Friday, May 16, 2014

Katie's Quiet Book

Happy Friday everyone! I have a completely adorable and extremely well-made quiet book to show you today! Made by Katie for her son, this book is so cute I don't know what to do with myself. Her pages are just to die for - look at that cute purple bird on its nest! And the fishing page! And the butterfly that comes out of the cocoon! Her shapes & color matching page is really clever - one of the best ways I've seen of doing it. And I love the details she added - the wrap around cover with a buckle is so smart and looks so good, and each page have a border looks awesome.

Take your time looking at all her pages, and enjoy!

Lift the Velcro flap to find a mirror
The clouds are pockets that hold little sky pieces for page 3
Open the curtains and find Velcro sky pieces (sun, clouds, rain, snow)
Three little eggs can be taken out of the nest
Weave the pie crust
"Catch" the football and practice tying the laces
Colorful "worms" are ribbon pulls, and three finger puppets (dog, cat, and bunny) can be taken out of the bushes
Match by color and shape, snap into place
Button the flowers
Fish can be moved up and down
Latch the dog collar and leash
Open the mailbox to find mail; move the flag up and down
Unzip the cocoon to find a butterfly
Tuck the kiddo into bed (magnets hold the blanket down)

Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
My name is Katie and I am a working mom in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
I made this book for my son, who just turned two.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Beginner.

How long did it take you? 
I worked on this very slowly over the course of ten months.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I did not use any templates, but I based many pages off of ideas that I found online.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
Large eyelets and binder rings.

What material are the pages made out of? 
Felt.

What other materials did you use? 
Various fasteners and other pieces (ribbon, fabric, beads).

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
I didn’t keep track, but I had to buy everything new, including the eyelet kit.

What's your favorite page? Why? 
My personal favorite is the fishing page, but I also like how the bird page turned out.

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome book with us, Katie! What a treasure for your son!


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3 comments:

  1. I love the fishing page. As I see my son and husband there... lovely, :)

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  2. I can't say which page is my favorite! It is a wonderful book!
    But the Idea with the curtains is too cute!

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