I found this idea on Etsy and instead of buying the kit I just made my own. That way I could do more of what I wanted. I made the book entirely of felt, except for the scraps of fabric inside. Next time I make a fabric book (and I hope to do many more of them) I'll use fleece for the pages; the felt is just a little too bulky to sew together correctly. In fact, I had to hand sew the whole book together because there was no way I was going to be able to use my sewing machine!
Onto more pictures!
Colored balloons on the front. At first I was going to do shapes to add one more element of learning to the book, but it proved to be a little more difficult.Okay, actually it was more laziness that prevented me from doing that. I didn't have the patience to search the internet for ten different shapes and make them all of the same size.
You can unbutton the balloons! I wanted to make this book an interactive learning experience. So Killer (and his future siblings) will learn colors, and how to use buttons. Also, it's fun because it's a matching game. On each color page there is another button that the child buttons the balloon on to. That doesn't make much sense, but hold on it will.
Red balloon unbuttoned!
All the balloons unbuttoned!
Now my explanation about how it's a matching game makes more sense doesn't it?
I want to thank my mom who provided all of the scraps for this book. Thanks mom! I love you!
Don't look too closely, it's all wrinkly. I had to do a lot of marking with a fabric marker and I forgot to iron the pages after washing all the ink off.
Yeah, the black page is a little sparse, but that was my only black scrap. And by the time I got to the black page I just wanted to get this done that so I didn't bother to go buy another black fabric.
So there you have it! My long awaited color quiet book. I want to give a shout out of thanks to my friend and neighbor Katie for taking such wonderful pictures for me, and for selling me those adorable buttons! She made those buttons! Yep, you heard me, made them! And they are so dang cute! Here's the balloons again so you can get a close up of one of the buttons.
I love the criss-cross pattern on the white and purple. You all can buy some buttons too since she sells them at her cool Etsy store. So go heck that out, and while you're at it check out her awesome blog too. Again, thank you Katie!