Tuesday, 2 October 2012
With a few exceptions I only used materials I already had. Good use of scraps! Yay!
The first page I replicated was the yellow duck:
felt from Purple Room Crafts and have been really happy with the quality and the very, very little shrinking.)
The steps for the duck were:
1 Cut felt shape for body,
2 Sew yellow material to underside of the felt (I top stitched on the felt, around the opening), learning a lot about curves (let's not talk about the weird point at the tail)
3 Sew felt feet and beak onto the felt background
4 Sew bead eye on. I actually have a little scrap of white felt under the bead eye. (I also bought my beads from Purple Room Crafts.)
The yellow body is just a scrap of cotton. Not as interesting as the other pages, but I really like how the duck turned out. The duck is on blue because the blue horse was the next animal -- so we could pretend to read the book.
Given the number of beads, you may not want to let a young child play with a book like this unattended.