Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quiet Book

For the last month or so, I've been working on a Quiet Book for my niece. My brother, his wife, and my niece are in the process of moving to Rwanda to do missionary work. I wanted to make a gift for my niece that would keep her occupied on her long plane ride to Africa. Soooo.....

This has been a labor of love and I'm still not finished, but I hope to have it completed in a few weeks.

Here are the pages I have completed so far in the order they are posted. Well, I haven't titled any of them or sewed them togther, so technically they're not completed at all. Sheesh! Quit complaining! This has been a TON of work!
  • Button My Flowers (three felt flowers to button)
  • Dress Me Up (velcro shirt, skirt, and shoes)
  • Put Your Hand in My Mitten (open on the bottom to place hand inside)
  • Traffic Light (velcro lights to put in the right order)
  • Snap on My Shapes (snapped shapes to match to sewn on shapes )
  • Telephone (moving dial and velcro handset)
  • Chalkboard (two pages--chalk oilcloth, chalk, chalk holder, yarn secured sponge eraser, and eraser holder)
  • Noah's Ark (zippered ark with six animal finger puppets from IKEA)

If you need a crash course in sewing--do one of these! I've learned to applique, put in a zipper, sew on velcro, attach snaps--all in one project!

I still have three pages left to do, so I'll update you along the way!

I've used LOTS of inspiration, but here's a few of my favorite places to gather ideas on how to make your own quiet book.

Quiet Book Instructions in PDF format with patterns
Homemade by Jill's Quiet Book with templates
An entire blog dedicated to making Quiet Books


Fowler family said...

Your book is so incredible! I love that little get dressed page. The girl is so cute and such a cute outfit! Thanks for your comment on my blog and congratulations! -Anna (from

mommaof4wife2r said...

sorry, i was here looking for the carrie that cooks, not crafts! ha! wow...impressive!

Amie said...

wowza!! good for you!!!!!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

I've been looking for one of these on Etsy! Need one for my 2yo for church. Sooo... are you for hire?! :) Looks like a TON-O-WORK.

LadyStyx said...

too cute

PJ said...

Hey Gal! You are so awesomely creative! I have spent the last 2 days trying to create a button for my blog. I have gone over and over your instructions but they just won't soak in. Is there anyway you can help me? My blog address is My hubby and I are on the road headed to Branson, MO, so I probably won't get back on here until tomorrow evening, but any help you can muster my way would be greatly appreciated. You have some adorable kiddos. Everytime I see children that age, it makes me regret not being able to have any. They are a blessing. Cherish them.