activity book

i finished making this book for Aidan last year.  honestly, i was not totally satisfied with the outcome.  a lot of the pages were done while i was nursing my morning sickness, hence they were not quite up to my expectation 😦

the fabric was sewn onto the felt for the cover page.

the first page was similar to the one i made for lil j earlier. on the second page, the crab's claw were actually pegs.

buckles for the puppy's collar, and numbers on the other page using buttons

a little puzzle with shapes. the back of the train featured a pocket carrying the various shapes that can be assembled into the train.

a little tent with zipper, with 2 bears inside, and a simple page on ABC

color pencils holder and a bit of a cheat page - i bought an activity pad to be inserted into the last page 😛

nevertheless, this was one project which took me much longer than usual to accomplish.  i hope Aidan likes it though 🙂

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.  Romans 12:3



activity book for my baby

this was something that started 2 months ago, with two pages completed.  and then i thought i could make it bigger, and better – you know ideas were aplenty… then i got distracted with other projects, and hence the two completed pages just sat where i left it…

until yesterday.  i decided to just finish it – with two additional pages 😛  well, that was all i could finish in one nap after all.  so lo and behold, lil j has a four-page activity book to keep him occupied now! woo-hoo!!

lil j is totally clueless about tying shoe lace at the moment, but he is happy to try taking off the button. this page alone should keep him busy for a bit, at least until i make him another book (you know, the bigger, better one that i have been dreaming of)

the 2 pages which i finished ages ago. lil j has since been able to identify 1 - 10 and count out loud. i attach velcro to the numbers, so i can teach him to count using the buttons and then place the relevant numbers on the side

lil j is fascinated with buckles, so even though this page is very simple, it is currently his favourite. that was supposed to be a bag 😛

felted pin wheels inside the bag - again, because he loves pin wheels. but he call this flower. i supposed i could teach him about colours using the pin wheels.

the simple cover, the only page which was totally hand sewn.

well, lil j is having a peaceful nap now.  and although i wish i have another surprise for him when he wakes up later, i am going to take a break from sewing.  i have been meaning to reorganise some of my stuff as well as his toys so i think i’d better do it today.  i am sure he will be equally surprised when he noticed some of this toys missing later (i intend to put away some toys to make room for other things i intend to make for him – yes, i have so much inspiration and ideas – but first i must convince hubz that there are rooms for more stuff 😛 )

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless.  He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.  Psalm 18:30