About a year and a half ago, I was looking around at quiet books for my daughter. I wasn't really thrilled with any of the ones you can buy, and the homemade ones looked - well, homemade.
Then, I came across these quiet books at serving-pink-lemonade and decided I wanted to try making some of my own. Check them out, they're very cute!
I decided I wanted all my own original pages (well, the artwork anyway) because I thought maybe I would sell them someday. Okaaaaay.... nice thought. Ha! Have any of you ever tried making one of these? They take a LOT of work. Seriously. A LOT. And I quickly remembered that I am sewing impaired - can't even sew a straight line, as you will soon see. :)
However, if you are just making one, I say go for it! They are actually kind of fun. It's also nice to look at it and think, "I made that!"
So anyway, here are the pages I came up with for a boy quiet book. I never even got around to binding it together. Haha :)
Tools. Not a new concept, however very necessary for little boys. My youngest son would have absolutely LOVED this.
I made the tools out of extra stiff felt, because I didn't think tools should flop around. :) They are also double-sided, so they can go either way and look more like real tools.
Traffic Light. This is a snap-on page.
I think this is my favorite of all the pages. It was soooo hard to draw and make look right. My oldest son, who is a soccer player suggested the lovely lime green color and also the stripes.
It was really hard to find small shoe laces, so I cut them and then fused the ends together with a lighter. :) Just make sure you attach the shoe to the page before you add the laces, or the shoe will be all lumpy.
Every quiet book needs a clock page, right? The hands are made from stiff felt and attached with a brad. Remember to cut your letters out backwards - trust me. :)
My girl quiet book has a dress up page, so I really wanted one for the boy book, too. These turned out so cute! I intentionally left off the mouth, but you could easily stitch one on.
These glasses were made of stiff felt, also.
I looove this Viking!! His beard is the best! I know the eyes are a little creepy, huh? haha :)
There are sooo many different things you can make for this page. I just did a few.
Dump truck with button up tires - love!
I lightened this picture up a little too much, but the black just doesn't show up enough. Oh-well, you get the idea. :)
I really wanted to do a finger puppet page, and so I decided to do the monkeys jumping on the bed. I know, there's only three, but you could always do more. Not me though, three's good.
This was one where the idea was much better in my head. It is supposed to be a jar, but I had a hard time sewing the vinyl. I think a cute little mesh net might be better.
The bugs turned out cute, though. :)
Okay, here are the templates for some of these pages. Warning: they are hand-drawn mostly, and not very professional, but they will work. :)
Well, there it is. I will be posting my girl quiet book very soon! :)
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