Monday, July 26, 2010

Remember ROYGBIV?

I can remember ROYGBIV (roy - G - biv) being drummed into us at school as the colours of the rainbow... so for all the teachers out there, I do remember it, but I didn't use it.
I used Red and Orange:

Yellow and Green:

Blue and Purple:

Pink and Brown:

White and Black:

Seriously, who ever uses indigo?  Nevermind.  I made it so that it has little loops and flaps that lift up and are textural in the hope that Sophie finds it interesting to sit and look at/play with.  The 5 year old did ask if they could share it - I said I think she already knows her colours.  Notice that the red page has "red" written in wonky free-sewing... that was the first page and after that I decided that I wouldn't write the colour on each page, but seeing as it was already done it could stay.  It was also partly because I don't have cottons in each of the colours.  For most of them I used clear thread (colour-match by Birch) so that you can't see the stitching.
All of the pages measure approx 3 3/4 inches square - I say approximately because they are hand cut and you can never be exact with felt.  Each page was stitched with ribbons, then I sewed the pages together back to back.  As you can tell, I didn't follow the tutorial exactly but it did give me a starting place and the inspiration to complete this cute little book.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel, I'm going to say no I don't rememeber. But my 5 and 2 year olds do sing along to the rainbow song... red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue... no indigo there lol and Aimee is concerned that there is no brown in the song.

    Anyway just wanted to say how much I love your little rainbow book, little ones do seem to love the taggie bits :) I've got a new sewing machine waiting patiently in the box until my birthday and I would love to try this out! Would make a fab gift! Thanks for sharing xx


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