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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Butterfly Quiet Book (Girl version)

So this book is just the same as the boy version, the only difference is the color. For information about the pages see My boy version here.

Butterfly Quiet Book (Boy version)

Hello everyone! I want to share with you my Butterfly book! 
This book consists of four pages and it is 9' wide by 6' high. This book helps teach children about the life cycle of the Butterfly. 

Page 1
Inside the cocoon there are five different colored circles that make up the caterpillar. The cocoon opens and closes by wrapping the string around the button. Now the snaps I bought are a little tougher to snap so I would recommend this book for a older child.  

Page 2
This is a fun interactive way to learn about a Butterflies life cycle. Place the different stages to the correct timeline. 1.Egg 2.Larva 3.Cocoon 4.Butterfly 

Page 3
This page was inspired by my 3 year old daughter. She was playing with a butterfly I had cut out and with little scrap pieces, she started making designs with them on the butterfly. Thus an idea was born! 

Page 4 
This is the stage when the butterfly emerges from the cocoon. Unwind the string from around the button, reach in and..........

Remove the beautiful butterfly! Inside the butterfly and the flower are magnets so the butterfly can land on the flower. 

Let me know your thoughts. 


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thrift store find and the make over

I have been searching and searching for a play kitchen for my 2 little girls and finally I found this little hutch at a thrift store for $15.00 bucks! Yes it was a dirty mess when I found it but with a little bit of TLC it went from this dingy cream to................................

When I asked my 3 year old what color she wanted her kitchen she said "I want it pink and blue!" My first thought was, well I will see what I can do. I really wasn't sure how I was going to make it work, but in the end I think it came together nice. 

For the design on the doors and back splash I use a template from this site here

It holds all of my daughters play food so well.

For the stove I use an old CD and cut out a piece of felt into a spiral and glued it on top. We just had our stove replaced and I kept the nobs and stove pans because I just knew I would need them one day. ;) I took the old knobs and painted them to match. I only did one burner because I wanted there to be enough room to prepare the food. 

For the sink I used and old stove top pan ( don't know the official name for it) as the bowl, then took a J-Bend found here and used it as a faucet. I used sink handles similar to the these here. The handles I screwed into a block of wood and I was able to make them spin like a real sink! My daughter then asked me where the soap was to wash her hands. So I took an old soap dispenser, painted it, and glued it down.  

After looking at it for a few minutes I realized that I hated the stove pan for the sink, so I swapped it out for this cute bowl. 
Ya that looks much better!

Happy cooking! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quiet Book club

Just wanted to give a shout out to the Quiet Book club i'm apart of. Lot's of amazing people with great idea's, so if you are looking to make a Quiet Book of your own, come join the group for some great inspiration!

Baby Quiet Book

So I whipped up this book for a baby shower gift. Now When I say whipped up, it still took 3 1/2 hours to make, if that gives you any idea how long these books take to design, cut and sew. This book was all done on the sewing machine which is why it only took 3 hours as apposed like 8 hours.

Babies see black and white really well.

Also bright colors are good too.

This is a weaving page

Here is a little texture page with buttons and grass.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ice Cream Sundae Quiet book


Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you my 1st quiet book that is for sale! 

This is a whole new world for me . I never thought I would be able to sell my quiet books because of how much work they take, but with some encouragement from my family and friends I decided to give it a try. I LOVE making quiet books! Probably more than I love to crochet! :o I think maybe it brings out the artist in me.

So here it is....

The book Velcro's shut.

Here is the freezer, Sundae bowl, waffle cone, and bowls for holding all the goodies.

Open the freezer and you will find 4 tubs of Ice cream. Each tub has a viewing window so you can see each flavor.

There is Mint chocolate chip, Rocky Road, Strawberry, and Sherbet.

Peel the banana and....

Make an Ice Cream Sundae! Add your sprinkles.

Scoop up a yummy spoonful.

Don't forget to make your Ice Cream cone!

Well there it is! If you are interested in purchasing this book it is $35.00 plus shipping. If you have any questions or would like to have a custom quiet book made please email me at or send me a message on Facebook.   
Warning! Contains small parts, not for children under 3 years old.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cupcake Quiet Book

     So this post will be short and sweet because lets face it I don't have time to write a long story about how I made this book. I will say that I got the pattern from my favorite recourse, Here is the link for the pattern and she goes into detail about she creates here pages!

     I loved making this book and the way it turned out. I hope you enjoy it too! I have recently decided to sell my Quiet Books so stay tuned for that!

Get all your ingredients...

Mix them together....

Bake them...

Ya those are real sprinkles!