Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Giveaway Winner & Discount Code!

And the winner of this week's "Here Comes Santa Claus" quiet book kit giveaway is...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jessica S!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, don't despair; Simply Crafty Sisters is offering 10% off "Here Comes Santa Claus" for the next week to readers of the Quiet Book Blog!

Use the code QUIETBOOKBLOG10 to get 10% off the kit or the pattern. The code will expire Nov. 9, 2015.


Click here to check out the "Here Comes Santa Claus" PDF Pattern,
or click here to check out the "Here Comes Santa Claus" Quiet Book Kit.  

Again, thank you to everyone who entered!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Eva's Quiet Book Pages

Reminder: The Quiet Book Kit Giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST! Enter now before you forget!

The quiet book pages in today's post are not all from one book; Eva from the blog Quiet Book Effie has made multiple books, and these are her favorite pages from all her books. She is very talented and her pages are fantastic. Enjoy!


Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
My name is Eva and I'm mom of a little girl Zuzana from Czech Republic.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
Books I sewed for my daughter (21 months) and other girls, usually 2 years old.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
I started to sew during maternity leave which is a nearly 2 years

How long did it take you?
Hard to say :) The first book three months, but I just sewed in the evenings, not every day. Other books about a month.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I do not use templates, but of course I was inspired by the Internet.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
I chose a seamed back books.

What material are the pages made out of? What other materials did you use? 
I use cotton, felt, and stiffener. I think you can use almost any material that we have at home, but most use ribbons, buttons, zippers, Velcro, laces, various fastening, transparent material, magnet or even mirrored foil.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
I can not estimate the cost of all materials because shopping has become a passion :D

What's your favorite page? Why? 
My favorite site with animals because they look impressive and kids love animals.

I have a blog  where my quiet books are posted - Quiet Book Effie
More comfortable for me is my Facebook page, where I can communicate even better :) - Quiet Book Effie Facebook Page
And I have my own channel on youtube - EvĨa Ef. Here is a video of my latest quiet book:



Eva, thank you so much for sharing all of your awesome quiet books with us! Readers, I highly encourage you to check out her blog Quiet Book Effie to see the rest of her awesome quiet books!

AND DON'T FORGET! Today is the last day to enter the Quiet Book Blog Giveaway! Click here or on the picture below to be taken to the giveaway post, where you can enter! The giveaway ends at midnight Eastern Standard Time, so enter now!

http://quietbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/christmas-quiet-book-kit-giveaway.html

Friday, October 23, 2015

Misty's Super Mario Quiet Book

Today's quiet book is amazing. It was made by Misty of the blog Misty's Whimsies, and it is absolutely fantastic. It is a Super Mario Quiet Book, and features all of the characters found in that awesome video game - Princess Peach, Bowser, Luigi, and of course, Mario. Each page is like a different level in the game that your child can play through. It is so cute, and there are so many more pictures of it than I can show you here! If you'd like to see all of the details of this fabulous book, check out the series of posts on Misty's blog

Cover:


Princess Peach birthday party page:


Turtles and tubes page:


Mini game page:


Threading page:


Ghost house puzzle page:


Yoshi page with apples, coins, and flags:


Bowser castle maze page:


Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
Misty Richardson, I love to do crafty and homemaking things for my family.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
I made this quiet book for my oldest son Coleman who is now seven, when I started it he was four.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Intermediate I would guess.

How long did it take you?  
I'm not sure, I have been working on and off on this since 2012, but would set it down and not work on it for a while. But each page probably took several days to a week to complete when I would actively work on it.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I used templates that I created based on the mario video games. I plan on making them available but have not yet been able to do that.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
They are all bound together, I don't know if the method has a name but I found a tutorial on this website: http://tanyahandmade.blogspot.ru/2012/09/blog-post_30.html It isn't in english but her pictures are great, and parts I wasn't sure on, I just tried my best!

What material are the pages made out of? 
Mostly felt, with some batting on the inside, a few other types of fabrics are thrown in there.

What other materials did you use? 
Lots of string, elastic, snaps, hooks, eyelets, buttons, those kinds of things.

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
I'm not sure, I used wool felt so that was probably the most expensive part each sheet is about a $1 each and I have tons of left overs of everything so I can continue to make things and it will be cheaper

What's your favorite page? Why? 
Um... I'm not sure I could say, there are parts of each page that I am particularly fond of- mostly based on how I was able to put it together and how clever I thought I was being ;). 

On her blog "Misty's Whimsies," Misty has several posts that go into a lot more detail about the book with a lot more pictures and explanations. I highly encourage you to check them out!

