Someone check my sanity level, please.
I’ve started on another Quiet Book. This time, for Graham! I love this boy. And his red hair.
Graham turns two next week and Eleanor got her Quiet Book for her second birthday last summer. That post gets so much traffic. Seriously, quiet books must be taking the world by storm based on the number of people who keep finding it. (Hi, Pinterest pinners!)
I know I won’t make it in time for his birthday. Maybe Christmas. Maybe Valentine’s Day. Having made Eleanor’s in two (crazy) months, I know that it is not a quick project. Lots of late nights and planning and fabric picking. Last time I made one, he was a little baby who napped twice a day. Now, there are two active kids around the house and a whole lot less napping going on. Oh, and then there’s that little business that’s popped up in the meantime. So, I’m saying it now: this will take time. Probably lots of it. I will share photos of my progress, though!
I’m planning to make several of the pages the same as Eleanor’s and put a boy-ish spin on others. The button on flowers will become button on planets or a football/basketball/baseball. The pink All Star high top will become red. I got a lot of people asking me how I did the suitcase, so maybe (and this is not a promise!) I’ll show how I did that….if I can remember!
First mission: The Eye Spy page! I am so glad that I’d already cut most of these out as I’d made Eleanor’s. I totally patted myself on the back when I opened the tub and began working on this!
And I was even more excited when I saw that several of the pieces were totally finished. I got that feeling you get when you find a $10 bill from the previous winter in your coat pocket. Huzzah!
So…. any bets on how long this will take me!? Winner gets a quiet book.
Of course I am kidding. I might be crazy, but I’m not that crazy!