What is a quiet book? A quiet book is a book (usually made out of fabric) filled with quiet activities for children. It's often used for special times, like church, when you need to keep children happy and quiet. Or you can just use it when you want a break! --quote from The Quiet Book Blog
Always Sewin' Somethin! posted about her "lovely finish" of two quiet books for her young sons, to keep them busy during church. She has pictures of all the pages, as well as links to other blogs that provided her with inspiration. I loved all her ideas!!! So creative. And helpful to see where each idea came from, and how it was changed and reinterpreted (my favorite part of the creative process: ooh, I can change that part! Won't that make it better?)
|Tiffany's "I Spy" page - sewinsomethin.blogspot.com|
Absolutely adorable Quiet Book patterns are available FREE from Imagine Our Life. I am totally going to have to make her sock matching pages. (Oh, the wish for grandchildren comes on strong at times like these!)
|Stephanie's all-time most popular quiet book page - imagineourlife.com|
I am, however, completely enamored with a Fairy Tale quiet book Etsy pattern that I stumbled upon from April Mae Designs blog, Making Ends Meet. She used images from the pattern in one of her blog posts
|April Mae Designs pattern, available at Etsy Shop|
and it totally caught my eye. So much that I couldn't stop thinking about it. For days. Yes, I was hooked.
I succumbed. I have no grandchildren (yet). I have no other children in my life right now, and yet I am working on two baby quilts, and a children's play quilt. I also have a (UFO) cloth children's book to finish. And yet... I went and bought this pattern. Will it be my next new project to start? Don't know. But I got a cute new pattern!