Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Day.....Making a Bear Book for Baby

Yesterday we got a light snow. Unusual for Mississippi I know. But then 7 degrees at night is also unusual for Mississippi! So I've been keeping busy INSIDE the house! I had this material I had bought that you make a fabric book out of and had been putting off making it for our little grandson so decided today would be the perfect day to sew.

First step was to cut the panels apart and then iron on some lightweight interfacing on the wrong side. Then I had to sew the panels together two at a time.

After that I turned them right-side-out and top-stitched all around the edge. The last step was to lay the three panels one on top of the other and stitch down the very middle to make the spine of the book.

And Voila! A soft, washable, cute, almost indestructable book for a boy on the go! I sure hope he likes it!

You know, these "Snow Days" are nice sometimes! When the snow falls and covers the ground, all the dirt, the junk, the things that detract from beauty are all covered up with a fresh, clean, white blanket of beauty! Reminds me of how God can take a life filled with dirt and junk and through His grace cover all our imperfections and make it a life of beauty!

"For He saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth;" Job 37: 6




Martha said...

So sweet. I sewed together a little blanket for my grandson yesterday. He was so excited. You made this for ME, Mimi? I love the snow but this cold is dangerous. We are so blessed to have warm homes and plenty. I worry about those who don't.

Love you

Amber said...

I wish your emails had a "like" button like facebook :)

Leah said...

Love it!! How creative and talented you are, my friend. I've never seen one of those. I also love your new picture on your blog.

It has been cold here too. This morning our thermometer said 4 degrees. Brrrr.

Take care,


Runner Mom said...

This is precious!! And y'all got snow!!! Wow!

Marilyn, thank you so much for your prayers and beautiful card! You are so sweet!


lisasmith said...

ok wow you sew?!? i knew i could learn some things from you =)