Before I get to the book, I want to share my daughter-on-law's cake for Colton. His party theme was Disney's Cars. The cake is two 8" layers, one yellow, one chocolate, joined together by a thin slice off one side of each. The track is black fondant from Wilton. I must say that I am still not fond of the taste of fondant and it wasn't as easy to work with as some claim. My daughter-in-law and I both worked with the fondant. I'm sure practice would improve our results. Nonetheless, didn't her cake turn out cute?
On to the Busy Book, known by some as a Quiet Book. Back when I had the notion to make finger puppets, I didn't have plans to continue playing with felt. Little did I know that I would fall for a play house and make one for Colton for Christmas. I began pinning felt projects on Pinterest (I'm 'Charlene (Knitty)' there) and thus began the plans for this book.
I have multiple photos of most pages because each one is an activity. Here is the book courtesy of a Smilebox slide presentation. **Please note that an ad may appear below the Smilebox loading image. You do not need to to click on the ad to view the slideshow**
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My inspiration for pages came mainly from these sources
and I must give a huge thank you to this blogger who shared printable patterns that she lovingly created: http://www.imagineourlife.com/quiet-book-patterns/
If I had started this project with more than 10 days lead time, I would have followed her lead and worked in greater detail. My grandson is a rugged little boy though, and I honestly don't know he will enjoy the book or not. That is ok...gifts from me don't come with strings attached and I loved making it. His mommy and daddy will know that time and love went into it and appreciate it.
I used the same little boy image from the cover to create a card for Colton.
If anyone plans to make a page or book of their own and has questions, I will happily share more about this experience.