Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Claudia's Teddy Bear Quiet Book

Today's quiet book is awesome. I mean really, really awesome. Made by Claudia of the blog Teeny Tiny Mom, this quiet book has a little teddy bear who children can play with in different scenes around his home. There's a nature scene with bees, little animals, and fish, a garden scene with a gate that opens, vegetables to pick, and a cloud they can make "rain," a bedroom where they can turn the bear's light on and off and put him to sleep, and a cozy house scene where they can give the teddy bear a bath or help him read in front of the fireplace.

The detail that is on every single page is really quite amazing; it is really quite beautiful and looks like a dream. It would be very fun to play with as a child. Please, enjoy!

Playing outdoors with Teddy:

 Bees that can be pulled into their beehive:

And a little frog in the lilypads: 

A deer behind the bush: 

 A beaded river where fish and a turtle can be pulled along and caught in a net:

Then there's the garden and the front door to Teddy's home:

Teddy's bedroom has lots of fun little details, including a light that really turns on, a little mouse hiding under the bed, and more:

Finally, Teddy relax in his house by taking a bath and sitting in his armchair in front of the fireplace, reading his newspaper:

All of it fits into this teddy bear bag:

 And here's a close-up of the teddy bear himself:


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
My name is Claudia. I am a wife and mother of two children and can never hold my hands still.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
Maybe for my grandchildren, who do not exist yet. It is mainly for the fun of it.

What's your level of sewing experience?
I have been sewing for many years.

How long did it take you?
It took me about three months. I worked on it for some hours every day.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
No, I drew everything by myself.
The Teddy template is on my website: Teeny Tiny Mom - Teddy Bear.
And the bed: Teeny Tiny Mom - Teddy Bear Bed.

How did you bind your quiet book?
I always sewed together two pages with bias tape and then sewed those pages together with a wide fabric tape.

What material are the pages made out of?
They are made of felt and fabric.

What other materials did you use?
Buttons, tape, foil, pearls, mirror foil, bells, wobbly eyes.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
They cost about EUR 60,00.

What's your favorite page? Why?
I love the page with the tiny bed. That could be me, because I love reading in bed.

Be sure to check out the quiet book on Claudia's blog, because there are a lot more pictures of details in the quiet book and more explanations of the whole book: Teeny Tiny Mom: Teddyhaus Unterwegs. Claudia, thank you so much for sharing your absolutely fabulous 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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