vintage lacing cards and a favorite book

May 19, 2010


The Cat's Pajamas by Ida Chittum

This is a book that was mine as a child. Juliet and I love reading it together (as we are big fans of cat books). The story is of a little boy who finds a piece of red fabric and decides to make a pair of pajamas for his cat. (How crafty!)

The cat of course, will have nothing to do with wearing pajamas, so he ends up stuffing it and making a cuddly fabric cat friend. 

The obvious activity/craft to go with this book is to find a piece of fabric, pin our cat down on top of it, trace around her, and then make her some pajamas. Or at the very least, to make a stuffed fabric kitty. But since Juliet is only 3 and she really can't sew yet, I didn't feel like doing either of those options. (Penny, you can thank me later.)

But I did think we should practice our stitching, so we busted out these vintage sewing cards I picked up a few months ago. 

These images are so cute, I love them. Juliet and I had a great time sewing a few cards together. Then, she lost interest and began playing with the laces. I think they were some sort of dinner that I had to later eat. (for pretend.)

Do you have any childhood favorites that you like reading with your child? 


4 comments:

Jen said...

At least she was being creative with the laces. So cute!

Love and Lollipops said...

Hi Vanessa

As a little girl, I spent hours reading and re-reading a series of 5 books called "Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories". I now read these as bedtime stories to my son. It's so cool to now be sharing them with him!

Georgia:)

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Georgia--I'm going to have to look for those books! Thanks for sharing!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

A very early favorite for me was "Pat the Bunny." For B, I found "Sleepy Bunny" a Pat the Bunny cloth book with a little stuffed bunny attached by a ribbon. In it, you help th ebunny get ready for bed, and then tuck him in. Once he's tucked in, B often likes to sleep with his "cuddly book."

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