Friday, 5 October 2012
Quiet Book: Frog
The Frog is another one of my favorite pages in the book:
The frog is made from an old green, cashmere glove that I mended so many times I finally replaced it. It's very soft.
The steps for the frog were:
1 cut shape of the body and legs out of felt
2 sew green material to the underside of the felt (again, I top stitched on the felt)
3 sew on bead dots (I picked 5 beads that each had a different number of sides to keep things interesting)
4 sew on felt feet. Here I made the stitches where I wanted them for the webbing and then cut out the middle bits. I'm not happy with the color green I picked for the feet, but they do match the beads for the toes
5 sew on toe beads
6 sew on eye beads
7 sew on leg felt and mouth felt, which can also cover any sewing mishaps.
The frog is one of Little J's favorite pages!
Given the number of beads, you may not want to let a young child play with a book like this unattended.