This quiet book has been bouncing around in the back of my head for quiet some time. Ally's still a bit young to play with it but I figured I had time this summer, so why not make it. Right? After I made her bedroom stuff, I finally had time to work on it but knew I didn't want to do it out of felt. 100% wool felt is pretty pricey and I can't get it anywhere locally, only online. So, I turned to vinyl. I found some GREAT bright colors of the fun stuff at Joann's. Most of this book is from things in my stash. The only stuff I had to buy to make this book was the vinyl and the grommets for the binding. I even had the rings! Everything is machine sewn too. I've linked tutorials and ideas that I used. If I didn't give proper credit and you know who it belongs to, PLEASE let me know so I can fix it! Thanks! :)
The cover of Ally's quiet book. I used white vinyl that I cut on my cricut for her name.
The barn came from here, I used some GREAT wood grain fabric I had in my stash that a friend sent me last year.
The braiding page came from here, I used some poly rope type stuff I had in my stash.
This idea is from here, I got the beads at Joann's and cut the vinyl with SCAL and my Cricut.
(anyone know how to turn an image?)
The pocket idea is from here, I used a pocket off a pair of old jeans and appliqued a turtle from the background fabric to the front. I like to put a little stuffed bunny in the pocket for Ally to find.
The zipper page is loosely based on a page found here, I picked these up for 50 cents each on clearance at Joann's years ago. More stuff from my stash! :)
These 2 pages are my own design (yes, I know, I'm BRILLIANT, right? LOL.) There are lots of ideas out there for these.
Of course, I had to have a tic tac toe page and a button the flower page! The tic tac toe pieces can also be used for matching practice. There are 2 of each and they store neatly in the cool orange envelope.
The flower page has 9 flowers and the extras store in the "grass" pocket.
The dryer page idea came from here, I used vinyl and velcro instead of felt.
The weaving page idea came from here, I used ribbon instead of felt.
The back cover is just like the front but no writing.
I used this tutorial for the binding. The pages started out on an 11x12 piece of osnaburg. The backgrounds are all cut 9 1/2 x 12. I folded over 1/2" on the edge that wasn't going to get stitched and used fusible webbing to iron it down well all around the edges and in the middle. I sewed everything thru the background and osnaburg. I stitched the front and back of pages together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Then I top stitched it all together too. The binding part is done measuring 1/4" from the bound edge and stitching, go another 1/4" in and do another line, go in 5/8" and do another line, and a final line another 1/4" from there. I used my crop a dile to punch the holes and set 1/4" grommets. Easy peasy! Then found some binder rings in my craft cave to hold it all together.