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Lots of love

was put into this felt quiet book. And don’t even ask me how many hours!!! It was well worth the outcome, though. I have always wanted to make a quiet book for my children. I had one growing up that my mom made and just loved it. About 3 years ago I made a list of fun pages that I wanted to do and these are just a fraction of them. When we first lived in Texas my mother-in-law was helping both of my sister-in-laws make one since they had children. I was in my woe-is-me stage of a childless life so I think they were afraid to include me in on it. Since my mom got to help out with a lot of things I did for Liam while we lived there, I thought it would be fun to have something from Ian’s mom. She had so many more ideas that we integrated them together. Liam is so busy and on the go that it’s hard for him to sit still during church. I think this will help…even if it will only keep him quiet for 2.5 minutes at a time…it’s worth it! I still have to put grommets in it to bind it all together, but you know how I love to show you slightly unfinished products of mine!
I decided to give each page a finished look by doing a simple quilt binding…with polka dot fabric of course!I really wanted to do something with the “6 B’s” a talk given by our Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. This Noah’s Ark was all my MIL. So adorable!!!
I had a clock similar to this in my quiet book. Liam has already pulled off the hands so I have to figure something else out for that. Do you remember this post? Yeah, same eyes! Easy learnin’!The pocket is full of these fun sea finger puppets from IKEA…thanks Julie!!! She gave them to me a few months back because she knows that I am a sucker for finger puppets!These fruit were the very first thing I ever made for this book. I am in love with them for some reason! I have plans to put random things in the basket to keep his interest every week. I made it so the planets are interchangeable. Finished with glittery stars!
I also still need to drill a hole in the frog to tie the cord to it. Each of the lily pads flip open with a hidden surprise under some of them. I love Liam’s little hand in this one. He just couldn’t resist touching it!
Whether you are a boy or a girl, you love to pretend you are driving!!! My mom got these little cars a while back so I can change them out as well.
The pocket page I am going to put some crayons in the front and then a pad of paper in the big pocket. I also have a bunch of mini church-ish quiet books that I can put in there as well. Every quiet book needs a puzzle! You can’t tell from the picture, but there is an outline under the felt pieces. Even the top of the tree comes off.
The end..

Not really, I have a bunch more pages that I want to do, but this will have to be good enough for now. If we have a girl, I can make more girlish pages to put in. The reason I wanted it to be bound together by a ring is so pages can be switched out, PLUS if we have more kids then they can share pages together…basically it can be split in however many ways we need it. Thanks for looking and if you would like one of this babies…please send one million dollars to my address! I base that price off of our gas prices today…Love is expensive!

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    August 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    OMG! That is absolutely the MOST adorable thing I’ve seen in a long time. Liam is one lucky boy!

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    August 13, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    You are amazing…I want one for Jordan, but I am short the million dollars….so I think I am stuck making it myself, but yours looks great!!

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    August 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    You are seriously the most creative person I’ve ever met. Is there anything you can’t do? Someday I’m going to hire you to: throw me a fabulous party, fully catered with delicious food, decorate my house, and make me some cute stuff, oh and do my scrapbooks. I know. . . it’ll cost a fortune, but it would be worth it!

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    Team Immel
    August 13, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    wow. you rock! i can definately see and feel the love you put into that piece of your heart!! it’s spectacular! what a treasure for liam and all of your kids and grandkids and their grandkids to come! it will be the most treasured hand me down! i echo everything that rachel etc. said above me. i’m in awe.

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    August 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    That is the most adorable quiet book ever. V and E are not that lucky. I may send my mom to your page (however) to see if I can inspire her to make them for Christmas.

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    August 13, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    holy crow girl!!! you amaze me with your talent!! i absolutely lloooovvvveeee this!! very awesome. didn’t realize it was so big, until i saw his little hand!

    you rock, girl…etsy…etsy…etsy-all i’m saying;0)

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    August 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    this is the coolest thing i’ve ever seen…seriously!!

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    August 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    WOW! Amy you continue to amaze me with your creativity! VERY VERY CUTE!!!

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    August 13, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    can’t you just make me one and just put made with love from mom just like the reverence book.(: You know you want to. Just kidding. I have been looking everywhere for a book for Ethan and they are so expensive. Maybe I should just get motivated and make one. Your ideas are awesome! Love ya!

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    August 13, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Okay, your craftiness is getting WAY out of hand!! You need to slow it down! lol!

    This confirms my theory of you getting all the craftiness out of our huge family tree!!!

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    August 13, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    seriously cute. you’re my idol!

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    August 14, 2008 at 1:25 am

    this is the cutest felt book I’ve ever seen! I am always at church by myself with 3 kids under 5…. YOU JUST INSPIRED ME TO START A NEW PROJECT!!!

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    Grandma Holly
    August 14, 2008 at 1:39 am

    So, so creative. Much better than mine. How adorable. I love every page. All pages the color everything. Liam will like it.

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    August 14, 2008 at 2:41 am

    that’s a great book. I’d start something like that and never finish it. 🙂

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    August 14, 2008 at 2:48 am

    wow, that is so fabulous!

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    u can call me R-foo
    August 14, 2008 at 3:33 am

    aww! i love liam’s little hand. i miss him!!! hugs and kisses from us. very nice job! but i wouldn’t expect anything less of my BF. 🙂

    love ya.

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    August 14, 2008 at 5:33 am

    Why am I not surprised that you have made another marvelous creation. You are just to freaking awesome. Liam and Ian are very lucky.

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    The TX Millers
    August 14, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Wow, you have an amazing talent, perhaps one day i will have just a fraction so that i could attempt such a project. It’s awesome!

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    August 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    I think I may have to try something like that for CHristmas, although I’m sure it wouldn’t turn out half as cute!

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    Be, Br, and E
    August 14, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Very, very nice job! One day I’ll finally start one for my kid. I’ll need to soon since he seems to like to sit with your family during church and will never come back to me if I don’t have something that cool.

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    August 15, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Holy Cuteness, Amy, I LOVE this!!!!!

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    August 15, 2008 at 3:49 am

    i love you amy. you are so awesome!!

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    August 15, 2008 at 4:09 am

    I seriously LOVE this book! I don’t even want to think of all the time you put into it. It was great to meet you at Girl’s Night!

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    August 15, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    You are amazing! You can totally tell that alot of time and love went into that quiet book! Great work!

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    Phillip & Deneigh
    August 18, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Holy talent woman!!!

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    August 20, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    This is awesome. What a cute idea!

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    Mike and Amy
    September 21, 2008 at 7:17 am

    that is the cutest quiet book, i have been searching on here on how to make one for my niece and nephew but i don’t know about that now it looks like a lot of work! I just want to say i love you blog you have done a wonderful job! I just want to say i know how you feel my family lives in utah also and i live in tx. THanks for sharing….

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