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March 31, 2011

March 2011 Project: Quiet Book

At the beginning of the year I decided to choose one project every month to work on during Molly's nap.  For January I chose to catch up on Molly's scrapbook, in February I made fun Mr. & Mrs. pillows for our bed and in March I started a quiet book for Molly. 

Growing up we had a quiet book that my mom made and I've always planned to make one for my kids.  I've been filing away ideas for years and Molly is at the right age to really enjoy something like this.  The initial book will have 12 pages that are fun and will hopefully teach something.  I'm making it so that I'll be able to add pages as Molly grows and is ready for more advanced quiet fun like braiding a girls hair and a tic-tac-toe page.  These are my first 4 pages:

Molly loves airplanes so I had to include one in the book.  It opens up so she can load and unload the suticases.  This page doesn't really teach anything, but Molly likes to count the button windows, so we'll call it a counting page (1 airplane, 3 suitcases, 4 wheels, 5 buttons...)
This is big enough to tuck in a bag of fruit snack with the luggage.

The balloons have velcro on them so they can be removed and matched with the right color.

Flower Pot: Button the flowers onto their stems

Noah's ark: unzip the ark to find the animals

6 comments:

Nikki said...

I LOVE it!!!!!! I had one when I was little.

Jill said...

This is so cute!!! Molly wll just love it!! I want to play with it too!!

birdmama said...

Wow! Meredith, you are so talented! I have made one, but have never finished it. I'm so impressed! Molly is a lucky lady.

Angi, Kyle, Deakon, and Nixon said...

I will pay you many monies to own this. Thanks!

Kim said...

Meri, this is amazing! I love it!

JustCorey said...

I love the Airplane as a counting page... I think i may use it and just add another cloud (2 clouds) great pages!