Sunday, November 28, 2010

Look and Feel Quiet Book

DISCLAIMER: My photography skills are really lacking. . . . forgive the sideways, blurry pictures and my fingers in the picture to hold the book open.

Several years ago I made a quiet book for Nicky to use at Church to keep her entertained and quiet. Now that she has Ellie she wanted to make one for her. So we each made one this weekend using her book as a pattern. Here is the cover. . . . little bears reading books....perfect!

Look and many different textures in the book.

Monsters are Hairy! We looked all over for fur in bright colors but could only find brown, white and black. So I dug through my sewing room and found this pretty pink. You can't even tell it had to be pieced to make a big enough piece for both of us.

Sand is Scratchy! We used a very fine grade of sandpaper for the sand so it wouldn't hurt little fingers but would still be a fun texture.

We loved the bumpy worm.

I found this fantastic bag of feathers with polka dots on the ends. Don't know if you can see how fun they are by my poor photography.

I had plenty of leftover fleece in my stash so used it for this little soft mitten that she can put her hand in at the bottom .

Years ago there was a material called art foam that was squishy. We looked everywhere and found the new art foam that isn't so squishy. After several stores Nicky thought she could slice a hunk off a sponge and make it work. She used the electric knife and cut off and fairly thin slice of the sponge, then we cut out the shape. It got pretty squished down under the sewing line but we think it looks great.....and it really is squishy.

My button wheels are just plain but Nicky found some buttons in my Mom's old button box that were red and white. She put them on top of the dark buttons and they look like spiffy hubcaps.

Blurry but Nicky's favorite page when she was a little girl. She thought it was funny that a bunny tail said the "end".
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It is always great fun to work on craft projects with Nicky. It's even more fun that we could find most of the supplies in my sewing room.
Happy Quilting! Lynda


Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I actually have a blog scheduled this week of a quiet book my mom must have made for me almost 40 years ago!

I am wanting to make a new one; I just love the feely things you added to yours!

Brenda said...

Sooooo darling! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you are all recovered from your surgery - or at least mending fast!

Oops-Lah said...

How cute is that! I hope it will keep the little one entertained at church. How are you? Hugs, Vreni x

QuiltSue said...

That is just wonderful. It would make a lovely present for any little child.

Hope you are doing OK?

Cheryll said...

These little books are a fabulous idea. Your little one will love it!

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Quilting Mom said...

Awesomely Cute Book!