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Friday, December 2, 2011

The last page of the Quiet Book!

Okay everyone, thanks for hanging in there this whole time! Today I want to show you the last page and back cover of the quiet book.

Though the last page is actually a very simple concept and easily executed, it's actually pretty fun to play with. It's a weaving page:


All I had to do to make this page was measure the felt, cut out strips, and sew the edges down the top and left side. And done! It's actually pretty fun to play with, too. It's more complicated than it looks to weave all the strips together. So it should hopefully be pretty entertaining.

And here's the back cover of the quiet book:


As you can see, I sewed our last name on to the bottom left corner, in case we ever leave the book at church or something:


Ta-da! That's the whole book. I'll post a big summary post with all the different pages tomorrow, and a little bit more information about how I actually made it. :)


To download the free Weaving Page quiet book template, click here or on the picture:



To download the entire Quiet Book template, click here or on the picture:



Here are links to the other quiet book pages:

The Lion (Texture) Page









And this is off topic, but it's something I feel strongly about. Regular readers of my blog know that I would never have a home birth. In the United States, the newborn death rate at home birth is 3 times higher than hospital birth, and those risks are just too big for me. At the same time, there always will be women who do choose to birth at home, and for those women there needs to be as safe a system in place as possible, to minimize risks to them and their babies. 

A new group, the Coalition for Safer Home Birth, has just come out with a petition on Change.org that asks state legislators to "make out-of-hospital birth safer through stronger, uniform regulations in the United States." It lists several measures that, if incorporated into state midwifery laws, would make home birth safer for mothers and babies under the care of home birth midwives.

Please take the next minute of your day to click on and sign this petition. It might ask for your address, but that's just to make sure you're not signing twice - it won't send you anything or anything like that. And signing it would really show your support for laws that would protect women and their babies.
https://www.change.org/p/state-legislators-protect-mothers-babies-make-home-birth-safer

7 comments:

  1. Love the quiet book ideas. Congrats on your beautiful little girl!

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  2. Love this site--I am a great-gramma with no babies in the family at this time--but-- our music director and his wife have the most adorable little kids that would just love these cute little books. I am sure I will have fun with these great quiet time projects as will the girls!!! Thanks!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! And you're welcome. :)

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  3. This is so cute! I wish I would have gotten around to making a quiet book while my kids were still young enough to really enjoy it. My youngest is now four so I think I will wait for grandkids.

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    1. Thank you! Your youngest might still enjoy it; I remember playing with one my mom made when I was probably 7-8. But if not, it's never too early to start for grandkids! :D

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  4. Wow, thank you so much for sharing the templates for free! They are great looking and I can't wait to make this book for my girls.

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    1. You're welcome! :D I hope they (and you) have fun with it!

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