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!
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.
- Swimming Fish and Lift the Clam Templates: Spot of Tea Designs: Under the Sea Quiet Book Part 1
- Counting Octopus, Colorful Snails, Sandcastle, and Shape Turtle Templates: Spot of Tea Designs: Under the Sea Quiet Book Part 2
- Treasure Chest Pocket, Finger Puppet, Zippered Whale, and Puzzle Fish Templates: Spot of Tea Designs: Under the Sea Quiet Book Part 3
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!
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