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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2006 08:35:26 AM »

ah! this brings me back to childhood having a fabric book with zoo animals. i love this! very cool gift

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2006 09:07:05 AM »

This is really awesome, I looked at your link and I love all the pages! 

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2006 09:32:14 AM »

I love that!
Hippos are my faaaavorite!
Great job!
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2006 09:56:19 AM »

i love how every page is full of interaction. great job. you and your grandma rock!


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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2006 10:02:22 AM »

Wow, this is awesome! I had one of these that my Mom made for me and my brother when we were little. The page with the train was the exact same one in our book! She called it "The Quiet Book". You did a great job!

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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2006 10:04:55 AM »

That's absolutely great, it's soo detailed and interactive!! I'm sure the kid will love it to bits, and the mother too!! I think this rocks a big deal  Roll Eyes
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2006 10:55:08 AM »

that's great.  Cheesy makes me think of an Ernie doll i had when i was little that taught me how to tie and snap and such.

« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2006 11:05:47 AM »

I too had one of those when I was little that my Mom made for me.  The outside says "Christine's Activity Book" and the date (1981).  That is crazy that so many people had this same book made from the same pattern when they were little. I had the hippo, pelican, lion, kangaroo, turtle and something else I can't remember that had rollerskates that you had to friend's son will love it too.

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2006 11:34:48 AM »

OK.  This place makes me feel so old (again!) Shocked

I have this pattern (It represents at least some of the pages -- there might be another one involved too), and have made 5 books with it over the last <mumble> years.  (The first one was for a nephew who will be a senior in high school next fall!)

For those that are wondering...The pattern is Vogue  1959 -- and

Here are a couple of pictures of the one that my daughter got (made about 9 years before she was born)....


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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2006 12:11:11 PM »

Shooting star-- The fish are hooked to the fishing line with "hooks and eyes."  You know how you have a dress that will zip up and then have a hook at the top instead of a button or something?  Same idea.  The hook goes on the fishing line (of course) and the eye is sewed into the fishies' mouths.  :-D

wwrich--I love that you have the pattern!  Yes, that is the same one that I used (well, for about half of the book). :-D  I didn't make the elephant, because there were so many other pages I wanted to make that I didn't really have room.  I still love him though.  Maybe I will make him next time.  :-D

Thanks for all the wonderful comments, everyone!  I'm glad to know that there were other awesome moms and grandmoms out there that made these for their kids.  I still have mine, and it is a precious heirloom that I wouldn't trade for anything!  :-D

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