Saturday, October 10, 2015

Book a Baby Gift

Creating Gifts that Help to Build Readers...  

Found some lovely fabric that features The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle.  I purchased mine at a favorite fabric shop in Iowa -- Connie's Quilt Shop in Marion, Iowa.  However, you can find the fabric online at the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum Store.  The caterpillar fabric is on page one (Very Hungry Caterpillar Holes Fabric) and the firefly fabric is on page two (Firefly blue fabric), and the color dots fabric as well.
Since these two blankets were going to be gifted with books to a new brother and sister (twins about 2 months old) I wanted them to be different but have some common element so I bound each blanket with a common fabric - the color dots.

Here are the projects. 

I used a mottled yellow flannel fabric for the backing on the Very Hungry Caterpillar blanket.  I cut the flannel into 6 inch wide strips and then strip quilted it to the holes fabric.  Trimmed the edges and bound with a binding of dots fabric.

For this Firefly blanket I used a light blue flannel that had a very thin dark blue scroll design.  This flannel I also cut into 6 inch strips and strip quilted it to the firefly fabric.

Each blanket was paired with a board book by Eric Carle, packaged and delivered to the young ones along with a brochure for the parents about the value of reading aloud.

Download your own copy of the brochure, if you would like.  Read Aloud Brochure [PDF].  Print it both sided on brochure or photograph paper.

Do you want to book a gift for a new baby or a toddler already here ... 
Check out other book packages for catching young readers at -- Green Frog Gifts helps to build readers -- one baby/toddler at a time.
Do you have a book package that you'd like to order -- suggest something special just for you...  Visit Greenfroggifts on Etsy for the latest choices. 
Order cookie cutters, aprons, and baker's cloths from Green Frog Gifts -- unique gifts -- many $10.00 or under.