12.16.2011

The Quiet Book - Girly Version

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Today I would like to share another version of my felt Quiet Book.  This one was made for an adorable little girl named Emmie. 

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The majority of the pages are identical to the other book, although you might notice a slightly pinker color palate.

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I used an assortment of old buttons for the wheels on the train.

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All of the removable pieces, like the moon and stars, are made from two pieces of felt that have been sewn together and are attached to the book with a piece of soft velcro.

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A friend gave me the scrap of pink fabric with the farm girls on it.  I thought it would be perfect behind one of the barn doors.

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For this girly version of the Quiet Book, I decided to make a purple mitten.  It's just the right size for a tiny hand to slip inside. 

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Even the shoe has a feminine flair.  They eyelets of the shoe are made from grommets that I stitched around with embroidery floss to make them extra secure.  I picked up the belt at our local thrift store for $1.00.

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I used fabric paint to write all of the words and mark the places for the shapes.  I also use the paint to add little details to the book like the friendly faces on the fish and the message on the letter. 

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When I make a quiet book, I like to personalize it to suit the child I'm making it for.  In this case, the little girl loves to play with her mommy's makeup. 

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I hope she will enjoy pretending to put makeup on the lady's face instead of ruining her mother's expensive stuff.  

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One of my favorite pages of the book is the tent.  Children love unzipping it to reveal their own sweet face.  As before, the picture can be easily swapped out for another.

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I hope that Emmie will get as much joy from her book as I had making it.  

I've had a few people ask for a supply list.  Here goes:
11 white felt sheets 
3 red felt sheets
5 pale blue felt sheets
2 lime green felt sheets
1 orange felt sheet
2 yellow felt sheets
1 black felt sheet
2 navy blue felt sheets
1 pale pink felt sheet
1 medium pink felt sheet
1 bright pink felt sheet
1 bright blue felt sheet
1 cream felt sheet
1 bright purple felt sheet
1 dark purple felt sheet
1 turquoise felt sheet
1 gray felt sheet
1 dark green felt sheet
1 army green felt sheet
1 brown felt sheet
misc. scraps of animal print fabric
4 1/2 feet of ribbon in a complimentary color
1 pkg. soft velcro
11 buttons
24 large grommets
6 small grommets
1 shoe lace
1 belt 
3 snaps
1 short zipper
fabric paint in a variety of colors
To check out a Quiet Book I made for a little boy, click here

*** Feel free to use my design to make a quiet book for someone that you love. That said, I request that you refrain from using my design to create products for sale. Thanks!

8 comment(s). Leave yours!:

kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

What a special book for a special girl. She'll absolutely love it! Obviously made with love!

gretchen from lifenut said... Best Blogger Tips

What a labor of love! You are so talented.

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! The makeup page is especially adorable. But-- little girls can play baseball too!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! I can't wait to use this idea!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you sell these?
stampinwithjane@yahoo.com

tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

I am going to make one for my little girl and a larger version for my special needs students. Too cool! :)

beh1980uk said... Best Blogger Tips

How did you attach the belt? xx

shoutingforha said... Best Blogger Tips

@beh1980uk After cutting the belt to the proper length, I carefully removed the back layer of the belt about 1/2 inch from the cut edge. Then I simply attached it using a straight stitch on my sewing machine. I went over it a couple times to make sure it was securely attached.

Hope that helps!

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