Monday, January 10, 2011

Quiet Book


Looking for more quiet book ideas?  Check out my new book Quiet Book Patterns: 25 easy-to-make activities for your children now on sale at amazon.com.  Full of original ideas and includes a CD to print off templates!
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I'm really excited to share this project with you.

Several months ago someone put the idea into my head that I should make some quiet books.  This is one project that I've never really had the desire to do, but that little seed kept growing until one day I found myself drawing up the templates and then at JoAnn's buying the supplies.
It really was an easy project, but extremely time consuming (and I was making two at once.)
Here are the results:

Covers and cover page


Circus Monkey
The balloons velcro on and the wheel turns to reveal different colors.


Paint Pallet
The paint splotches velcro on and you can use the paint brush to pretend to paint everything in the quiet book! (The template for this page is now available in my book Quiet Book Patterns)


Season Tree and Barn

Snap on flowers for spring, green leaves for summer, and autumn leaves for fall--or take them all off for winter.  The pieces can all be stored in the grass pocket below.

(The template for this page is now available in my book Quiet Book Patterns)


I love these little finger puppets that were inspired from Homemade by Jill.  They're placed inside the barn . . .

to have a surprise when you open the doors.  I love, LOVE this one.  Thanks Jill for the fabulous idea.


Road Map
This is another one of my favorites.  The road signs all have velcro on the back so they can be moved around.  The garage is a little pocket that the car can park in.  I planned on attaching the car with a shoelace--I even went out and bought some just for that reason--but last minute I decided to keep the car free.  I'm hoping it doesn't get lost.  It hasn't yet! (The template for this page is now available in my book Quiet Book Patterns)


Weaving Tennis Racket
The tennis racket strings can be woven to make a pattern.


Note Pocket and Mailbox
The blue pocket holds note paper perfect for all the little notes you need to send right away to the post office.  The mailbox opens up and the flag can move up and down.  I was going to add a little pocket for a pen but then I saw a vision of my son drawing all over this quiet book that I spent hours slaving away on, so pens will only be given to age appropriate children :)


Zipper Fun
I wasn't going to include any zippers in my quiet books, but don't all quiet books require a zipper page of some sort???  I finally decided I'd keep it simple but add three zippers to make it fun--although I'm not sure how quiet this page is actually going to be (zip, zip, zip) . . .


Counting Petals
 This is another one of my favorites.  

The petals velcro on and can be placed in the flower pot pocket.  This one's for my daughter's book.

Here's a purple one I made for my son's book.


Ballet Shoe
This ballet slipper is perfect for practicing how to tie a bow.  It seems like another quiet book requirement is a lacing and tying page.  I almost didn't do one at all because I couldn't come up with anything I liked, but I was finally inspired to leave out the lacing part and just do the tying with this sweet little ballet slipper.  (The template for this page is now available in my book Quiet Book Patterns)


Dress-up Doll
This page is exclusively for my daughters book. 

Lots of fun little outfits to try on and a nice little pocket on the inside cover of the book to store them all in.


Phew!!!  All done!



You can find a supply list, instructions, and templates HERE!!!

See my new quiet book games series HERE.  Free templates included!

I'm linking to these parties this week.



161 comments:

  1. Hi ☺ have not seen a "quit book" handmade before. That is SO impressive! I am blown away... A book like that, has just entered my "to do list"... Thanks for a super inspiring blog!

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  2. That's awsome! really! You did a GREAT job! I wanna play too!!!
    (why don't you do a little boy for a dressing page for your son?)

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  3. love it!!! I have a little girl about to turn 4 and I think she would love a ballet themed quiet book!!!! the ballet shoe is perfect inspiration. If I actually get my act together I'll show you the results!!!! Off to get felt!!!

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  4. SO COOL!!!! Can't wait for templates!! (ps. I have been wanting to create templates myself - any advice or suggestions? I really have no clue.)
    s84whitley@hotmail.com

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  5. wow - that's awesome! great job - I love it! you are very talented! :)

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  6. This is absolutely lovely!!!!
    A lot of work, but sure worth it!
    Congratulations

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  7. I can not wait for the plans/patterns for this! My four year old would LOVE it.

