Monday, March 8, 2010

Sewing a Book...

The other day I was in Quilts Etc. and I saw this cute Mother Goose fabric panel.
They had a sample there using the panel to make a book. My little grandaughter Sophie LOVES books but of course is at that stage where she also wants to rip out the pages...so I thought this would be a great little project to make for her.


I just cut out the pages from the panel and numbered which order they would be in...

Then I put a piece of Warm and Natural batting inbetween each page....stitched with right sides together...and turned. I stitched the opening closed at the same time that I top-stitched each page.


Then I layed them all out and did a zig-zag stitch down the center to make the binding.
This is the cover....




...and this is the back cover. It was a fun and very quick project....about an hour from start to finish.
The fabric is by Amy Barickman for Red Rooster Fabrics. You can check it out here.



Saturday night Sophie Belle came to our house for a nice long visit and lots of spoiling from Grandma and Grandpa along with Aunt Kassidy and Uncle Sterling.
She loved the book! She patted all of the cute little people on each page while saying "HI!" over and over again. Hi is Sophie's favorite word. She says Hi to whoever walks in the room and to all of her toys and to herself in the mirror.


Look Grandma...no ripped pages!


Sophie is going to be ONE in a few weeks. Can you believe it? She is walking and says several cute words. I just love to hear her talk and giggle. Grandpa is really good at making her laugh.


Her hair is getting long enough to put a barrette in it...after she fell asleep, we painted her fingernails and toenails pink.
It's so fun being a Grandma!


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11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a fun project for a most adorable little girl! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading all the fun details.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

She's so so cute. And she says Hi now! It is so amazing how fast they change. I had Allison time yesterday. She is holding her bottle and giggling all the time and playing with toys. It is such a miracle to watch them. The book is fabulous. I have a book panel too. Before you know it, she'll need it!

Cynthia said...

What a cute idea! Sophie Belle is adorable and she looks a lot like you. That must mean you are adorable too :)

Mary said...

Cute little Book. Might have to find that one since my name is MARY!
I hear through the grapevine that if my next grandchild is a Grandaughter, her middle name will be Mary after me and my Grandma... I'd make her a quilt out of the book though.

Sandy Shirley said...

I love, love, love this idea! These soft books are wonderful! I'm sure it will be one of Sophie's favorite books! Not only does it not rip, but, she could put her mouth on it and you can even throw it in the washer! I can't wait til I'm a grandma! It looks like so much fun!

Nedra said...

I remember my kids ripped every Golden book to pieces, so good idea to have a fabric book.
Cutie grand daughter! Isn't being a grandma the BEST!

Diva Kreszl said...

what adorable fabric! but it pales in comparison to that sweet baby girl!

Pam in Texas said...

What a fun project! I have a new little grandson and I know he would love one of these books. Since I am a librarian and I love to sew and quilt, this is the perfect project for me! Thank you for sharing!

CuteStuffInside said...

How sweet!

S.W.A.K.

Nanci said...

I made one of these for one of my granddaughters years ago and she still has it. Obviously a love in as she is reading already!

Niko said...

Hi- I love the book Grandma! And I look so cute with my barrette! And when I woke up my nails were beautiful! I love you Grandma! You are the best!

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