Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quiet Time Book!

It's been about a year in the making, but it's FINALLY done!! I made a quiet time activity book of Bible stories for Grayson to keep him busy/quiet during church. I'm quite proud of how it turned out!! I made the whole thing up myself -- no patterns at all -- just my own ideas, and my own free-handing the shapes. My wonderful mother took pity on me and finally finished it for me -- it's been sitting by her sewing machine for months -- just loose pages, waiting for me to get time to sew it together, which never happened. Thank you, Mom! :) Anyway, here are some pictures of the book:

Adam and Eve: the apples, flowers, and leaves are velcroed on, so you match which goes where.


Moses: the ten commandments -- numbers have snaps on them, so you snap them into place in order. The other side is Moses parting the Red Sea -- you just open both sides of the 'sea' to find Moses.


Joseph: his 'coat of many colors' buttons on/off
Jonah: hides inside the whale's mouth


Daniel and the Lion's Den: the lion's mouth zips shut (for when the angel "shut the mouths" of the lions)
David and Goliath: there's a stone on a ribbon that slides from Daniel's sling up to Goliath's forehead


Noah's Ark: you match the animals with their pair (one is glued on, and the pair velcroes next to it); and the dove pulls out of the pocket with a rainbow ribbon.


I LOVE this fabric we found for the cover! It has all the bible stories on it in fun cartoon drawings!


I still need to make some kind of title for the front, but I had to show it off now :D So fun!!

13 comments:

Ty and Ber said...

You are so amazingly creative. I am sure that Gray is going to love that for ever and ever.

Amy said...

Are you kidding me??? I can't believe you made that, well I can cause its you, but it is wonderful! Great job you are the best mommy ever!!!

congercrew said...

That is fantastic! I would say that you should start selling them, but it looks like WAY too much work to sell. Hmmm, maybe you should look into having them mass produced.

Sarah & Trent said...

Darling darling darling Manth. So fun it's done! Gray and future kids will just LOVE it. What a treasure!

anne said...

YAY for Mantha ! IT is absolutely draling - and so very creative without a pattern. It was fun to help - - - Gray will love it :)

behoxer said...

That is seriously so much fun and so creative! I never would have come up w/ the dove and the rainbow ribbon. Such a neat idea!

The Andersons said...

I think you have a bit to much time on your hands... need to think about adding a baby girl to the clan. Then you will have a reason to do cute girly stuff too.

Kandis & Derek said...

Samantha you never cease to amaze! That is so cute!

Sammy said...

that is so darling! Oh i love it! I totally want to make one now, but i'm sure it'll be more than a year to make it! DARLING! so cute, way to go

Mike and Sarah said...

This is so cute, Samantha! I love it!! What clever ideas!

Camille said...

You are amazing!!! That books turned out SOOO adorable!!!

Michelle said...

copyright it and have it mass produced! I will be the first to buy it, consider this my order!! 3 please. :)

Emily said...

Wow! You are so creative! It turned out super cute!