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  8. It is so incredibly NICE! I'm not sure my attempt even with templates would turn out half as nice. You are very talented.

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  9. Wow! That is a lot of work. It looks amazing. Great job!

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  10. I am just about ready to start my quiet book. I am in love with yours and how crisp and clean it all looks. Can't wait for the templates and tips!!

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  11. I really want to make a couple of these for my boys!! Can't wait for the templates and instructions!

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  12. A Quiet book is on my list of thing to do this year. I'm excited to see the templates and instructions. I too love how clean and crisp your quiet book look.

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  13. So fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up at Sharing Time! :)
    I wish I had the skill/patience to create such a masterpiece! ;)

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  14. I love your quiet book! I'm bookmarking it! One of my list of things to make for my hope chest is a quiet book and this one has EVERYTHING. You did an amazing job.

    Cristine
    www.downthisroadagain.com

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  15. Wow so beautiful! I have two partially done quiet books currently shelved I need to get back to finishing. I love your creativity for these! I am going to have to check back for your tutorials. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. This is amazing! So much time and thought went into it, but what a great book!

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  17. Oh my word! Those are amazing! I couldn't make them if I tried. How much do I have to pay you to make two for me?

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  18. Oh wow! I really want to make one of those, but for some reason I just haven't dedicated myself to it yet. Can't wait to see the supplies list and what not! Thanks so much, I can't believe you're just giving this info away for free...or are you?

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  19. This is darling, Amy! I'm with Amy Fitz...I'm not sure I could make something like this even if I tried (though, if you're going to post templates and instructions, maybe I will...maybe...). Really, though, how much would you charge to make one for me? :)

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  20. What a great idea to use felt. I wish I had thought of that years ago when I made the quiet book. It turned out GREAT! How did you bind/connect your pages?

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  21. I've been thinking about a quiet book for awhile for the grandkids, but just haven't put feet to it. A couple grandsons will be 3 and 4 this summer...sure would be nice to have it finished by then...

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  22. I LOVE these! Great job! I've done a few pages, but this gives me good ideas. Yours look sooooo perfect! I love the ease and look of felt, but I like to work with fabric and it takes SO much longer (all those raw edges)... I might just throw in some felt pages thanks to your inspiration!

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  23. amazing! i am going to do this for my boys to use at church. great idea!

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  24. So perfectly done! Those books are a work of art.

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  25. this is so cute! please come share it at my Friday link party!


    smallfineprint.blogspot.com

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  26. I also love how clean and crisp your quiet book is compared to others I've seen. I definitely want to make one now that I've seen yours. I can't wait to see your supplies and how your felt looks so nice. interfacing? Tell me tell me!! :)

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  27. That is the nicest most professional looking quiet book I have ever seen. I definitely want to know how you did those pages.

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  28. That is gorgeous!! I am SO inspired by your project! I made one for my little boy and it totally didn't turn out how I wanted. I think I'm ready to start a new one!

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  29. OH my goodness--this turned out absolutely darling!! What a fabulous book with some really unique pages! I love the 4 seasons pages--never seen those before. Very, very well done! I know how long these take, and I am impressed!!

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  30. What a cute Quiet book! I made quiet books years ago when my kids were little and have been wanting to make some for my grandkids. Can't wait for your templates and tutorials.

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  31. What an adorable book! These would be so great for any kids to take to doctor appts or anywhere in the car. Great idea. I can't wait to see more. You've done a great job on the one you've done.

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  32. I'm here from Hope Studios Tutorial Tuesday, and I LOVE this!!! It would be a perfect gift for my nephew's birthday next month. I'm going to follow your blog so I don't miss the templates and instructions :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  33. Your books are just amazing, I've been meaning to make one for ages but your work is so inspiring!Thanks for sharing

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  34. I love this! I started a quiet book last year, and just haven't gotten it done yet. I may borrow some of your pages! Thanks for the fun book! :)

    Coming over from Funky Polkadot Girraff's too cute tuesday post! :)

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  35. I LOVE your quietbook. And I love your blog. Always a source of inspiration for me!!!

