This is the latest page I came up with after seeing a similar one on Pinterest. There was no pattern so I made up my own.
The one special element of this page was the buttons. I used the Take Me To Your Leader set from Shelly's Buttons and More. I LOVE her site and variety of buttons. I have to give myself a strict budget when I shop from them though cause there are just SO MANY cool button packs and I keep thinking of new fun pages to use them for.
I used dark blue felt for the background, gray for the ground, white & blue for the rocket ship, tie dye purple & lavender for the planet, and red, yellow, and orange for the flames. Oh, and lime green and black scraps for the alien finger puppets. I also used the buttons, googly eyes, scraps of decorative trim, a couple sequins, and clear vinyl for the rocket window.
I started with the planet. I machine stitched around the outside of the planet and both edges of the ring, then I did another accent line in the middle of the ring. Hopefully the close up picture explains what I mean:
I hand stitched the accent pieces onto the top rocket piece. Then I sandwiched the vinyl between the top rocket piece and the middle ring piece - otherwise the vinyl sticks to my machine and snarls it all up - and stitched around it. I left the top edge of the rocket open to form a pocket for the aliens.
I made the aliens with my hot glue gun. Hot glue works beautifully with felt and is secure enough for rough playing. I wouldn't use it for children who put things in their mouth though. My five year old designed the eyes and mouth for the aliens for me :) I glued the eyes, mouth, decorative trim "belts", and sequin "communicators" to the top body piece and glued top and bottom piece together around the edges.
My boys LOVE this page!