Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quiet Book #9: Dog House

This quiet book page I am really excited about.  This is going to be a dog house page, which will have a few different breeds of dogs she can choose from to put in the dog house, feed him his food or give him his bone when he does tricks.

Here's the pieces to get you started: green grass, bone (2), dog dish, food, dog house, triangle roof, dog house door, a box and lid for storing dogs and a piece of ribbon (not shown).

First, I started cutting the grass.  I didn't want to spend too much time but I thought a little effort would make it more cute than just a rectangle patch of grass.  I cut the green the height I wanted it on the page, leaving tags sticking out every so often.  Then I simply went back in and snipped the tabs at angles and this is what I came out with:

See the difference?

Next, you need to prepare the bone.  First, I glued on the ribbon to one side of the bone. Let it dry completely.  Went back and sewed the matching bone on top.

Then you just start sewing everything on the page.  First the grass, then place out the dog house, dish and storage box.  Make sure you have everything in place where you like it. Pin it.  Then place the ribbon under the right side of the dog house and sew over it as you sew on the dog house (actually I think I even glued it ahead of time a little bit just for added reinforcement).  Next sew on the door and roof to the house.

Next, glue the dog food into the dish using your felt glue. (once again I'm making 3 matching pages instead of just one, that's why you see 3 dishes. You only need 1 unless your dogs are extra hungry)

For added dimension I only sewed on the dish and not the food, so they can lift it up so it's kind of 3D because I figure they won't always hold their dog flat on the page.

Then, you need to sew on the box.  Just sew the bottom and edges of the rectangle. Leave a gap for the lid and sew that in place on the top.  No button needed here because there won't be any small parts.  I'm going to only make 3 dogs I believe.  Haven't made them yet but I'll post that when I get it done.  So, much to do before Kara's 3rd birthday.  I'd love to have these pages done and bound for her gift. Pray for me :)

Here's the final page: (with added felt doggies and tennis ball- post to follow on this new awesome way to add more detail to your quiet book)

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. I love it! I love dogs and my children too!
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