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Se7en’s Fabric Farmyard Friends and Another Brilliant Barefoot Book GiveAway…

June 16th, 2012 · 28 Comments

I told you we would have two weeks of book GiveAways on our blog and we have made it!!! We have been reading and reading… Last week we wrote a post on Brilliant Barefoot Books we had been enjoying. This week we wanted to show you the board books we had been looking at… Now board books are not the boring books they used to be… board books have become fantastic books and I have to say I often buy our family favorite picture books in the board book version even if a paper book version exists… simply because they do outlast. Anyway we have a couple of Barefoot Board Books we have been loving!!!


Reading… and re-reading…

Well these books bring collage art to the fore and you can almost feel the fabric as you run your hands over the stitching they are delightful… teeny tiny stitched details. And the stories rhyme… so easy to read, easy to listen to (again and again) and engaging for little ears. These books totally inspired us to do something crafty… We have made Safari animals before and Beastly Bushveld Bunting so we decided to make some fabric farm animals.

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We began with drawing…

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And drawing…

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Followed by tipping out the fabric scrap box… and decisions…

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Followed by lots of glueing and sticking…
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And a huge session of snipping…

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And some tweaks with markers and we were done:

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What I love about paper and fabric and paper glue is that they make nice stiff card toy when they are done… and I see someone had them outdoors to play in the sun…

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Here’s some more of the gallery…

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So we thought it would be nice to giveaway a fun fabric art board book, full of the sweetest felt farm animals. We are giving away a copy of…

This GiveAway works in the usual way, we will give you a couple of days to comment, until the close of play on the 18 June 2012, We will draw and publish the winner on the 19 June 2012 I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

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Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. And all our GiveAways are World-Wide – so no excuse – leave a comment and enter away!!!

I received these books from Pan MacMillan South Africa in exchange for a review, they did not ask, or pay me to say such lovely things about their books – the opinions are entirely our own.!!!

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Tags: Fabric Crafts · GiveAways and Swaps · Tuesday Art Task

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nicola // Jun 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Oh we are loving all your give aways but also the craft ideas inspired by the reading!

  • 2 Manic Mom // Jun 17, 2012 at 1:59 am

    This is my first time here!! And I am in hog heaven looking around at all your Great ideas and posts. We are going to our scissors and glue out ASAP….Thanks!

  • 3 Katherine Aitken // Jun 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

    What a lovely idea for a book. Thank you once again for a brilliant review and giveaway.

  • 4 Jo // Jun 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    This board book looks wonderful – my 3 year old would love it, and with twins on the way it would be read for years still!

  • 5 Pam // Jun 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    We love Clare Beaton!

  • 6 Ryan // Jun 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    My daughter is 2 1/2 and would love this book! She LOVES to read!

  • 7 Julie Carter // Jun 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    My older daughter (2) adores pigs and would love this book! Thanks for the creative ideas too!

  • 8 Eva Palacios // Jun 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Oh I love your creativity :) you are an inspiration for all the moms who follow your adventures. Thanks for all your give aways :)

  • 9 Wendy Meijer // Jun 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    wow, awesome as usual, my little nephew would love this!
    Wendy Meijer´s last blog post ..June’s Joy Dare into week 2

  • 10 Tammy // Jun 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Oh this is so cute and i love love love your crafts!

  • 11 ellen // Jun 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Oooh my two year old will love this book :o)

  • 12 stacysewsandschools // Jun 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    WOW!!! What a great idea!!! I would love to that with my kids! Thanks!!!!

    I am now a follower!!!
    stacysewsandschools´s last blog post ..Knit Peasant Blouse and Gingham Capris Tutorial

  • 13 Anna // Jun 18, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Your children’s crafting turned out adorable!

  • 14 Shells // Jun 18, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I have a two year old lover of farm animals in my house…just had a cow party!! This book looks great and so do your animals ;-)

  • 15 aunty muffin // Jun 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Looks adorable!

  • 16 Beth_N // Jun 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    book looks great

  • 17 We Are Guest Posting on Whip Up Today… You have to look… » se7en // Jun 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

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  • 18 Linda B // Jun 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I can’t believe that I have missed a whole 2 weeks of book giveaways!! (moving house, internet not hooked up, unpacking). Glad I at least got to enter to win this one! :)

  • 19 Terri // Jun 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    It is the 19th here. Am I too late?

  • 20 A Heap of GiveAway Winners… » se7en // Jun 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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  • 21 creativejewishmom/sara // Jun 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    love this project, and love how confident your kids are with their creativity! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
    creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog post ..Quick Summer Centerpiece With Candles

  • 22 se7en // Jun 22, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Thanks Sara, my kids love and adore fabric crafts, so I am glad you liked them too!!! We have been so busy with GiveAways and reading… we need to stock up on crafts to post on your “Craft Schooling Sunday!!!” Have a greta weekend!!!

  • 23 Amie // Jul 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Oh, I love the project – will have to do in my own classroom. Such great use of scraps. The giveaway is a bonus!
    Amie´s last blog post ..I Sewed a Tie

  • 24 steph // Jul 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

    i’m due in november, these are so cute and i’d love to store away the fabric book! love the scrap idea!

  • 25 se7en // Jul 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for stopping by Steph, I am sorry to say that this GiveAway is actually closed already!!! All the best with your new baby… Otherwise I am having a HUGE book GiveAway later this week and there will definitely be something for for baby in there!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 26 se7en // Jul 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hi Amie, I love following your sewing school… I think you would like quite a few of our Fabric crafts, you are welcome to scroll down the link to see them… Have a great day!!!

  • 27 catherine // Jul 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

    These are absolutely delightful. I love to use up scraps of fabric and this is just great!
    catherine´s last blog post ..el corazón wrapped in mi corazón enclosed en tu corazón

  • 28 se7en // Jul 23, 2012 at 1:48 am

    So glad you enjoyed them Catherine, My kids really enjoy fabric crafts!!! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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