Monday, March 4, 2013

Free Butterfly Quiet Book Template

Well, I did it. I made another one.


Do you remember when I mentioned here that I had been working on a project? Probably not, since it was just a little side reference and I never mentioned it again. Well, I was making another quiet book!


Two, actually. My niece Emily was turning one and so I made one for her birthday, and a copy of the same book for Ellie. 

I made a Butterfly themed book, called the Butterfly Book. And you can get the free template here!


I was inspired by the quiet books at Shaer Talents and One Lovely Life. The book is four pages long (not including the front and back covers). It has a caterpillar page, a flower page (with little butterflies on ribbons), a big butterfly with flappy wings page, and a leaf pocket page (full of colorful shapes to decorate the butterfly's wings with).

Here's the caterpillar page and the flower page with tiny butterflies:


The caterpillar on the caterpillar page has removable body pieces, attached with velcro. It also has a peekaboo little caterpillar hidden in the cocoon. 


Here's the flower page:


The flowers are attached by their yellow pollen-y part in the middle. Since the petals aren't sewn down on the edges, they kind of pop up and are ruffly. Ellie really likes playing with them.


This page also has two little butterflies attached to the page by ribbon. They can "fly" to each flower and land on them.


Here's the butterfly dress-up page. It's got a big butterfly to decorate, and a big leaf pocket to hold all of the different, colorful wing shapes:


The butterfly is attached just by its body (with the edges of the wings sewn underneath the body) so that the wings are free to flap up and down.


And here's the back:


Ellie loves playing with it. Her favorite page is definitely the first one; she loves taking the velcro caterpillar off the page and carrying the pieces around.



Since there was such a big demand for a template the last time I made a quiet book, I made sure to make one this time around! To download the free Butterfly Quiet Book Template, click here or on the pictures below:




Happy quiet book making! If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask. :)

39 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I would love for you to share it on Thrifty Thursdays link party @ http://fromnature-tonurture.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there! Bonnie

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    1. Thanks! :D And I linked up, thanks for the invite!

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  2. Wow! Jocelyn this is beautiful! You are so artsy and talented :)

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    1. Thank you! :*) (that's me blushing)

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  3. Oh my goodness! You need to stop it. You are far too creative. :)

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  4. These is AWESOME! I am totally doing this! Thank you for sharing! I'd love for you to check out our Pattern Party. Those with free patterns to share are invited to link up.
    http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

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    1. Thanks! :D And I linked up, thanks for the invite! I love the idea of a pattern party; it's so smart!

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  5. This is completely beautiful! I would love to invite you to link up at our Share It Saturday linky party. We have lots of creative ideas submitted each week and you would fit right in! http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/03/share-it-saturday-9-and-our-week-in.html

    Hope to see you there!

    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

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    1. Thank you, and you're welcome! I'll definitely come to your linky party, thanks for the invite!

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  6. Love, love, love this! I just wish I had half the talent you have. I would love to do this for my little ones. So neat!
    Leah @ Simple. Home. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure if you made one, it would turn out just the same. :)

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  7. So beautiful! I love this book. Pinned! Thanks for sharing, hope to see you at True Aim.

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    1. Thank you! :D And I checked out your blog; it's awesome! I'm definitely going to have to explore it; you have so much good stuff!

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  8. This is adorable! I'd love for you to come and check out my son's quiet book. http://www.cutesycrafts.com/search/label/Quiet%20Book

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    1. I LOVE your quiet book! I pinned all your pages to my Quiet Book Board. :D

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  9. How sweet! I'm pinning this to my Busy Book board, though the chances that I'll get around to making one at this point are slim...never enough time!

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  10. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  11. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! And I love both of yours!! I have tons of leftover felt and have been wanting to make a quiet book for awhile, so I've got to get around to doing it!
    (PS- I was reading your welcome box and just wanted to say I was married in the Newport Temple too and have a little girl with the same name! Does that make me sound like a crazy person? I hope not...)

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  12. Hi! I came here from Whatever Goes Wednesday. Thank you for sharing the template with us!

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  13. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing the template! Would it be alright if I pinned this to my Sewing board on Pinterest?

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  14. This is wonderful. I had never heard of quiet books before but will definitely attempt them for my children. I've just started a blog called Bug and Squish its only days old lol.

    http://bugandsquish.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable! Might have to make one for my daughter's birthday next month. :)

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  16. Jocelyn, Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful butterfly book as well as The Quiet Book templates. I have been searching the internet for weeks to try and locate the perfect pattern to make books for my twins before our long flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver in a few months. I am VERY pleased to say I have found EXATLY what I was looking for in your blog, So thank you!!!
    You are very talented and have created a wonderful finished product.

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  17. what kind of cloth u r using for this?

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    1. Felt - just the cheap kind from the craft store. :)

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  18. I adore your work! How wonderfull they are. I have a 13months boy and he loves farm. Thank you for free template.

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  19. What size are the pages you put the templates on?

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    1. I print the templates on regular 8x11 paper, and then put them on 9x12 precut felt sheets.

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  20. Thank you for sharing, I am making plans for my first quiet book for my son!

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