hence the saying, "the black sheep of the family", an old colloquialism for being 'different'. Sheep can see in color (although not as well as humans), and have wide- angled perception that allows them to watch for predators without turning their heads. In other words, hard to sneak up on one with a camera! Anyway, I found an old lamb doll pattern that someone had traced and had tucked inside another pattern envelope. The pieces were full of pinholes like it had been used many times. A clue to it's cuteness perhaps? I'm guessing this is about as old as the pattern it was found with, which isn't dated; guessing 1940's or early 50's maybe. It has the number 1218 written on it. Anyone recognize this? I decided to see if I could make a doll from it using my wool blanket , by omitting the seams and just hand-stitching the wool. It worked perfectly! And perfect for spring. In fact, it turned out so darling that I'm offering it as a free print-out here on my website. You have the option of using wool felt, or cloth--they both turn out sweet as can be!