Last year, I doodled this modern sheep drawing into a notebook one afternoon while I was sitting at the table with the girls. I have always kind of loved it and wanted to turn it into something I could use. I thought about notecards, or a totebag, or putting it on the front of little onesies or tees for my kids, but I never really followed through with any of those ideas. But I knew that modern sheep fabric designs that I liked just didn’t exist anywhere that I could find.
A few weeks ago, this baby blanket idea reminded me of spoonflower so I decided it was finally time to move the sketch from my notebook onto something.
After much anticipation, last week my own little piece of sheep fabric arrived in the mail. I’m beyond thrilled, especially because I have a soft spot for anything “sheep” and it is impossible to find sheep things that aren’t completely “cartoon-goofy” or “cutesy precious.”
The whole process on spoonflower was simple. I only ordered a fat quarter of quilters cotton and another swatch of a cotton canvas. If I eventually order more, I think I’ll make the print a tiny bit smaller.
But eek! Overall, I LOVE it. Now of course, I’m faced with determining what project will be worthy of my little quarter of sheep print.
39 comments on “sheep fabric”
eeek indeed! i LOVE it, molly! xoxo
Love it! I am eager to see what it becomes
so so good, molly!
That is sooo cute!
molly, i love this!!! i cant wait to see what you do with it. beautiful! xx
um, obviously someday when i have a baby will be the appropriate time to use this…
That turned out really, really nice – well done!
If you could doodle a cool looking border collie to space in there, I’d buy some!
Molly, thanks so much for sharing this! My husband does lino cuts and has been looking for a way to get his designs on fabric without having to invest in all the equipment of screen printing.
Also, I LOVE your sheep. It is darling.
Love it, can’t wait to see what u make of it.
You should take your fabric, cut out a sheep and applique it onto something. Maybe a pillow? Or a wristlet? That would be super cute!
LOVE it! You know, I have doodle that I’ve been hanging on to, not quite sure what to do with it, as well. I think you’ve just inspired me 🙂
Wonderful sheep – can’t wait to see what the fabric becomes!
Adorable!! I love it. I’m sharing it in my link love at my place 🙂
Very cute, I love how swirly soft your little sheep look! I have heard good things about how soft spoonflowers fabric is, so I am sure it will make a lovely blanket!
So cool, Molly! Love the sketch.
Do you have it up for sale? I have been looking for good sheep fabric, and I’d like to get a fat quarter of this when I’ve built up enough spoondollars.
oh! of course. what was i thinking??!
that sounds lovely! spoonflower would be perfect!
kara–it was so easy. you need to do it, too!!
hi arwen, i don’t have it up for sale right now, but once you get enough spoondollars and want me to put it up, shoot me an email!
I’d totally buy it! I collect black and white fabric… And it’s so lovely and dynamic and perfect. You should be proud.
So cool! How very creative of you. So nice when a doodle becomes something a little more tangible that you can show off. Very clever x
I LOVE this!
i remember those sheep! SO glad you finally turned them into fabric!
molly, it’s fantastic!! graphic and lovely.
How talented are you! That is adorable and such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing and introducing me to a cool new place to buy fabric.
That is fabulous!!
it is adorable! i can imagine a sweet pillow in a nursery or curtains. i love that sheep drawing you made. it does look like a fluffy cloud/sheep which is just perfect.
Molly, you are so right sheep print that’s not cartoony is hard to find. I love your image! Did you just scan your doodle, because it’s just adorable.
That is one very lovely doodle. Your sheep is very cool. I checked out spoonflower and think they are cool as well.
So nice and cute, you could make a bed linen, so when you can’t sleep, to start counting the sheep and then you surely fall asleep :))
Oh, Molly! It’s cute!
I love it! It is sheepy without screaming SHEEPY.
Such a great print, You should print more and sell it, I’d buy it……. and wouldn’t birdie be a great name to name the print.
oh molly, i love your sheep! in fact, i think you’ve inspired my project today. off to get out my wool felt and roving . . .
I love spoonflower and I love your sheep. I have yet to order from there though. I know as soon as I do I will just stare at the fabric and not use it. I must have a project in mind first!
I have for ages been looking for sheep fabric that isn’t to twee!Do you sell this fabric by the metre if so what is he cost please?Look forward to hearing from you.
Hi! You can find my sheep fabric here on Spoonflower: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/516669