Flowers, a Chick and a Dress

I am excited to add three more pages to my quiet book. Each page is a little piece of interactive art. They are so fun!!

Flower Pot

Aren’t these little flowers cute?! I like how they teach colors and finger dexterity to actually use a buttonhole.

This page will have lots of tugging and pulling so I used a heavy Pellon for stabilizer. First I sewed the Rick rack to the front and then sewed the vase from the back.

I stitched around each flower, trimmed the interfacing, and then added the same color back and stitched again and again for a cute outline.

Now it was time to use my very well organized buttons. It was a breeze to find just the right colors! If you are interested, you can read about how I organize my button box here.

Cute as a button!!

Chicken Little

The next page was a little trickier than the flowers. I think the fuzzy fabric and the little eyes added a bit of needed concentration.

The funny thing about this page was the actual fluffy fabric. I really wanted a soft yellow fabric, but I didn’t have anything in my stash. I had felt, I had minky, but I needed fuzzy. I searched online and found a feathery type of material, but just couldn’t bring myself to buy it.

Then I was in my pantry and saw a package of ultra soft microfiber cloths with a bright yellow one just screaming “Here I am! I want to be a chickie!!”

It was perfect!! I sewed the legs down first and then the fluff followed by the details. I’m excited to see little fingers making a little beak for this happy chick!

Snap the Dress-

This page was easy peasy. I used some cute scrappy fabric and some snaps from my diaper making days. Woo hoo!!

I traced the pattern onto thin muslin and sewed it on to two pieces of fabric right sides together. I left a hole in the bottom for turning.

I trimmed the edges making sure to clip the corners and turned the dress right side out and pressed.

I top stitched around the edges and added snaps. With the dress snapped together, I sewed it down to the page making sure to leave the top and bottom free to open.

Whew! That was a lot of work, but I am so pleased with these SWEET little pages. I only have a few more to go. I might even have them all done by next time. Yea!!

Until then, I hope you have a wonderful day!

If any of you are interested in making your own quiet book, these pages came from the book called “The Quiet Book Tutor” by Nancy Barnes

13 thoughts on “Flowers, a Chick and a Dress

  1. This is adorable! But, I’m a little confused about the chick page? Does it have a back to it? You’ve inspired me to finally start making a quiet book for my granddaughter 🙂

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    1. Hi Trish! I have used interfacing on the page, When I sew the pages together i will leave a bit of the seam unsewn at the bottom so a child’s hand can go inside the page like a pouch. I hope this helps. You are going to love making a quiet book! Each page is a little interactive piece of art. Please let me know if you have any other questions:)❤️

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