Thursday, December 02, 2010

ABC fun




Well it finally happened... I got the urge to start a project after quite the dry spell. :) And of course it has happened the way it usually does- I get knocked over with a few ideas at once and it consumes. I'll post as I finish, but for now here is one of the projects I am working on. I want to make a present for my little Pip for Christmas. She absolutely loves when we sing the ABC song so I am going to make her an ABC felt chart. Well at least it was going to be a chart until about 2 hours ago when my friend suggested I make it into a big felt book- PURE GENIUS! :) Then she can take it with her where ever. I have a feeling church will be more bearable with this book.








So the way it's going to work is that each letter has it's own pocket. Inside each pocket will be a felt plush object stuffed with cotton. That way she can play with the pieces and they'll hold up well. She can put them in and out of the pockets all she likes and they wont get lost because they will be attached to their own pocket by a string. I can't tell you how tempted I am to buy an embroidery machine because of this project. I usually do these sorts of projects with my sister (she's got an embroidery machine) but I think she has sworn off this sort of madness for a while.




Here's a sneak peek at some of the little felt objects that will go in the pockets. They are much more 3 dimentional then they appear in the pictures with detail on both sides. It's fun because I can get as detailed as I like because I am only making one of each- not like my advent calendars where I was making anywhere from 4 to 12 pockets at a time.


10 comments:

Kristen said...

ooh! aaaahhhh! the treee! oh man! OH MAN!

Chrystal said...

Incredibly adorable!! Pip is one lucky little buggaboo! Love you, love her, love this project!!

Kristie said...

Kare, I love these so much! I've got to stop coming over here to look at them, it would be crazy to start a new art project for the next few weeks- darn you and your temptations!

Hannah said...

oh!! can I hire you now? you have about a year before ryder will need them. :)

Tara Hoppie said...

SUPER CUTE!!!

David and Melissa said...

This is an awesome and cute idea for you. Is this why you haven't returned my calls? :-) Miss you! -M

D said...

This is awesome! After I got home from the party tonight I realized I had your site bookmarked (your awesome halloween advent calendar). SO I figured I would blogstalk you again and say Thank you again for the samurai toy. My boys are super excited over it. I hope you are loving ABQ as much as we are.

Sarah said...

Seriously? So cute!! You have such a gift for sewing things. I love that idea.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful,
but where is the "T" tortoise?
Could you put this photo?
thanks
Chiara

achiaradep@libero.it said...

Could you tell me the name of the items? A...B...C...
I'm italian and I'm trying to do an english abc book for my douther but not beautiful like yours.
thanks
Chiara