For Kaitlyn and Grace, I made soft color books. I made one of these for Nik’s nephew last year but modified the idea quite a bit this year. My favorite innovation is the hand-embroidered words on the front and back. I’d never done hand-embroidery before and it was a fun way to enter the embroidery world. I actually did much of this embroidery on the drive to our 37-week midwife appointment – and in a sports bar while Nik watched the US Open final (on the same day). So yes, Jon and Rachel, I sewed your kids’ books in a bar. Blame it on Nik! 🙂
I especially like the pink and brown pages and the blue and orange pages together are for Nik.
(And yes, this means that I had 34 fabrics, four each of red, orange, green, blue, brown, yellow, pink and purple plus two black and white prints, in my stash. I didn’t have to buy any fabric in order to make these books. This is partly because I made this project last year for Alex and partly because I just have way too much fabric!)