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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Elizabeths bit of Whimsey

 Our Darling Friend Elizabeth made this equally darling baby book for a friends child.  It is of her own design made from scraps she found in her fabric stash.  She discovered that, once again Betty is right  when she says "When you buy what you like, it will all go together".

 She was inspired by some simialar baby books she had seen on-line, but not wanting to deny herself the pleasure of designing her own, she set about searching for some simple applique patterns.

Next she found simple poems or nursery rhymes that suited the applique patterns she liked.

 She then printed those rhymes onto printable fabric sheets.

 Then backed the appliques and the rhymes with a fusible webbing.

 Fused them onto her background fabric and stitched around them.  She placed a layer of fusible batting between each page.  Created a book binding from varying widths of fabric strips and then bar tacked through the book binding layers to hold them all together.

Thank You Elizabeth for sharing this project with us and providing such wonderful photos for sharing.
Your book is Absolutely Adorable and Claire is sure to enjoy it for years to come.

What special gift projects are you planning for this summer?

1 comment:

  1. Lynne--I am gathering supplies for a (wool felt) mouse play set based on the original *Angelina Ballerina* storybook and a fabric tea set (complete with pastries)based on the board book *Miss Spider's Tea Party*. How did you guess I had plans for sewing more playthings this summer?? :)


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