Here's an overview of the whole book: Completed New Super Mario Brothers Quiet Book 

And posts on the individual pages:

Misty's Whimsies: Princess Peach's Birthday Party
Misty's Whimsies: Page 2! The Turtle and Pipes
Misty's Whimsies: Page 3 - Mini Game
Misty's Whimsies: World 5 Map
Misty's Whimsies: Mario Quiet Book Characters

Definitely go check these posts out. There are so many more pictures and cool details!

Misty, thank you for sharing your truly amazing quiet book with us!

(Also, Readers - remember to enter this week's Quiet Book Blog giveaway!  Click here or on the picture below to be taken to the giveaway post!)

http://quietbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/christmas-quiet-book-kit-giveaway.html

 
Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Joan's Refrigerator Quiet Book Page

Hi everyone! Today's quiet book page was made by grandmother Joan. It's one of many that she's made; she has so many pages now that they don't fit in the pictures you see below and are held together with shower curtain rings! This page of Joan's is about the food in a refrigerator; the page before lists some foods one can eat, and then the next page has the fridge with doors that open and close.


Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
I’m Gramma to 2 boys, one is 2 years old, the other 5 months old, been sewing for 60 years.

How long did it take you?
I made several pages all at the same time, hard to judge the individual time for each but guess an hour?

Did you use any templates?
No template for fridge – just squares.

How did you bind your quiet book?
I use 2 thickness of grosgrain ribbon for edge. Have made so many pages that have now abandoned the notebook and use metal shower curtain holders to keep them together: Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Hooks We change up the ones we take on trips to the store to keep it fresh.

What material are the pages made out of?
Most of the materials are felt but fridge is satin lining with satin ribbon handles. The door opens to show fruit in the fridge.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
 Zero $ – but been sewing forever and have scraps. Could cost about $1.

Joan, thank you so much for sharing your creative quiet book page with us!

 
Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kerry's LDS Quiet Books

Hi! Before we dive in to today's post, I want to remind you to enter this week's Quiet Book Blog Giveaway! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of yesterday's post to enter to win a pattern and supply kit to make a quiet book by Simply Crafty Sisters.

Today's awesome quiet books were made by Kerry, author of the store and blog KLC Studio. Her quiet books are filled with pages that are focused on faith, full of wonderful ideas for a quiet book to be used in church.

The covers of both books:


Light on a hill page:


 5 Steps of Repentance:


 Put on the Armor of God:


 Baptism page:


 Help Rose get dressed for church:


 Home can be a heaven on Earth:


 Hold to the Iron Rod:


 Church memory game:


 Help Elder Jones find a tie:


 Help Sally's hair look nice for church:


Priesthood Blessings: 


The law of tithing: 


Put the Plan of Salvation in order:


Temple puzzle:  


Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
Kerry Lee-Crawford - The woman who LOVES to share, create and grow.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
I made this book twice at the same time for my twin step-daughters for their 7th Birthday in August 2015.

What's your level of sewing experience?
Advanced, I am actually a textile artist and have sewn since I was a child. I have my Visual Arts diploma, major in Textiles from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and I also have a BA in Art Education.

How long did it take you?
These books took me a few months, and I didn't work steady at them. I began in June 2015 and worked on them at my own pace. No idea how many hours....many, many days though.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
For some of my pages I used other templates, like the Armour of God and I took the idea of the missionary tie and created my own patterns from what I saw. Other pages I created myself by finding LDS clip art or by looking at primary lesson pages to get ideas for the Repentance and Priesthood pages. I sketched everything else out first, then I went to work. I found many of my clip art online from various places.

How did you bind your quiet book?
I wanted to have a stable and well sewn book that would last a long time. I created each page on its own, then I sewed pages to each other leaving the left side open. I used pinking sheer scissors to trim around the sewn pages. I then used a colour strip of fabric to sew both set of pages together leaving a wide enough space to be sewn down the middle of the spine. I just like the look and feel of it. I explain this more in detail on my blog.

What material are the pages made out of?
Each page is made of either denim or upholstery fabric. I wanted each page to be thicker than just regular fabric, so it would hold up as the girls turned the pages. I could have used interfacing on the back of fabric, but I had a lot of denim and upholstery fabric and I wanted to get rid of it. Waste not, want not.

What other materials did you use?
I LOVE my fine tipped black fabric pen. It was very versatile and saved me lots of time and headaches. I also used fabric, applique fusible webbing, freezer paper, yarn, snaps, and velcro...oh...and let's not forget real pink blush, yup...you read right! (for the cheeks!!)

