Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Storytelling Pillow



Once there was a little ballerina dancing on an elephant. . .   

A teenage girl went to ballet class and she danced her heart out . . .

One day a big group of elephants were walking and then a big group of monsters (well - monsterz) came along. . .

Have you heard the story of the turtle that floated into the birdhouse. . .



 This is our storytelling floor pillow which will someday be accompanied by a storytelling quilt.


The storytelling possibilities are endless - especially when you have two storytellers ages 9 and 7 and a 11 month old captivated by everything they do!


And we plan on making some storytelling journal covers so the girls can record all their fun stories.(since I'm sewing machine-less right now, I thought I would just hand stitch the whole cover but . . . )


Linking up to the Festival of Hexagons at a.squared.w.

And since I used more of my precious fabric, I'm linking up to the My Precious QAL.

Also linking to TGIFF and The Handmade Parade.

28 comments:

  1. I love this. I love how looking at the hexies is like peeking in a window! very cool :)

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  2. love this! Perfect for growing imaginations

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  3. Fantastic idea! I love how you used hexies!

    That donkey with the boots is too cute!

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  4. I love this too. I love seeing projects that inspire me to look at fabric in new ways and this absolutely does that. Something wonderfully creative to nurture creativity. Perfect!

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  5. What a lovely pillow and a great idea. Hope you are not sewing machine less for too long!

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  6. What a good idea and so cute! I love the hexies and the colors of the pillow. I hope you find your new sewing machine soon!

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  7. Just when I think you can't possibly get any more brilliant, you do it again! This is fantastic, Beth. Another project to add to my must-do list!

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  8. What a fabulous idea, beautiful and educational too!

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  9. Wow what a super fun idea! Loving the pillow design. The quilt is sure to look just as fab! Hand sewing a journal cover....crazy.....=P

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  10. such a fun whimsical pillow!

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  11. So cute - love the little elephants marching along!

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  12. What a cute pillow!! And such a clever idea!!

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  13. what a sweet pillow and great idea!

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  14. Cute idea and beautifully executed!

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  15. This is cute. I'd like to see some more storytelling pieces.

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  16. Beautiful pillow, Beth! We do storytelling with our Wee Spy quilts too - so fun!

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  17. what a fabulous idea to use your pillow as a story starter! sounds like you've got some good ones started already :)

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  18. Love this idea. And it is soooo wonderfully done. Thanks for linking this beauty up to TGIFF! :)

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  19. Love this! Such a great idea and way to use your precious fabric. It would be fun to hear a snipit of your girls' stories!

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  20. I absolutely love this! I totally need to do something like this for Anne! Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Beth, the storytelling pillow is a great idea! It's perfect for fostering children's storytelling skills. Can't wait to see the storytelling quilt.

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