MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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

Monday, January 17, 2022

More of the quiet book

 I spent much of the weekend working on the quiet book and finished a couple more pages....

First was the train which has several finger puppets to play with.  There's a zipper across the top of the page for storing the puppets.




Second was the fish bowl.  There's really not an aspect of 'play' with this one although I had originally thought there would be.  I had planned to make sort of a 'snow globe' but once I got the little fish sewn on (buttons) I realized that any sort of glitter would just get caught on the fish and the sandpaper I used for the sand.  So, it evolved into more of a peek through the 'glass' to see what's behind sort of thing.  



Now I just have to finish the cover and decide what method I will use to put it all together.  

- Some of you might find THIS article on sales cycles of interest.

- If you're like me and have a collection of doilies you don't know what to do with, perhaps one of the ideas HERE might spark an idea.  I especially like the headboard! While you're there, check out her 'Upcycled and DIY' category - lots of fun ideas.

- HERE is another cute idea you could consider making for Valentine's Day.

- I talked about temperature blankets last time, and HERE are some links to crocheted versions.

- For the knitters who are a little reticent about attempting colour work, perhaps THIS might intrigue you.

- And I'm sure you have lots of scrap yarns left over from your Christmas knitting/crocheting so perhaps using some of them to make THIS might be fun (you'll have to scroll down to get the pattern).

Today's quote is from Nanea Hoffman..."If today gets difficult, remember the smell of coffee, the way sunlight bounces off a window, the sound of your favourite person's laugh, the feeling when a song you love comes on, the colour of the sky at dusk, and that we are here to take care of each other"

26 comments:

  1. The doilie link was fun to follow. I think the lampshades are worth a second look.
    If you have a lot of them, you could probably make a bed cover. Or even just enough for the edges. Now I'm looking at all the rescued crochet items I have around. Fine cotton work

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    1. My grandmother was a prolific doily maker and I have (or had, because I've used a lot of them over the years) a lot from her. My mother was a tatter so I have a few by her as well.

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  2. that book is just amazing--love the little puppets...someone is going to really love this!!
    Thanks for the link to the hat--I may give it a try after my 2nd sock is finished...it is really cute!! Hugs Julierose

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    1. I know I would have loved the puppets when I was little so hopefully she will too. Hope you try the hat - I'd love to see how it comes out.

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  3. P,S, and those scrap yarn crochet baskets are fab-u-lous, too!!

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    1. Yes, I like that idea too and plan on doing a stash dive to see what I can cobble together.

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  4. Your newest pages are very cute. I especially love the little finger puppets. Love all the lace doily ideas. Very nice quote. Think of everything pleasant and remember to smile.

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    1. I think finger puppets are fun so hopefully she will too.

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  5. Where do you get all the energy to create all the things you do?!! Your book for baby is adorable. The link about when to buy things on sale is very useful. Thanks

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    1. I get bored too easily if I don't have something to occupy myself so that's why I create so much....keeps me out of trouble!

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  6. Very nice pages. I love the finger puppets.

    God bless.

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    1. I think the puppets are my favourites.

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  7. This is going to be such a special gift for your new grand-daughter.... beautiful! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. I've made one of these for all 4 of our grandies - and I still wonder who enjoys them more, me or them.

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  8. The puppets and train, also the fish tank are going to be so popular. I think I may even have to 'have a go' at making some myself for GGks. I like the quote.

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    1. If you do decide to make them just be prepared for them to be time consuming. I spent a lot of time online searching out free coloring pages to use as jumping off points for the pages too.

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  9. You've used a lot imagination in your book as well as investing a lot of time. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I have had a lot of fun with the book. It's just about done and then it will be time to wrap all the gifties and get them shipped out.

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  10. Oh, these pages are so cute. Those little animal finger puppets are adorable.

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    1. They were fun to make - I don't know if kids play with finger puppets these days but we'll see.

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  11. I love the creative ways you're making those pages. The finger puppets are so sweet.

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    1. I suspect I'm having as much fun making them as she will playing with them.

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  12. You have been making so many cute and fun quiet books, what a treat they must be to play with!

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    1. Just one book - but several pages to go inside. And yes, lots of fun to create!

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  13. Your quiet book is going to be amazing. You always pick the best quotes. I love this one!

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    1. Thanks Renee - quiet books are so much fun to make so it certainly wasn't a hardship!

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