Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tabish Quiet Book Part 1

My friend and I have been working so hard on quiet books for our children.  I have quite a few pages done, but I'm not done.  I figure I'll make two books, one for each kid, and we can add or share pages.
 Here's my cover:
I wanted to keep it simple and gender neutral, that way both kids can play with it.  And if it gets lost, it has our last name on it!

 I wasn't sure that this page would be played with much, but it really does.  The kids love to put their little hand in the mitten.

 The hot cocoa page has little marshmallows that the kids can count (or throw at each other).
The Apple Tree page is another favorite.  It has apples with Velcro on the back so they can be placed on the tree.  The apples are also good for counting. 

The Snowman Page is a fun page that keeps the kids busy.  

All of the pages were pretty easy, time consuming, but easy.  It's fun to see an idea and tweak it and make it your own.

Here are some links to some of the quiet book pages I used:
homemade by jill
How To Make a Quiet Book
Serving Pink Lemonade
Shelley Wallace Designs- This is an Etsy shop with super cute pages.  I bought the Winter Wonder.  Her instructions are super easy to follow and helped a lot!

Check back for Tabish Quiet Book Part 2!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tohoku Tote "Create With Me"

The first tote I have ever made was the Tohoku Tote.  I loved it so much, I made 3!  So when I saw the "Create With Me" project was the Tohoku Tote, I decided I needed to make one more.  The other totes I have made were gifts, this one is all mine.

I love the black and white fabric!  I got in in the upholstery section at JoAnn.  I find it easier to use than regular cotton.  The interior is plain bright red cotton.  I added 2 large pockets on the inside to hold all my mommy goodies.  This pattern is great!  I'm sure this won't be my last bag.

Friday, September 23, 2011

My nieces quilt.

I knew I wanted to make my sister a quilt for her baby. I searched and searched for just the right fabric and finally found the Sweetwater Hometown line. It's perfect, with a few additions from JoAnn. I think choosing fabrics is my favorite part of quilting.

Then I needed to decide on a pattern. I love the quilt I made for Sara, using Crazy Mom Quilts' ragged squares quilt tutorial.

I love it. It's so soft and cuddly. I also really love the back. I stitched the date and who it was from onto muslin, and using a blanket stitch, added it to the back.

I can't wait to see the sweet baby snuggling with her quilt.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I took this picture at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. They have the most beautiful flowers surrounding the building. One day, without children, I'd love to go inside the Conservatory and enjoy all of the beautiful plants. The quote by Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley fits perfectly.

Friday, September 2, 2011

I Know the Scriptures are True!

I was trying to create a primary related gift for our Primary President and came up with these hand sanitizer bottles. It's always nice to have a bottle of sanitizer when you are dealing with kids.

They are a little difficult to get a good picture of, so here are the images:

I just printed a sheet of these onto computer paper and took it to Kinkos and had them print it in color onto transparency. The sanitizer bottles are from Dollar Tree. Cut out the image and roll it up and stick it in the bottle. Use something long to make it stick to the front of the bottle.
Here is a sheet of the images to download.