My sister-in-law Nikki showed me some wonderful quiet books she has made, and the kids and I decided that would be a nice winter sewing project for us to work on. So, now that winter is almost over, we are actually sewing some! Yes, that’s the way plans often go around here. We did pick out designs and buy supplies earlier, but are just getting to the sewing part. Jacob has his pieces cut out and is hand stitching as I type. I will post pictures as we make progress with these, but I wanted to share the blog that Nikki showed me and where we found our ideas: Imagine Our Life. The dinosaur page linked is the one that Jacob is working on. Skylar chose an ice cream stand, and JonDavid picked out a forest scene with an owl in a tree.
If you are interested, take some time to look through the designs and the instructions given. I let each of my children choose a page to make, then made a list of supplies that we needed and made a trip to Hobby Lobby. I plan to help each one of them work on their pages according to their abilities, and I will do what they can’t. If we enjoy doing it, we can add pages until each one has a whole book. Hopefully these will make nice handmade gifts!