Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Quiet Book is Wrapping Up

I have two blank pages left to fill for my quiet book.  I have loved this project so much, that I hate to see it end.

Here are my latest pages -

This is a classic shape the nose page.  My older kids has a similar page in the quiet book that I made for them.  However, this time I wanted to make the face a little more interesting.   I traced the face and then I sewed on the hat, hair and bandana and attached an old necklace for the nose.  It was a simple page to put together, but it is surprisingly entertaining to see how many nose shapes you can create.

Here is another classic quiet book puzzle page.  I really wanted a penguin in my book, but when I saw this little Eskimo guy, I just had to try and recreate him in fabric.  I can't quite commit penguins or Eskimo?

My Itsy Bitsy Spider Page is from the pattern on this brilliant ladies blog -

I still need to make the spider.  I have some fun fur left over from a knitting project that would make an adorable spider.  I just need to find a way to keep it from being too bulky.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mini Quiet Book

A friend was teasing me for working so hard on a quiet book while I was still pregnant.  After all, my little boy wouldn't be ready to play with my big quiet book for at least a of couple years.   As I thought about it, I realized that she was absolutely right.  So I put aside my big quiet book for a couple of weeks and got stitching on a mini-quiet book.  I loved this project because it was all hand sewn.  I like the idea of sewing, but don't really enjoy the reality of it.  However, hand stitching through felt is so easy and everything went together quicker than I could have imagined it.  Again, most of my ideas came from other brilliant women who share on the internet.  I am not an artist, so I rely heavily upon Google images.  I'd find an animal I liked, resized it, printed it and used it for my pattern.