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Christmas Stories, Lois Lenski

If you’re anything like me, you’re looking at these adorable Lenski illustrations and thinking they would make wonderful embroideries. I would love to stitch any of the horizontal patterns on the yoke of a little girl’s dress or maybe on the bottom of an apron — curve and enlarge the design and you could embroider or appliqué a tree skirt.…

ABC Coloring Book for Labor Day

Here’s a cute undated coloring book which includes four different alphabet sets (jobs, fruit/vegetables/flowers, simple objects, and animals). I thought the jobs one would be perfect for Labor Day, with its quaint worker illustrations featuring children. Some of these jobs would surely be unfamiliar to children today (ice man, organ grinder, valet, yeoman, zinc worker), and they wouldn’t…

Poster Picture Book to Color — Peter Mabie, 1934

I’m finally done restoring these images, and in the process I figured out an easier Photoshop method for cleaning up the pictures that have been colored with dark crayons. It feels good to be able to preserve these cute drawings for current and future Peter Mabie fans. To view the other illustrations, simply type “Mabie”…