Eeeep! This is something I’ve been thinking about for a long while now and I finally took the plunge: using Little Dorrit & Co. designs on items other than only embroidery patterns. I just think they are super-cute, although I am a teensy bit biased, and I would love to see them make their way a little further into the world.
So I decided to start with an enamel pin, because I’m totally loving this trend (so fun!) and I thought pin-lovers like me might appreciate one that’s a little different – sweet, teensy, and dainty. So I’ve started with one of our popular Shakespeare’s Flowers designs, because they’re so so pretty (if I do say so my damn self). I’m working on a plan for a second pin – any requests? – and I’ve got some other ideas for Little Dorrit & Co. merchandise a-brewin’. Watch out for new items in the coming months!
Our new Primrose enamel pin is available in the shop now, and you can find our Shakespeare’s Flowers embroidery pattern (five designs in one!) right here.
I just wanted to make sure you all got a chance to grab a discount in our shop – 20% off with the code CHRISTMASINJULY when you checkout! Above is a little reminder of all of our Christmas patterns, including the two we released this month, which you can check out in the Christmas section in the shop – but you’re free to use the discount on any pattern(s) you like. The discount ends tomorrow, at the end of July!
Merry Christmas in July, everyone – thanks so much for joining us!
Introducing our second Christmas in July embroidery pattern – The Gingerbread Man! An adorable cookie man making his way through a colorful cookie forest, trying not to be eaten all up.
If you remember the story, the poor little Gingerbread Man meets a devious fox who offers to carry him across the river – but then gobbles him all up instead!
To be totally honest with you, I think the Gingerbread Man story is a little unfair. I think we’re supposed to think he’s smug, like the Hare, who is so overly confident that he manages to lose a race to a slow-ass tortoise*. But the Gingerbread Man just wants to not be chewed alive, which seems fair enough to me, you know?!
All the project stats are in listed on the product page. I might be biased, but I think this one is really fun to work up – we planned the stitching out to mimic gingerbread and icing!
Don’t forget to grab yourself a hearty 20% off in the Little Dorrit & Co. shop! Use the code CHRISTMASINJULY at checkout – this offer ends on August 1st, so just a few days left to take advantage!
*By the way, Little Dorrit & Co. has a Tortoise and the Hare embroidery pattern too. Just sayin’. :)
Every-ish week I share some awesome links from around the intertubes and some pretties from Flickr. Take a load off and enjoy a little break.
- Paint-by-numbers-esque pencil case by modernandvintage on Etsy.
- Ohmagosh. A watercolor portrait of Cher! Not *that* Cher – the Cher from Clueless, obviously! By Oh Gosh, Cindy! on Etsy.
- Japanese felt wind-up doll sewing kits from The Cloth Parcel on Etsy. Could these BE any cuter? Oh wait – they’re fairy tale-themed, so yes, they can.
- Oh, Q-Bert! No Climbing print by Aled Lewis.
- 15 Classic Children’s Books That Have Been Banned In The US (and other places too) via Buzzfeed. Oy vey.
- Ladies: It Matters How We Talk About Crafting from The Zen of Making. Yes, it really does.
- I haven’t caught up on most of the posts yet, but I’m really enjoying this Rembert Explains America series on Grantland by Rembert Browne. Funny, insightful, interesting and a little nostalgic somehow – it reminds me a little of an updated, cheeky version of Steinbeck’s amazing Travels With Charley. Which you should also read, by the way.
1. marinero, 2. Kona Cotton Baby Quilt, 3. By Land or By Sea quilt pattern, 4. FMQC Monkey Business, 5. Pencil Pouch Size 2, 6. Warm Wishes (detail), 7. Untitled, 8. Quilting, 9. Sunset On My Monster, 10. Ferris Wheel, 11. 252 basted 1″ hexies and many more to go!, 12. Love starting a new knitting project, 13. Bambi., 14. Lea Stansal – Trefle 2, 15. Modern Orange Peel, 16. crewel embroidery pillow
The second set of Literary Flowers embroidery patterns are here! This set is all about The Wizard of Oz, which of course means Poppies, Poppies, Poppies!
We’ve even got a wee little city of Oz, sitting off in the distance behind the famous field of poppies. Those teensy french knot flowers kill me!
And a little cluster of poppies that can be repeated in a border pattern. But, really, it’s the tiny flowers I’m just smitten with. I can’t stop thinking about a whole big embroidery full of these eensy-weensy flowers!
More photos on Flickr, and the pattern set is available in the Little Dorrit & Co. Etsy shop now!