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

…j 

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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

…j

felted food

this morning, lil j was playing with his pot and pan set as i was cooking.  when i saw him cooking with pebbles (we picked them up few weeks ago when we were out), i knew i had to do something.  surely, my lil j shouldn’t be cooking and eating rocks!  even if he was just playing!

so, off he went for his nap, and off i went digging out all the felt in my stash.  and made as much food as i could.  

i just cut and sew as i go. anything that came to mind - those which lil j is familiar with and fond of. this was as much i could finish during one 2-hour nap.

i gave the egg first to lil j, and thinking it was real, he actually put it straight to his mouth.  i told him i made those for him to play with, and they are not real food.  he was perhaps a little disappointed for a short moment, before picking them up, naming most of them, and started cooking away!

at least he will not be cooking em rocks from now on 😛

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  John 1:1-2

…j

another one for the girls! yay!

another niece (S) is turning 4 in a couple of day!  that got me busy.  and this time, i attempted something much more girlie – a tutu!  every girl has to own one, no?  so i hope little princess S will be proud to be wearing the twirly skirt for her party… and it is completed with a felted crown too!

satin elastic casing and matching ruffles at the bottom. hopefully it fits my other niece who is also many plane-hours away.

a crown befitting a little princess. made with felt with elastic band for a better fit

happy birthday princess S!

So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.  Galatians 4:7

…j