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Book Review: Quiet Book Patterns (and 3 to give away!!)…CLOSED

If you noticed my site was down yesterday, while trying to access my newest post (side note: all those deals are still on sale throughout today!!)……sorry about that.  There were a few problems with the server.  Darn technology!  I’m just grateful it’s back up though.  I never know how much I should freak out in those situations…..just glad it didn’t last too long.  Whew!

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I have something so fun to share today.  And it was created from that sweet gal Amy, over at Serving Pink Lemonade.  She has published her very own book……..and it’s DARLING!  I know a lot of time and work (and then re-working) went into this book of yours, so consider yourself high-fived/hugged/loved on!  Great work Amy……so SO proud of you!


Amy compiled a collection of 25 Quiet Book Patterns, that you can easily construct yourself.  (Or give as a gift to a mom with young kiddos, accompanied with a few supplies. So fun!

 **Just tuck your little book in your diaper bag, purse, carry-on luggage……and then pull out at the Dr’s office, the plane, at church, while shopping, etc.  These little quiet books are interactive and fun for busy little minds!




The pages of this book are clean and bright, the instructions are so clear, and her extra tips are perfectly placed throughout the book.


And the ideas in the book are so appropriate for curious little fingers……..and are perfectly engaging.




And yeah, maybe you could throw a little Quiet Book together yourself…..but we all know it’s easier when it’s all done for you with pictures, measurements, templates, extra tips, etc.




Each of her projects even includes a little blurb about what concept of learning is being taught.




Plus, a few tips to encourage further learning and exploration.




What’s EXTRA GREAT……is that you can either use the templates in the back of the book or you can open up the full sized images from the included CD and print them off that way.




I’m currently making a book for Little Miss Chloe…..but decided to make each of my background pages with Faux Leather (vinyl) that I have in a variety of colors.  I have a ton of this stuff and am just trying to use it up…….and it worked great (you know, in case you have an excessive of the same stuff, too).  All of the other pieces I made with felt, as directed in the book.


With this page, Chloe can match up the socks….




…..or put them in the laundry basket.  Super cute!




She caught on quickly.




And, well………she got a kick out of it!  And did it again, and again, AND again!




Such a great book Amy!  I could hardly fight off my older kids from taking a turn, while trying to show it to Chloe.  Such great and captivating concepts throughout.  Very well done!! :)


And thanks so much for sharing……can’t wait to complete Chloe’s book!


Amy’s book is available through Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.  So Cool!

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Oh wait, there’s more!  Amy has offered to give away 3 copies of her book to 3 different readers.  Yay!!



…………….. GIVEAWAY CLOSED…………….


How To Enter:

  • Leave a comment, telling us who you’d like to make a Quiet Book for.
  • Be sure to leave your email address in the comment form, so I can contact you if you win.


And that’s it!!  3 of you will be a winner!



**Giveaway closes January 6th, 11:59 p.m. (MST)  Available to US and Canada only. :)



Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Lidia says:

    I’m interest in a digital format for my pc.

  2. Susan says:

    I’d love to make one for my son!

  3. Kyra cook says:

    Ooooooh boy… This would make life so much easier, I’ve made several quiet books and this would cut out a huge chunk of time that I could be using to sew!!! I hope I win!!!!

  4. Heather says:

    I would love to make one of these for my little Winter!

  5. Mandi says:

    I would make it for my new nephews. What a fun idea!

  6. Cindi says:

    I have been wanting to make quiet books for my boys!!!

  7. Jenny says:

    I made a quiet book for my daughter a few years back, but I now have two boys and would love to add some pages for them! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  8. Ashley Knorr says:

    I LOVE this! I would love to make 2 of them for my nephews! My sister has two boys who are 4 and 5, and she just had twin girls (9 months old now). She stays home with the kids and home schools the boys. Needless to say, she is TIRED! She can use as much help as possible and these would be perfect to entertain the boys! I was planning to make them quiet books for Christmas (I even bought tons of felt for it), but it turned out to be too difficult for me to create on my own. This book looks amazing and would be just the thing to help me create the books for them! Thanks for sharing!

