Now, on to today's awesome quiet book! Made by Rebecca of Mellymoo Papercrafting for her nephew, this book actually uses a lot of the Quiet Book Blog's free templates. I love the way she uses them and all the details she adds! I really really love all the details Rebecca added on the car page. The driveways and connecting roads and tunnel are all such great ideas, as are the cute little houses and the castle and all the other details.
Some of the other pages she made include a kite page, a fishing page (in which the fish and the hooks have magnets inside, so that you can "catch the fish" with the hook), a shape matching and memory page, a laundry page, and a stars and rocket page. All of them are so cute and well done. I love the laundry line on the laundry page - the colorful little shirts on their little clothespins look so fun to play with!
To top it all off, Rebecca made this a counting book. Each page counts up one number - one kite, two fish, three flowers, four farm animals, and so on. It's a great idea, and she does it so well! Each page's items count up so logically and naturally.
All right, I'll stop rambling, so you can actually look at Rebecca's book! Enjoy!
What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
Rebecca, I’m a logical but creative person who really loves keeping busy!
Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
I made it for Ethan, my one and only nephew for his 2nd birthday.
What's your level of sewing experience?
My Mum was a dressmaker and I’ve always dabbled with sewing I even made so of my own clothes when I was younger. However, my preference for sewing was always being creative- making things without patterns like quilts, cushion covers, bags etc.
How long did it take you?
At first I tried working on the book in the evenings but as I decided to add more pages the time increased- I did most of the work during a week off work. In total I must have spent 30 hours working on it.
Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
I did use some templates to get me going on my first pages, they can be found on the quite book blog. http://quietbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/free-quiet-book-template.html
How did you bind your quiet book?
Each pages is made of two sheets of felt which are sewn back-to back, some of the pages have added ribbon trim. To bind the book together I used my Cropadile to punch holes in the edges and then I added eyelets and finally threaded ribbon through.
What material are the pages made out of?
All the pages are made from felt.
What other materials did you use?
Velcro, press-studs, buttons, embroidery thread, magnets, lollypop stick, thread, sequins, net, foam car shapes, eyelets, wobbly eyes- I think that’s it.
How much did all the supplies cost you?
I didn’t keep a running total but I would say between £15-£20, mostly because of the number of sheets of felt I had to buy. I had most of the other bits and bobs in my craft supplies already.
To view Rebecca's book on her own blog with more pictures and explanation, click here: Mellymoo Papercrafting: Ethan's Quiet Book. Thank you so much, Rebecca, for sharing your adorable book with us!
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