Saturday, December 8, 2012

Heidi's Quiet Book

Hi everyone! I'm sorry it's been such a long time since I posted a new quiet book; November was a crazy month! I hope your holiday seasons are all going well. :)

Today's quiet book comes to us from Heidi of The Texas Wilcoxsons. Her very cute quiet book was made with a group of friends: ten of them got together, each chose a page they'd like to make, and then made enough copies of that page for everyone. It sounds very efficient and like it could really work for a group of friends that would like to do a project together. I love a lot of the ideas that they used. To list them all, they made: a barn page with farm animal finger puppets, a counting page with a pond and ducks, a cookie monster page with a cookie jar, a car page, a grocery store page with food and a grocery bag, a puzzle page, an ice cream page, a flower counting page, an art pallet colors page, an ocean and fishing page, a Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head page, a seasons tree page, a counting bead page, and a matching socks/laundry page. So take a look at all these cute quiet book pages they put together!


What's your name?
Heidi Wilcoxson

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
My son Caleb, who is 16 months old. I have since had another little boy and I imagine he will also use it.

What's your level of sewing experience?
Virtually none. This was one of the first things I have sewn and probably the second or third time I have used my machine.

How long did it take you?
It took me about 10 hours and it was spread over about three weeks. I actually did mine a little different then most people. I got a group of 10 friends and we each picked a page that we wanted to make. We then made 10 of those pages. Once everyone finished their pages they all sent them to me and I organized and mailed out everyone their 10 pages. It was a little extra work and money just getting all the pages mailed out to everyone but it was really fun because 1. It is pretty easy to make 10 of the same thing and time saving when you only have to make one pattern and 2. It was really fun because everyone did their pages so different and they put their own style on it. I really had a lot of fun getting all the pages and seeing how different everyone did things.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
I didn't use any templates. I looked at a few other blogs and just cut out my own based on their pictures.

What material are the pages made out of?
The pages are made out of felt.

What other materials did you use?
I actually only used felt.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
All the felt was around $20.00

What's your favorite page? Why?
I actually have two favorite pages. The first is the laundry page (I didn't make this one). You take the socks out of the washing machine and then find their match on the corresponding page. I think this page is so much fun and I love all the colors. This page was also really well made so I know it is going to last. My other favorite is the farm page. I think this one is so fun because their are finger puppets and my son loves to put his tiny fingers in these puppets.

To see Heidi's original quiet book post (with more pictures) on her blog, click here.  Thank you Heidi, for sharing your awesome quiet book with us!

Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

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