Thursday, January 21, 2010

all aboard!

So, here's my new pattern set, my labor of love for the past few weeks. I think having a two year old boy in the house makes me have trains on the brain (and all over the floor, on the dining room table, and scattered all over the backseat of the car). I have grown quite fond of them though and I thought it would make a cute embroidery pattern. I decided to go a little less Barnum and Bailey and a little more old world Italy but still overall cute (hopefully!)
I really did have to stop myself before the train got to be 20 cars long. I had visions of monkeys and elephants and acrobats and clowns and... well, you get the picture.

Thanks to everyone who commented on Peter's embroidery! He was over the moon seeing everyone's encouraging messages. You guys rock.

19 comments:

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

My heart almost stopped when I saw those hoops connected by the chains. The best idea ever.

The patterns are truly gorgeous and I love the colors you chose. Any chance you'll make them available for sale?

Stunning!

Amanda said...

Oh these are absolutely stunning! You're extremely talented! Now we know where Peter gets it from. Much love, Amanda xxx

Melissa Crowe said...

You're a genius. Straight up.

Grace said...

That is so adorable, what a great idea! Any little boy would love that in his room!

Kelly said...

Fan-freakin'-tastic!

Beth said...

Corinne, THIS IS AMAZING! I love how you have connected all the hoops. This would be such a cute idea for the swap!

Andrea on Third Street said...

I absolutely love this!
Excellent work, thanks for sharing!

Glenda said...

Corinne, these are absolutely FANTASTIC!! The chains connecting them are genius. Feel free to send some of your creativity my way ;-).

Tiffany said...

sooo cute! you should make it 20 cars long :D love it!

And I love your son's work, I'm really surprised children can do so well at that age. Amazing!

Melissa said...

This is so cute! I love the chains too! I think you should make another set of cars to make it longer. Just sell it as an add on. I love it :)

RosaMarĂ­a said...

ohhh Corinne! what a great talent you have! that patterns are just adorable!!! and your embrodey work.. beautiful!!

iknitipurl said...

Your circus train is absolutely fantastic. I especially like the lion. I wish I had better embroidery skills!

nattyj said...

Love it!

Julie said...

Jen and I both think it is spectacular!

A Beautiful Party said...

i wish i knew how to do embroidery. i love your work!

allthingsjuice said...

That is adorable! I wish I could draw like that (or did you use a pattern?).

Corinne said...

Wow, thanks so much everyone! :)

Jessica - I will probably make the original samples available at some point. I just haven't been organized enough to get a listing put together for the shop yet :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [03 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria