I never made a quiet book for my kids... I thought it would be too hard... huh... Well, I got the bright idea of making a quiet book for my sister-in-law's Dr. Seuss baby shower. I ended up making most of it myself and it was kind of fun... but it was a LOT of work!Serving Pink Lemonade. I made it fairly similar. I used eyelets to make the holes in the book and used rings to hold it together. I have the flap close with a large button. I thought it would be fun to have the cover a little different, so I just appliquéd the letters "shhh" on the front rather than having it say "quiet book."
Serving Pink Lemonade. I think it was a wise decision. I glued everything to the page first with a felt glue, then I sewed everything with clear thread. I thought that would be easier than changing colors all the time. It worked out great.
Serving Pink Lemonade as well. I did make a slight change. I thought it would be fun to have the colors come off and on with a button. (It was very difficult for me to figure out how to sew the button hole exactly where I wanted it to go, so I finally got smart and sewed the button hole in the felt first before I cut out the paint swatch.)
Serving Pink Lemonade. She had cute signs on hers, but I didn't quite get to that part... I think it's okay without them.
Serving Pink Lemonade. I changed it just a bit. I thought a less detailed tree would be easier. There are flowers, fall leaves and summer leaves that snap on and off.
Serving Pink Lemonade, but I really liked the tent idea on Laura Thoughts. So I combined the two ideas and created my tent.
here. (I'm not sure the best way to share files, so let me know if the link does not work)
Made by Me... Shared with you. Her's was a lot more detailed and way cuter, but I think mine looks okay:)
It turned out great and I'm excited for my little nephew to be able to use it... he finally came into this world on Oct. 2nd... but I'm sure it will be awhile until he's old enough to enjoy his quiet book!