A mid-century guide to hand sewing for children, delightfully illustrated.
A Child’s of Book Sewing, a reproduction of an extremely useful and charming mid-century instructional sewing book for children by Jane Chapman, is filled with illustrations and diagrams (by Walter Chapman and Jeva Cralick) that are not only delightful, but also practical.
It includes a handful of simple projects that children eight and up can accomplish with little to no adult supervision, including a bookmark, beanbag and change purse. A Child’s Book of Sewing also includes instructions and diagrams on basic hand stitches, using needles, scissors, thimbles and pins, basic pattern use and more.
We are excited to announce the arrival of two new shape picture books to the Laughing Elephant family–Peter Rabbit and Puppies and Kittens–two adorable titles featuring sweet animals.
These Kittens and Puppies have a lot of fun in our brand new shape picture book, illustrated by Bertha Boyd. Whether it is Papa Bowser taking out the whole cat family for a ride in his beautiful new green roadster or Peter and Plush–two tabby kittens–enjoying a parachute ride, Kittens and Puppies offers surprise and delight on every page.
We know little about Bertha Boyd, but she seemed to have been active in the early to mid-twentieth century in the fields of children’s book and calendar art.
Peter Rabbit is the beloved tale of a mischievous rabbit and his misadventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden. In this vibrant mid-century version, Peter’s tale is rendered in glorious color by the illustrator Ruth E. Newton. Share the classic story of  Peter Rabbit with the children in your life for just $9.95.
Ruth E. Newton, the illustrator of Peter Rabbit, had a long career as a successful artist. Best known for her children’s books, Newton also lent her talents to advertising art and toy design.
Our popular luggage labels evoke the Golden Age of Travel.
Laughing Elephant tape, notebooks and greeting cards bring the beauty of vintage travel design into your daily life.