13 March 2011

Shhhhh....


I want to shout it from the roof tops: LAST WEEK I FINALLY MADE THE QUIET BOOK I'VE BEEN MEANING TO MAKE FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS!!!!!

Dress the kid:




Tic-tac-toe:



Camping/Zipper tent/Who-keeps-roasted-marshmallows-on-a-stick-in-their-camping-pack-in-real -life-but-I-thought-I-was-clever-anyway page:




Go fish and button:



Matching colors and numbers:



Matching colors and shapes:



Lacing and tying a shoe:


Yep, that's it.





Now my kids will be downgraded from most wild and unruly in sacrament meeting to contained for long enough to lose a handful of pieces and fight over a couple of pages right?

25 comments:

Rach said...

Totally awesome, I am so jealous!! I have yet to finish mine! I love the camper and the dress the kid and the I love it all, way to go!

We like to party... said...

You rock Steph. That is one awesome quiet book.
I got lazy and skipped the shoelaces and zipper on Kailani's book.
I love it though!!!

We like to party... said...

sorry, tis Sheila

k.brewer said...

very cool, I love quiet books, I made one for Keilana for her 1st bday and realize I never posted about it. To many hours into cutting and sewing no pictures were taken. Quiet books rock!

Anna K. said...

LOOOOVE IT! I finally made a quiet book too! I had wanted to ever since Delmer was born....and i FINALLY did it. He has done SOO much better in Sacrament meeting ever since. I hope it works for you! After seeing yours..I want to make another one and use your ideas! It is so cute!

Becky said...

Mike and I love this! What a great idea! Are there instructions or did you wing it? Totally want to steal this idea and make one for Connor.

stephanie joy said...

THANKS FRIENDS!

Becky- I just googled "quiet book" for some inspiration and then tried to think of things the boys particularly liked and then just went for it. So, I have no instructions, but a helpful tip from one blog I read was that once you know what you want you can trace from something online or coloring books. I ended up tracing the shape of the kid from this wooden magnetic "paper doll" we have. Feel free to send me any questions you have and I'll do my best to help you! Steph

Chad said...

very cool!!!

iMaLLheaRt said...

Very awesome! I've always wanted to do something like this! Yours is neat!

The Tesimales said...

This is awesome. Too bad Kalani doesn't have a sewing mama. We end up busting out the iphone for silent Elmo videos in church. I seriously love this book.

Kahilau said...

I have wanted to make one of those for 6 years now. And now Ezra is too OLD!! Sad huh? Great job! I am very impressed!

AJ said...

Holy cowabunga!Amazing.

echo said...

awesome! this really is very cool.
i have a funny feeling that if i made a quiet book for my kids it would actually make them louder.

Nate and Julie said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Josh and Laura said...

loooove it!

ashley said...

good on you mate! i have had the coolest quiet book in my brain for 5 years now.... someday i will make it. granted, it may be for my grandchildren but i will make it someday.

laurel said...

W.O.W! I am SERIOUSLY impressed. You one crafty momma!

Smiths said...

Holy Canoli! So great. Ummm, after the 3 year break, how long did it end up taking you? Those kids better cherish that work of art.

laurel said...

I love this song so much! I'd never heard it before. But now I'm gonna post about it on my blog.

Mariko said...

AhhhhH! I am not crafty, but I have been wanting to make a quiet book. This is the most perfect one!
I can't believe you didn't tell me about it.
Show me how to do it! Now!

stephanie joy said...

Jill- I think it took about a week of all my spare time when all was said and done! Mariko- let's craft girl!

StaceynMark said...

Brilliant! And I was just starting to look for some inspiration and ideas to make one (which means it will be done in, say, another 3 years? ;) Thanks for sharing!

Shanae said...

You are such a talented women. THAT IS AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!

modestmuse said...

This is so clever and adorable. S'MORES -- my favorite!!! I certainly would pack them on a stick in a bookbag if I had to.

liko said...

that's awesome! and like ashley, i've had one on the brain for years, and even started one, but never really finished...love it!!