Saturday, April 23, 2011

{our life in felt}

Perhaps you remember the extraordinarily long list of birthday plans for Tilly that I put together over a month ago? Here's a little progress report.


First project from the list to tackle: write a book featuring Tilly and Bella. Books are Tilly's favourite things, and though she could quite happily spend hours reading and rereading "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", her absolute favourite of favourites is a touchy-feely book of dogs. In fact, the dog book is so well loved that many poor doggies are now missing heads and legs, making it more of a who's-who of injured strays!


So, with a pile of felt the size and weight of Tilly in my cupboard, I thought I'd make her something with texture. Our home in felt. Tilly's tree and lavender bush in felt. A felt Bella, felt toys; her whole world in felt pages.


There will be flaps to lift -- beneath Bella's name is her favourite bone -- plus ears that waggle and a tongue that can lick the fingers of little readers. Felt is so accommodating! For extra texture, I'll be adding  a bubble bath of buttons for ducky, a dangly string on the xylophone, and, no doubt, pom-poms somewhere and everywhere.


Many lovely hours of hand-stitching ahead, and hopefully, the fables of felt will be wrapped and ready by the end of June.

7 comments:

Ingrid @ Fable of the Table said...

What a fabulous book - love all the little touches to make it so interesting for Tilly.

Loreal said...

I think this is my favorite project you've ever done! I might have to get a little felt myself to make one for Bella!

aracne said...

This is an interesting project, very inspiring. I bet that Tilly will keep this book all her life and proudly show it to her children and grandchildren one day.

Stacy said...

Lovely little book friend! Hope you are well too...

Eleni said...

This is so cute:) I'm sure Tilly will love it!!! New follower via Pinterest...
I really like your work!!! So inspiring:)
Hope that you can check my blog and work out @http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com, if you have the time:)
Have a wonderful day!!
Eleni

Wendy said...

Oh, I love this project, Astrid! My children got a soft book made by their grandma with all sorts of things to touch and open. It was a big hit and I still have it tucked away for future grandchildren.

Astrid said...

Thanks, it's going well so far. Can't wait to share the finished book with you!