I have a lot of pictures of things I made for people this Christmas, but those people read this blog (or so I've been led to believe), so those will have to come after Christmas. But, once again, I felt it was okay to spoil the surprise as to what I'me getting Josephine since she can't read yet. So, I give to you, THE BUSY BOOK!
Please enjoy my braggy photos. It was a labor of love (so I hope she likes it!)
Whales and fish that move back and forth through the water
A lion with a shaggy mane
Flowers that can be buttoned and unbuttoned and put into the pot/pocket
Lace curtains hanging over the window
Barn doors open to reveal stalls and pig and cow finger puppets
I am SO glad I got the idea to make this back in October, because it ended up taking a MONTH to make. Sometimes that was because I was being meticulous, other times it was because I needed something and had to wait until the next day (or longer) to get back to the craft store, and a few times because I had to take a break when I got all frazzled in the brain.
But it is done. DONE! I don't have a tutorial for you, but I can give you the basic rundown:
After you choose your designs,
1. Cut things out
2. Sew to felt
3. Sew pages together with embroidery floss, using a blanket stitch
4. Put grommets on pages
5. Put rings through grommets