When I asked Jill for ideas for Claire for Christmas, she suggested a quiet book.
I had made a couple of them years ago, even before I had kids. For friends.
I was excited to do one for one of my grandkids!
I looked on-line for ideas. Just typed in "Quiet Book" images and there were lots that popped up! I began to make page after page.
For the inside of the cover, I decided to use some fabric I had left over from a quilt I had made. Mom had gotten this fabric for me from Japan.
fishie crackers for inside the belly of the whale
I had to really think through how the pages would be arranged and sewn together.
It's a pretty big book, but Claire does love it and that was the objective!
Even Adam enjoys it!
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When I wrote a blog about making my card table play house, (I made two) I got a comment from someone who thought I should not have stolen their ideas. - even though I was only making it for my grandchildren. I was not profiting from anyone. I took ideas from here and there from images posted on-line. I think many people get ideas from others. Afterall, isn't that the point of Pinterest? So I am sorry if someone gets upset.
I had so much fun making this book, but I won't be making any more probably. Making it once was enough with my arthiritis. I appreciated all the ideas that prodded my mind and many of the ideas were ones that I thought of after looking at other's books. I hope no one gets bent out of shape about it. I certainly won't mind if people copy from me!