Tonight I put the last finishing touches on my big secret project that’s taken…. I don’t even remember how long. But it feels like a pretty long time, because since the Wee Boy stopped napping, I’ve only been able to work on it here and there- it’s not portable, and it takes quite a bit of time and space to work on.
Anyway, here it is!
This is a pattern to make a Princess Bride-themed Quiet Book. In case you’re unfamiliar with quiet books, they’re basically felt/cloth activity books meant for kids to play with. A lot of times they’re meant to be somewhat educational, but in this case, this has been my #1 favorite movie since I was 15 or so, and I’ve been super excited to make it into something fun for kids, so it’s purely for entertainment value!
I started out with obvious ideas for activity pages, sketched them out, then made more detailed drawings and instructions. Once all the pages were designed (the quick part!), I started writing the pattern at the same time as I followed my own instructions and made the pages myself.
The pages that I expected to be super fiddly, surprisingly, weren’t! Making this book really isn’t that much work if you have some good periods of time and it’s even better if you don’t have to put everything away after a crafting session as I do (my craft room is the kitchen table). I even added instructions on shortcuts for those who are less crafty but perhaps love this movie enough to make the quiet book for someone special.
Unfortunately, I can’t share with you photos of the other activity pages because of the same photo-uploading glitch I’ve been experiencing here on WordPress lately. The sneak peek on Etsy will have to suffice for now. I’ll share when I can!!!
As I’m on my third way through the alphabet with my Mother Bear Project bears, I thought I’d do something a little more interesting with their names. This time through, I’m still naming them in alphabetical order, but this time I’m using names from my favorite movies. At least, they were my faves as of a few years ago; some of them may have shifted or been replaced…. My mental list hasn’t been updated since having kids! Imagine that!