Okay, so I'm making a Quiet Book. I've been making it for the past few months and I am very ready to be done with it, but the perfectionist inside me won't let me. (Curse you, perfectionist Laurissa!!)
I still have to bind it and sew the pages back to back.... and I want to add about 10 more pages. I may have to turn it into 3 different Quiet Books. Right now, it is about 5-6 inches thick. All hand stitched (partly why it is taking so long) and it is made up of mostly craft materials that I already owned out of my craft box. Can you tell that I'm trying to impress you before we move on and actually see it? lol
Okay, this is just a third of what I have done... more to come...
Are you ready...
lol I hope I didn't talk it up too much and now you are disappointed. (Can you tell all my insecurities of sharing my handy work are coming out?) So, that is the cover. The 'Q' is for Quiet Book (I know I've already had to explain that to the few (and privileged) that I've shown in person.) I'm not camera savvy and the glare of the flash made it all smudgy.
These two color pages took me FOR-EV-ER! Lots of hand stitching.
This is our ribbon page.
What do you do with this page? Braid it? Feel the different textures? Name the colors? I don't know, but I like it.
Our balloon page!
One of my more favorite ones. You match the balloons to their colors.
One of the more boring ones. I tried to add different textures to some of the shapes to make it more interesting, it helped maybe the tiniest bit.
With farm animal, finger puppets!
And buttoning on the matching fish! This is one of Atalia's favorite pages for some reason.
There will be more, so stay tuned!