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Quiet Book. This is something I've been wanting to make for over 5 years.

Quiet Book

For some reason I've just never gotten around to doing it. I searched the internet for some ideas, borrowed a few and came up with a few of my own. I'll eventually be making a girl version for my daughter because I always like them to have matching things. Here's my first quiet book! The alligator has a zipper mouth so he can eat the bird, turtle, and fish. These barn animals are finger puppets, they can be taken out of the barn to play. Here we've got an envelope that buttons closed.

Like I said before I looked up pictures of quiet books and borrowed a few idea's (the tick-tack-toe game and barn puppets), but this page and the alligator page were my own design.  And that's the end! Elisa Loves: How To Make A Quiet Book. I made this quiet book last year.

Elisa Loves: How To Make A Quiet Book

I took new pictures and re-wrote the tutorial, so it's a bit more user friendly. Busy, busy, busy. Marble Travel Game. Need something to keep little hands busy while waiting at the doctor, the bank, or while traveling this summer?

Marble Travel Game

Here's a little marble maze game that can fit right in your purse to pull out at a moments notice . . . I started with two 4 1/2 x6 1/2 inch pieces of fabric. With right sides together I sewed a small quarter inch seam around the edge, leaving a small opening. Clip corners, then turn right side out. Sew the maze pattern on your fabric ( make sure you leave enough room for the marble to go through the maze), put the marble inside and then sew up your opening.

Super simple. I bet you even have the supplies just hanging around your craft room waiting to be used, don't you? Quiet Book Templates. Looking for more quiet book ideas?

Quiet Book Templates

Check out my new book Quiet Book Patterns: 25 easy-to-make activities for your children now on sale at Full of original ideas and includes a CD to print off templates! Thank you for all the kind comments about the quiet books. I was happy to hear that several of you plan on making one. (You can see them HERE.) Sew-can-do-post. A little while ago I was a guest over at Sew Can Do for her Craftshare 2011 series.


I was pretty excited. She asked me to share a glue gun project. And you know I love my glue gun. Almost as much as Kimbo. I wanted to show you something kind of original to do with your glue gun, and as I brainstormed I thought of something I've been meaning to make for my daughter - who's 20 months. And what about all those people out there who are crafty but not so much sew-y?

Well, here you go! Just a separate note, since my daughter is still a little young, I decided to use velcro for most of the pieces instead of all kinds of zipper and ties and buttons. Little Hands, Big Work AWESOME. Two Sundays ago we were sitting in church and Caden had finished looking at his Big Busy Book!

Little Hands, Big Work AWESOME

I put it on the seat next to me and Drake picked it up. I haven't really used it with him because I really made it with Caden in mind. I watched him fumble around with the big book and decided that he needed one that was more his size. I watched as he played and kept note of all of the things he liked and the things he passed by without a care. Busy book = quiet educational play. Quiet Book - Quiet Activity Book - My Busy Book. Quiet Book / Busy Book Jump start your child's intellectual and creative mind with 12 pages of fun and engaging activities.

Quiet Book - Quiet Activity Book - My Busy Book

This quiet book is perfect for those places your child needs to sit quiet. Perfect for the doctor's office, church, bed time and traveling. Designed to last -The Busy Book has a super soft, easy to clean microsuede cover that will help this toy become a family treasure! A beautiful book with 10 engaging activities including a magnetic fishing pond, build a snowman, zip a tent and several others. Hundreds of women say they started making a quiet book for their families but never finished it and that the materials alone cost a small fortune. Developmental Benefits: Develops small motor skills. Enhances eye Coordination and hand dexterity through weaving, catching fish, tying bow, buttons and snaps.

For Ages: 3 to 7+ years Includes: Fabric I Spy Book. We are baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

Fabric I Spy Book

I am sharing 30 wonderful sewn gifts from 30 amazing bloggers! Head on over to According to Kelly for 30 fabulous crafty gifts. A Southern Fairytale is spotlighting 30 edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes.You definitely don’t want to miss a day! Check out ALL of our creative projects HERE. Hi! Or unfold it to seek and find on multiple pages all at once: Can you find a white measuring tape? Ready to get started? Then I added 6 pages that I pieced together using smaller scraps for even more things to find. The pieced pages use a simple freezer paper piecing technique. Use a pencil and a straight edge to draw the design that you’ll use for your page on the matte side of the freezer paper.

Cut out your freezer paper pieces. Position one freezer paper piece on one piece of fabric with the shiny side down. Repeat for the remaining fabric pieces. Trim page to 6 ½” x 6 ½”. How to Make a Quiet Book.