Hand-Stitched Baby Book

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This is the project that got me through the winter of 2013-14, one of the snowiest in Twin Cities history. My niecey girl had arrived the previous October, and I learned to stitch so I could make this baby book for her. Its pages are made of felt, and the book feels good in your hands. I don’t know how many Wild games I heard from my spot on the couch while my man actually watched the action.

My stitching lessons came from an online class I took from The Brave Girls Club. Go immediately to this site for artistic inspiration and sisterly soul searching. I found the wonderful felt-book pattern in Sew Liberated by Meg MceElwee. Some of the page designs came straight out of her tutorial, and some I created just for my niece.