    Keep on blogging!

    Greetings, Kirsten

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  36. this is so beautiful and polished!! I have felt set aside just for this purpose - thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Awesome quiet book!! I'm going to need to make one of these for my son soon!! Can't wait for your tute! :) I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday.
    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  38. Love your quiet book! I made one last year--they are a lot of work!

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  39. Lovely!
    Seeing this, I don't think I would keep it quiet with those beautiful pages and fun activities.

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  40. First of all, great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday, and second of all, this project is amazing (not unlike some of your previous ones!) I especially love that ballet slipper and the barn, wow, what lucky kids you've got! all the best!

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  41. Shame on me for not checking in lately. I love the quiet book. The seasons page and the color pallet are amazing. And I love the new blog layout!

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  42. Absolutely love your quiet book. When I was a little kid about 35 years ago, a boy in my church had a quiet/busy book that I would look at with envy every Sunday. Isn't that crazy? Thanks for the memory!

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  43. Wow! That looks so professional! I look forward to hearing more.

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  44. I ABSOLUTELY love this! I've been wanting to make one for awhile, but after seeing yours now I REALLY want to make one! Did you just use regular felt squares? And how did you hole punch the felt? Just curious, this is really fabulous.

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  45. This is absolutely the cutest little quiet book! Wonderful ideas, you really inspire me to do this. I'll probably substitute trucks and 'heavy equipment' for the dolls...for boys. SO CUTE!!!

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  46. This is awesome! I definitely can't wait for your templates and instructions! Thanks so much for sharing! Amazing!

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  47. Wow! Those are just perfect. What a great gift they would make.

    I'd love for you to come link up at Fun For Kids Friday.

    http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fun-for-kids-friday.html

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  48. Oh my gosh! This is amazing!

    And it totally reminds me that I started a not-nearly-as-cute version of this before I moved...I need to round that up and finish it!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  49. WOW! This is awesome!!! What a great gift this would make. I have a 4 and 7 year old... I think I need to make one for my 4 year old before he gets too old. Great job!
    Nicola @ Twisty Noodle

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  50. I absolutely love this. I will be making some for my daughter, and nieces and nephews. Thank you so much for the idea.

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  51. This is by far the best looking quiet book I've seen out there! I've been wanting to make one for my son, and can't wait to get started on this one. Your pages look so much sturdier (if that's a word) than all the other quiet books I've seen. Can't wait for the details!!

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  52. LOVE IT! I NEED TO MAKE ONE! CAN'T WAIT! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  53. I have been planning one of these in my head, but I haven't known how to make the base pages. I really want to make a book I can add pages to.

    I can't wait to see your materials list.

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  54. This is just fabulous,beautiful! I hade an idea to make one quiet ook by my self but I have never make one.Now I'll have to try because your is so beautiful that inpires my!Tnx for sharing,I found you via Fun for kids friday.

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  55. Love this version of the quiet book! Can't wait for the templates! I'm a fellow blogger, visiting from the Sundae Scoop!

    http://icandothatsocanyou.blogspot.com

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  56. Holy cow! This must have taken forever...but worth it right? I have always wanted to make one and I will be taking your instruction once you post them to make one for my 3yo. How very creative and cute! Fabulous job.

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  57. Just a word... WONDERFULL!!!
    thanks from France!

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  58. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You - this is on my list of projects to make in February (well starting it at least!) and I am so thankful for your detailed instructions. I am so excited to make two of these - one for each of my boys :-)

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  59. That is SO adorable! I have been planning on making one for a while so this is great

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  60. Oh my! Love the quiet book! You did such an amazing job! They are super addicting to make though. :) I never thought of using pellon for the pages. Great idea!

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  61. Wow! I have to make one of these for my new granddaughter.

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  62. This is the absolute BEST quiet book I have ever seen. FANTASTIC JOB!

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  63. A+ Fabulous A+
    I have been thinking of making a soft book but found most so boring until now! Sure wish I had just a little bit of your imaginative mind for kids things!
    Thanks Bunches and Bunches!

