I wanted to share another writing project we did. I have to say I love these folded fabric books!! They were really simple and easy to do. The hardest part is writing on fabric. These were a project out of The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir. I have mention this book before, when we made bark books.
I really think the sky is the limit with this. You could write a letter to someone, a poem your child has written, paint a nature painting, embroidery, etc.
In keeping things simple (I think in makes crafting with others, it is nicer when it is easy) I just tore 'paper' from muslin. I did not sew the edges. I figured others could do that if they wanted to. Cut fabric for the cover and hand stitched the two together along the top. Fold up the center piece and then fold the cover closed.
We found chalk pastels work lovely on the fabric, so do gel pens. If you make a mistake (as Chloe did above), you can cut out a piece of fabric, paint the word on the fabric and stitch it over the misspelled word. That is what we plan to do. Thank you Tammy for this amazing idea xoxo