Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lorrie's Quiet Book

I am SO excited to share today's quiet book with you. It was made by Lorrie, who clearly has a lot of talent and took a lot of care in making it. She has a wide variety of quiet book pages including a dress-up page, a baking page (with an oven, oven mitt, and cupcakes), a chef page with spaghetti noodle, a pie page with a weavable top, a fruit and vegetable puzzle page, a laundry / washing machine page with matchable socks, a clock page with moveable hands, an ice cream page, a monkey with a banana page, an ocean/underwater page with fish and a whale, a giraffe page with a beaded neck, a peekaboo page with hidden mirror, a caterpillar page with velcro spots, a flower quiet book page, an apple tree quiet book page, a barn quiet book page with farm animal finger puppets, a garden quiet book page, and a mailbox quiet book page. In short, it's huge and awesome! Check it out!


Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
My name is Lorrie and one word to describe me would be "Lucky."

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
I made the book for my sweet little Sabrina "Bean" and she is 3 years old.

What's your level of sewing experience?
I would say I'm an expert seamstress, because I'vd been sewing since I was 11 and am now 50!

How long did it take you?
This book took me over a month to complete. I would say about 100 hours in total.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
I searched the internet and Pinterest for a few months until I found the pages I wanted to make and then I roughed out my sketches and then refined the pattern pages.

How did you bind your quiet book?
I set three grommets in each page and am waiting for the rings to arrive to complete the binding.

What material are the pages made out of?
The base page is cotton with fusible fleece backing.
 
What other materials did you use?
I used felt for almost all of the designs.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
This book was a bit pricey and I'm kind of feeling guilty that I spent almost $200.00 on it, but the smile on her sweet face and the kisses and hugs she gives her old Nana are worth every penny spent.

What's your favorite page? Why?
I have to say I love them all so it is hard to pick just one. I guess it would have to be the Peek-a- Boo page because I love watching her find herself in the mirror and make funny faces.


I really love this quiet book and I am so happy Lorrie shared it with us. Thank you, Lorrie!


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

2 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. It is obvious you spent a great deal of time on it. I made one for my nearly 2 year old granddaughter for Thanksgiving and she truly loves it. She has already spent more hours with it than I spent making it, but honestly her initial reaction was all I needed. This will last her a long time and is so worth the investment of your money and your time! Great job!

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  2. I dont see templates for printing. Could you provide these?

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