Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tara's "Under the Sea" Quiet Book

Oh my gosh, you guys. Today's quiet book is so cute. So cute. I am constantly amazed at all of the talent you guys have, and this book that's been shared with me has brought that home again. You. guys. are. Amazing.

Tara from the blog Spot of Tea Designs made this "Under the Sea" quiet book, and it is fantastic. Each page is so colorful and cute. It has a colorful swimming fish page, a peekaboo clam page, an octopus with beaded arms to practice counting, a colorful snails page with velcro shells, a build-a-sandcastle page, a shell-shapes turtle page, a treasure chest page filled with sea animal finger puppets, a whale (with a zipper mouth) page, and a fish puzzle page. And do you know what's absolutely awesome? Tara made templates for every page in her book, and they are free to download and use if you visit her blog. Enjoy!


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
Tara. I was creative a long time before I was a mom and now I found a way to be both!

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
My daughter, age 18 months.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Beginner, self taught hand sewer.

How long did it take you?
I have no idea, but longer than I expected! I completed this over several weeks whenever I could find time to work on it. Mostly at night or as a passenger in a long car ride.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
Yes! I made my own and they can be found as free downloads on my blog posts.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
Book rings and grommets.

What material are the pages made out of? 

What other materials did you use? 
Buttons, beads, velcro and shoelace cords were used as accents.

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
I spent maybe $15 on the whole thing as I used a lot of what was already in my collection.

What's your favorite page? Why? 
I like the treasure chest with the pocket for finger puppets.

To view Tara's quiet book on her own blog and to download her templates, check out her "Under the Sea" quiet book posts:
Spot of Tea Designs: Under the Sea Quiet Book Part 1
Spot of Tea Designs: Under the Sea Quiet Book Part 2
Spot of Tea Designs: Under the Sea Quiet Book Part 3

Tara, thank you so much for sharing your awesome quiet book with us! Now off to make my own, haha!

Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

1 comment:

  1. This quiet book, pictures, article is out of this world adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!