Hi everyone! Well I didn’t get anything new done yesterday, but I did finish up 2 of the 3 quiet books I’ve been working on. I finished up the one for my 3 year old super late Christmas Eve, (well I guess it was early Christmas day). It was worth all the late nights though.
Hands down, these are the 2 gifts that have been played with the most!
I still need to finish Porters (my one year old) but I just don’t think he is going to get the same thrill out of it that my older kids do, they are both just really into pretend.
These have been perfect for them!
Sorry about the tutorial, I will describe them as best I can, but I didn’t take pictures throughout the process since these were made after the kids had gone to bed for the last month while I was staying up watching movies with McDreamy. If you have questions, feel free to email me, I’ve got these down to a science now!
Here is the first page.
Here is the fourth and fifth pages, I also made a bear toy, but Topher wouldn’t let me have it for the photo shoot.
For these pages I just folded a piece of red felt in half, and sewed the one side to the book.
I then used a piece of velcro to hold it together. For the second page I made a pouch for the toy box, and filled it with toys to either keep in the box, or wrap as a gift. The tools can be wrapped as well.
I’m not going to lie to you, these take a lot of time! The hand sewing of all these tiny little felt pieces can be tedious!
I think it would be easier if I could have done it during the day when I had spare time, rather than trying to get them done while the kids were asleep, (and I wanted to be), but it was fun to do.
I plan on finishing up Porters on the way home today. I have a 5 hour drive (in the passenger seat of course) ahead of me!
Oh and if you haven’t had a chance, you need to look through yesterdays links! SUCH cute stuff! Thanks for sharing! I am loving Mondays!