Tuesday, October 26, 2010

the completed quiet book.

Although I actually finished Alex's book in time for his birthday (two months ago), I thought it was about time I put some pictures up. There are a lot of great quiet books circulating the blog world. This is a bit of a conglomeration of a few of my favorites and some of my own ideas.
If you haven't already, check out http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/ . I used some of her ideas but not her templates. I wanted to tweak a few things here and there to make it just right.

The outer cover is 12" x 12" and the pages are 11" x 11.5".





I love this page because it's made out of the same fabric that I used for Alex's actual window treatments.






The bear came from an old pacifier clip!











This is Ben's favorite page, of course.





This may be my favorite page. I used an old scrap of silk from a previous project for the water and it gives a great water effect. Most of the fish came from a template from The Purl Bee (http://purlbee.squarespace.com/felt-aquarium-magnets/). However the shark and boat (along with the pizza, window, and bear pages) are from my own templates.



I was a little worried that after all was said and done, Alex wouldn't be too interested. BUT he actually really loves it- especially the fish page. I'm so happy to have it done!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My New Life

Have you heard of Stephanie Nielsen? She is an LDS blogger that was in a plane crash a few years ago and survived. Her story is pretty remarkable and the clip is so worth watching.