Ok, so here's part 2 of the tutorial on my recently made quiet book:
For Numbers I cut out number shapes in felt and strips of grosgrain ribbon. I strung the matching number of shaped beads on each ribbon strip and stitched the ends so the beads will slide.
For Sandwich Snackin', I cut out a fridge shape in gray felt & stitched on the "hinge" side and cut out a circle for the opposite page's plate.
To add some pizazz to the plate (and to each page), I used multi-colored thread. It's kind of hard to see, but it's an easy to do embellishment and it also serves as a seam to attach 2 pages together. I sewed on the fuzzy half of velcro to both so the sandwich "ingredients" would stick to the pages.
I sewed 2 bits of velcro - one side rough, the other fuzzy to all sandwich items, except the top piece of bread (just one side fuzzy on that), so they would stack properly and all store within the fridge.
Doesn't that faux sandwich look tasty!
For Dress-up I freehand drew two people shapes and stitched them to the background felt. I used embroidery floss for the faces (french knots & backstitches for the eyes/noses and mouths respectively). The girl's hair is ric-rac, the boy's is felt.
I used more of the grosgrain to stitch on the shapes of hangers in the closet.
Also, as promised, here are some pages of the quiet book my mom made for me ages ago. It still looks freshly made and hasn't aged a day since 1979. Me on the other hand....well it's 30yrs later and now I'm the one making a quiet book. Yes, that makes me feel O-L-D, but check out these cool page designs:
My kids and I still love this book!