How much did all the supplies cost you?
I already had much of my supplies in my studio. I think I only had to buy the snaps and yarn...maybe $20??

What's your favourite page? Why?
There are so many that I like, but I'm really impressed how the girl head with brown hair turned out. I found a silhouette picture of a girl online and used it as the base. I wanted it to look like a beautiful girl and so I added my special touches with my fabric pen and cheek blush, as well as the lace collar and pretty button for the broach. I wanted real thick hair too, so I doubled the yarn. Needless to say....it's the girls' favourite page too!!! I have to remind them there are other pages as well!

Kerry has a post on her blog, Quiet Book - Show & Tell, where she talks more in detail about each page and links to the templates she used. Check it out!

Kerry, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous and inspiring quiet book with us! 

 
Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Christmas Quiet Book Kit Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! I am so excited to share with you that we're having a giveaway this week!


I know most of you are probably working on your kids' Halloween costumes right now, but believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner. And if you want to make a Christmas quiet book for someone you know, the time is coming up!

Steph from Simply Crafty Sisters is here today to give away one of her awesome Christmas Quiet Book kits. In her Etsy shop she has the "Here Comes Santa Claus" Christmas Quiet Book PDF available for just $6, or the "Here Comes Santa Claus" PDF plus all the supplies you'll need to make the book for $35. This week she's giving away one of these awesome pattern+supply kits that has everything you need to make this Christmas quiet book!

Pages in the "Here Comes Santa Claus" quiet book include (all descriptions are by Steph from the quiet book PDF's Etsy page):

Cover Page: Here Comes Santa present that opens up to showcase a family photo with Santa


Comb Santa's Beard: (Steph adds: My 2 year old has spent HOURS doing this page...she loves it!)


Dress Santa: Help Santa button his suit and buckle his belt


What's in Santa's Bag?: Holds all of the decorations and fishing pole to get the house ready for Santa


 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: This cozy holiday scene has snaps for all of the decorations

 

Reindeer Games: All of the pieces to decorate the reindeer store inside of him!


Checkin' it Twice: A fun way to practice name writing while making sure kiddos fall on Santa's nice list! This page uses clear heavy duty vinyl and a dry erase marker.


Cookies for Santa: (Back page)...a plate with gingerbread men, a carrot for the reindeer, and of course, a glass of milk!


Interview

What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
Steph Bitter. I am a momma of 4 crazy kids ranging for 16 to 2; I love fabric, music, Montessori method, soccer games and require chocolate to stay sane!

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
This book was created for my 2 1/2 year old daughter who LOVES her quiet books and Christmas. This will go to church with us and sit on her Montessori shelves that we do for our “school” time.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
This book is a basic sewing level…but I have decent sewing skills (thanks to 4-H and my mom!). The pattern gives several options to do things (like button holes) for those who aren’t comfortable with them.

How long did it take you?
Once I made the pattern the book took around 10 hours to make…I cut everything first and THEN carried it with me everywhere to work on while I waited for kids at their activities. I finished it in less than a week. I am very much a “start and finish” kind of gal and have made 60+ quiet book pages so I have lots of experience that probably helped make it go quick.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
Yep, it can be found in my etsy shop: Simplycraftysisters.etsy.com
I wanted to create a book with LOTS of fine motor skills and that had a new approach to many favorite quiet book activities for my kiddo.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
Grommets and binder rings. I want this book to last for the Grandkids, and my nice hubby sets them for me!

What material are the pages made out of? 
Felt, minky, ribbon, fur, clear vinyl.

What other materials did you use? 
Snaps, a comb, thread, dry erase marker, buckle, grommets.

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
I have the kit available in my shop if you’re interested, with all supplies included for $35: Christmas Quiet Book Fabric Kit.

What's your favorite page? Why? 
The Comb Santa’s Beard page….my daughter carried this around for days once it was finished. And truthfully, the idea was what inspired the book to start with. But, the fishing the house decorations out of Santa’s bag is a close second!

Steph's giveaway this week is her "Here Comes Santa Claus" Christmas Quiet Book Fabric Kit (Pattern Download included), which, like the title says, includes the full PDF pattern of the "Here Comes Santa Claus" quiet book as well as all the supplies needed to make this Christmas book.


To enter the giveaway to win a "Here Comes Santa Claus" Christmas Quiet Book Fabric Kit (Pattern Download included), just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below:

*Giveaway open to residents of the continental US*


Check back next week to see if you've won!