Stupid internet. The very LAST thing I need in this life is another sewing project to start, but I was innocently doing a little mindless blog surfing and saw this quiet book from The Empty Bobbin last week I had a quiet book when I was little, and Ellie loved playing with it while we were in Seattle, but somehow my brain didn’t feel that I had to make one until I saw this page:
I ordered the Piece & Quiet pattern as recommended, and it arrived this weekend. Before you also run to order it, I’m not thrilled with it. There are no diagrams for the construction–all instructions are words only. This annoys me to no end. I, having had “read through all instructions before you begin” beaten into me by standardized testing in elementary schools, want to read through an entire pattern and visualize how it’s going to go before I start in. But if there aren’t any pictures, I have a realllllly hard time visualizing the steps. I don’t want to be blindly sewing sentence by sentence, hoping for the best. But we’ll see how it goes. Maybe once I get going it won’t make me crazy. Maybe I’ll find some pictures of the step-by-step stuff on the internet and feel better. That would be awesome. (Although now that I’ve said that I feel morally obligated to contribute such photos if there aren’t any already.)
Anyhoo…I’m obsessed with coming up with quiet book activity page ideas. I’ve got a bunch that I’ve been brainstorming on my own, but have found a whole host of incredibly cute ideas out there and have started a pinterest board dedicated to such great quiet book page ideas. If you know of some that I’m missing, link me up in the comments!
I’m planning on making two quiet books–one for Ellie and then a different sort of book for Will, and having those ready for Christmas presents. Anyone interested in an unstructured sew-along for quiet books?