Are you sewing away on your Once Upon a Thread projects? I can't wait to see what you all have been inspired by and what you've come up with! Today, since one month doesn't seem long enough to hold all that needs to be experienced, we are having a jump start post! :)
When I announced Once Upon a Thread I received a most delightful email from LiEr of ikatbag. She heard through the blogvine what I had planned and sent me several links of projects she has done over the years involving children's book inspiration. As I clicked through each link I was more and more impressed, not only with her ability to come up with toy patterns, but her impeccable stitching and construction as well! Take a look at just some of her children's literature inspired projects, and get even more motivated to get going on your own projects!
Our family has always loved reading. One of our favorite things to do with our three girls is read them stories from our own childhood libraries. Our girls are 2, 4 and 6 years old, and they've enjoyed everything from nursery rhymes, The Little Golden Books, JR Tolkien and George MacDonald to the wonderful, prolific stories of the English author, Enid Blyton. Some of my favorite sewing projects are inspired by the books we've read - Blyton's, in particular. Her boarding school stories inspired Kindergarten, her fairy fantasies inspired the Toadstool House, her wonderlands of candy and goodies inspired The Little Blue House, and her tales of farm life, my oviparous Chicken and viviparous Pig. It has been so much fun to bring those written stories to life in fabric!
This is a collection of some projects that had their roots in those books and stories. Below the montage is a description of each and clicking on each picture will take you back to the original post.
Left to Right:
Top Row: Masiy, Humpty Dumpty and Kindergarten
Second Row: Pig, Lowly Worm and Toadstool Houses
Third Row: The Little Blue House, Nurse Nancy and Strawberry, Puzzle & Jewel
Bottom Row: Chicken, Hello Kitty Invasion, Ma Bunny
Aren't they fabulous!?! I mean look at Lowly Worm in his cute little Apple Car! So fantastic! Some of these projects are tutorials found on her blog, and others are patterns available for purchase. Today LiEr is offering 3 readers a pattern of their choice from: The Toadstool House [intermediate-advanced], The Pig [beginner-intermediate] and The Chicken [beginner-intermediate]! The winners get to choose which one they'd like!
- Leave a comment right here: What do you have planned for Once Upon a Thread? Which pattern would you pick? What is your favorite children's book?
- One comment per person.
- Make sure your email address is linked to your profile, otherwise leave your email address in your comment.
- I'll pick the winners and announce them on Tuesday [March 1st]!!!
Meanwhile, get working on those Once Upon a Thread projects! [I'm mostly talking to myself, my sewing machine is still cooling off and recovering from Project Run and Play!]