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  64. Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that I featured you!
    Littleeme.blogspot.com

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  65. I absolutely love how you designed your quiet book! Great job. :)

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  66. I was so excited to see this! I actually have the original book for these somewhere. Yours turned out so cute!

    Mine is currently in progress. I'm using Pellon too. That is what my grandmother did when she made ours. Wondering what kind of pen you used. I've tried a couple fabric pens and haven't found the perfect one for my pellon. Please let me know.

    thatssewfabulous@gmail.com

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  67. This is brilliant and so awesome! Thanks for sharing the idea and templates!

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  68. That ballet slipper has got to be my favorite! What awesome ideas you have!

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  69. Oh my! This is exactly what I've been looking for! This is one of the best and most professional looking quiet books I've seen. It might actually allow me to finally make one! Thanks so much!

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  70. Wow! You did a great job with this. I love the flower pot, the slipper and the dressup page, but it's all great and really creative. This was one of my favorite posts this week and I've linked up to it here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekly-favorites-for-january-23-2011.html I'm also a new follower of your blog.

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  71. You're RIDICULOUS and I mean that in the best way possible -- i am so impressed!!!

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  72. Amy,
    This is seriously the cutest quiet book I've seen in a LONG time... we'll be featuring this!! Thanks for sending us the link!
    Missy & Kimi
    ificould-ificould.blogspot.com

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  73. I tried using transfer paper to get the monkey image onto the felt but no luck. The image didn't go through to the felt. Am I doing something wrong?

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  74. Erin-
    There are different kinds of transfer paper. Double check to make sure you have the iron on kind and be sure you're following the directions properly. Sorry I can't be of more help.
    -Amy

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  75. This is beautiful! My son sometimes decided he doesn't need a nap and on those days the rule is he has to stay in his room and have quiet alone time. This would be great for those days! And for plane rides. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. astonishing! wonderful work, compliments
    Daria

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  77. hi! i'm featuring this on my blog today! www.smallfineprint.com

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  78. hi i just wanted to say thank you for the ideas and patterns you have shared on your blog! i just finished my 2nd quiet book and cannot thank you enough for the help i received from your blog!

    www.madebymeech.blogspot.com

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  79. I made 2 quiet books, one for each of my nephews, last summer, where were your pages when I was looking so hard for ideas? :) I love your quiet book!! wow! if you want, you can check mine out:http://valfrazier.blogspot.com/2011/03/quiet-book-finished-product.html

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  80. I saw this linked somewhere...then I went to add it to my "To Do" page on my blog...then I realized I've already linked to yours...maybe I shoudl get around to actually doing it.

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  81. Oh. My. Goodness! This is awesome. You are one very talenred Momma! I'm jealous of your skills, big time.

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  82. Great job, well done! I love your style. I love making these for my grandson. I have one waiting for his birthday in August!

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  83. This quiet book is magnificent!! Thank you for sharing!

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  84. Wow!!! This book is spectacular! Really fantastic!! (I saw your link on Beneath the Rowan Tree)

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  85. Great, now I have GUILT! Making a quiet book is on my list of things to finish (my son is now five). I will get mine done, I WILL! I may substitute in a few of your too-cute pages as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Wow this is sooo awesome! The pages look so great and they are so creative. My son would definitely love this sort of book.
    :) Rachel

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  88. Love this!! My daughter saw it when I was looking at it and she said "ohh, mama, beautiful!!" So I guess I'll be making one!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome craft and for linking up to "Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings!"

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  89. Gorgeous! Adding it to my to do list. What beautiful pages.

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  90. I love your quiet book. I just finished a doll quiet book for my daughter. She helped me design the clothes for the girl. It is basically a doll house with a bathroom page and bedroom and park. It was fun to make. If you want to see it go to:http://www.auntsarahscreations.com.

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  91. What a gorgeous book. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  92. Great, great book! I love the road page....how did you do the signs?

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  93. I suddenly can't find the list of supplies I'll need. Am I missing it or has it been removed?

