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