This quiet book page was another really big hit with Grace. It does eliminate some of the quiet aspect of the book, though, because a tea party is not as fun by yourself and she is always offering me tea and sweets. How can I refuse? :)
When you open the page it is just a table with attached plates (less to clean up). The tablecloth is gathered and topstitched. Let me just say that I really, really, really wish I had curved it down to match the top of the table. It drives me crazy!
There is a tiny piece of velcro holding the bottom of the tablecloth in place at the bottom outside corner. When you lift the tablecloth up there is a storage pocket underneath.
It hold all you need to have a little tea party!
The teacups are made with blue cotton scraps fused to brown scraps and brown scraps fused to white flannel (for some "stickiness" on the cotton page.) The two double-layer, fused squares were then sewn in a teacup outline with the tops left open and cut out. (Backstitching is very important here. On the ones I didn't go over well they are starting to pull apart and will need fixed.)
The tea bags are made with white cotton folded in half and sewn in a tea bag shape. I even stuffed a little real, fruity tea in there before sewing the whole way around. Seam rippers come in handy for lots of things! :) Bakers twine is sewn in to connect the tag and tea bag.
But, if you aren't in the mood for blue teacups, you can also use the purple set...
The teapot is just two layers- cotton and flannel.
Besides being purple, these tea cups are a lighter shade of brown. I couldn't get a great shot of the inside but you can see the flannel back here, too.
What is a tea party without some sweets?
The chocolate chip cookies were a pain!!! The kids destroyed my Frixon pen, so I was trying to sew from the back side of the cookie and it would shift so that I kept missing the chips I had embroidered on the front.
I told you to remember the pie from THIS page. Well, here is a teeny, tiny version! I wove the little strips and laid it over the circle that was fused onto the felt. Then I sewed around the circle and trimmed the edges. Around the felt circle of the bottom crust I used pinking shears.
This page has the most detail, by far. There are a lot of little pieces to it, so that may be something to consider if you don't want to clean up after your kid.
There are three more pages to go and I have a page with the links to all of the pages in Grace's Quiet Book HERE.
If I get a moment or two, I will try to link up at these parties:
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