Hello, friends! I made my son a quiet book a while ago. Actually, about 18 months ago. It has just been sitting in a closet because I didn't have the grommets to finish it and make it into a book, rather than pages of muslin fabric. So here it is, almost 2 years later than previously anticipated... drumroll please!
TA-DA! The quiet book. We really struggle with keeping Jude's attention during church, (we sit in a confined pew for one hour) with a VERY active 2 year old, it's quite an accomplishment if he didn't escape from our bench more than 5 times.
I made this book all from ideas in my head, no pattern, no nothing really to go off of, other than my superbly awesome ideas. I did all of this before I had my cutting machine, so all of the shapes and letters were all cut by hand. The "pages" are muslin (I just used the cheapest kind) that is 12" x 12". All of the shapes and letters and anything on the pages is felt. I did a lot of hand sewing, because I frankly really suck with my machine.
|The alphabet, obviously.|
|Hopefully this can help him learn|
how to button his own coat...
|I did the sew-on snaps for everything. I did want the|
tearing velcro sound in the middle of a very quiet
Sacrament meeting... I think that sound is annoying.
|Learn the colors. I had wanted to do a rainbow,|
but then I decided to something a bit more
original. It took me forever to figure out how to cut
the umbrella pieces.
|Shapes, don't look to closely at the sewing I did with|
the machine, it's a little skeewompus.
|I LOVE LOVE these pages, they are for counting. Each|
number has it's own abacus made with a shoestring,
and star beads, can he can slide back and forth as
he counts. It goes to 10, I just didn't take a picture of
the other page.
|This is probably Jude's favorite page. He is obsessed|
with cars, in all their varieties.
|The seasons pages, Spring's raindrops are snaps.|
Summer sun's ray's are snaps as well.
|The leaves, the snowman's hat, nose and buttons can|
all come off too.
|It does keep him quiet.|