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  94. abisauntie-
    There is a link to the list of supplies on the post with the templates here:
    http://servingpinklemonade.blogspot.com/2011/01/quiet-book-templates.html

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  95. I have posted a link to your page on my blog. Your book was one of the inspirations for mine.
    http://mommysgreat.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-gifts-unveiled.html

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  96. Did you cut out all the felt pieces? The leaves look so nice. Also, did you hand stitch some of the felt onto your book? I was just looking at the doll. Maybe I just don't have as good a machine as you, or I don't know how to use mine that well yet, but the sewing you've done looks so perfect. How do you do it?

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  97. diplobrisco-
    Yes. I cut everything by hand (I'm crazy like that) but a good pair of sewing scissors makes it a lot easier. And I hate sewing by hand so everything is done with my machine(except the buttons). The trick is to sew VERY slowly and carefully.

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  98. Thank you so much! That helps a ton! I love your work!

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  99. Do you or should I say...would you make one to sell?? Like an etsy site? I do not have time to make one but that is great!! I'd buy one for sure!! Contact me at barbiedoly@aol.com If you do that! You did awesome.

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  100. I heart this! How amazing. I can't even imagine how long it took for you to make that. Sheesh! You should sell these. I would totally buy one.

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  101. Me again:) I was cutting out the leaves for the tree and it occurred to me, how did you sew the snaps on without the thread showing through on the other side? I am not using stiff felt but would it make a difference?

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  102. diplobrisco-
    When I sewed the snaps they did show through on the other side. I didn't make my pages back to back though. I sewed two paged together to make one. Does that make sense?

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  103. So happy to find this collection of patterns. I have been contemplating a couple Quiet Books for grandkids, and these are wonderful ideas! Thanks so much for your creativity and generousity! -Grandma J

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  104. Hi Amy,

    It totally makes sense, thank you:) But what about the leaves and flowers? Those have snaps on them but I'm not sure how you sewed them on so nicely. Any secret? I am using stiff felt by the way. I'm following your advice to the T. I'll try and show pictures when I'm done:) Thank you for all your help!!

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  105. Amy, how did you bind it and make the front and back covers. I've never done this before so your help would mean a lot. I've got all the pages done!! I would love to show you how well they turned out.

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  106. diplobrisco-
    I have instructions about making the cover here:
    http://servingpinklemonade.blogspot.com/2011/01/quiet-book-cover.html

    I'm looking forward to seeing your book when it is done!

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  107. Looks beautiful - well done! Although I do think it'd be appropriate to give credit to the original source of most of those templates (since it's implied you made them all). Most of those came from an awesome book from the 80's or earlier... at least it looked that old when I used it. lol Yahoo for quite books and sanity when we need it. :)

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  108. Hi Natalie,
    I gathered my quiet book inspiration from many sources and ideas I've seen around and don't have an original source. I did draw up the templates for each page myself. If there is an "original" source for quiet books I'd love to see it.

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  109. Love your book! Me and a few friends have used your pellon idea. We are now ready to assemble but wondering how you hole punched them? I've practiced on my extra pellon with a hole punch and it is tough! Any tips???

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    1. Ryan and Kaeli-

      Yes! Punching holes in pellon IS tough. I think I got bruises on my hands when I did mine. Sorry I don't have any tips for you. Beauty is pain, right? Maybe you could convince your husband to punch a few holes to give your hands a break. Good luck!

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  110. Hi, I would love to purchase one for my grandchildren. Are you interested in talking details? Sincerely, Donna

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  111. Hi, would you make and sell one to me?

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  112. Thank you so much for the inspiration and wonderful templates. Your generosity has made it possible for me to get a serious jumpstart today while my 3 year old was in preschool. We are flying cross country in 2 weeks and I'm hoping to have this and one of your infant plane mats done by then. Thank you so much!!!!

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  113. Hi! I am taking your amazing templates and starting my own. I am not a sewer by any stretch of the imagination and I have a question. Did you make each page, then sew two pages together? If so, did you just do a top stitch? Am I making sense?

