Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sew Saturday: a quiet book

For Christmas one of Sierra's gifts was a quiet book.  She's the perfect age for it and I found so many awesome ideas for pages all over the internet.  So I set to work on it in September.  I finished it about two days before Christmas.  Mostly. 

Long story short, it was a LOT of work.  I did a LOT of the sewing by hand rather than machine because I began the project and had it about 3/4 of the way done before I became more comfortable with using a sewing machine.  I just used basic felt for the back pieces of each page and cut the other pieces out of felt.  The felt flowers on the tree page are actually buttons I found at walmart.  The potato head does have some pieces that she can play with and the barn has three finger puppets that go in the little doors.  Her favorite pages are the ladybug and the bead abacus.  It's been a big hit though I have found a few flaws with it. 

1. She does not understand the concept of quiet.
2. She is absolutely certain that she must have an adult accompany her in playing with it.
3. The little pieces don't always stay in the book very well and I occassionally find them around the house.

But she does love it and I'm very glad.  I do have a quiet book pinterest board if you want to see some of my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my sew Saturday.

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