Farm Themed Quiet Book

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My 14 year old niece, my husband and I made quiet books as Christmas gifts for our 2 youngest cousins/nephews (in different families). We designed and created two identical books. One book has a blue cover, the other red. We mostly followed directions from Serving Pink Lemonade. The books are put together sightly different (tied ribbon on the outside).

The pages are made from thick non-fusible Pellon. We used stiff felt for all pieces. My niece used fabric paint for the details. We printed the text on printable fabric sheets and ironed them onto the pages.

The recipients Grandparents and Uncle manage a dairy farm. We designed six pages, two pages to represent each relative.

The making of these books was really a family affair. I am very organized and seldom lose anything but I lost my sewing machine cords. The day before the gift exchange I still could not find them. I went to my Grandma-in-law’s house to use her sewing machine. It was so helpful and fun to get her assistance to sew up the pages and covers.

Find-Sugar

My niece designed this page. The blue bag of sugar and three other different colored rectangles are in the cupboards. They are attached by Velcro and can be moved.

Change-Tires

My husband and I designed this page.

Scoops

My niece designed this page. The Grandpa loves ice cream.

Feed-Calves

My niece designed this page. The pail and bottle can be used to feed the calves. My nephews loved this!

Load-Hay

My husband and I modified this page from Imagine Our Life. We did not use the templates provided but looked at the image and made our own. We customized the dump truck for the farm and added bales of hay. This was another popular page with the nephews.

Creating these quiet books was a fun project but a TON of work! Designing the pages and templates, gathering supplies, and cutting out the pieces took the most time. Sewing the pages and cover and then assembling the pages took less time.

Now I can check off another item from my craft bucket list.

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21 Responses to Farm Themed Quiet Book

  1. servingpinklemonade says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your quiet book with me. It turned out great! You came up with a lot of creative and unique pages. I like them. Good work!

  2. mtetar says:

    Great idea, and they are all nice. Mtetar

  3. Looks like a super fun project! Love that you got your whole family involved!

  4. Mary Lee says:

    Our niece told me about your quiet book project. What a wonderful creative gift! I am so glad you posted it so I could see the final results.

  5. Jeanette says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I’m sure those books are destined to become family heirlooms!

  6. Jeanine says:

    I love that you did pages that related to your particular family! What a great idea!

  7. Love this gift idea :) Definitely something I’m keeping in my projects bucket for another day and another special person :)

    Nasyitah
    http://www.coloursofthedomesticgoddess.wordpress.com

  8. Love your idea of a quiet book with the family! And thanks for visiting my post! :)

  9. So cute! We could do these in homeschool! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours. :)

  10. Maja says:

    That’s pretty cool! I love it! A great idea for a gift! <3 Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by at my blog.

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