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« on: November 17, 2011 12:10:08 PM »

For my niece's 1st birthday, I made her a texture book. I was intrigued by these awesome Star Trek and Star Wars quiet book. Since she's only 1, I didn't want to put buttons or snaps, etc, in the book. I found this texture book tutorial and instantly knew what I wanted to do.

I know the backgrounds are kind of blah, but the fabric is very soft (plus the fabric was 'pre-quilted' with batting so it saved me a lot of time!). I managed to use up all of my scraps - I think I used fabric from every single project I've posted on here (save for a polka-dotted dress)! The only thing I bought was trim for the 'portrait' and more green thread.

It didn't photograph very well, but the face *is* embroidered with details, trust me on this one! Looks better in person Smiley

The letters took forever to do, even on the machine. In an ideal world, I would have liked to stitch everything by hand, but I had no time - finished this in a week and a half just in time for her birthday.

I drew all the creatures, traced them onto HeatnBond Lite, and sewed over them once they were ironed down. I did some work by hand (like the croc scales) and stitched (and glued!) down some things for durability (those feathers aren't going anywhere! But if the mom wants them gone, I'll go in there and take them out).

Those eyes. THOSE EYES!

Every page has different textures on it - a lot are softer and fluffier than the pictures depict!

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011 12:19:37 PM »

So fun!  I love this!
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011 01:16:20 PM »

That book is so wonderful and beautifully done! Will be a treasured item for years, I bet.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011 01:35:59 PM »

how damn cute is that!?! So professional looking! Love it! Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011 02:52:55 PM »

Wonderful!! What a special and thoughtful gift. I can see the love that was poured into this project. I'm sure it will be cherished for years.

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011 03:22:24 PM »

Awwww!  This is amazing!  She is going to love it forever!

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011 02:39:36 AM »

This is a super gift for a littlie.  I love all the textures you used.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011 03:06:04 AM »

That is really adorable, I'm sure she will love to pet & play with it!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011 02:36:05 PM »

This is just wonderful. What a thoughtful and creative gift. Baby and family will just love it!

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