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Monday, February 18, 2013

Quiet Time Book

I was trying to make this for Carter for Christmas. But it wasn't quite done then so I made it for his (January) birthday instead.  Even still I didn't have one of the pages done (or started even) so I just left it out and called it done!  =)

I'm not sure I'd seen these books until Pinterest. I got a lot/all of these great ideas from there. And while I say this book was for Carter, it's actually for all of the kids, with specific pages in mind for specific children. (Carter's learning shapes and counting, Eli is into weaving, and Hannah is into braiding). I wanted each page to PLAYable, not just lookable. So here it is:

I struggled to come up with a title for it! I didn't want to call it Quiet Time Book because then it sounds like it's a book about Time.  =)  So I went with this...
Counting/patterns  and shape matching
buttons--mixing the colors around on the flower tops. they can store in the flower pot
Mr. (and Mrs.) Potato Head page.  All sorts of different pieces, but here are a couple varieties.
Weaving and braiding pages


 And Eli was just being silly with this one:

 Before this project, I didn't really know you could sew felt, I didn't know how to make button holes on my sewing machine, and I didn't know how to install eyelets.  Now I do.  It was all pretty easy, just time consuming.  Fun overall though, and I hope it's something quiet the kids can all enjoy!


7 comments:

Tanya said...

This turned out so well! I am completely impressed with how neat it is. My felt work always seems sloppy to me. I can't cut clean edges to save my life...

Jen Emert said...

Hi Sarah! I love this book! I'm very impressed. :) Hello to all your family, Jen Emert....remember me?

In Light of the Truth... said...

Made me so happy to see your name in the comments, Jen!! =) Of COURSE I remember you!

Bethany said...

We always had Quiet Time Books as kids! They were our church books as toddlers - kept us busy without making any noise. Yours has some great pages I have never seen before - love the potato heads! :)

In Light of the Truth... said...

I'm definitely planning on using this in church for Carter when he starts sitting with us.

~Amanda said...

I LOVE it! I want one!

Be Strong in the Lord said...

I love it! I might have to copy the idea for my work.