Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Quiet Book

The quiet book is done! It is probably in the top five greatest accomplishments of my life. Yes, I am that thrilled about it. I must confess, I am not a sewer. And, I'm not one of those people just saying that so you won't judge me to harshly and then you see that I'm actually really awesome. Those people always make me feel very inadequate. I'm saying it to inspire you. If I can do this, anyone can.

I made this book as part of a co-op. We each purchased and cut out the materials for three of the pages for the other girls in the group. My pages were the flower pot, the abacus and the apple tree. We then exchanged materials and assembled and sewed our own books.

I am pleased to say that I sewed everything on my own thanks to the assistance and sewing machines of my mom, mother-in-law, a few sisters-in-law and some friends.

Sam's job was moral support and hammering the eyelets. (It seemed like man's work to me!) When the last eyelet was hammered and the rings were put in, I was so excited. It is so fulfilling to see all of your hard work come to fruition.

Abby has been wanting to play with it for weeks and she finally got to take it to church today. The true critic was obviously pleased as she was very quiet today!

Here it is in all of it's glory...


  1. It turned out so great! And I love the fabric you used for the cover.

    Maybe I should start making mine now...

  2. Cute! So glad you posted this, I haven't started putting mine together yet and I was pretty confused about what some of the stuff was, this helps A TON!! Now I can do mine ;)

  3. Wow, I am impressed. That is a lot of work! Looks fabulous!

  4. What an awesome idea! I love the book! When can I buy your next one? :)


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