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« on: December 03, 2007 12:02:58 AM »

Christmas crafting for your 7 month old baby is kinda tough, i discovered. But, inspired by the name books I decided to go one step further and make an alphabet book so we can learn the letters together.

The pages are a medium weight black weave and the pictures a mix of felt, satin fabric, faux leather and embroidery. Cover is felt. I'm not really happy with the lettering but then I realised Xavier can't even read so I'm sure he won't be too critical. But I know I am my own worse critic  Cheesy.

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I used: apple, buttons (real ones), clock, door, elephant, fish, guitar, hat, igloo, jellyfish, key, leaf, mouse, necklace, octopus, pig, queensland (where we live), rooster, star, tree, umbrella, violin, wheelbarrow, xylophone, yo-yo, zipper (real one). For depth, many of the pictures are layered pieces of felt, eg: rooster's wing is seperate, octopus' legs are layered, violin bow is seperate, elephant's head is seperate

Lettering in embroidery and fabric paint. Dimensions: about 14cm (5.5") x 14cm (5.5") and 5cm (2") thick.

What I learnt: don't use that weave again cause it moves out of shape when cutting it and your pages end up crooked. Think out lettering better to compliment the pictures that you spent so much time on.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007 01:21:40 AM »

Awww!! that is so darling.
I love all the little animals, simple but very well done!

I always wanted to make my own silly alphabet book.

Good job!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007 03:05:48 AM »

wow, this is beautiful.

I'm sure your son will love his book Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007 07:31:46 AM »

You really are too critical. That's so amazingly beautiful. What a lucky lil punkin! Your "illustrations" are awesome. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 09:12:31 AM »

Wow, it's spectacular.
You need to save it forever!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007 11:45:10 AM »

This is sooooo great! Lucky little guy he is....
And don't be so hard on yourself, you did a wonderful job...
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007 02:12:18 PM »

wow that must have taken a lot of time, but definitely worth it. its so awesome, i love it & i'm sure you're son will too =)
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007 02:58:17 AM »

Thanks all! I am really pleased with the pictures and I do hope it's something my son will keep for his children.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007 03:29:00 PM »

It's gorgeous!  The pictures are so bright and engaging.  I'm sure your son will LOVE it.   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2007 06:43:43 AM »

I bow down to you. I've made name books for my two kids, and I am currently working on one for my nephew; I think my brain would melt and my hands would fall off if I tried making a book of the alphabet. I love the elephant!
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