Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A is for Airplane

DD2 suggested I share the "quiet book" pages I made, and I thought it was a good suggestion, so here goes.

I started this when she was of the right age to get some benefit from them (she was around 4 years old). I borrowed a pattern book from a friend and made about 16 or 17 pages at that time. I was working away when the person asked for the book back. I tried to take some notes, and I finished up some of the pages I was working on, but this definitely fell into the WIP (work-in-progress) category. Both my daughters played with the pages I had done and everything hung around for many years. I would pull it out, look at it, and make a page and then it would sit again, until my grandson got to the age where it would be helpful (when he was 3 or 4). Then I got to work in earnest. I made up the pages for the letters I was still missing, and I borrowed a couple of books from the library for suggestions on how to put it all together. I finished it a couple of years ago, and P & C enjoy lap time doing the different activities.

I love this fabric for the front cover.

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I ended up closing the binding side of each page with a zigzag stitch after inserting tabs. The tabs are held together with stitching controlled with buttons. Most of the pages are double sided; a few are single sided if the activity goes through the page.

The first page is an airplane, and the propeller spins.

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1 comment:

averyclaire said...

What a lovely work. May you and your family be abundantly blessed on this our thanksgiving day.