Little Sheep

I made a little sheep this morning out of wire and scrap material.  It’s simple, but it feels good, and it seems to like standing on my Olle Eksell book.  I’ll let the kids play with it when they get up from their naps.


  1. Marisa@make*happy
    March 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I love this! Make a few more and then you'll need to make a mod barn for them to sleep in. :)

  2. Minna
    March 11, 2010 at 5:29 am

    It´s really great idea again, thank you Joel ! Olle Eksell is fantastic. I just ordered his Mazetti poster.

  3. fridica
    March 11, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Sheep! Baaah, baaah, baaah! :) I've been watching live lambings on BBC - it's lambing season here in the UK, so this is super timely! :)

  4. Joel Henriques
    March 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm


    Marisa - I recently was having a mysterious urge to try painting a modern farm painting with an abstract barn, horses and sheep. Maybe I could just build the toy version instead. Or both!

    Minna - I love Olle Eksell, and so do my kids. His furry little birds and abstract creatures are so great! Also, I really like the new look of your site. I love the big whale banner! Very cool.

    Fridica - I didn't know it was lambing season! I must have felt the energy of all the cute new little lambs being born. More wool for you to knit with!

  5. Cabrizette
    March 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    oh, j'adore !!! Bravo !

  6. jfidz
    March 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    So simple yet extremely effective. Ewe certainly have a gift.

  7. Joel Henriques
    March 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Ha, oh no, here come the sheep jokes.

  8. AG Ambroult
    March 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I like him too. So simple and sheepish.

  9. Emily
    March 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    LOVE this, what a great little creation!

  10. journey
    March 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    This reminds me of a very sophisticated version of some worry doll animals I was just helping grade schoolers make at International Day at our school. We used twist ties and yarn.

  11. Anonymous
    July 25, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I thought your post was so tender and touching...especially the part about your little ones playing with the new creation once they awoke from their naps. It suddenly reminded me of when my mom would make doll outfits for me and when I arrived home from school..voila...there my doll would be adorned in her latest fashion. How lovely to have creative parents~

  12. Michemily
    January 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I've seen another wire sheep like this, but the body was simply a skein of yarn.

  13. Anonymous
    March 4, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I don't know how for long have I been on your blog,,,but i sure can hear my Hubby snore away to glory for a very long time.
    I wish I could subscribe your blog,,the thing is I'm new at blogging,and somehow can't figure out where the subscribe button on your page is (it must sound lame to many reading this comment,i know).

    So anyways,I just had to tell you,,you are really amazing with all the creativity at your disposal,,I'm so inspired right now.. it's a pity I have to go to sleep (early day tomorrow).But that's not going to keep me from visiting your blog in the future... have a creative day ahead of you.Thank you.
    Pinky Babaria

  14. Joel Henriques
    March 4, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Thanks everyone!

    And I will be adding a "subscribe by email" soon. The blogspot version doesn't work at the moment. I'll let everyone know when I have a solution. Thanks!

  15. Caroline
    January 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Adorable! I have loved sheep ever since shaun the sheep was discovered!

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