Learning the Letter C with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Quiet Book Page
This page was inspired by my daughter’s favorite night-time reading book that month and favorite color, hot pink, for the day. Unfortunately, this was only my third page-well, lets rephrase to saying its only my third thing period-Ive ever hand sewn. So, the portions that look unreadable can mainly be fixed by color choice. Those few that cannot good could fixed by a simple change in seamstress! I love this page though; it reminds me of so many nights.
Update: Since creating this page, I found a collection of metal letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.25 on clearance. I have added a dollar store fabric pencil pouch to the three ring binder in between this page and letter D to hold the letters. Now Kara has so much fun dropping the letters out of the tree….. 500x/day. Totally worth the time it took to create this page!
What I did Wrong from the Start
First off …. color choice! My two-year-old was quick to inform me that this island could not have blue sky because it did not in the book. Because I had run out of black embroidery thread, I used gray/soft silver. NOT great on the eyes. That is my one and only regret of this page. Considering Kara can’t read anyway, and I know the story by heart words or no words, it really doesn’t matter for our purposes. But, if I were to create another, or when you create yours, it is probably something to keep in mind.
Another thing you’ll want to keep in mind is how you are binding your book. Notice a portion of one of our lines was trapped under the metal clasp for the binder. Again, just something to keep in mind when you are creating yours!
What I did Right
I have absolutely fallen in love with the sizing of the pieces to this puzzle. I got lucky and created the perfect size for the tree, water, and island. Its just enough room for Kara to have fun walking each letter up the trunk, stuffing it in the branches, and then tilting the book upright so the letters fall out. I am tempted to believe this may be Kara’s favorite page, or one of them, in the entire book. While I was happy with the way it turned out, after doing 23 others at this point, I 110% believe there are others much better!
What do You Think?
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