I had so many ideas - napkin rings, vintage Christmas ornaments, tea cosies and cushions ... but ended up pulling out a project which isn't actually new.
I made this Activity Book for my children about 12 years ago and it lived in their bag of assorted 'things to play with and do' for about 5 years. It has travelled extensively and has been well-loved, and well washed - so you may notice a few frayed ends :0)
The felt pieces were either appliqued, or applied with velcro - depending on the activity...
The book followed an alphabetic theme as well .... (This braiding page was one of my favourites to make :0)
Notice the eyelets - more crafting supplies coming to the rescue!
Oh to have had my PTI Beautiful Blooms dies when this page was made! The flowers come off and are meant to be matched with the outlines below ....
Although this page doesn't contain a lot of felt, I popped it in - all those buttons - anyone else out there have tons of buttons :0) ??
All of her facial features are mounted onto velcro and are removable, so are her earrings. The writing was created with liquid paint. The book contains many more activities - tying a ribbon, doing buttons, zippers and buckles, an unbreakable mirror, a clock with moveable hands, textures, opposites and shape matching....etc.
On a smaller scale does anyone else remember "Fuzzy Felt"? I notice that they are now carrying a card line - interactive cards for little people. Some PTI dies and some felt - and a card with a 'moveable picture' for the smaller folk is quite manageable with our supplies too!
I'm a terrible hoarder of bits and pieces and thought I needed to create one current project for this hop - so I made a card. The felt flower on this card is made from left over scraps from this self same book project, all these many, many years later :0) (Maybe I shouldn't admit that!!)
This card is CASE'd from a Betsy Veldman card in the last issue of Papercrafts Mag's "Go To Sketches". The sketch was created by Jessica Witty. I really loved Betsy's card so much and enjoyed making my own version of it.
The damask designs have been 'kissed' with text to give them a more vintage appearance.
Materials: Cardstock, Button, Stamps, Patterned Paper, Ink - All Papertrey Ink; Labels Die - Spellbinders; Adhesive - Aleene's Tacky Glue; Pearls - Kaiser; Vintage Text Paper
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in! Sorry this post has soooooo many pics and is so long. I know that Hop Nights are always overwhelming with so many gorgeous places to go to!
Have a totally fabulous evening - with TONS of inspiration :0)! See you there!