Saturday, December 21, 2019
Merry Christmas! There's a brand new Sundrop Critter pattern available on my website: www.sundropdesigns.net. Carolyn and Chris, the Sundrop Caribou, are free until January 20, 2020.
My original plan was to design a more traditional Christmas reindeer, but while researching them I happened upon photos of white baby reindeer and immediately fell head over heels in love! I did more research and learned that species of reindeer/caribou that live in the extreme north often turn completely white for the winter. Carolyn and Chris (the little one) were inspired by the Peary Caribou who reside in northern Canada and are the smallest species of North American caribou.
As the weather warms and the snow melts, Peary caribou shed their thick white coats and grow a shorter coat that is brownish-gray on their upper parts but still a creamy white on their underparts. My pattern includes pieces to portray both winter and summer colors.
Have fun making Carolyn and Chris!