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« on: June 29, 2010 01:40:27 PM »

I made this stuffed alphabet for a dharma_rebel, actually for her daughter, in the Geezer swap. She had a set on her wist but they were in uppercase letters.  Being the Montessori teacher that I am, I just couldn't bring myself to send uppercase letters when your supposed to teach lowercase first......



if you notice all of the lines on the bottom of the letters, they are there so that the child knows how to set up the letters......otherwise some of these letters may get mixed up.....



each letter also has an object to go with it so that you can teach the sound that the letter makes and not just the letter name.....



after the child knows all the sounds.... you can also put them together to make words





each letter is a different color and was machine stitched, stuffed, and then embroidered around the edges and the line on the bottom....on average each letter took about 20 minutes.... not a fast project..... but I am really happy with the way they came out.

thanks for looking..... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010 01:48:19 PM »

What a great idea!  These look fabulous!  What kind of fabric did you make them out of?  How big are they?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010 01:49:22 PM »

ogd... I need those for Lauren! They are awesome....

did you notice you put "men" and "pig" in the same photo? Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010 01:53:26 PM »

ogd... I need those for Lauren! They are awesome....

did you notice you put "men" and "pig" in the same photo? Wink

yeah......i think we meant to.. Wink.... you should see some of the other words we were spelling.... if I had posted them I would have had to mark it MATURE... Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010 01:55:34 PM »

What a great idea!  These look fabulous!  What kind of fabric did you make them out of?  How big are they?

thanks.... they are about 3 inches tall and the width varies from letter to letter... they are made out of felt.... which was a bit hard to stuff, but I wanted them to really keep their shape
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010 02:06:50 PM »

They are soft and colorful and MINE! I mean, Marley's.  Undecided

We loves them!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010 02:10:02 PM »

Great project!
Perfectly made.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010 02:13:12 PM »

these are brilliant!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010 02:32:17 PM »

I tried something similar to this awhile back using felt and refrigerator magnets. Didn't turn out so well. Did you sew these right sides together or worng sides? And for my final question: why do they teach the lower case letters first? (I have a two year old and since he doesn't go to daycare, I am going to start working with him on his letters and sounds)
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010 02:49:22 PM »

I tried something similar to this awhile back using felt and refrigerator magnets. Didn't turn out so well. Did you sew these right sides together or worng sides? And for my final question: why do they teach the lower case letters first? (I have a two year old and since he doesn't go to daycare, I am going to start working with him on his letters and sounds)

Thanks........

they are felt so I just sewed them together, but didn't turn them.....I cut out the letter (with freezer paper), took the freezer paper off, placed the letter on a square piece of felt and sewed around it, leaving a little opening to stuff it, after it was stuffed, I sewed the opening closed, THEN trimmed the backing felt off.....then did the hand embroidery around the sides (on the seam) and the little line on the bottom.

and.....to get right to the point... Wink... lowercase first, because that's what most everything is written in.... except the first letter of their name.  You really don't get into uppercase until you get into sentence writting and proper nouns....
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