Why the Sheep?

You probably noticed that all of our blankets and loveys have sheep on them. We'll explain why, but first take a closer look. On most blankets the sheep are very soft and fluffy. They're knitted right in and provide another texture for a baby to explore. Some like to feel them against their cheeks.

Three pink fluffy sheep on a knitted gray background
We got our start when Sandy knitted a blanket for our first grandchild. It was a sheep blanket. When she got the idea to train women where our non-profit works (Nicaragua) to knit for a living, she modified the design but kept the sheep.

Our 501(c) (3) non-profit is called Sheep Not Goats, from which Sheep Dreamzz is derived. In the gospel of Matthew there's a story about sheep and goats. The sheep are rewarded for doing good, specifically for helping those in need. As Christians trying to help the poor, we thought this imagery fit well with our mission.

When you give a blanket from Sheep Dreamzzz, you take part in this mission to help the poor by enabling them to work. It's a gift that gives back.


Review from Pam W. - "Gorgeous soft and cozy blankets that are very well made, thoughtfully wrapped, and bearing a personal note about the knitter. Steve and Sandy have been changing the lives of women in Nicaragua by giving them much needed training, skills, and employment. My daughter, who is expecting her first child, loved not only the gender neutral tones of the blanket and lovey that we chose for her, but also the fact that disadvantaged women were being helped to raise their own standard of living and that of their families. Beautiful gift that does so much more. I plan to buy more for the daughters of my friends."