So, what is a girl to do with these sad, unused, and abused jeans? Upcycle them, of course! I thought it may be neat to make a busy book for church, and found this fabulous example of exactly what I wanted to make. Well, exactly what I wanted to make with some modifications, naturally. I cut all of the "picture" pieces out of felt and other notions and hand stitched all of the pieces onto the denim. Where I used a template, I included a link below for your reference.
Here is our new quiet church book:
The cover--"E" is for Elliott, of course.
The flower stem is green ric-rac and the pieces are all made from felt. I also added interesting textures by using buttons for the owls' eyes and a button for the center of the flower. I love those owls. You can get the owl template here.
These two are my favorites. I am planning a watermelon themed first birthday party for Elliott and so watermelons are on the brain! The seeds are teeny black seed beads, and the rind is again, green ric-rac. The westie outline is from SewAmazin with my own little embroidery to make it more like our westie, Brian.
This flower is made of ribbon on a shiny background with, again, buttons and green ric-rac. I am so in love with this little hedgehog! You can get the template at Megity's Handmade. His little nose and eye are black seed beads. Oh he's precious!
I showed this book to Elliott and in true baby fashion, she took a good look at each page and then threw it across the room. Sheesh.