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Monday, May 11, 2009

Quiet Book Pages.....you asked for them!

After posting my first look into my kids Quiet book back in April, I have been asked be several wonderfully nice people to please show the rest of my pages. I was happy too. Here they are. I hope this will help you come up with some other ideas for your Quiet book.
Have a great Monday everyone!








Please look at my April 27, 2009 post for the rest of the ideas on this Quiet Book!

30 comments:

The Harris Family said...

Great book. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

This looks great! I clicked over from a link on "UCREATE"
Thanks for sharing!

Wilkinson Family said...

Hi, found your blog through UCreate! WOW I am in love with this! I am so excited to make one for our growing family! However, I have not attempted something like this before and am wondering if you could help me out knowing how much of the materials I would need? Muslin, bias tape,velcro? Thank you so much! I look forward to hours of creating! :)

Kari @ Ucreate said...

These are wonderful! I love all of your pages. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

This is awesome! Heading to the other post to get the details!

Crafty Mermaid said...

This is so seriously cute - I can't wait to make one for some friend's children!

bsalgado34 said...

Did you make the Tic Tac Toe pieces stick with Velcro?

Thanks! I am working on mine and trying to figure out if I should do velcro or snaps...

nap time journal said...

to answer bsalgado43's Q about the velcro: yes I did use velcro on the tic tac toe game. I only used snaps on the ABC page and train pages...only because they are more time consuming to sew on. I was lazy!! haha I like the velcro because it was easy to make extra pieces for the ones that will get lost later down the road :) Good Luck! I am sure it will be cute either way. THanks for stopping by!

mopeede said...

Please tell me what size you cut the page size. Did you just use two layers of muslin and inside stiffner. Did you sew the two side and then turn it and finish it with bias tape. Thanks for your help I want to make one of these books for my granddaughter

nap time journal said...

To mopeede:
My pages are 10 x 10. 2 pieces of muslin with stiff pellon on the back of each muslin piece. Once the single pages are drawn and sewn with buttons, zipper ect I then sewed the tops with right sides together, turned out and then finished with bias tape down the outsides. I hope that makes sence. Let me know if I can help in any other way! Good luck :)

mopeede said...

Thanks so much, one more question the paint markers does one need the fine or medium points and how many colors do I need to get. I can hardly wait to get started love your ideas gets the mind going. Appreciate you being willing to show us your ideas and give your advice so freely.

nap time journal said...

To Mopeede:

I used the Elmers Painters. Medium point in Bright Colors, Craft Colors and I also used a few in the Pearlescent pkg. So 3 pkg total gave me 15 options. They worked great. Just make sure to put newspaper or a brown paper bag down as your coloring surface because they will bleed through your muslin. Also have a thin scrap fabric to lay over your picture when you heat set to protect your iron!
Have Fun!

mopeede said...

Thanks for your help. I am in the process of making a page. When you sewed the velcro on did you use zig zag or straight stitch. Just wondering which would be better and how big the velcro pieces were.

nap time journal said...

the size of velcro depended on the what piece but usually a small square was enough, and yes I used a very tight zig zag and back stitched a couple of times. I just sewed a line right down the middle of the velcro. :)

The Hydes said...

Hi--I've been searching for some quiet book ideas after purchasing a pattern book (wasn't happy with the patterns...). I love your ideas and all the felt is cute and simple. My question is...it seems like most of the pages have a lot of loose pieces. Is there a pocket on the page to store those or do you just store them where they belong (i.e., the abcs are already in place, the child removes and then puts them back where they go...the flowers are already buttoned so the child unbottons and rebuttons...)? I hope that makes sense. :)

nap time journal said...

For the Hydes-
Yes there is not a seperate page to hold pieces. I thought about doing that but my book would have been hudge to accomodate the extra pages so I just leave all the pieces on the pages and they just remove and put them back on. And this way I can look and make sure that all the pieces are hooked in before we leave somewhere, so we are not loosing any of them. A few of the pages like the tic tack toe and the apple tree does have a pocket to hold pieces, but my other pages didn't have room for one so that is also an option for you. I sure hope that helps. Thanks for looking :) I too didn't like any of the patterns I found so that is why I turned to a coloring book!

mopeede said...

Hi I am wondering if you have an e mail accouny address you would be willing to give me. You inspired me so much with your pictures I got busy and am making pages for my granddaughter. Your pictures and further advice were great. Thanks for being willing to share, I just wanted to show you what you have inspired me to do.

nap time journal said...

Hi Mopeede! Oh I would love to see what you have done :)

ribbit_84108@yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

I recently made a quiet book and loved looking at your pages for inspiration. I've linked a copy of your post from my blog (hope that is okay). Thanks for sharing.

http://dudeimadeit.blogspot.com/2010/01/quiet-book.html

Holly said...

Hi, I am making a quiet book from your example and am having a hard time picking out the thickness of pellon. Is it the super stiff kind, or is it still semi transparent? It is not the soft kind is it? Do you have a photo of some scraps or do you know the weight?
Thank you! I am excited to finish!

Holly said...

I forgot to click the button to have follow up questions emailed to me, so here it is.

nap time journal said...

HOLLY - the thicker the better. No you can not see through my pellon. I don't now the weight I used but it's thick. Good luck :)

Holly said...

Okay, thank you, I will give it a shot. There was one there that was the thickest one there, but the fabric lady thought it might not hold up well over time since it might wrinkle. By the way, did you use iron on? I will send you pics when I am all done!

nap time journal said...

HOLLY-
No I did not use iron on. I don't know why, it would have made it easier :)
Now I did use 1 piece of pellon behind every page, so really you have 2 pieces of pellon in the middle of a front and back page....I hope that makes sense. I look forward to seeing your book!

Tricia said...

What a cute quiet book. Great ideas. I have been making quiet books for our little one, and your ideas are inspiring. You can see my pages at leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com

BethM said...

Hi there (again!) Question about your lady bug page... Is that a zipper down the middle that can allow the black spots to be hidden inside when not in use? If so, did you put velcro or snaps on the back of the spots?

Thanks!

nap time journal said...

BethM-
Yes that is a zipper and yes it works as a pouch to hold all the black spots. I used velcro on the spots. Hope that helps :)

Kate said...

these are great ideas, I used some to make my own quiet book so THANK YOU a million times over!!!! Your blog is so inspiring for me to start crafting so thanks.
I linked your pages to my own blog at http://touchofeverything.blogspot.com

Kate said...

thanks for these ideas they are so great, I used some to help me make my two kids a quiet book. I love your blog and it was one that inspired me to start crafting. I linked your blog to my quiet book post at http://touchofeverything.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing your quiet book pages! I love them! I've linked to your page from my blog to give you credit for inspiring me!

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