I just finished this felt name book that I started a few months ago. I got the inspiration from the several beautiful ones that have been on Craftster. I intended to be finished by my baby's first birthday, and it's about a month late. It is made entirely out of felt and sewn together with embroidery thread. I was just going to use an animal for each letter, but then I wanted to put a train and a turtle in it, so I came up with turtle traveling by train. Then I had to make all the other animals do stuff using the same letter too. On to the pics..
Front cover. Most of the book is sewn together using the blanket stitch. The letters on the cover are the same color as the letters in the book.
E is for elephant eating eggs.
Close-up of the eggs and fork and knife.
T is for turtle traveling by train.
Close-up of turtle.
H is for hippopotamus hanging in a hammock.
A is for ant acquiring an apple.
Close-up of ant.
N is for narwhal narrating the news. This is my favorite page.
The inscription reads "For my mess mess" (what I call him).
Made by Mama with a heart.
Action pic from bedtime.
I got most of the images from coloring books and scanned them and adjusted the sizes so they would all be roughly the same size. This project took a lot of time, but I found that hand sewing can be relaxing. I can do it while watching TV and not think too much about it.