My original idea was to make some stuffed felt letters and numbers (I might still make these Krista!), but then when the ideas got whirring, I knew this was the correct choice.
A BOOK! Not just the alphabet or numbers, but more!
That's right, I'm a music teacher so of course there had to be a musical page! For this one, I racked my brain about how I could make a musical page without using actual sounds. Was this falling into the 'quiet book' category, in which case making sounds might not be for the best!
That's what this little girl needs to decide! My 'dress a girl' page was on the original list, and was always going to be a part of this book...no doubt about it!
I used to love paper dolls, do you remember? With those little fold down tabs? That's the kind of play thing I wanted to create here :-)
For this lucky girl I made: 1 dress, 1 skirt, 1 pair of jeans, 1 t-shirt, 1 soccer shirt, 1 pair of shorts and a swimming costume (I still can't get the hang of saying swimsuit here!).
I used fabrics I had already in my stash, embellished a few pieces with some embroidery - the heart on the white shirt, the purple polka dots, and purple ribbon belt, the anchor for a water theme, and the pocket and zip detail on the jeans.
I think on the day we gave our birthday gift, this was the favourite page so far!! This little girl was dressed up in all the different outfits, went swimming, played soccer and I think tried on everything in one combination or another, yey ♥
The weather today is...
Well today was pouring rain. Absolutely soaking wet all day. As was the day I made this page. However, for the 2nd birthday party at the farm it was glorious sunshine which was perfect!