Saturday, September 7, 2013

LDS Quiet Book: Summary

For this quiet book I decided to make the cover a little bit more elaborate than I have in the past. I kind of made it up as I went, but this tutorial is sort of similar to what I did. I made the quiet book cover a little loose so that I can add additional pages in the future if I want.

Inside view of binding:

Each of the individual pages are 10X10 inches. I then sewed each of the pages onto 10X11 inch pieces of white felt. I sewed two buttonholes on the edge of the page so that I could use binder rings to hold it all together.

You can click on the links below to read more about each of the pages :)

I just hope my little boy loves it as much as I do! :)

To view more of my quiet book pages, head on over to my Quiet Book Round Up!

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LDS Quiet Book: Help Nephi Build a Ship

My inspiration for this page can be found here!
As I was drawing this page up, I really thought it was going to take me sooo long to put it together. I was wrong! It honestly seemed like one of my quickest pages. Maybe I was just so excited to see it finished I didn't notice the time passing by!

The ship is a three piece puzzle! I used velcro to hold it down. 

Nephi, Laman and Lemuel are attached with ribbon that is stitched to the inside of their pocket so that they don't get lost.

You can find the pattern I drew up here

Friday, September 6, 2013

LDS Quiet Book: Mirror Page

This was another fast, easy page. I stitched up the words "Heavenly Father Loves Me," made a flap out of scrap fabric and hot glued a plastic mirror to the page. It was difficult to find a plastic mirror though. I thought I might have to sacrifice one of my son's baby mirror toys for this page! But thankfully I found I cheap, plastic mirror at my local Joann's. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lds Quiet Book: Nativity Scene

Of course, I really had no choice but to have Nativity pages in this quiet book. It would have felt so empty to leave it out. I found my inspiration here! The pattern is available on Etsy, and it has very easy to follow instructions. Definitely worth purchasing!

When I found sparkly dark blue felt at Hobby Lobby, I had the brilliant idea to use it as the sky color for these pages. I love the way the sparkles look like little stars in the distance!
The shepherds and the sheep on the hills are by far my favorite part of this page! 

When I finished all the darling little finger puppets, it occurred to me that I hadn't really considered how I was going to prevent them from getting lost. I decided to make a pocket in between one of the Nativity pages and another page for the book. To do this, I just used a zipper! By the way, this was my first time installing a zipper. It was nerve-racking, but not as bad as I thought it was going to be!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LDS Quiet Book: Book of Mormon

I don't think this is the cutest quiet book page ever...but I absolutely am in love with the the theme behind it. 

I hand stitched the words "The Book of Mormon teaches us about Jesus Christ" and the scripture "I am the light and the life of the world 3 Nephi 9:18" onto a  page I inserted behind the cover.

And behind that page is a picture of Jesus Christ! I put contact paper on the picture before I sewed it down to give it a little bit more durability. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

LDS Quiet Book: Buckles and Flaps

I was trying really hard to come up with a clever LDS quiet book page that included buckles...and I was coming up with nothing. In the end, I decided to settle for this simple and quick page. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

Instead of felt, I used all fabric. It was so fun to put some of my scraps to use!

I purchased these pictures at Deseret Book.

My son LOVES to look under flaps so I'm thinking this page will be a hit :)

*Update: This is hands down my son's favorite page in this entire quiet book! He buckles and unbuckles over and over. When we pull this book out for him, he always spends the most time on this page!*

Monday, September 2, 2013

LDS Quiet Book: Hill Cumorah

This page is about Joseph Smith visiting the Hill Cumorah. To read more about this, click here
While the idea for this page was mine, I have to give credit to my husband and my sister Rachel for some of the cute detail ideas. 

The Angel Moroni velcros on and off. Joseph is attatched to ribbon that is looped through two buttons holes so he "climbs" the hill, and that idea was all my sister's! 

Laban's sword, the Liahona and the golden plates are under the rock! I was going to make a felt pocket, but my hubby suggested using the vinyl instead. I thought his idea was brilliant, so I did it! I made the Liahona by hot gluing two golden sequins together.

And under the tree leaves is a bird :)
You can find the pattern I drew up here!