    Thanks, Jenny

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    1. Jenny,
      Yes! I made each page and then sewed two pages together. Be sure to do your hole punches first though otherwise the pages will be too thick to get your hole punch through. I sewed around the pages at about 1/8 inch from the edge. Hope that answers your question.

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  114. What a wonderful book! I am new to using felt in my sewing so I was just going to wing it while making a quiet book for my little one, but your project has provided so much inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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  115. Amazing. That must have taken you quite sometime. It is something that your child will want to keep for their children. Wish they made more books like that for sale.

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  116. Wow! I love it! Your pages are simply FABULOUS! :) Will get working!

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  117. Nearing completion of my book, much of which is made with these templates and your ideas. Thank you! I know my daughter and a friend (I'm making 2 books) will love these and will be great when we both have new babies to take care of and need a few minutes!

    That tree page is TOUGH, but adorable. My hand sewing skills aren't great... the string for the snaps is definitely showing through. I saw in the comments above that your string showed through, but I'm wondering if you maybe took your pictures before you sewed your snaps on? I am finding that the transparent thread shows a little less than matching color thread for this.

    Thanks so much for your tutorials/templates!
    Sabrina

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  118. WOW, never seen such a great book before! All is fabulous! Greetings from Switzerland!

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  119. Wow amazing excellent piece of work!I really impressed to visit your great blog post..Great job done keep it up... Website Template

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  120. Thank you so much for this great idea! I just started mine (almost sewing everything in for strenght) and it is looking simply wonderful. My problem is my toddler keeps snatching pieces as I am working (he kept taking the puzzle pieces when I was cutting everything else out). Here's hoping mine turns out as nice as yours.

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  121. Love this I really really really want to make this. I'm a new follower and would love if you stopped by and followed me back www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  122. very nice project :) looking so preciously :) feel invited to my quiet books ideas :)

    http://marta-mojepasje.blogspot.com/search/label/QUIET%20BOOK

    greetings from Poland :)

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  123. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
    http://funfamilycrafts.com

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  124. I have been on a search for quiet books and been wildly disappointed at what is out there for even ideas never the less templates. This is fantastic!

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  125. First of all, thanks so much for sharing! Your book is FABULOUS! My daughter is turning one soon, so I started making a quiet book for her using most of your templates, along with some inspiration from other blogs. Anyway, the Season Tree is my favorite and as I'm cutting out the dainty little flowers and leaves, I started wondering how the felt is holding up to little hands yanking them off the page. I'm wondering if I should've cut these out of the stiff felt to make them a little more sturdy? Thanks again for helping the "artistically challenged" of us and posting your templates!!!

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  126. I was wondering if you you have a template for the girls hair? Do you by any chance have one for boys hair too? Thank you!! Love your book!

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  127. Hi, Amy! I am so excited to start my quiet book using your directions and templates! A few questions: 1. For the monkey - did you transfer the design of the monkey to dark brown, light brown, and white felt and then cut out what pieces you needed from each? 2. Where did the pictures for the road signs and car come from? If they are colored pictures, did you transfer them onto felt using the transfer paper and the color transfers as well? 3. I know this question has been asked already, but I'm still not understanding how your sewing of the Velcro and snaps doesn't show through on the top side of the leaves, puzzle pieces, flower petals, etc. What am I missing? I understand that the sewing is covered up on the back side of the page because two pages are sewn together. Lastly, I'm assuming that the "fusible webbing" is the "Wonder Under" on the supply list? Thanks so much for your inspiration and help!

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    1. 1&2. The monkey and road sighs can be found on the template page (http://servingpinklemonade.blogspot.com/2011/01/quiet-book-templates.html?showComment=1347308379259#c5854154040354457714). You simply print it out in color on transfer paper and iron it on using the instructions with the transfer paper you buy.
      3. The velcro is the stick on kind, and with the snaps you can see the thread, just maybe not in my pictures.
      4. Fusible webbing and wonder under are the same thing.

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    2. Thank you! I don't know how I missed the link for the signs and monkey, but I did. I have started on my son's book and I can hardly wait to see how it turns out! Thanks again!

