A gal I know contacted me and asked me to fix a Quiet Book she had. Remember Quiet Books? Kids are suppose to take these to church or places where they needed to be quiet. The pages where designed for them to practice fine motor skills…and to stay quiet.
Over the past years, her book had lost some of the pieces. In my stash of patterns, I thought I had the pattern for the book and I did! I had picked it up at the thrift store years ago intending on making a book but never did.
I looked at her book and sighed. UGH….Most of the pieces were from polyester double knit fabric. I didn’t have any of that type of fabric. I went to the local thrift store and found several pieces of scrap fabric in a bag for $1.50 and bought it. Still it didn’t have all the colors I needed. I substituted a pink square for a red square.
I ended up using some felted wool. But..the colors don’t match the best…
The gal had asked if I would also make another book. I said no. I don’t think people realize the time that would go into make a book like this…or the price of fabric. I am guessing it would take at least five hours to make the book and $15 worth of supplies. Does anyone know of anybody who does make them?
I think that once I have a grand child, I’ll probably make a book to have here…but I think if these books are made, they are probably made by a grandma as a labor of love and not anything that can be made for hire.