Monday, August 12, 2013

DIY Texture Book

Charley still loves books and lately she's been interested in the "touch and feel" variety.  She knows right where to touch on each page to feel the soft fur or the scratchy straw.  That brings me to the title of this post:  a DIY texture book. 

I started by browsing around Hobby Lobby's fabric section in search of anything with an interesting texture.  I piled my fabrics and ribbons on the table to get measured and it was quite the mixture.  I had to ask the lady at the counter if this was the weirdest combo anyone's ever bought at once.  She just looked at me.  I'll take that as a yes.

I left Hobby Lobby with everything from sequins to silk to suede.  I cut each fabric/ribbon to fit on the pages of a cardboard book (also from Hobby lobby) and used liquid stitch to attach each fabric.  Once it dried I added the book rings to the top and it was time to play!

Charley was definitely intrigued by all the different textures.  But of all the pages, the fringe is by far her favorite.  Which reminds me...she took a major liking to fringe boots at Nordstrom not too long ago.  Interesting. Pin It


  1. What a wonderful sensory book for little ones.

  2. Do you have any video of that? I'd care to find out more details.

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