Wednesday, January 21, 2009

THE Quiet Book

This is the coolest quiet book ever--or namely, "The Ultimate Quiet Book for Boys". Todd's sister, Nicole, made it for Todd/Henry for Christmas. It is TOP quality. When I say Martha Stewart has a strong competitor I'm not kidding. Nicole just blew Martha and any other craft gurus out of the water by creating this master piece. The quality of the fabrics, stitching, creativity, fun, colors, to name a few is bar none. Henry (and Todd and I) will be thoroughly entertained through church and hopefully stay quiet.
Without further ado, here it is.
The front:
"The Ultimate Quiet Book for Boys":
"Pull the hymn books out from their cubby. Now, put the fish in for fun that's bubbly.":
"Match the balloons to their colors, don't let them float away.
You'll want them to be ready the next time you sit and play."
Under each balloon it tells you what color it is:
"Big, short, tall or small, with this tape, you can measure them all."
And the measuring tape is real!:
"Take the animals from the ark, they could use some fresh air.
Noah's wife will thank you, it was beginning to smell in there."
There is two of each animal, and they are soft plastic:
"1,2,3,4: add these numbers and then add some more!"
The calculator really works, too!:
"Where you'll serve a mission only heaven knows.
Might as well learn how to hang dry your clothes.":
"Tic, tac, toe, three in a row. Think it through, nice and slow.":
"Zip your tie and button your vest. It's time to look your Sunday best.":
"Rise and shout the Cougars are out! Lace this football like a scout.":
"In the garage you'll find a car. Help it travel near and far.":
"If the spider wants a web, he's going to need your help.
(Don't show him to your mother, she might let out a yelp.)":
"The time for playing is over, my quiet little friend.
It's time to put the book away, it's time to say . . . ":
THANKS NICOLE!

7 comments:

Allen and Cameo said...

Oh Wow! Henry is so lucky. Can she teach me how to make a book like that?

Becky said...

i can not believe how cute that is. nicole is too talented for words. i couldn't do that if i spent the rest of my life trying. holy cow. lucky little henry to have such a great aunt looking out for him.

whit said...

OH WOW!!! That is so stinkin cute!!! I love it and want one for finn!!! Good job nicole!!

Lindsey said...

Wow! That is a seriously impressive book! I think John needs a quiet book for church :)

Lindsey S. said...

Wow! I am so not creative. I couldn't do something like that to save my life!

Whitney & Todd said...

That is awesome! I wish I were that creative!

Amy said...

Rachel, I'm wanting to make Cameron a quiet book, and my thoughts keep coming back to this book I saw on your blog so long ago! However, I can't figure out how she typed on the fabric?? Every other quiet book I've seen has handwriting on it....Any ideas???