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Why not follow these simple step by step instructions on how to make this lovely Zwartbles sheep themed Christmas decoration?

Zwartble Bauble

  1. Buy one Zwartbles ewe lamb.

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2. Feed and water regularly, until fully grown (this will take 1-2 years).

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3. Buy a sarcastic looking Zwartbles tup and leave him in the same field as the ewe for a while.

 

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4. Wait approximately 150 days until one or more smaller versions appear.

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5. Feed and water the small versions for approximately 14 months (they will become considerably larger), before paying an off-duty fireman a small fortune to remove the fleece for you.

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6. Spin the fleece into a rough and rustic yarn (as if I know how to make any other sort of yarn?!?).

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7. Cut two doughnut shapes out of cardboard and wind the yarn around them. Be sure to to ignore the increasingly hysterical laughter of your assembled friends and relatives who are sure that you’re doing it all wrong, and that the whole thing is going to fall apart the moment you cut into it.

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8. When the doughnuts are full, cut around the perimeter to make a pom-pom. Trim off the rough and mis-shapen bits. Take care to ensure that there is still something left after you have done this.

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9. Cut a face and ears out of felt. Add googly eyes for comic effect.

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10. Sew and glue everything together.

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11. Hang on Christmas Tree.

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Zwartble Bauble

And that’s it! – simple eh?

Be sure to check back regularly for more easy craft ideas 😀

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