This past week I decided to make Nora a quiet book. We have several trips this fall and, even though I’ve flown multiple times with a baby, I’ve yet to fly with a full blown toddler. I don’t think she sits still for more than 5 minutes at a time so, needless to say, I’m a bit apprehensive.
One of my fiends actually asked if I could make some quiet books for Emy+Annie. I thought it was a great idea, but had to beta test it first. So, this is my first official quiet book. I kind of made it up as a went along and ended up going an extremely girly route.
Here are the pages first and then page by page detailed pictures before.
Those are the basic overview of the pages in order and then here are the more detailed ones below.
I love this cover. I wanted to do something girly and feminine and what’s more girly than a good mongram. I chose a thick gray wool felt for the exterior and the binding.
The phone page. The top of the phone is attached with a cotton cord and Velcro so It removes to make important toddler phone calls.
The car page. I connected the little yellow car to the pages with a cotton cord and even gave it it’s own little pink garage pocket so it doesn’t have to hang out of the book.
The ballet shoes page. Pretty straight forward page with ribbons that can untie on the slippers and a satin background for a fun texture.
The bathtub page. One of my favorites, the shower curtain can slide side to side as well as the felt tub doubling as a pocket to hold attached blue beaded bubbles.
The weaving page. This one is also pretty straight forward, but I LOVE the colors. Lots of different textures too which, if anyone knows my tactile daughter, will know this page will be a hit.
The flower page. Again with the textures, lots of ribbons, buttons, tulle, and plenty of taggies attached.
The clothes line page. This is another of my favorites. Again with the Velcro, there are pieces of clothing, stored on the next page, to help with color matching. Oh, and Pom poms, because really why not.
The washing machine page. Nora is obsessed with our washing machine. I mean loves it. So where better to store her color matching clothes.
The dress up the owl page. Apparently, I can’t make anything without adding a little bit of woodland to it. There’s a little pocket with eyes and accessories to add the the Velcro ready owl.
My last page, and my favorite, the button teacup page. Again, pretty straightforward, the teacups are fabric with a felt backing, for stability, and have buttonholes that you can attach them to the page with. I just really love the patterns! And tea!
And finally the back of the book… With a embroidered note to remind that darling little girl how much I love her.
So that’s the book! Hopefully I can tweak these and have some up on our website, emyandannie.com before long.