Last tutorial this week! Then you have to wait all the way until next Monday! How on earth are you going to be able to stand it?
Well just in case you missed any of the previous tutorials, you can click on the button above to go to the ABC Quiet Book page. It will always contain a list of the tutorials. or since I’m so awesome, I will also give a list here:
Day 3: C and D
Day 4: E and F
So there you have. Now onto G and H! I have to say these next couple pages are amongst my favorite.
- Embroidery Floss
- 1 White felt page
- Letters G and H
- Pink yarn
- Finished E and F page
Step 1: Let’s start with the heart since it’s a bit easier. I just cut a heart shape (using the old trusty valentine’s day method…fold in half and cut). I decided that I wanted to dress the heart up a little so I used a basic stitch and embroidered an outline around the heart. I then drew a more whimsical heart shape in the middle and used a backstitch to embroider that. And you’re done. Seriously.
Step 2: The guitar was a little trickier, but not that bad. But I definitely had to google some images of guitars to reference. Start with your tan. From this cut out the body of the guitar (kind of a figure eight without the middles cut out) and the top (a small trapezoid with a rounded top). None of this probably makes sense but you can just see in the picture. From the brown I cut a small circle, a very small rectangle, and a longer rectangle.
Step 3: Ok so now we’re going to assemble because the guitar actually gets assembled on the page. Glue the letters down (G in the top left, H in the bottom right) and glue the heart in place. Now glue your guitar down. Start with the body. Then glue down the circle and the small rectangle (reference the picture). Then the long rectangle and the tan trapezoid goes on top. now for the embroidery floss. On the sides of the trapezoid you’ll be making french knots (pull the floss through, knot it, and go back through…super easy). There will be three on each side. Then pull a single strand from your floss. This will be for the strings. There should be six strings going from the top down to the small rectangle.
Step 4: Grab your finished EF and GH pages. Put them back to back, making sure the pages are both up. Using the method from Day 3 sew the pages together with the pink yarn. If you don’t like this method you could also do a fancy stitch on a sewing machine. My sewing machine doesn’t have anything like that so I just did this instead.