Sorry, sister, I have decided to do a food-themed Activity Book. :)
It is again consuming my time, but I love it! Hoping to finish it before I go to LA at the end of April. Here is what I have so far...
I love the Vegetable Garden page here. I think it's adorable and so creative! I made a few minor adjustments, but need to give Leafy Treetop Spot all the credit.
I thought it would be perfect to have the garden next to the barn page. For the barn, I used these great templates from Homemade by Jill. A couple of the finger puppets were also templates from there, but I also came up with a few myself.
Rather than having a felt pocket for the puppets to go in, I sewed elastic to the inside of the barn so that I could fit more puppets. It works well to hold them in place.
I still have to sew on some buttons like the ones here on my son's page so that the doors will stay closed.
|I used "fuschia" felt for the beets. My husband thought they were radishes. |
I didn't know this, but here are the differences between beets and radishes...in case you were curious.
|I used velcro to keep the bottom closed (I did find it necessary to have an opening|
to adjust the veggies back in place. I sewed a piece of green felt on top for grass.
I was inspired by the apple tree/strawberry picking page in the quiet book made by Mama Duck (click here for her awesome book).
It's all in the details...I found the fabric for the basket at Joann's. Hot glue gunned a cute bow onto the basket. I added a ladybug, because ladybugs are so adorable...and this book is going to be about all things cute...and food. I sewed snaps for the apples. I also plan on having strawberries like the ones on Mama Duck's page, but they haven't come yet (ordered them on ebay here).
|Cricut "Create a Critter" deer (used a black brad for the eye)|
I love that these four pages tie so well together. Cally can pick all her vegetables and fruit and put them in her basket. Looking at this reminds me of Easter. Yay for Easter egg hunts...and of course yay for Jesus! :)