Growing up, we had a quiet book that came with us to church. It was made of felt and I can still remember playing with it. I think my mom made it back in the day.
So when Emily was about 1 1/2, I wanted to make one for her and her future siblings. I got 2 more friends involved, and we did a swap. We would each make 3 of whatever page we did, saving both time and money. Much easier to do repeats than create a whole new page. Doing it this way was so fun, because you got pages you wouldn’t have thought to make.
It turned out that some pages were super simple, others more elaborate. After all was said and done, we ended up with a great mix. Both my kids love to play with them.
For the size, we chose to make them square, about 8″ x 8.” The pages were made out of felt, with colorful fabric sewed onto the back for stability. Then we put little grommets on the side to put rings in. We made lots of pages, so they could be switched out periodically.
I remember when we made these, that I went online and searched and searched for cute ideas. At the time there weren’t that many. I don’t know what is out there right now but I thought I would show you the pages we made.
Here is the first group (more to come on Thursday!)