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  128. Did you use the fusible webbing even on the pieces that are not sewn down? Like the dress up clothes and the flower pot that is only partly sewn?

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    1. The fusible webbing acts like glue--so you don't have to sew everything down. If it isn't attached to the page then there's no need for the fusible webbing.

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  129. Wow, these quiet books are amazing. I can only imagine how much time and detail you put into them. Great work!!!!!

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  130. This is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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  131. What a cute Quiet Book! I made two for my daughters many years ago, one for my older granddaughter 2 years ago, and am working on my second granddaughter's. It's always good to see others' creativity and get a new idea or two.

    I found it interesting that you questioned the "quietness" of the zipper page but use Velcro on most of the pages. Seems like Velcro would make more noise than zippers.

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  132. Hi I was wondering if you purchased the numbers on the flowers already made?

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    1. I cut the numbers out myself. I'm sure you could find ones at a craft store though.

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  133. Lovely and so well and lovingly made! Thank you for sharing your talents. I will be making this for my newest grand-niece and grand-nephew.

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  134. this is amazing and hope to follow some for a xmas gift for my daughter
    why is the doll page only for your daughter, did you ask him, if he wanted one?

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  135. Whew! Just finishing up 2 quiet books! Used your pages as a guide but also had a pattern that I had traced when my son was about a year old. He is now 31! Never got around to doing it. Now I did one for his daughter and one for another granddaughter. I still need to finish the cover and it will be done! You were soooooo right when you said that it was time-consuming!!! Thanks for your inspiration and your fantastic blog!

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    1. Congratulations on finishing! Your granddaughters will love them I'm sure!

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  136. What a wonderful quiet book! I've been contemplating what to use as the base (cotton fabric with bating in the middle or felt) but you've thrown me with the Pellan! Did you just sew two pages back to back or is there some sort of bating in the middle?

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    1. Yes, just two pages back to back. Nothing in the middle. Good luck with your project!

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  137. We are leaving on a 7day road trip next week and I'm so sorry I only found your blog now!! But maybe I can squeeze in some time to make a couple of pages for my two kids (3 and 6)!! My daughter can't get enough of dress-up dolls. My boy (3) likes to match things & find places for things so I'll do something for him too. THANKS!!! I'm also following now!

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  138. I just wanted to say thank you. I followed your directions to make and design my own quiet book pages. Thank you so much! http://eclecticlamb.com/2013/01/07/farm-themed-quiet-book/

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  139. I saw that you didn't include a doll for boys, but I bet a little boy would like something like a superhero felt doll! Thanks for all the great inspiration; I don't have kids yet but am saving ideas for when I do! :)

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  140. You did an amazing job. That was tons of work and it looks awesome. Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday at http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/ Please stop by this Friday to see if your post was featured.
    Best Wishes, Monica
    http://HappyandBlessedHome.com

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  141. SO Super cute !
    my mom used to sew these yrs ago.. she had a clothes line with clothes in the 'basket' to hang on the line w/Velcro.
    a train with small animals that were removable.
    balloons for counting.. each on it's own string .. balloons attached with snaps.
    a page to tie up shoes.. one with buttons , zipper & snaps..
    she had a shape matching page too..

    SO fun to make & fun to use for the kids.

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  142. I love your quiet book page! It’s so detailed and creative! I recently made quiet books for my kids and drew a bit of inspiration from yours and linked it on my blog, you can check it out here: http://babesindeutschland.com/2013/08/02/grays-felt-book/
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  143. Aren't the small pieces a choking hazard?!?! Anything that can fit into a film container is.

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    1. Please only allow your children to play with age appropriate toys and activities. If your child is young enough that they are still putting objects in their mouths then this activity may not be suitable for them. As with any toy parental judgement must be used.

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  144. hi there,. just wondering what you used to adhere the felt when you didn't sew. like the flower with the eight petals -- you can't see sewing on the petals to attach the velcro -- and i want to know what you used.

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    1. Divinity- I used wonder under to apply the felt pieces. You can see the process in this post: http://www.serving-pink-lemonade.com/2010/06/dinosaur-play-mat.html

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