Sunday, October 19, 2014

Agnes's Quiet Book

I mentioned in a previous post that this Christmas has been dubbed a "handmade Christmas" me. What that means for me is lots of "sewing" and crafting and brainstorming and hurty fingers. But I am happy to say I have finally finished the first in a long list of projects, and I thought I would share it here!

After I made a similar book for a friend's baby shower, I figured I would make one for each of the kids for Christmas, with the theme being the letters of their names.

The Garden pages might be my favorite because they are the most interactive. I love that the vegetables can be "planted and picked." Kudos to bubbles and bobbins blog for the beautiful inspiration. Her pages are adorable and flawless!

This page with the sheep was probably the most time consuming. All those little french knots took quite a while, but I love the effect, and I like that this page has a "touch and feel" element to it, in addition to being able to lift the flaps.

I wasn't sure what to do for the last page, so I added a pocket, and hopefully I will be able to find some time to make a few little finger puppets to hide inside.

I am really happy with the way this turned out, although I do want to figure out a better way to do the binding next time. I tell you what, if you are interested in making one for yourself, pinterest is an amazing resource. I literally just searched "garden quiet book page" and "apple quiet book page" etc. and so many great and adorable ideas popped up. And if you really need some inspiration, or an extra incentive to make your own, go check out The Quiet Book Blog!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful
Love your creativity
Agnes will be thrilled
blessed thanksgiving to you and yours