For the past year I’ve been busy sewing quiet book pages for my little guys and to be completely honest, I am hooked. Like seriously addicted to making these adorable little felt pages.
I remember when I was 12 years old I used to babysit for a family in our ward and at the end of the night when it wasn’t too late, the mom would show me all her quiet book pages she had been working on. Colourful shapes, buttons, snaps and my very favourite one, a farm page. I honestly remember thinking at the very moment in her dining room, that one day I would make a quiet book just like hers, they were truly so beautiful. So 20 years later my wish finally came true.
Now before I show you, I cannot stress enough that these are not my patterns or my ideas. I stumbled across this awesome girl on Pinterest and have been a loyal stalker since. Imagine Our Life.
100% of the credit goes directly to her creative genius.
I do however finish my pages a little different from hers. I like to find coordinating fabrics to line the back of each of my pages. Then I serge the edges. I’m still working on a way to make them into a book.
The robot page has to be one of my favourite, especially since it has a couple really COOL elements to it.
There are inter-changeable pieces that snap onto the robot’s body. You can mix his arms, legs and heads.
I love the little wheelie feet piece. I used buttons from my Mom’s old button tin that we used to play with all the time when we were kids. So some of those buttons could be older than I am. ♥ that.
Now, the coolest part of this quiet book page. It lights up.
How awesome is that?!!
With the push of a button, his little heart and ears light up.
Using all sorts of high tech sewing, conductive threads, LED lights and batteries. She goes into complete and VERY awesome detailed instructions on her blog. (And I’m totally kidding about it being high tech, it’s really quite simple once you get the concept)
I even made a little video showing you the 3 different heads and how they light up. It’s pretty hard to film and play at the same time, but you get the idea. :)
I’ve probably got 10 pages either completed, or almost complete. When I get the time I will definitely post them here for you to see. ♥
Check out Stephanie’s blog if you get the chance, she is fantastic!