>My eldest daughter, Maggie, loves children’s books. She even has a great blog devoted to them. As a result, I am often looking and finding vintage children’s illustrations which I think would make great needlepoint.
I particularly love the kind which have that sweet Mid-century Modern look and those washed out colors which are now almost pastel.
Looking through one of my design notebooks awhile ago, I found many I had cut out for inspiration. Plenty of ideas, but none stitched yet as I can’t get to my blank canvas, it’s buried.
So that’s the theme of our challenge this month, vintage children’s books and toys. Pick a favorite illustrator or author and do a picture from one of their books. Find a retro looking wallpaper and use that. Pick a vintage clipart (Dover has a whole book of them). There’s plenty from which to choose.
Remember to email me (napaneedlepoint @ gmail.com – remove all spaces) to tell me about what you’ve done. If you attach a picture, I’ll put it in the gallery at the end of the month. If you send me a link, I’ll put the link there.