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The Felt Forest

I’m really excited to share a project I’ve been working on with my friend Vicki, the photographer behind the lovely Jerney Studios photos I’ve shared in the past.  She asked me to help her design a fun and different backdrop as well as some scenery for an exciting idea she had for a forest-y kind of setting.  We had a blast making a cool felt tree with vines and some assorted plants, as well as an awesome looking tree stump for kids to sit on.

Here’s her information about an upcoming photo shoot she will be having in March.  If you live in the Cleveland area, this will be a super fun photo shoot to attend:

What is “The Felt Forest”?

I was wanting to do something new, something different photographically and that is when I became inspired by a project that Jim had worked on. It was an interactive touch display that featured a jungle/forest theme. But in order to bring this vision to reality, I turned toward my friend Meghan. She has done some beautiful work with felt and I knew she could help bring this to life. With Meghan’s help, we molded the felt into what you see here. A FELT FOREST!

What’s happening?

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, we’ll be setting up the forest for a fun day of picture taking! You’re invited to register for a half-hour shoot then immediately select your image(s)!

What you need to know.

To make a reservation for this one day event, give me a call at 330-203-8374 or email me at vicki@jerneystudios. Click here for more information on the event and packages.

And here’s a another cute one of Lexi that I want to share with you as well, where you can really see the tree stump, I also love the filter on this photo 🙂

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It’s a Jungle Out There Storytime

This week, our story time theme was Wild Animals.

I began storytime with a cute poem:

Here comes the elephant,
Crash! Crash! Crash!  stomp feet
Here comes the cheetah,
Dash! Dash! Dash!  run in place
Here comes the monkey,
Swing Swing Swing  wave arms over head
Here comes the lion,
He’s the KING!   ROAR!!!!
-from a storytime index card at the library

Our first felt board went with a song:
Old Mac Donald Had a Jungle (I read it as a Zoo since not all the animals live in the jungle some are on African Plains)
Old Mac Donald had a zoo.  EIEIO
And in that zoo he had a monkey.  EIEIO
With an EEEEEE here, and an EEEEE there,
Here and EEEEEE, there and EEEEEE,
Everywhere an EEEEE, EEEEE
Old Mack Donald had a zoo, EIEIO

elephant….stomp stomp
crocodile…. snap snap
lion…. roar roar
tiger….growl growl
zebra… bray bray
rhino…. grunt grunt
giraffe…. munch munch
hippo…. splash splash
snake…. hiss hiss
ostrich…. flap flap
-idea given to me by fellow librarian at work (she also made the cute little snake felt piece!)

I love the felt I found to make the elephant and the Rhino.  It was this pack of recycled felt at Micheals and the gray was a cool ridged material.  Perfect for bumpy skinned animals!  We put some animals together from an assortment of animal felt boards I had already made for this song.

Later during storytime my felt board book was One Day in the Jungle by Colin West.

It’s a chain of event stories that begins with a sneeze (as many good chain of even stories do!) that spreads from animal to animal until at the end the elephant gives a mighty sneeze and blows away the jungle.  The kids had a great chuckle at this one.  It was a cute story.