Monday, February 22, 2010

Quiet Book-Finally!

Anyone who has made one of these knows how wonderful it feels to get it done. This has been on my "to do" list for years, and I love how it turned out. I'm so thankful to all those who posted their great ideas for quiet books, and I'll do my best to link you to the one's I drew inspiration from. I love watching the girls play with this! Such gratification!
Apple and Orange (or peach) orchard

ABC's. They could also spell 3 lettered words.This one was a lot of fun. Though I may have done more clothes than I needed too. Make it a boy or a girl.

The little pocket holds hair accessories.
Counting Beads
Button on the flowers.
Stuff with candy and surprises!
Using the template from Homemade by Jill. Click Here. The animals are finger puppets. How fun!
Laundry Day!
Lift the flap page.
Pictures are ironed onto fabric with Iron-on transfer paper.

Make a puzzle. They put it together in the brown square, but I thought I would show what it looked like. There is also a star, and a flower. Just like in this website, from Crafty Chic
Weave a cherry pie!
I think I way overdid on this one, but that is because it was so fun. The Food Bag is a little bulky.
They can make several options of dinner, breakfast, lunch and snacks. It's a lot of fun and educational! My husband had to ask me what a few of them were (even though I thought it was obvious). Hopefully you can figure them out!
This one isn't quite finished. I have intentions to copy and laminate pictures of different kid movies and my girls, and they can change the channel on the TV by alternating pictures that slide in and out.
Envelope for letters. The other page will hold a notebook too, to write the letters. Another template from Homemade by Jill, Here.
Matching Shapes

Color WheelIn order to get it done, I had to use the finished pages as entertainment.

It actually was too thick to be one book. Now the girls don't have to fight over them.
Borrowed Ideas.
Naptime Journal
How to Make a Quiet Book-A lot of ideas and links here!

If you are interested in seeing how I made my cover click here for a tutorial.


Valerie C. said...

Yay! I can leave a comment now! You have lots of fun projects, I should send you my list to finish for me!

Maegan said...

This is amazing!!!!! I do not know how you come up with these things! you should start on one for me for when i have kids.

luvtodecorate said...

You are so creative! I luv that dress! and that little angel in it is precious!

Robins Family said...

OK! I will be making one of these ASAP!!!!

Sugar Bananas said...

I LOVE this! I would have had a great time with this as a kid. Such cute ideas on each page!

corina said...

was this easy? ive been waiting to make one for each of my girls and yours is my favorite..

Cheryl said...

This turned out so cute - I love the details in the food page & the tv idea. I made one last summer & the kids still love to play with it. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!

JenBrown said...

Looks great! A quiet book is on my list of things to do also...we will see if it ever gets done. :)

Kaysi said...

Wow that is a quiet book!! There are lots of fun things in there, thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

It DOES feel amazing to be done with a quiet book! I love yours. Come check out mine over at:

daniii♥ said...

This is an awesome idea! I may need to make my daughter one of these for Christmas.

Trina said...

Wow, that is amazing! Must have taken forever too. Love it.

Amy@ServingPinkLemonade said...

Love your quiet books! I know how much work they are. I made one recently too. You can see it here:

KatrinkaJane said...

A lot of the pics won't it just me? The top 3, skip a dew, then another 1 or 2 won't, etc. :/

Lyric said...

I somehow TOTALLY missed your comment up until now! Thank you so much for posting my blog for some of your ideas. (I was actually just on there because I saw someone use all of my ideas and not mention my blog once . . . stinker!) It turned out REALLY cute! Thanks for sharing!!
Crafty Chic

cwcasperson said...

You are so creative and cute! Nice work! Thanks for sharing!

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Kenda said...

I've made several quiet books for my granddaughter and other children- this is by far the best I've seen - you have inspired me to make another before the month is over. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Melissa and Doug would charge $100 or more! You should sell these! :) Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Anyway I can buy one of these?

shawnwa said...

I want one!! Did you sew all of these things on? I am so impressed. I really want to make one, but cannot sew worth a lick!