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?