Get out your storybooks - it's time for Story Time Stitches!
The illustrations in so many childrens storybooks are super fantastic. I'm always drooling, wanting to jump through the pages and spend some time in one cozy cottage or another and sometimes even a cave or two, depending on the story. Several of the books that I have read time and time again to my kids and now to my grandbabies have the best ever illustrations with really cute things that I have often thought about trying to duplicate. For instance, I have a version of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit that shows Mrs. Rabbit wearing a great white apron with green trim that I always look at and think, "I should make myself a Mrs. Rabbit's apron." And then I thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to host a blog event where others would join me in making things straight out of the pages of their favorite children's books?", so Story Time Stitches was born.
I'm really hoping that a few of you will decide to join me. You can make whatever you want, as long as it is inspired by the pages of a chilren's storybook. Sewn, crocheted, knitted, drawn, painted, baked....whatever your heart desires. Below I've listed a few ideas, just some things that I've come up with but the possibilities are endless~
- Beatrix Potter - aprons, scarves, mittens, shawls, doilies, cammomile tea. Peter's little jacket with brass buttons..
- Jan Brett - OH! Here are so many many idea's. Hats, mittens, trolls, oh my!
- The Little Red Hen - A loaf of bread
- Raggedy Ann and Andy stories - aprons, dolls, stuffed toys
- Where the Wild Things Are - stuffed monsters
You get the idea. I could go on and on and on.....
If you would like to join in the fun of Story Time Stitches, please let me know and I will put link's in the sidebar so that we can all visit and see each others fun projects. Our time frame will be the entire month of March and at the end of the month I will be putting all the names of the participants in a hat and someone will get a fun prize from me that will most certainly include a wonderfully illustrated children's book.
Happy reading and stitching!