Little Color Book for Hugo

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One of the joys of living in Ann Arbor is the sewing and blogging friends I get to see on a regular basis at monthly Sew Ann Arbor sewing meetups. Many of those friends have turned into people I hang out with In Real Life, and Emily of Emmmylizzzy (and @emmmylizzzy on Instagram) is one of those pals. Her daughter Phoebe and my Clementine are the same age and love playing together. You might also remember that daughter Phoebe helped Clementine model a legion of Tsuru Geranium Dresses last spring…they were so cute together!

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Emily made this adorable color book as a baby gift for Hugo, and I just love it. Had to show it to you, because it’s such a great way to use scraps, and such a fantastic baby gift idea!! Many of these scraps are from my own past sewing projects; I often bring my scraps to sewing meetups for the quilters to take and Emily was clever enough to collect a bunch and incorporate them into this book.

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One hilariously tragic thing you might have seen if you follow Emily on IG is that after she had completed it, her youngest daughter Penny found it and drew with a marker on the ENTIRE THING….ACK!! Luckily it all came out in the wash and you can’t even tell it happened; I would have never noticed it. Can you imagine though?? I would have cried.

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Elliot and Clementine have already identified a number of scraps that look familiar to them…do you see anything YOU recognize?

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Such a fun idea, right??? Thanks for the awesome gift, Emily!

12 thoughts on “Little Color Book for Hugo

  1. Love this. Is there a tutorial somewhere? If not, I can figure it out, but I was hoping there was some crinkle material information.

  2. Woah! Fantaaaastic idea! That Emily is one great gifter! I love that she used some of your own scraps in there, that’s super awesome.

  3. Can’t wait to make this for our soon to be one year old! Scrap Happy! How large is th e finished size, Rae? Just as a guide… Thanks!

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