Friday, April 3, 2015

Džiuginta's "Treasure Island" Quiet Book

I am so excited about the incredibly cute "Treasure Island" quiet book that I get to share with you today. Made by Džiuginta of the blog Domus Feltinis, this detailed book includes a pirate ship cover (complete with light-up lighthouse), a pirate finger puppet, a treasure chest with a lock and filled with treasure, a parrot, a crab, a Jolly Roger pirate flag, seashells on the beach, a treasure map, a letter in a bottle, and a rings and crosses tic-tac-toe. It's incredible. Each page has so much to do and so much to play with.

I love the decorative details on each page, too - especially the rick rack waves and the little seashells sewn to the page. (LOVE the seashells.) I also thought Džiuginta's way of lighting up the lighthouse was very clever - she put a tiny push flashlight (the kind that go on key rings) inside.

Please, enjoy Džiuginta's quiet book and also the rest of the cute crafts on her blog!


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
My name is Džiuginta. I am a big dreamer from Lithuania, obsessed with felt crafts!

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
I made this quiet book for my 3-year-old son.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
I'd say intermediate but I only hand-sew.

How long did it take you?
I am not sure how many hours it took but I worked on it for about a month - one full weekend and whenever I had a couple of hours to spare.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I used Treasure and Pirate Island Tic-Tac-Toe templates from the Imagine Our Life blog and some coloring pages as an inspiration for the lighthouse and the ship. The Pirate finger puppet was inspired by a Pirate zombie from the Zombie Felties book. I added some details like the removable crab and parrot for which I made templates myself according to some pictures found on the Internet.

Imagine Our Life: Treasure Quiet Book Page
Imagine Our Life: Pirate Island Tic-Tac-Toe Quiet Book Page

How did you bind your quiet book? 
The pages are stitched together by hand.

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

What other materials did you use? 
Miniature sea shells, buttons, sequins, ribbons, a zipper, a miniature pocket torch, snaps, a lock, various beads and embellishments...

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
I have no idea, maybe around $20...

What's your favorite page? Why? 
I love the whole book but the front page must be my favorite as I created it from scratch.

To view Džiuginta's treasure quiet book on her own blog with more explanations of each page, click here: Domus Feltinis: Treasure Island Quiet Book. Džiuginta, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful quiet book with us!
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  1. Hey! The book looks great! Wow! No sewing machine?! Amazing! You definely got a talent!

    1. Thank you, Blume. :) Nope, no sewing machine (don't know how to use one.........). :)