Tuesday, March 24, 2009

first pattern freebie!

Is this little guy sweet or what? I'm in the process of getting him listed in my shop and I decided to also offer the elephant image as a free embroidery pattern. This is my first time trying this so if you click the link and it does not work - please help a girl out and let me know - thanks!

This is all I have to show for this crazy week. Peter had his tonsils and adenoids removed Thursday so I have been playing Florence Nightingale (doling out ice cream) and Nurse Rachet (forcing the meds.) He's doing great now though - our biggest problem is trying to keep him down.
Luckily our day-long hospital stay meant a sizable chunk of embroidery and reading time for me. I hate to admit how nice it was but ... it was pretty great!
As I was enjoying both of those things I had an idea for a really fun project of epic proportions that I will, in reality, never do but it's fun to think about. Ready? I was reading "Life of Pi" - yes I know everyone and their dog read this like, 5 years ago - I'm a little behind the literary times. Anyway I was thinking how much fun it would be to embroider one of the scenes from that book (like Pi and the tiger catching flying fish for example). Then how about embroidering great scenes from all your favorite books and making them into one big 'ol quilt? Oh wouldn't it be beautiful? Talk about cuddling up with a good book(s). I suppose it's my love for illustration, embroidery, books, and quilts all rolled up into one big project. *sigh* Maybe one day....
What's your dream project?

82 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

This is LOVELY. And I'm wondering when you're going to start _selling_ embroidery patterns in your shop. You gotta do that.

barncat said...

I love your pattern, and what you did with it is adorable! You should definately come up with some more!

Dees said...

Thank you so much for sharing this sweetness with all of us!!!!it is so lovely and generous!thanks again!

honeysuckle said...

Thank you for the pretty pattern! He's definitely going on my 'to embroider' list!

Patty said...

Oh, wow! I keep saying on my blog how I have a serious pattern hoarding problem and I am trying to cut back but you just made me fall off the wagon. This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing your elephant pattern with us! I love how you finished him too. My dream project is to make an apron for myself but I don't machine sew (yet) so it may never get made. But that's ok because I have enough embroidery patterns to kep me busy until I'm 110.

sheppy said...

What a beautiful elephant - I'll give it a try, but am afraid I will probably not do it justice.

I also love the quilt idea; I had a quilt in my room when I was a child of scenes from the most famous childrens books and when I was older I went and read them all.

Loral said...

Thanks for the free pattern, it's adorable!

Gretchen said...

thanks so much! so cute! Can't wait to make this for a friend for a baby shower gift.

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet pattern! I especially like what you did with the completed embroidery. Love your book quilt idea, too!

Claudia said...

Thank you for sharing it!!! It´s just lovely!!!

Laura-IH said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing it!

Funky Finds said...

so cute! thank you :)

Georgia said...

Oh my! Absolutely gorgeous! Thankyou so much. :-)

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

OOOOHH thatnk you ... this is so gorgeous .. cant wait to see what you come up with next!!!

Kandra Young said...

The little bird on the elephant just sets it off! Great job and thanks for offering it to the masses for free :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW, it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing, how incredibly generous! I'll be linking to this.

ms.clark said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it. Your work is gorgeous.

Melody said...

I love your little Elephant! Sew Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the adorable elephant pattern!

marilyn said...

thanks for sharing your cute elephant pattern.

Lauri said...

this is so freaking adorable!
thank you so much for sharing it!

jemand said...

thank you for this pattern!! the elephant is so cute.. I'll make three different sizes of this pattern and they can also bring me luck:)

Lavinia said...

Thanks for the pattern, the finished one looks amazing!!

Stephanie said...

Adorable!

Ginger said...

I love to embroidery.Iam relinking you on Sat. on my blog
Thank you so much for this awesome elephant pattern.Your blog wonderful!
hugs ginger

Sarah said...

Love this!! I just finished mine, it's on my blog if you'd like to see it. Thanks so much for sharing this!!
http://www.themikkelsens.net/sarah/journal/2009/04/for-another-charlie.html

anne said...

I love the elephant! I am teaching women in Nicaragua to do redwork so that they can sell quilt blocks to US quilters who don't embroider. It helps them keep their children fed and in school. Would you allow us to use this elephant as one of the designs we sell? You would, of course be credited. (This is very small scale.)

Anna said...

Oh so sweet, I adore it! Thank you!

englating said...

Thank you for a very cute stitchery...

apparentlyjessy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this adorable little elephant pattern! Its so sweet!

Jennie said...

Thankyou for the pattern! I have an overseas holiday coming up and am hoarding hand sewing projects.

Lieneke said...

Thank you so much for sharing this cute elephant pattern.
Lieneke

Jasmine said...

I have been browsing your designs and think they are absolutely adorable! I am working on some "herb" designs to go with a quilt. I would like to create a pattern for them both (I am so new to this though!). Can you tell me what type of program you use to create your patterns? I am learn Adobe Illustrator, but not proficient enough yet. Would love to know your "process". Thanks so much!

Caroline said...

I love your elephant pattern and have been planning to do for a long time. Done it now; it was a gift for a neighbor who helped me a while ago, but when my daughter saw the pillows I made, she kept them... http://piecesandlove.blogspot.com/2010/06/elephants-and-cushions.html

Becky ♥ said...

Wow this is lovely ♥i am going to add some music notes out of the irds mouth as i am making it for a music teacher.
Keep up the good work
Becky ♥

Elsa said...

thanks so much for the elephant embroidery pattern ... very sweet!

Wendy said...

How gorgeous! Thank you so much. The generosity of craft bloggers never fails to astound me.

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Tarantismo said...

Corrine,
I had mailed you a loong time back asking if I could use this pretty pattern for a quilt I was making for my niece.
I wanted to share with you some pics of the final product.

https://picasaweb.google.com/rosaabraham/QuiltForMukti?authkey=Gv1sRgCIiJgOKe6Z2veg&feat=directlink

Your little elephant was the primary inspiration behind the whole piece. Thank you so much and do keep sharing your wonderful ideas!

Rosa

Sandy Ang said...

Such a beautifully done piece of work. Love for you to link it up to my challenge here http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2011/03/sandys-challenge-3.html

Austin Remodeling Contractors said...

I was thinking how much fun it would be to embroider one of the scenes from that book

Zoe said...

Love love love this pattern- thank you for offering it for free! I made it for a friend's baby shower. I linked to this page from here:
http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/07/elephant-embroidery-for-baby-shower.html

Following your site and I really enjoy all of your pretty projects!

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Ariana said...

I love this pattern! I wanted to embroider it for a friend's nursery, but ran out of time. So I painted it instead. Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful design. She loved her gift.
http://themusicianandthegeek.blogspot.com/2011/08/stream-of-creativity-takes-turn.html

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