Texture Soft Book
It's the middle of July, so I better get started on Christmas presents. Haha. But really, I finished my first one today. I made Elias a quiet book for his first Christmas two years ago. I really enjoyed making it, and he still uses it, so I decided to carry on the tradition and make Amelia a quiet book for her first Christmas as well. I found tons and tons of awesome ideas online. Everything from ABC books to Star Wars books. I settled on a texture book because it's simple to make and I think it will be the most age appropriate for her at Christmas (She'll be almost one. How is that possible!?). I happened to have just organized all of my sewing stuff, so I knew I had everything I needed to whip this book up. Elias helped me a bit with the sewing too, which was fun.
I topstitched around each page and secured the pages together with three rows of stitches down the middle so it could withstand toddler "reading."
I was careful to use materials that could be washed so I can throw it in the washing machine after it inevitably gets food spilled on it or dropped in the dirt. I'm excited to have my first little gift done. Now I just have to wait five months to give it to her ...