More Quiet Book Pages

I have been doing some more work on the quiet book I have been making for the kids.  I have finished up another page spread, this one is a barrel of monkeys and a match the color set of cars.  quiet book cars and monkeys I really like how the monkeys turned out, although it was really hard to sew around the edges on the sewing machine, if I made them again I would hand stitch them.  On the cars I used iron on Velcro and I have to say that was a mistake.  I have let the kids give these a trial run and already the Velcro is coming loose, I think I’m going to go back and try some tacky glue.  I should have sewed the Velcro on before stitching everything together and adding the dimensional paint.

I have started working on a fishing page.  The wave pockets are all sewn down and the fish are all ready to go.  quiet book fishing I added tiny magnets to the insides of them and will be using a magnet instead of a hook.  I have stalled on this page because I can’t figure out how to do the fishing pole string, I think I’m over thinking it.  I should probably just tie some string on a dowel and add a magnet to the other end and be done with it, but I want it to be cute, I think I need a bobber bead to make it more authentic.

Once I finish up the fishing page I only need one more page and I’ll be ready to sew it all together.  Now I just need to decide what I’ll be doing for the final one, hmmmmm, anyone have any ideas?.


Absolutely Kathy said...

check out this fishing pond craft post.


She cut out a worm and put a magnet in the worm. You may be able to do that and just size the project down for your book.

Maybe for the last page you could do birds on a wire. At the beginning of the wire have a number. Then cut out birds with velcro on them and the kids can attach the birds to the wire and match the number. Like for one they would attach one bird.

Crafterella said...

Thanks for the link Kathy, I love that idea, those worms are so cute. I think I'm going to have to give that a try!