Labor of love - Felt baby doll book
A few months ago I noticed that Sammi's preferred toy at the moment was this vintage fabric book that has little objects on strings that you tuck into the different pages. There is an apple for the shopping cart and a bear for the bed and so on.
My wheels started churning and I decided to make her a felt book of her own.
It turned out bigger in size than I had first anticipated, each page is about 8 x 12 inches, but I am really in love with the end project. (When Jack saw it sitting out he said "hey mom, that's a really nice book.")
It took me more than a month to put all the different pieces together though, so quite the labor of love. (And sometimes I had to work up the courage to cut into my precious vintage fabrics!)
I started with the baby. It took me three tries to get her *just right*.
The cover has hexagon building blocks.
And baby hangs from a piece of silky vintage seam binding.
The wagon page is AWESOME. The colors are not as bright in the photo as they truly are. I made the wagon from pieces of vinyl.
I wanted the words for this page to look like sky writing. Baby rides in the shiny pink wagon.
The mama page.
Baby rides in the moby wrap. (This is where I started to feel clever, a moby wrap! Yes!)
The bath tub page, complete with our clawfoot tub.
And yo-yo bubbles. I wanted the words on this page to be in bubbles.
The yo-yo's are super, super tiny. (And a bugger to make.)
Baby takes a bath.
The goodnight page.
With the world's smallest hexagon quilt. The hexes are a little less than the size of a quarter. And yes, I hand sewed on the binding. I wanted the word sleep to look like it was being tucked into bed here.
Baby goes to bed.
And Love, the most important, and final page.
All that's left to do is decide whether to hold it back for her first birthday or not!
Labels: sewing for kids