Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY Felt Book

I have not been my usual crafty self since I sewed my finger with the sewing machine a few months ago. I have been wanting to make something for the boys and since they LOVE books I thought I would make them one. I have seen the fabric quiet book on Pinterest but there were never any specific instructions so I went with felt. I don't think I am ready for a sewing project and felt doesn't fray and it is easy to cut. I asked the boys if they could make four pages what would be on them...Cadon said he wanted tic tac toe, a dress up knight, a page he could build his own ice cream cone and a page with Mr.Potato Head. Ryan said the same things except instead of a Mr.Potato Head he wanted a car. *GO FIGURE* While Cadon was at school Ryan and I decided to spend the day working on his book and no joke it took us 3 1/2 hours and we still haven't bound the book together. I am so excited to show you what the pages look like.

Here is what it looked like once everything was cut out and set up the way I wanted!

This is the Tic Tac Toe page and because I can't cut the letter X in layers I decided to go for squares.

Here is the Ice Cream Page and I LOVE IT!! You can change the flavors and place them in the pouch when you're done. I will be adding sprinkles and decorations another day.

And here is the Car Page...I am so glad it came out alright because my car body shape was a little funky till I got it right.

And my favorite the Knight Page with the little pouch on the side. Every thing was hot glued on and I used Velcro for all the accessories so everything comes off and the kids can put it together like a puzzle * I am adding other clothes to it just in case they get tired of the knight* Once I finish the cover page I will sew the felt pages together by hand and bind it.



Soooo cute! I love this book. The boys will have fun with that and it will be good for boring car rides too!

Krystal Marie

I love this!! very creative and looks simple enough for me to try ha ha def going to do something like this for kiki :)