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« on: March 22, 2009 01:04:26 AM »

My sister's best friend has been trying a loooong time to have a baby.  About the time we found out she was finally pregnant, I came across http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281256.0.  Thanks to Kahlan and many others like her for inspiration (and maybe a few ideas for animals).  I had to wait until the baby was born before they would tell me his name...which is Braxton.  Having an X in my own name, I know the pain of thinking of things that start with X, but I think I made it work.

Without further ado, here is my felt name book for Braxton





















Some details:

wing - plastic canvas, flowers - buttons, stripes - ricrack


tail - whit pom poms












"seaweed" - trim





Sorry for the onslaught of pictures...I'm just pretty pleased with the outcome.  I *just* finished.  I still have to lint roll each page (stupid kitteh fur) and wrap it up to send to Boston.

C & C always welcome :]

Thanks again to all of the people I pulled inspiration from!
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009 08:52:27 AM »

It is really, really adorable...
and I am now in love with the name Braxton.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009 09:06:53 AM »

Thank you!

And it still makes me think of Toni Braxton and Braxton Hicks contractions ;x
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009 10:19:17 AM »

i love how the alligator's mouth opens!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009 12:13:07 PM »

Thanks :]

I was trying to make it as interactive/different texture/bright colors as possible.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009 01:05:31 PM »

Can I have an x-ray fish, pleeeaaase? The embroidered stripes are so great!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009 02:46:25 PM »

Thanks, that was artistic license...they're not all that pretty really.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009 02:11:15 PM »

I love this!  I was planning on doing something like this for my niece, due in August and as of yet nameless.   Yours turned out lovely and I like the idea of the contrasting patterned fabrics. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009 02:18:01 PM »

I love this!  I was planning on doing something like this for my niece, due in August and as of yet nameless.   Yours turned out lovely and I like the idea of the contrasting patterned fabrics. 


Thanks!  Good luck with yours.

The lettering was my way of avoiding having to stitch all of those words...because I'm lazy.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009 07:00:22 AM »

Thanks for posting in the other thread to make it easy to find!

It looks great! The alligator mouth opening is awesome.

My niece is now 16 months and is already learning to say "narwhal."  Grin
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