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« on: January 08, 2010 11:21:16 AM »

I was inspired by the name felt books I saw on craftster back in the summer time, but I decided to do a story instead of a name. Many of us know the loveable Moose and Zee characters on Nick Jr. My little one (who's about to turn 2) loves them. He has plenty of Nick Jr character themed toys but you can never find anything with Moose or Zee on it. (Why I do not know, they would make a killing off that stuff if they did.) So I made him a Moose and Zee counting felt book.

I started this back in June thinking it would take me a week or two. HA!! I literally just finished it this afternoon. It was very time consuming. Cutting out all the letters and shapes. For the Moose and Zee characters, I printed out a Moose and Zee coloring sheet off Nick Jr. com and cut around it, traced it on to the proper color of felt and them lightly glued it on to the main piece of background felt with craft tacky glue. Not alot as it can bleed through the felt.

My fingers are sore from all the thread work. I stitched around everything in the book, even did the story in free hand. It's not perfect lettering, but I like it the way it is. Adds character to the book. Now a family treasure. I sewed the sides up facing each other except for alittle 3 inch spot on the binding side, as I could reach in and pull the page inside out. PERFECT. Felt really does sew up good. I them threaded the pages together on the bind. I do not however like how that turned out. Kind of messy looking. I am still looking for something to cover that part up from the outside. I also only binded the book up in the middle of the spine area. As the pages would be easier to turn with little hands, as it is quite bulky.

I have a few favorite pages. Like the birds sitting on the bare tree. The pond with the lily pads. The fish are buttons I got at Wal-Mart and the birds eyes are little brown and purple buttons.

I had a really nice time doing this. Glad I can say it's over and I will never temp to do this project again. It about killed me. Always something to add and it just seemed like it was never gonna get done. Any comments would be appreciated!! First time poster here!! Thanks  :0)

« Last Edit: January 08, 2010 11:26:19 AM by mauoijenn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 11:27:38 AM »

This is beautiful, I can't imagine putting that many hours into one project! I know my two year old daughter would love something like this
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010 12:20:22 PM »

Stunning work - your stitching is so neat - so much dedication!

« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010 12:26:21 PM »

This is so well done!  I love all the details.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010 06:53:32 PM »

Thanks you guys for all the very nice comments.   Grin
I can't wait to give it to my son on his 2nd birthday next month.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010 08:40:33 PM »

this is amazing.
kudos on the months of hard work!

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010 09:16:00 PM »

So cute! and that's a fabulous idea, making a pattern from a coloring page!

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010 08:42:19 AM »

Wow its so adorable.  And  one of a kind Cheesy


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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010 08:59:17 AM »

Oh               my               goodness

This is beautiful.  You should be so proud of every second that went into it.  I'm sure the kids are going to just adore it.  Really spectacular job.  I love the bird tree too!!

« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010 12:45:42 PM »

Obviously I had to hit This Rocks, 'cause it does. 

I also like the way the free hand text looks - and it's well done, by the way.  The whole thing is fabulous.  I wish I had thought to make my kids a felt book when they were little, though they both might still appreciate one - they're that cool  Smiley

Excellent first post.  Can't wait to see what else you'll make, now that you'll have some free time  <<wink>>

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