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Monday, December 15, 2014

Busy activity book

Over the past few days I've been working on making a little activity/busy book for our grandson.  Didn't know it was possible to have so much fun making something so utterly silly!!  Hopefully he'll have some play time with it over the next while.

This is the cover.  I simply printed off a picture of Logan and his mommy and daddy onto iron-on t-shirt transfers.  Around the edge I added some ribbons for him to pull on (or chew!!)

Page one is a tool box, complete with felt tools.  Pattern for the tools came from

Page two is simply felt shapes.

Page three is a stop light.  The felt 'lights' are removable with velcro on the back of each piece.

The little boy has removable clothes and fits inside the bed.  Pattern for the boy also came from

This page is all about textures....
netting, fake fur, burlap, sandpaper, etc.

Tomorrow I will show you the remaining pages.

EDITED TO ADD:  if you're interested in activity books, be sure to
check out the link that Dolores provided in the comments!

Today the quote is from Julie Andrews.... "A miracle is the achievement of the impossible, and it is only when we put aside our greed, anger, pride and prejudices so that our minds are open and ready to accept it, that a miracle can occur"


  1. this is wonderful. so much learning will go on while having fun.

  2. I think this book has kept his gma busy for a while...I love the textures, especially, and made a book of textures for my son when he was just a few months old, and he did handle and play with it obligingly.

  3. Psst, if you want to expand on it or want to make another one, there's a whole blog out there for Quiet Books.
    I gotta make a couple too and I hope I will have time in the new year.

  4. How adorable is this!! What a great project for your grandson-- I love the little felt tool bag! The entire book is totally precious!!

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family~

  5. What an absolutely wonderful and timeless gift. I still have the the quiet book my mother made for our son and that was many many many years ago.

  6. you could have yourself a new career here.....these would sell so well.

  7. MA this is wonderful. He will have loads of fun with this in the coming year.

    Merry Christmas to you and Jack.



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