I've seen lots of examples of the 'button on flower' page on other busy books- such a great idea for little hands to practice their buttoning skills! For my page I appliqued on some 'grass' and stitched some flower stems and leaves, then sewed on some buttons...
...then I made some flowers out of Felt and cut the button holes.
I used two layers of felt to make the flowers as I knew they would get plenty of wear so I wanted them to be nice and strong!
With the babushka page I wanted to do something similar to the nesting dolls idea so I decided to make little pockets on two of the babushka's so they fit inside each other from smallest to biggest.
I also sewed on a dome to keep the babushka's on the page (and to practice using a dome too!)
I wanted to have some threading practice in my book too so I sewed on some little rings around the babushka's and tied some cord onto one of the rings. A little bit random but the more to do on the page the better I think!
I've made a page on my blog with all of my busy book pages so I'll add each new page there too. There's a link to a site I found with a list of ways to develop fine motor skills on there too :)
And Rochelle from "Through a Focussed Lenz" has come up with a great idea if you are keen to make a busy book for your little ones - a 'busy book page swap where "someone might take zips, some one clips, a person for threading etc. Each participant makes a number of pages in their "theme" and we post off to each other."She'll be posting about it soon so stay tuned!
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It's my due date today but no sign of baby yet, I was overdue 8 days and 6 days with my first two so maybe 4 this time!