Wednesday, February 1, 2012

shapes quiet book page ...

i mentioned a while back that some friends and i got together to make quiet books.  we each made twenty of one page, then we swapped pages to make a complete book of different pages!  we got together in december and finally swapped pages!  it was a huge project that we started way back in march of last year, so it was fun to finally see it all come together!

i am still working on putting the binding on my pages, so i will share all of the pages soon, but today i wanted to share with you the page i made.
i did a basic shapes page.  i am really happy with how it turned out!  i had a lot of time to kill in the car on the way to california last fall, so i decided to hand embroider the shapes onto the page.  wow, did i underestimate how long that would take.  twenty four hours later in the car, i still didn't finish.  but, oh well.  it's pretty cute, right?
i used my die cute machine from lifestyle crafts and cut out the basic shapes out of wool blend felt (it only works with thicker felt)
i can't wait to show you the rest of the book!  everyone really did some amazing work!

and, i can't wait to get it finished so my kids can actually use it!   that is, if i let them, wink!

10 comments:

Meg said...

I love this shape page! It looks so great! And good job on the embroidery. I'm working on a quiet book for my boy and his cousin and I think I might try this page out. Thanks!

Sherice said...

oh, what a fun idea! you are an animal!~ hand embroidering those, but they turned out amazing. Well worth it;) Can't wait to see the whole book!

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Kirsteen said...

This look adorable! Lovely idea x

Sharstin said...

Such a fantastic idea- so cute~

yours truly said...

Will you please sell me one? :) I'm far too lazy to make this.

vbrown said...

My girls are loving their quiet books. And your shape page is a favorite!

Heather said...

Amazing! Can't wait to see how the whole book came together. Excellent idea!

Helene said...

I love your page and wanted to ask how you did the word 'shapes'. Felt? Sew? Glue? Thanks!

Caroline Drake said...

Hi Helene.

The word shapes was cut out of wool felt with a die cutter. Before I cut them out I applied heat and bond to the back of the felt, then I ironed the words on.