Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ABC Quiet Book

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been pretty sick this week with the flu. Being 30 weeks pregnant with the flu is no fun at all! Anyway.
Today I wanted to share with you the ABC quiet book I made for my daughter. I actually finished it on her birthday back in June. All together it took me about 6 months to make. That included cutting everything out, sewing, and picking out fabrics. It was a lot of work but I LOVE the end result.

Here's a peak at the J and K page. My daughter loves the hand puppet.
She also loves to play with the "puppy" and take him out of his house.
For the cover I wanted to do something gender neutral. I had this corduroy fabric for over 4 years and really wanted to use it. I then used the stripe fabric that I found at D.I. and used some fabric scraps and felt for the letters. I really love how it turned out. Don't you?
Since it's the entire alphabet it's quite bulky. In the pattern it didn't have a closure so I decided to use some ribbon to keep it closed.
I just used some scrap ribbon and tied it in a bow. This way everything stays in place.
Overall, I really enjoyed making this quiet book. I got the pattern from here. She has a great etsy shop with lots of fun quiet book patterns and ideas.
The things I liked about this pattern was how interactive it was. The instructions were very clear and were easy to understand. I was also able to use fabric I already had. I don't think I bought any fabric for this. Maybe some felt here and there but felt is pretty cheap.
Some things I didn't like was that it didn't have a closure to the book. But that was easily fixed with some leftover ribbon. The pattern is a little pricey but worth it. This has to be one of my favorite quiet books I've made so far. It took the longest and was the most time consuming but I love the end result. Don't you?


  1. I'm so glad you are feeling a little better. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. You are so creative and I know your children will always know of your love for them as they enjoy each page.

  2. Oh it is just the cutest thing ever! I'm so glad I got to see the finished project! And now I have some motivation to finish mine! I miss you so much and hope all is GREAT!!!

  3. I didn't click through, but that's a Shelley Wallace thing isn't it? I've gotten a few of her patterns and have yet to start one, but I agree . . . they are beyond adorable! I made a cloth baby book from a Simplicity pattern for my cousin's baby awhile back. It turned out so cute and fun, but WOW. Yes. They are a ton of work! Yours turned out awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you around again sometime!

    (here's a link to the baby book I made if perchance you want to check it out: )

  4. WOW! This is absolutely amazing! I love the idea of an ABC quiet book. SO cute! Thanks for sharing your blog with me.. I'm off to browse some more!!

    Oopsey Daisy



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