last pages of the quiet book...
i can remember buttoning items onto our quiet books when i was younger. and what could be more fun than matching a fabric gumball to the button?
puzzles. i think this was the 2nd page (well set) that i made. there are 3 different puzzles to complete-flower, butterfly and heart. each has their own pocket to be tucked into when not in use. i got the idea for the gumball and puzzle pages from
zip, buckle and snap... all kids want to learn how to do 'big' things themselves.
and then the cover. i did this last cause i wanted to make sure that i made it big enough. while had an idea of how big it needed to be, i wasnt sure how thick the pages would be laying on top of each other. and that was the measurement i was concerned about. i added about 2" to the final addition of the height & length (times 2) so there would be a bit of cover overhang. Then i had to find the middle of the cover and the ribbon i used for the binding so that they could be sewn together and turned right side out.
you can kind of see how i sewed the ribbon down leaving a channel for the binder ring to go thru. then i put a ribbon all around the outside of the cover with magnets in the ends to close the book. with the cover all done, it was time to loop the pages onto the binder rings and then thru the book binding.
hope you enjoy your quiet book t!