Saturday, September 24, 2011

More Fabric Book Pictures

The fabric books for my grandsons are all planned out, the sayings and pictures are added, and everything is sewn down nice and secure.  Some of the pages are already back-to-back with batting between them and the binding attached.  Others need that done and then I will sew ribbon to the binding side and tie the pages together with ribbon.  If you are wondering how I attached things to the pages I used Steam-a-Seam 2 and then used a zigzag stitch as well.  The Steam-a-Seam 2 says you do not need to sew it down, but with babies I figured the books will go in their mouths, need to be washed, etc. so I played it safe.  I will do a final washing before sending the books to them.   Here are some of the additional pages that I made over the last two days.

I had to acknowledge how hard their Mommy and Daddy work to take care of them!

Here I made use of the ruler fabric:

and acknowledge the doctors and nurses who took care of them as preemies
...teddy bears needed to be in there, too!

and here are the family dogs who are so good with the babies:

Some of the content was determined by the fabric I had on hand.  A few months ago I was hostess for a layer cake swap (fabric) and asked for fabrics that I could use in the books.  That resulted in turtles, fish, fruits, vegetables, fire trucks, and lots of other useful fabrics. I will post a picture of how the books look once they are complete with their ribbons.  Then I can mail them and get on to the next project!

1 comment:

  1. Jeanne, I love your book! What a great idea for picture books for kids! I had a commercial one where you slip a printed phot into a plastic slot, but this is way better, not to mention softer. Love it!