Activity Quiet Book

actv_01Here’s a little something I’ve been working on lately. Another Quiet Book for a little girl named Juniper, but this time I attempted some moving parts. (These pictures aren’t very good, but they convey the basic idea ; )

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The shoes velcro on and off

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The cars move across the page

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The coat zips up and down

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The doggie’s spots snap on and off

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The clock’s hands move

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Monsters Quiet Book

©Mary Bellus_MQB_01After making my ABCs Quiet Book this past spring, I decided to make another for a very deserving little boy I know named Jesse, this time with a Monsters and Aliens theme.

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This quiet book is made with environmentally friendly wool blend felt and is completely hand sewn. Each page has a different monster/alien character and is soft and plush. I just finished making four of these and am now selling them on Etsy. Visit my store here. And now for some pictures:

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ABC Quiet Book

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Several of my friends are pregnant or have just had babies and I’ve been trying to think of what to make for them for baby gifts. I don’t know how to knit or crochet, so I had to get creative. I saw this Star Wars Quiet Book on Pinterest recently, and I totally fell in love with the format. I had never heard of Quiet Books before seeing this, so I did a Google search to see what’s out there. I found this really cool animal one too.

I love to work with felt and I knew this was something I could do, so I decided to make one of these for my friend who is due in a couple weeks. I came up with an illustrated ABC concept (at first I had wanted to illustrate every letter of the alphabet, but since these books are plush, that would have been way too many pages, so I decided to illustrate just one letter on each page). I sewed it all by hand and hot glued the pages together to try to get a really good seal.

I have some ideas for more of these, and more friends with babies to be my guinea pigs, so I’ll be making more in the near future. I hope to get a little more “interactive” with them. Here’s the book:

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