Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weekly Weather Felt Board

Oh my goodness...I've had this idea in my head for months and it's so exciting to see it finally finished!  It was the project that kept getting pushed to the back burner so I could finish other things.  Prepare for photo overload below, because this board is bright and colorful and I couldn't help but take a ton of pictures of it!

The board has a few different activities on it:
  • Days of the week that velcro on and off and place to display the current day
  • Thermometer with a sliding arrow to show the temperature
  • Ornaments that hang on buttons to display which season it is
  • Felt weather board to create weather scenes
  • Clear pocket to store the felt pieces for the weather scene
To make this board, I used a 12x18 inch piece of royal blue felt for the background and a 9x12 inch of baby blue felt for the weather board.  For the rest of the board, I just used scrap pieces of felt left over from other projects.  I also used assorted buttons and a piece of clear vinyl to make the pocket. I used my embroidery machine to embroider all of the words, and I cut most of the shapes with my Sizzix die cutter.

For the back of the board, I used up scraps from my quiet book pages!  I love this beautiful rainbow of color!!

I added large eyelets to the top corners of the board so I could hang it on the wall with command hooks.

I hope you all enjoy it!  I won't be selling these right now, but I'll be happy to provide instructions if anyone has questions and would like to make one!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentine's Day Quiet Book

It's been a year since I started this blog to share my crafts, and I'm so happy to look back and see how my style has changed (and hopefully improved) in a year! One of the first projects I shared on this blog was a Valentine's Day Quiet Mat.  I hand sewed all of the activities on that mat, and I loved how everything turned out!

Now, a year later, I have a lot more experience with my sewing machine AND a new embroidery machine!  I was able to make two of these books in the time it took me to sew that one quiet mat from last year.  Two of these books are listed for sale in my Etsy shop and they would make great gifts for little ones on Valentine's Day!  Take a look below for more pictures!

There are three pages with different activities.  The first page has three flowers that button on and off of the stems.  The second page has four chocolate shapes that velcro on with their matching shape names.  The last page has a mail box that holds two felt envelopes, plus a sweet Valentine's Day message in each envelope!

Here are some close up pictures of the activities:

And because I love this fabric so much, here are some pictures of the backs of the pages!

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