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ABC Quiet Book Pages

After pinning ideas for what seemed like months, I'm finally ready to start my first felt quiet book. 

Honestly, the whole quiet book thing was intimidating. The books can get quite elaborate. The problem for me was narrowing down a theme. I've seen activity quiet books with intricate garden patterns, sorta like plant your own felt vegetables and pick felt apples. I've seen one with a chore theme. Hang your felt clothes on the line and bake an apple pie in a felt oven. Way too much assembly for my first go at this. I considered using hot glue to speed up the book building, but decided against it. Hot glued books can get lumpy and don't look as nice. I opted for sewing. It will take longer, but the end result will look fab. 

The felt book that seemed the easiest was this fun Animal ABC's book from the blog Do Small Things with Love. I like the look of the simple animal shapes on bright colored felt. The way the book was held together looked pretty basic. Easy peasy. Cute. Basic. I got this. 

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I went along with the choice of animals, but I designed my own silhouettes. My favorite alphabet pages sewn so far are the jellyfish, elephant, and owl. To make the book more of my own creation, I added sensory elements. The jellyfish has ribbons for tentacles, the elephant has a movable ear, and the alligator and owl have extra felt detail (scales and feathers).

Each page takes 1-2 hours depending on the detail of the silhouette and the added sensory elements. The best time for me to work on these is after the kiddos are in bed. I pull out some dark chocolate, carry my box of felt scraps over to the couch and watch an episode of Gotham. 

Here are some of the pages I've finished. Check back for more as I add to the ABC collection! 

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I like to use contrasting thread on the letters

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The letters give a nice "pop" to the background felt.

ABC Quiet Book Pages | Felt Book | by

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