6 September 2014

Saturday, 6 September 2014:
At last I'm going to start making a quiet book for granddaughter Alba.  As it's a first attempt I thought that it would be a good idea to think small and make a two-page book with carry handle.

A friend suggested that a good first try would perhaps be a face for Alba to stick on the hair, eyes, nose, ears and mouth.  Then perhaps add mustache, specs, hat, earrings and so on.
I rather like Mrs Potato's sandale
Here's a link to excellent sites to make a Mr Potato head: 

and here are some templates: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxmhuvpp8upqjqy/Free%20Quiet%20Book%20Template.pdf
and ideas:

Or perhaps just an ordinary face may be better, see: http://theprojectcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/girls-quiet-book-recap.html
Mrs Potato's specs are fun - it looks as though she thinks so too!

This site is good, giving ideas for king, soldier, pirate and others: http://allthequietthings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/quiet-book-boys.html

I like the teeth on this one! ha ha: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/130393351684114365/
Quiet Book Pages

Here are some ideas for eyes, noses etc: http://www.continuallycreative.com/2013/07/quiet-book-children/
Some ideas for people

Hopefully I'll post on here as I progress with making this first quiet book - or if I forget in the enthusiasm of making it - I'll put a few photos on here when finished.

If this is a success it would be great to try something a little more ambitious, perhaps animals as she loves monkeys, owls, cats and  rabbits.

Sunday 7th:  Here are a couple of photos of what I've cut out so far.  Some of the items may have a little stitching on them.  One side of the quiet book will have the potato man/woman and the other side needs to have some sort of container to put in all the facial features and extra items.

 I've tried to make the colours as varied and bright as possible, so perhaps the background to Mr/Mrs Potato may be duller as a contrast.

Mr Potato man looks rather severe so perhaps a smiley mouth is needed. 

Those thing son the left which look like bras as actually spectacles which have yet to be finished - but perhaps Mrs Potato may like to have a bikini for next summer.

Here's another fun site: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=potato%20heads

Incidentally, here is some beautiful golden rod which I just picked in the garden.

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