I gained two pair that way, hooray!
I did do some googling to remind me of the look of lambs, see?
I think I'll need to embroider his muzzle a little?
And ideally there'll be a huge star and an angel to complete the set before I create the stable as well.
I'd like to create a setting where all the figures can gather around and this wooden one is a bit too small...
I remembered our nativity set that was set out in my childhood, with a large wooden stable and stone figures, much like our local church has now, but when I asked mum she said she'd disposed of it in 1976 before coming to England. Shame, but never mind : it will be a challenge to make a crocheted stable that can be folded flat for storage and set up to stand for the Christmas display!
And I want a big gold star in lacework with a tiny torch or flickering light inside so we can light up the star from within?
And an angel which can ''fly'' suspended from a pole, stand among the shepherds or sit on the roof of the stable...
I have also researched the look of Frankincence and Myrrh so as to use the right colours to stitch the gifts the Three Kings will be bearing to the baby.
This is what I found:
and Myrrh: looks like raisins:
And gold should be easy using some gold beads...
What fun!!! See you soon with the next figure?