Complete Quiet Book... Just In Time For Christmas!

We've done it! It's been a 3 month process, and we met together on Tuesday night to exchange and assemble our pages. It was so exciting to see all the beautiful work and to see it all coming together! I recommend this to anyone thinking of doing a quiet book. See the end of this post for any details on our Quiet Book Project, and click here to see a tutorial on the QB cover.


Button flowers: Amy

Jonah and the Whale (zipper whale mouth): Glori
Noah's Ark (snap ark door with animal slot): Tori

Street Scene (velcro garage): Jessica
Cupcake Decorating: Emily

Mailbox and Letters: Blair
Football Laving: Michelle

Treasure Chest (lock and key to open chest): Shannon
Weaving Strips: Sarah

Colorful Kites (snaps to matching color): Kadee

Shapes (snaps to matching shape outline): Jen
Barn and Finger Puppets: Natalie L.

Tic Tac Toe- Natalie M.

The idea was that we would all have 14 different pages for our children's quiet book, while only having to buy the materials and design one! We all made duplicates of one page. We had matching criterium, such as page size and medium. I set the completion date for 3 months, and I wouldn't recommend doing it in any less time since I actually enjoyed myself doing this-- taking my time, finding materials on sale, etc.

I love having this keepsake from several of my friends, and also that my children can benefit from all these girls' diverse creativity and talents! Thanks ladies-- they turned out even better than I had hoped for (sniff, sniff)!


  1. This is DARLING! No time to do it myself but I would pay...whatever to have one of these cute books! FUN IDEA :)

  2. LOVE.IT. I think I may attempt this...with the help of my trusty mom. :)

  3. I am stunned! AMAZING work! WOW!

  4. Such a cute book! I had a quiet book when I was little--I can even remember playing with it in church!

  5. What a wonderful book! I love the idea of making it with a group of friends.

  6. I love love love the Jonah page! I think I'll have to try it!

  7. How did you make the binder to keep the pages in?

  8. Tamela- Check out this post for the tutorial for putting the pages together. Hope this helps! http://shannon-shanshenanigans.blogspot.com/2011/04/finishing-quiet-book-pages.html

  9. Tamela- That last one was for the page assembly (the eyelets, and sewing the pages together). This link is to the cover tutorial. :) http://shannon-shanshenanigans.blogspot.com/2010/11/quiet-book-cover.html