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I am on vacation.
I love vacation.
I am spending time with my family, hanging out in my parent's super perfect yard, letting my girls run barefoot in the grass, reading, crafting (or at least planning to), talking for hours with my mom (which explains why I've only planned my crafts), playing with my nieces and nephew, napping whenever I want to, not working.
But, I digress.
To get here, I flew. Me and my two girls. Alone.
I was a little nervous about the whole thing. So, I decided that the best defense would be to be well prepared. I knew right away that I wanted to make a quiet/activity book.
I have had so much fun making this! Seriously, I'm addicted. (And, between you and me, I've been playing with the idea of selling these pages...let me know what you think!)
I managed to finish 5 pages before we left, but I have many more ideas running around in my head (and on my Pinterest page).
So, enough talk. Let me show you the first page.
I made each page so that it could stand alone.
It has the eyelets on the side so that I can tie them together with ribbon or using ring clips.
This way, I don't have fighting over the book. *essential*
Here is what it looks like inside:
It is a dot-to-dot!
Each dot is a different color and the string has matching dots. (I was going to sew numbers on the string of dots, but my girls are young and still learning to match colors. Numbers are just not necessary at this point.)
There are teeny tiny (but super strong) magnets sewn into the dots on the page and the dots on the string.
I had so much fun making this page! And, honestly, I have spent a lot of time playing with it. It's kind of thrilling to put the string close and have the dots snap together...almost like magic!
Page 2, Fabric Chain
Page 3, Matching
Page 4, Marble Maze
Page 5, Make a Face
(I'm linking this up with my usual linky parties!)