Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birthday Choo Choo

Reid will be two years old on Thursday!
He loves "choo choos" almost as much as he loves airplanes!
We have some wooden Thomas the Tank Engine trains and track at our house,
 that belonged to my son, Thomas, who is now 23.

When Reid comes over he always goes straight for the choo choos.
So what is a Mumsie to do, but make her precious boy
a choo choo birthday Jon Jon!?

The pattern is Creations by Michie', pattern #137, the Jon Jon.

The plate is Little Memories, "In Training".
The plate has a teddy bear riding in the middle train car.
I just took out the bear and made a taller train car.
We thought it looked a little more grown up.

The fabric is a light blue chambray.
I thought I would be going out to find some buttons, but voila'!
I had some yellow buttons in my button box that matched pretty well!

Can't wait to see our birthday boy in his choo choo outfit!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Your picture smocking is perfect!! Very cute. Happy Birthday to your little one.

  2. The suit is charming! I love how you used the colors in the train from the ones he plays with. He will love wearing ! Beautiful picture smocking!

  3. Your train is wonderful!! At Easter time, I was comparing train smocking plates, and I really like how the border on this one looks like a track! I'm so jealous of your perfectly straight stitches!!

  4. I want to learn this sooo bad!!
    Keep looking and wondering if I could even start to learn...Anyone have a very easy way to do this smocking? Sure would appreciate it. TIA!!