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A New Page: Quiet Book #2

This week has been a quiet one on the blog.  We enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend filled with visits and time with our church family.

A New Page: Quiet Book #2

A New Page:  Quiet Book #2

We had so much fun apple picking on Monday with our church family.  Our pastor was able to get some amazing pictures.  I wish I could share them all with you, but this post will be long enough without them, haha.

I have so much to write and share but I admit to feeling a little nostalgic this week and just wanted to enjoy that feeling without sharing it online.  Sometimes the Lord gives us things that just aren’t meant to be shared and that’s okay.

Today, I am going to share the second quiet book that I finished recently (with one more to come next week).

Moses Bulrushes: A New Page   #QuietWorkings I love this page…all the little grasses hiding Baby Moses.  I always enjoyed the Old Testament stories of Moses leading the Israelites through the wilderness.  This page is pretty simple.  This totally came from the Monica Minto sewing blog.  I always do a few things differently, but it is very close to the original.

Pharaohs Palace: A New Page   #QuietWorkings This palace page is a lot of fun to play with (if I do say so myself, haha).  The only thing I don’t like about it is that the four windows are pretty small and the fact of them getting lost is all I can think about.  Small pieces don’t last long in our house.  The great thing, too, is that you can make the palace any way you want.  It can be different every time.  And, if you have finger puppets you can make it into a princess and knight page and totally free-play with it.

This pattern was originally from a sand page from Imagine Our Life (amazing quiet book blog!)

Pauls Missionary Marble Maze: A New Page   #QuietWorkings

Paul’s Missionary Journey is a marble maze.  I got the idea from Glued to Glory’s page.  Her page has you adding rocks to where the churches were started (which is still neat) but I decided to try my hand at using fabric for a page.  I am not really happy with how it turned out.  I tried sewing it first and I just don’t like how “clean” the lines look.  Its too clinical, so then I went over it with embroidery thread but, as you can see, it puckered the material, and I just don’t think it sits as nicely as the felt ones.  My only issue with using felt for a page like this (and I have done it as you will see next week) is that the felt will wear with constantly pushing the marble back and forth under the material.  So I probably will continue to use fabric because it will hold up better, I just need to figure out a better way of doing it.

Peter the fisherman Collage: A New Page    #QuietWorkings Okay, so seriously, this is pretty much a boy’s favourite page.  Little Man begged to play with this.  I ended up making him one but I need to invest in some really sturdy magnets for the fishing rods.  The one I used for this page was the only one strong enough on my fridge to pull the fish out of their pockets.  I got the idea from Shannon Makes Stuff.  I just didn’t like the idea of enclosing the magnet inside the felt.  I’ve worked with magnets before and I know they don’t like to work through material.  If you notice in the picture above I actually did put some felt on one side and around the edge, but the bottom side (that’s attached to the paper clip) is open.  I did this to hide the glue holding the string to the magnet.  Its still open on one side.

I love creating these books and putting my own special mark on them, even if I use someone else’s idea. I have plans for a nativity one that will be all my own!  So excited.  So much work!  I’m just scared I’m not going to have time with the markets I have coming up in November.  Its a busy time of year.  But I really want to get it done.

I hope you enjoy seeing these and I can’t wait to share the last book with you next week.

Amanda Cunningham

Amanda worked as a full-time school teacher for two years before getting married and having two wonderful kids.She blogs about faith, family, food, and fun.While crafting takes up a lot of her extra time, Amanda also strives to help others through ministry in her church and in the community.Amanda, also known as Mae, works as the church music director and is hoping to start tutoring and teaching music again in the days to come.

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