Friday, May 31, 2013

Courtney's Star Wars Zoo Quiet Book

Today I have a super creative and unique quiet book to share with you. Courtney from Books N Boys made a "Star Wars Zoo" quiet book. Each page has a different animal from Star Wars, with some activity you can do with it. Totally cool and completely unique! And I absolutely love the cover. Courtney also created a free pattern for her book, which you can get by clicking here. So enjoy!



Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
Hi fellow crafters! My name is Courtney. I am a happily married mommy of three active little boys and I love everything crafty!

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
My youngest turned one on Valentine's Day. This book is for him, although his brothers (5- and 4-year-olds) play with it too.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Beginner/Intermediate

How long did it take you? 
Making the actual book only took a couple weeks (working during naptimes). The REALLY hard part was the designing and putting together the pattern/instructions.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I am SO proud to say that this is my own design. But, for all the other crafty ladies out there I scanned and typed up both pattern templates and instructions for the whole book. They are available for free on my blog, http://booksnboys.blogspot.com/2013/02/star-wars-zoo-quiet-book.html.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
I have always been partial to the super simple method of book rings. Probably because by the time I finish a whole bunch of pages I am in a hurry to FINISH :)

What material are the pages made out of?
Good ol' cheapo craft felt. And hot glue. Lots and lots of hot glue!

What other materials did you use? 
Little this and thats like a zipper, button, ribbon, vinyl - the complete supply list is in the instructions. Hopefully I didn't forget anything!

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
I had almost everything in my craft stash (which yes, is probably way too big) so the only thing I bought was the bean bag pellets and they were $5 or so on Amazon. I really love Amazon.

What's your favorite page? Why?
This is kind of a hard question because I spent SO much time creating each page I love every one of them. I really wanted a book where each page was unique and did something interesting. I am happy with how they all turned out! My kid's favorite page is a tie between the Sarlacc (because the tentacles twist around their Lego guys) and the Rancor (because their Lego guys can fight him and they can move him around and play).

To see Courtney's quiet book on her own blog or to download her free template, click here!

Thank you so much, Courtney, 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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