i mentioned a while back that some friends and i got together to make quiet books. we each made twenty of one page, then we swapped pages to make a complete book of different pages! we got together in december and finally swapped pages! it was a huge project that we started way back in march of last year, so it was fun to finally see it all come together!
i am still working on putting the binding on my pages, so i will share all of the pages soon, but today i wanted to share with you the page i made.
i did a basic shapes page. i am really happy with how it turned out! i had a lot of time to kill in the car on the way to california last fall, so i decided to hand embroider the shapes onto the page. wow, did i underestimate how long that would take. twenty four hours later in the car, i still didn’t finish. but, oh well. it’s pretty cute, right?
i used my die cute machine from lifestyle crafts and cut out the basic shapes out of wool blend felt (it only works with thicker felt)
i can’t wait to show you the rest of the book! everyone really did some amazing work!
and, i can’t wait to get it finished so my kids can actually use it! that is, if i let them, wink!
how are things?
it’s been a while since i’ve been here on the blog.
how did you like the guest posts? weren’t they great! it was nice to have a nice little blogging break to snuggle with my new little thomas. he will be one month tomorrow, i can’t believe it. he’s still as tiny as can be. i hope to be back to blogging, but forgive me if it’s not to regular, since it can be a little crazy keeping up with 3 kiddos.
anyhow, here are a few fun elephant things i picked up for norah the other day at crazy 8. seriously, i have never shopped there before but have been on a mad search for a blessing outfit for mr. thomas that i have stepped into every children’s store around. and, i was pleasantly surprised with a few of their items. and, great prices too. i love the white top with gold elephants.. too cute.
anyhow, speaking of elephants, i went to water for elephants the other night with my book club. have you seen it? we read the book a few months back, so we were excited for the movie. it is a bit different from the book as they always are, but overall i liked it ok. it did get slow at times. i liked the book better. have you read it?