Thursday, January 12, 2017

Completed Felt Quiet Book


I had the privilege of making the daughter, of one of my best friends, a felt book for her fourth birthday. It could not have made me happier watching her open it and seeing her play with each page over and over again!

I chose this cover because the birthday girl loves Lady Bug Girl.
I designed and created these first pages. Each word has a little pocket behind it that holds the pieces to decorate the tree according to the season. I used my Big Shot die cutting machine to cut out the letters and the leaf shapes.

This next page is one of my favorites. I got the pattern for this page from this blogIf you like felt books or quiet books at all you can spend a few hours getting lost in that blog AND the creator often has free patterns.

The little bucket holds the sand castle pieces which can be arranged in lots of different ways.
The particular four year old who got this book is crazy smart and loves Dumbo so I designed this page to be a bit of a learning page for her. I printed out a google image search of Dumbo and did the ol' trace and iron on freezer paper technique found here. I ended up tracing him in puff paint because I didn't think my hand stitching would be detailed enough.

This is the most fun way I could think of starting to learn fractions.

I chose a mail box for the last page because the lil girl who got this gift is my neighbor and loves to come over and check my mail box. I got the mail box pattern from my felt making idol, of course! I used Kam snaps to keep the birthday cake puzzle I created in place.

I'm working on a much simpler felt book for my baby on the way. I envision any of my future children having an overwhelming amount of handmade felt toys.

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