#5 A Colorful and Textured Variation of #1
|This time I added sticky-back foam flowers in colors to match the felt background.|
I added additional security by using thread to fastening down the flowers, creating petals in the process.
|Pretty much the same weaving strips as the others. I could have just|
skipped right to the discovery but this was scanned before I thought of that!
|This "discovery" page is a modified version of quiet book I Spy pages. |
Nothing like this existed when I made our kids' original books.
For my reduced version I used two heavy-duty zip lock bags, one inside the other, hopefully thick enough to keep it from ever "leaking."
I filled the interior bag with rice, assorted beads and a variety of little flattish-type objects (again, guarding as best I can against including anything that would tend to puncture the bag). The baseball, snake, large lady bug, turtle and lizard are foam sticky-back stickers that I stuck to the outside of the inner bag before I placed that bag in the second bag. (If you look closely you might spy a soft plastic black widow spider peeking out from under the lizard). I zipped each closed, pushing out as much air as I could and stitched felt pieces along the top and bottom. I sewed the top of the bag to the felt background but left the bottom of it loose with just a small piece of Velcro on the backside of the bottom binding to secure the bag at the bottom.
and finally . . .
#7 weaving "doesn't take the cake" (another old saying that, when I think about it, don't even know what it means exactly but do know I am using it correctly) but it does top the pie
|Yes, the white object at the bottom needs some refining.|
No, it is not a shoe!
Look again and take a guess.
What could go alone with a pie?
And the discovery . . .
|Did you guess a pie server?|
The pie filling is a piece of scrap-book paper. There were quite a few green leaves/stems on the page so I cut out extra strawberries and covered as many as I could. Next I covered the filling with another trusty page protector, stitched across it to create the sections, with one section cut free.
I backed the removable slice by stitching on a felt crust a which had the sticking half of Velcro sewed to it,
so it would stay in the pie. Added the pinking sheared pie edging --- and went to find something sweet to eat!
The needs-refining pie server is two pieces of glittery craft foam stitched together to make it somewhat stiff. The glittery-ness makes it stick to the felt but I added the elastic strap to keep it more securely in place.
Watch for my last pages --- the combo middle pages --- next week.
'til we stitch ---- or eat ---- again
I'm Simply, Gail