Friday, January 22, 2010

The Fairy Tale Quiet Book Pattern

I've been working on a top secret project and I'm so excited to finally let the cat out of the bag.

It's finally done - my very first pattern available for purchase. Way back when....I made a Quiet Book. Since then, several people have emailed me asking where to find the pattern. That got me thinking - what about a Quiet Book pattern of my own. Ideas rushed in, sketches were made in small snatches of time - in the waiting room of the dentist, in the car waiting to pick up the kids - you know how that goes. A page was made, then several months and projects later...and the pattern is finally here.

The Princess and the Pea was the first page designed. The mattresses pull up to reveal a little pea hiding under the bed. All of those sleepless hours are counted away on the clock tower as she and the pea have a slumber party.The next page reminds me so much of my boys when they were little. I have a picture somewhere of Josh in a diaper with a helmet and a sword bigger than he was. :)Once the Knight has tamed the dragon, he can visit the next page to visit Rapunzel in her castle. While he's there, he can learn to braid hair or count the birds in a nearby tree.Then it's off to sail the seven seas in search for buried treasure.Do you ever have something turn out just how you imagined it? This is one of those projects for me. I'm just as pleased as punch :) One of my favorite things about the book (I have so many favorites) is that the pieces can go from page to page. Maybe the birds want to go hang out at the beach or the pea wants to sit up in the tree for awhile. And, the book comes apart so you can share pages with a friend or your little sister. I also love that the book isn't gender specific. Boys can braid hair and girls can be pirates, right?I hope you love this little book as much as I do! The PDF pattern is available for purchase over in my etsy shop. I'm stocking it at Woodchesters rather than my pad shop, just to keep things organized. :) I've also added a listing for a hard copy of the pattern for those who want it.

Edited to add: Thank you to SouleMama for mentioning me on her blog.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats! It looks great! Great idea doing an e-pattern. I like the sailboat page. I took a look at the first book you made. Most of those pages were in a quiet book that I had growing up. Too funny. Good luck with your pattern. I love it!

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  2. WOOHOO! I love it- very cute! Can I post about it on my blog and link to yours? :o) I thought you'd say YES!

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  3. This is beautiful! What an accomplishment.
    Warm wishes,
    Tonya

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  4. love it! i have been looking for the "just right" quiet book for four years -- this is it!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Do you know the blog http://surlalunefairytales.blogspot.com/ - might be something you'd enjoy :-)

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  6. Came by way of Soulemama, and love love love this! I can hear my almost 4 yr old squealing with delight about a book like this! A birthday present perhaps for her.

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  7. So beautiful! What a great gift idea for my smaller neice and nephews!

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  8. My mum made me one of these, (as a quiet thing for church) 25 years ago, and I treasure it; almost every piece still in tact.

    Thanks for the pattern, I may just give it a go for my 2 girls,

    Ann

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  9. Just came here by way of SouleMama... good for you! :)

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  10. Everything you do is fabulous!

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  11. You guys are awesome! Thanks for the love :)

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