Monday, 16 January 2012


I decided my first DIY share would be a project that is a lot of  fun to do but also extremely time consuming, a Quiet Book that I made for my grandson Levi!

                The front cover is a picture of my grandson which I printed on fabric.

There are many options for a house page and pictures of your family in the windows makes it personal!

The idea for the running shoe came
I personalized it with a few details.

The inspiration for this SPORTS 
page came

There are a lot of different barn pages out there. I took my idea
 I added the silo instead of the embroidered windmill.

The finger puppet animals can be  found

The Garden page idea came from 
 with a few additions by me.

Every book needs a shapes page.I decided to use sew on snaps as they were easier for little hands to snap and unsnap. A pocket to hold the shapes is necessary.

And a counting page. I found the numbers at

I love the toolbox from: and the tutorial and patterns are great! I didn't get the screws and bolts made but he loved it anyway.

A little machine embroidery on the back cover.

There were so many more I wanted to do but they
 will have to come later.

I still look at all the pictures everyone posts and love new ideas.

Have fun creating!



  1. what a great job betty, you are just TOO clever x janis

  2. What a wonderful idea! I love each and every page. I am not the best when it comes to machine sewing, but I am going to make the effort to make a quiet book for my little wee one here. Thank you for sharing as I have never seen a book like this before, it's wonderful.

  3. What a beautiful book! I just love your daughters blog and am so excited to follow yours as well! Cheers!

  4. Thank you. I am happy to have you as a follower, I hope I can share some interesting things.

  5. Wow! This is incredible! I am Janie's friend Jen and am definately following your blog now too so more inspiration gifts please, I love to read about them!

  6. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.