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!
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!
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.
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!