I recently finished making Quiet Book Number 4. Can you believe it. How have I agreed to make so many Quiet Books. I've done it so many times because I make them for people I love. This one is no different. I made it for three little monsters that I like to call my nephews. I know that I've posted similar images from previous quiet books before (see side bar), but I thought that it would be fun to take you on a tour of my recent quiet book creation.
The cover is pretty basic. I did another monogram on the front. I played with the idea of doing some monster appliques on the front, but in the end I liked the simple monogram best. One change I made to this quiet book is that I used a snap closure in place of velcro. I didn't have any snapping pages in the book and figured that it would be a good thing for little hands to learn to do.
As you can see on the left I used some monster themed flannel as my "end paper". It was pretty cute and I figured that most little boys like monsters. Here's a view of the clock page. There are some slight variations with the shape of the clock's hands, and the type of button that I used.
I love the shoe lacing page, but it is SO much work. I decided to go with a football lacing page this time. There is another dog collar page, which I think turned out pretty cute. I found the cat collar at Target in their $1 bins, a pretty good deal.
This page may look unimpressive, but I was pretty pleased with it. I made a double decker crayon caddy to accommodate more crayons. The top row of slots are actually full length. I did this in the case that my Sister-In-Law wanted prefers the longer twistable crayons. There are a few empty pockets on the right that need to be filled with a note pad and pencils.
This may be my favorite set of pages. I am still a big fan of the garden page. It is so fun for the little kids to help pull up the vegetables. The Bronco on the right is a personal favorite as well. Normally I make a truck for this wheel changing/button page, but for a personal touch I made a green Bronco just like the one that my dad had growing up (and that my older brother had intended on inheriting). My older nephew knows all about the green bronco.
I love the mailbox page.
My brother and his wife gave my nephews great names, but unfortunately for me they are longer than I am used to. I had to find room for 7 letters. Baby cakes number 3 is on the way, and it would be awful nice if they would name him something that is 7 letters or less and uses the letters N, A, T, H, P, R, E, S, A, N, and O. I don't know maybe Thor. Thor is a nice name right?
Another Tic-Tac-Toe page with balls. Footballs and basketballs this time. I decided that the balls needed their own pocket. My brother loves soccer so I added some ribbon. There was no way that I was going to piece together 6 soccer balls.
Simple shape matching page and a house with family photos.
Four piece puzzle with stacked pocket storage. I love the pocket. There are three different puzzles, but I figured that one puzzle could stay on the board. The stacked pocket allows the puzzle pieces to be separated without taking up too much space. What are the puzzles? An apple, sunshine, and a soccer ball.
Here's a view of the back pocket. Isn't it cute? Okay it is pretty basic, but very necessary. It stores all of the extra letters for spelling monster number 1's name.
I made three little hang tags to sit on the ring of the book. One for each little monster that will be using it. Aren't they cute?
For more information on individual quiet book pages see the links on the side bar. If you decide to make your own quiet book and have questions just let me know. I'd be happy to help.
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