  9. emily says:

    I would love this to make one for my son. My great aunt made one for me, and we did not know what it was until I started sewing and found some patterns – this looks like such a neat book

  10. melissa says:

    I think my 8yr old girl & 5 yr old boy would love those still & take it to church to use :)

  11. Elaine m says:

    My 3 and 5 year olds and I am sure it will get passed down to the younger kids as well.

  12. Sonja says:

    My almost-3-yr-old is so curious about everything in life… and especially likes matching and ordering things, so these quiet books would be exciting and engaging for him, and such a helpful blessing to me!

  13. christina p says:

    I would make this for my daughter. She would love it!

  14. Monnah says:

    I’d love to make a few of these books to young families that I know. They are so cute!

  15. Jamie says:

    I would make one for my 5 kids ages 6 and under.

  16. melissa says:

    i would make it for my 3 year old nephew and my 5 year old daughter!

  17. Tina says:

    This looks great! I would love to get it and make something for my kiddos.

  18. Marissa Thompson says:

    I have 3 little kids (5, 3, 21 mo) that this would be perfect for. I would love to make these!

  19. Amber Dixon says:

    I would love this for my little boy and girl! Looks adorable and so much fun!!

  20. Robin W. says:

    I would make one for my daughter….we could definitely use a little “quiet time” help!

  21. Diane says:

    What a super project for Grandmas. I just retired and have time to craft. I would love to make one for my 2 year old granddaughter and also my month old granddaughter. If I start now, I should have time to make sure the newest one gets hers on time.

  22. barbara n says:

    I am a first time grandmother so I would love to make a quiet book for my granddaughter Aurora!

  23. Ashley says:

    I would make this book for my daughter. She is a year and a half and I think that there are so many ideas here that she would enjoy for a few years.

  24. Cynthia says:

    I would make it for my 5 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old to use. They would all enjoy it!

  25. JaLynne says:

    I have 5 kids…three of them are under 6 and just found out we are expecting another! My one year old cant sit still at church. I’m usually standing in the hall during sacrament listening to the talks while she plays in the nursery room just to keep her from disturbing sacrament. I stand in the hall between the nursery door and the cultural hall door so I can still hear and keep an eye on her! I’d love to make one to help get thru Sundays more quietly and calmly!

  26. Kellie says:

    I love quiet books for church, and I would love making some for my kids to keep them entertained and quiet.

  27. Emma says:

    I would love to have this so if one of my friends has a baby or gets a new sibling i would have the pattern!!! I also babysit a few little kids who would LOVE this! My email is:

  28. Deborah Denise says:

    This book would be amazing for my small grandchildren it give them great interactive time together showing them how to share and play together. I feel this would help with sibling rivary. It would also make a great project for bonding for parents and grandparents.

  29. kara says:

    I have been wanting to make some for my 3 kiddos for ages!!! This would be so helpful!!! What an awesome giveaway. The book looks amazing.

  30. MaLanie says:

    I would love to make my two little girls a quiet book!

  31. Kristina Calkins says:

    How fun! I would love to make it for my preschooler and my new niece.

  32. Natalie says:

    I’d make one for my niece who should be here at the end of May. Also for my bestest friend who’s expecting her first baby (a girl!) in May as well. Basically, I’d make one for everyone I know :D

  33. Sarah says:

    I would LOVE to make a book for our little bundle that we are expecting in May 2014. This is our first, and I am getting excited about hand made items that I can use for education when the baby is a toddler already! This would be a great start to our collection! Thank you!

  34. Danita Courtney says:

    What a great way to teach and play with your child! I love the ideas! Awesome book!

  35. Jennifer says:

    I love this!!! I would make this for my 2 1/2 year old daughter! She would loved it!

  36. Lena says:

    January 8th is my birthday , I would Love to create projects with my 20 month old grandson! I have him 4days a week, trying to give him some creative ways to develop his artistic adventure. He loves to put things together and take them apart.

  37. Heidi Fluegel says:

    I would make one for my daughter :) So much fun!

  38. Nicole Bolke says:

    I would love to make one for my three littles!

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