Before I show off this page, I would like to say that I’m sorry I haven’t been updating my blog very often or putting much for recipes on here lately. I have been extremely busy getting ready for Christmas and our trip we are going on. I basically spend every evening in my sewing room from the time the kids go to bed until about midnight. So I am behind on posts, but have been trying to post pictures to the Facebook page I created for my blog. I will post tutorials at some point for all the pages I’ve designed and recipes I’ve been trying. I promise.
For now, here is a look at my completed Dora the Explorer themed page. I had picked up a book that came with a big play mat and a bunch of characters from Dora last year and that is what I planned this page around. I started out by making backpack big enough to hold all the figures. There is velcro on the top flap to keep the backpack closed. And of course backpack, just isn’t backpack without map.
On the facing page, I made a volcano, bridge, and treasure island. For those of you that have
been subjected to watched Dora, I know you’re thinking “I know how to get to treasure island: First we have to go past the volcano, across the bridge, then we take a boat to treasure island”. Oh and of course there had to be an actual map of the path we have to take, so map does unroll and then there is velcro on the end of the ribbon and on the edge of the map to keep it closed. I also made a little pocket in the boat so the figures can “ride” in the boat.
Finally, I stitched the path on the facing page as well. It might have been unnecessary but I just liked the way it finished the page. Oh, and of course, treasure island really does have treasure buried in it. The whole island flips down to reveal a treasure chest. I plan on filling the treasure chest with stickers, temporary tattoos and other fun goodies. I have to say this may just be my favorite page yet!
Please excuse my picture quality as it’s late and I should be in bed but I just had to share this page first.