Friday, November 17, 2017

Quiet Books from My Past!

I am all about memories.. and here are two! 37 years ago, I made these quiet books for my daughter. She loved them! I saved them just for out of house times when I had to take her and she had to be quiet, or sit still or not be able to play much for an extended period of time, like doctor's office, church, resturant, road trips, etc.

Check them out... some things never change! Some of the same pages ideas in this quiet book are still popular in quiet books today! The difference? Back then, we didn't have the internet so to get patterns we relied on McCalls or Simplicity and coloring books! But...it worked!

Check out these two videos and leave a comment...tell me what you think! I made them 37 years ago... keep that in mind!!!




To see all the quiet book videos I have done for quiet books I have made... this link will take you to all of them here on my blog....   Quiet Books Handmade    
                                      
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Infant Quiet Book....perfect for traveling!

Just finished this infant traveling quiet book for my grand son. He will be 8 months old and have his first air plane flight come December and my daughter asked for something to take on the plane. Easy to haul around while on vacation and not so heavy and cumbersome.  Check it out!


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dog Play Quiet Book Page

I just finished this page and have not gotten it bound into the book yet, but I wanted to share it anyway! It turned out so cute! A lot of activity with this page...the dogs can go in to their dog house, get a bone from their feed dish, chase a ball, get a bath and take a ride in the wagon!


I used my personal creation of       to make the dogs.

Here is the video..take a look!


And the funny thing is.... I started this page theme with a color matching activity. I was going to make a bow on dogs to match the door or roof on a dog house! Just goes to show that once you get an idea....it might end up as you planned, but if it doesn't...just means you have a whole new idea!



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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Yellow Submarine Quiet Book

It is finally done!  Took a few weeks, most of that spent creating the pages in my head and coming up with fun ideas and things, but....it was all worth it! I know my little grand son will love this quiet book and have a great time playing with it! 

It is 11x11 and cotton fabric and felt. Mostly machine sewing, but some gluing too.  I learned how to make little pop up places using the button hole attachment on my sewing machine, got to be all but an expert in making 3-D images, a cool way to use netting and a few other features to make the fun last a long time!

Had a hard time figuring out how to make the cover... I wanted a handle on it, but then the pages would fall forward and look all messed up...so I gave up on a handle, and just made a fabric spine for it.. and a button closure to keep it all together.'

So... take a look at the video and see what you think! This is a You Tube video of the flip through of the whole book. Let me know if you see a favorite page you'd like to create!



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Saturday, October 7, 2017

TreeHouse Playground Quiet Book Page

I just finished this page...it started as a playground page, and then I put a tree house on it and it turned into a treehouse page!  The page is 11x11 inches and has fusible medium weight interfacing on the back of the fabric. All is felt except the tree which is a "wood grain" novelty cotton print. I used snaps, but am not that happy with them but that could be my fault....I will keep working with them and see how they go. Otherwise, I sew velcro on the backs.



A "jungly gym" climbing bars, a rope ladder, a teeter-totter and a tire swing are the activities and the hidden spots are behind the tree leaves and a "door" in the tree trunk. The front of the tree house pulls forward to "get into" the house and snaps to hold the images. The tire swing is on a little  bit of embroidery floss so it can be pulled up and down when ready to swing!

Here is a You Tube video of it...take a look, leave a comment, subscribe to my channel and then have fun creating your own quiet book pages!




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Friday, October 6, 2017

How to Make a Pizza for your Quiet Book Page!

I have been working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle page in my grandson's quiet book. I saw this fabric in the store and grabbed it! how perfect! I cut out enough "slices" to make a whole pizza (8 slices!) and then I pressed single sided iron on interfacing to the back to fuse the threads all together so there is not frayed edges or dangling threads when I cut it out.  Then...cut out the pizza but leave about 1/4 inch outer edge on it. Then.. to make it more sturdy.... I used double sided iron on interfacing (Wonder Under) and fused the pizza image to another fabric that would be the visable back of the image. In this case.. I had some white flannel..and used that. But...if you want it stiffer, fuse it to felt. If you want velcro on the back, sew the velcro to the felt FIRST, then fuse the felt to the image.  Watch the video to see how it all works!



Makes a perfect pizza!!! Use it in a kitchen setting or grocery store page or a picnic page!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

The Solar System - Quiet Book Pages

I bought this solar system fabric while back...been itching to make the pages! Pages are 11x11 unfinished. I used chalk to make the curved lines and then used a close zigzag stitch to sew them on.

The planets were a fabric, and I cut the 9 planets plus sun out and made them into "pieces" with velcro on the back. The child can remove them and put  them back. Child can learn the names of the planets and what order they are in. 


 I cut the piece to include the planets name along with the planet. And then on the right side, I used iron on interfacing to fuse the names....in order..so the child can learn them and learn the order the planets are in.


I think my little grand son will love this page. What child doesn't love thinking about outer space and all that is there!

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

How to Make Your Quiet Book Squeak!

My  You Tube video explains it all!


I have been ordering from AliExpress a few times now. They are out of China and the products are amazing!!!! I love their felt particularly. Stiff enough to work with very well and hold shape, and still soft enough for little hands to play with! 
Here's the main page if you are interested...they all kinds of craft supplies...sewing and junk journal embellishments and scrapbook materials!  Take a look if you like! They offer free shipping in many cases and I have gotten things in 2 weeks!  


(click on the link to see it)  this is 8x8 but you can get it larger or smaller sizes.
I just ordered more! It is perfect for quiet books and sewing small figures and such


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to Make Finger Puppets from fabric

I have failed miserably in my many attempts to make finger puppets with felt to go with my Quiet Books.  I guess there is a time in which we should just call it quits and give up!  But.. that doesn't mean to forget!  So I fiddled with my  3-D Images  creation idea... and BINGO.....came up with a way to make them into finger puppets!
Pick a fabric that has a large image on it....fuse iron on interfacing to the back.  Cut around edges leaving about 1/2 inch allowance.

 Cut a piece of felt  and a piece of fuse DOUBLE SIDED interfacing the same size and press with iron.  


Cut another piece of felt about 1 inch larger than the image and lay the image on top and machine stitch just slightly to the left of the image outline. Stitch all the way around, leaving the bottom of the image open.  Cut slightly to the right of the image outline, trimming off all the allowance.  Use a very small pair of SHARP pointed scissors for this... makes it so much easier and precise!


And there you have it... a finger puppet.  Rather quick and easy!





Want to see the video?        How to Make Finger Puppets from Fabric 


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blast Off! New Quiet Book Page!

Another page in my quiet book for my grand son....It is not bound in the book yet...but I couldn't wait to share it!


AND NOW FOR THE VIDEO!!!!   



For more of my quiet book You Tube videos.....


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