Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ladybug and the Flowers - Quiet Book pages 8 & 9

(I quite like today's post title. It sounds kind of epic. Like you're about to hear a cool story.)


Today is, as the title epically states, about the ladybug page and the flower page!


Both of these are classic quiet book pages. We had them in my mom's quiet book when we were kids, and I definitely wanted them in the quiet book for our kids.


The ladybug unzips down the middle, and its spots snap on and off. So, you can store the spots inside.


Ta-da!

On the flower page, all the flowers are double layered and attached with buttons. So, you can button on and off all the different colors, and change them around how you want.


The flower pot also doubles as a pocket, in case you wanted to store the flower petals inside. 

 And that's the story of the ladybug and the flowers! :)


To download the free Ladybug Page quiet book template, click here or on one of the pictures:



To download the free Flower Page quiet book template, click here or on the picture:



To download the entire Quiet Book template, click here or on the picture:



Here are links to the other quiet book pages:

The Lion (Texture) Page








And this is off topic, but it's something I feel strongly about. Regular readers of my blog know that I would never have a home birth. In the United States, the newborn death rate at home birth is 3 times higher than hospital birth, and those risks are just too big for me. At the same time, there always will be women who do choose to birth at home, and for those women there needs to be as safe a system in place as possible, to minimize risks to them and their babies. 

A new group, the Coalition for Safer Home Birth, has just come out with a petition on Change.org that asks state legislators to "make out-of-hospital birth safer through stronger, uniform regulations in the United States." It lists several measures that, if incorporated into state midwifery laws, would make home birth safer for mothers and babies under the care of home birth midwives.

Please take the next minute of your day to click on and sign this petition. It might ask for your address, but that's just to make sure you're not signing twice - it won't send you anything or anything like that. And signing it would really show your support for laws that would protect women and their babies.
https://www.change.org/p/state-legislators-protect-mothers-babies-make-home-birth-safer

22 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the mix-and-match flowers!

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  2. I love your whole quiet book! Beautiful job!

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  3. This whole book is fantastic!

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  4. is there a template for this?

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  5. Did you use a template, or just make your own? My flowers are always unbalanced. :)

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    1. I just made my own. :) I drew about a million flowers on paper, then cut out the most symmetrical ones (one big one and one little one) and used those as a template.

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  6. My name is Rebecca. I'm going to be making a quiet book for my kids for Christmas. I've been looking through ideas for my pages, and I'd love to pick your brain on a few things if you wouldn't mind. I've never done this kind of thing before. Would you email me at littlebec1@gmail.com, and I can ask you some questions?

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  7. Hi there - I've been slowly working my way through some of your pages. I'm a VERY beginner sewer and this will be my first zipper. Maybe I am missing the obvious, but what is the little half circle on page 2 for?

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    1. Also, if you have any tips about the order of assembly, that would be great! Thanks!

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    2. Hi! The little half circle is for the ladybug head. :) How I did the order of assembly for this page is I first sewed the big, black ladybug (from page 1) onto the page. I sewed the snaps on to the red ladybug wings. Then I sewed the zipper in the middle red ladybug wings, and then sewed that zipper/wing combo on top of the black ladybug shape all ready on the page. Finally, I sewed the half circle ladybug head at the top, slightly overlapping on the red wings. I hope that all makes sense! This was kind of tricky page to figure out the order to do things. :)

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  8. Jocelyn I want to thank you for sharing your beautiful work. You are talented and creative. Your abilities are so helpful to a Gramma that was left out of the creative loop.=) Penny

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  9. Jocelyn amei seu post. Muito bem explicado. Vou fazer pro meu neto. aqui no Brasil ainda e novidade. Abraços.

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  10. How did you do the decorative stitching on the flowers? I can't seem to figure out how to get my machine to stitch that nicely on a curve.

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  11. hi lovely ideas...can I use hot gun instead of sewing...

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  12. Hello! I'm wondering if you turned the edges of the cotton for the lady bug wings and if the pattern accounts for that or if I should cut it out a little bigger? Thanks!

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  13. Love your lady bug! I made a similar one based off of your inspiration and linked back to you on my blog. Here's the website if you want to check it out! http://thenotsoboredhousewife.com/?p=1347 Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. wonderful work Jocelyn I did the flowers and the apples. will post a link through My Needling Needles page. https://www.facebook.com/Needling-Needles-1018592031486900/ Thanks for inspiring and teaching me.

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