2.20.2008

more of the six swans



Hello - it was so, so nice of Hillary to write about us yesterday. Thank you, Hillary. We admire you and your amazing artistry so much!!

Melissa and I are on a fairy tale kick. The first of what we have to show you - more coming soon, Melissa's are amazing - is a little picture I made for the baby, of the six flying swans who are waiting to be turned back into human princes by their poor mute nettle-knitting sister (do you remember this crazy story? for some bizarre reason always one of my favorites)...

26 comments:

Kari said...

So sweet! What are the swans made of?

Kennedy & Friends Co. said...

i was wondering the same thing as kari. who would have ever thought of this. your journal has inspired me beyond words!

lilou said...

very pretty...i remember this story too... because there is not enough fabric one of the prince/swann keeps a little feather!!!

melissa said...

Lynne, your six swans are so sweet and beautiful! I love them in the baby's room. Do you find her gazing up at them and daydreaming about her prince? I bet she loves them!

Oliver Rain said...

I'm so glad that Hillary shared your blog with us yesterday. It's just so lovely. I look forward to many, many visits in the future.

Kellie said...

..what a fabulous blog I have fallen to. Love your photographs~ cannot wait to see more.
=)

Little Munchkins said...

I have just found your blog and I love all those beautiful clothes you sew. I also love the photos that you take.

Jess said...

What a delight to have Hillary as a fan!!!

Berrie Wren Bowen said...

I, too, found you through Hillary. What gems you sisters are! Hillary is one too. I love you design style for children's wear and your writing is fun and interesting. I am a convert for sure!
Berrie

Bethany Hissong said...

Lynne, your swans are so sweet! I love the quietness of this picture. You didn't say what you used to create it?

Cakies said...

I couldn't agree more... that is too sweet!

Alyssa Coberly said...

just came over while blog surfing (oh love doing that) and just wanted to say lovely lovely sight you have here ... pretty sure im going to have to learn how to sew - im so inspired!

thanks!

Sarah said...

Wow, I do remember that story...I actually liked it too. I had a VHS of the story when I was real little. I recall it was sort of anime-ish.

Emily said...

Ooo. How fun! I really like that color of blue and the tiny crowns are great! I don't think my hands are capable of working with such dainty things :)
I'm afraid I haven't heard that story, but I'll have to look into it when next I'm at the library. I remember you mentioning it before...

lynne said...

Hi! THank you for all of your nice comments. I used a little bit of clay to make the swans. Very fun to do.

Laura said...

I love that story! I read it in a book of Swedish fairy tales recently. I found your blog via Wee Wonderfuls yesterday and am very pleased I did.

Laura xx

jessica said...

we recently listened to a whole collection of classic fairy tales on cd as we traveled. i had never heard this one, but listened to it over and over. i felt a special connection with the sister because i, too, only have brothers.

so, can i be adopted? an honorary sister in-law?

Bethany Hissong said...

Melissa- Illustrator is similiar to Photoshop, but more for creating your own images than changing photos. It's my favorite over Quark Xpress when I lay out designs because I tend to use more drawings than lots of text.

Lauren said...

A. is a lucky girl -what an adorable little room. I loved reading about you in someone else's blog - I feel like I am the lucky one to be sister's with you guys - although I did have to endure taking art classes with Lynne (who was very good) - and dropping out!

danamite said...

Hillary sent me over here! I am so glad that she did because I am feeling so excited about creating right now. I don't have children but I find myself getting inspired to create for the bevy of nieces and nephews that I have -- perhaps that is why I am the favourite aunt?

I have subscribed and I look forward to seeing more!

allbest,
dana

meg said...

The swans are lovely! What is the mobile? little acorns?

Carissa said...

Lynne,

You Sugar City girls are so popular (with reason). I love the little crowns on the swans.

lynne said...

Hello! Meg - the mobile is supposed to be Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, made out of little felted wool balls. But after an encounter with my 4 year old who was recreating in the crib one day Snow White mysteriously vanished, along with one unfortunate dwarf. I fear they met a sad death in the toilet, as other small things before them have!

meg said...

poor snow white!

sew nancy said...

i bought the same mobile for my newborn daughter. it's still in a box because we are moving. i can't wait to hang it in our new home.
i adore the swans story and your depiction of it is very charming

Anonymous said...

There's a great retelling of the six swans story called Daughter of the Forest. I love the fairy tale too, and I think it is so cool all the fairy-tale based crafts you do!