MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Two more pages


Over the weekend I finished two more pages for the quiet book.  These two will be side by side in the finished book.


I used a leftover piece of fleece for the 
quilt and the little pillow is stuffed.

The little boy comes out and has snaps to
attach his clothes, which can be stored
in the dresser which will be on the opposite page.


The top drawer is zippered so that the
clothes can be stored inside
and here is the 'wardrobe'


I used dome fasteners on the little
boy and the clothing.  The rug is a piece of
fake fur I unearthed in my stash.

For those of you who might be interested in making your own quiet book, there are tons (!!) of pattern links in the list  found HERE.  Also, doing a Google search for children's coloring pages will give you lots of inspiration.

- I've seen THIS in a couple of places around the internet and would love one for my sewing room!  The link takes you to the PDF for how to make it.

- There are a couple sweet little cross stitch projects HERE you could work up quickly for Christmas.

- Every teddy bear (and doll) needs a cozy warm housecoat for Christmas, and you can find a great pattern HERE

- Have a peek at the eye candy done by THIS artist.

- With buffalo plaid being all the rage these days, perhaps THIS Christmas ornament might intrigue you.




16 comments:

  1. Wow Mary Anne you are so skilled at making these pages, they are fantastic! Can it be assumed that the new sewing machine is settling in nicely from all this productivity?! Christine xx

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    1. Shhhh - I don't want to say the new machine is working, just in case I jinx it!!! The pages ARE fun to make though!

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  2. Your creativity and sewing skills are amazing.

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  3. Thank you SO much for the reference to tons of quiet book ideas. I suspect they'll be adding your ideas! The quilt link is very intriguing.

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    1. Most of my ideas aren't really original - I just build on something else I've seen and try to make it my own.

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  4. I am in LOVE with this quiet book you are imagining, Mary Anne. Oh to sit down when it is finished and turn each delightful page and be enthralled by the cleverness of it. I believe one could sit for hours and play with each perfect little page. How fabulous you can store the clothes away in the zippered drawers. I want to make one for me. =)

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    1. Well.....if you want one for you....go for it! I think it would be really fun to make a girly-themed with flowers and pretties throughout - just your style!

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  5. Oh Mary Anne... these last two pages have taken your quiet book to over-the-top-cuteness! I just love everything about this!

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    1. Thank you Becki. It's hard to know when to stop!

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  6. Wow, Mary Anne! Wonderful pages! I wish I had had a book like this in my young days!
    Fantastic ideas! You are clever!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I would have liked one of these books too - but then again, I've always been a book lover!

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  7. Your quiet book is sure to be a winner when it's received! Wonderful detail. Thanks for the links too.

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    1. There's a lot of hours that go into making a quiet book, but what else is a Grandma to do!

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  8. These are my favorite pages yet! I love every element! Your quiet book is fabulous dear. You are sew ready for gift giving! I am so not...but I am not stressing over my lack of Muse Mojo. <3

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    1. Have had to set this project aside for a bit so I can concentrate on a landscape I need to do before Christmas. Can't really finish it anyway until I know the baby name for sure.

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