Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas busy book pages

When I was teaching there were quite a few of us that made two lists on the board with "Must do's" and "Can do's"- generally on a Friday with tasks and activities that the children needed to get done and a few things they could do when finished.  I think I need to write one of those lists as I am really good at doing things on my "can do" list- crafting, making stuff, more crafting but not so good on the 'must do's"- cleaning, cooking and other jobs- as I'm sure a lot of you crafters can relate! I have quite a few things on my 'must do' list at the moment but instead of doing some of them last night I decided I really wanted to make some more busy book pages. My hubby actually asked when I was going to be finished with the busy book but I honestly can't imagine finishing it- I think of pages I would like to make all the time!  So here are my latest pages...
Page 1: Decorate the christmas tree with little felt ornaments and thread the ric-rac through the loops to make a garland 
Page 2: a zip pocket to store the felt decorations and four 'lift the flap' presents with pictures underneath (from the Maisy fabric I also used for my roll-up busy book). 
Right, better go and do a few 'must do's' now before Jack wakes up!
Megan x

15 comments:

Little Gumnut said...

what a gorgeous little book!

bee said...

This is awesome, I especially love the lift-up presents!! I just saw your roll-up busy book too, that is really fantastic - I'd love to make one for my little Elora!

flowerpress said...

Love this project Megan, it reminds me of the great fabric busy book I had when my kids were little. And these two pages are inspired :-)

tartankiwi said...

Yup, think I need some can do/ must do lists too!
Love how your busy book is taking shape! Well done!

meg said...

Oh so cute! You'r craftiness is amazing.

Hey Mickey said...

Totally hear you on the "must do" v "can do" lists! Housework always seems to be the last thing to be done! Love your pages - maybe a project to add to my "Can do list"!

Katie said...

Love the new additions especially the Christmas Tree page :-)

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

You are doing such a great job of your book. Perhaps you should stop with this one and make another? I love the tree page! I'd love to see your list for things you want to make. Stuff the housework I say.

Hootnz said...

As always, awesome busy book pages :)

MsToothFairy said...

Love the book, it's on my "want to do" list...but that list keeps getting longer and longer, and my house keeps getting messier and messier!!!

MsToothFairy said...

Ps went to spotlight to find that maisy fabric and it was all gone dammit! Miss R seems to be moving onto Dora now though, I don't like her colour scheme as much!

Rosie said...

Very lovely! I am with you on the must do/can do thing. I really should pay more attention to the must do's!

Craftysquirrel said...

Your busy book pages are fantastic, I hear you on the must vs can do. There is so much crafty stuff for Xmas on the web at the moment - am getting Xmas idea overload - I'd have to start now for 2012 Xmas to get all the can do's done! I have just had a big clean up today as all our surfaces seemed covered in craft projects - mine and my 4 yr olds - phew now I need a cup of tea.

Cal said...

So cute! The little decorated Christmas tree is absolutely adorable!

Katrina said...

Your latest busy book pages are just wonderful Megan, they look awesome, what fun for your children :)

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