Thursday, December 23, 2010

Isabella's book

Thanks for the lovely comments yesterday! Just for posterity, here's Isabella's book, pristine and new.

Tie my shoe, to match Nicholas' book. Sometimes twins need one each of something.
Clock. Once again, yay google and photoshop!
Dress-up doll. The pocket holds more clothes. As time permits I'll probably make more clothes. This dress is made from leftovers of one of Isabella's dresses. The doll has velcro "undies" to which her clothes attach.

Another double width alphabet page. (That twin thing again).

Fairies in the dell. I combined and adjusted craft patterns from the same designer for this one. The fairies are made the same way as the dinosaurs from Nicholas' book. Isabella likes them, so they'll no doubt be pulled off to play with.

Barn, template from here. Scarecrow and fence from a craft magazine.

Inside the barn and hay bales (the idea for having hay bales came from a 12 year old neighbour!) are these finger puppets, designs from a library book. (Apart from the horse on the left, which I designed myself.)

Under the sea/in an aquarium (depending who you ask!) Have I mentioned google rocks?

The flaps hide these guys. Georgia points out that this was her idea. (I was going to do a fish bowl with clear plastic and have the fish loose.)

An early page, counting. Isabella likes to count.

And me hoping they'll remember me fondly when choosing my nursing home!

Phew, that was a lot of work, but so much fun. I will not be repeating this effort till I have grandkids.
Now I'm off to finish cleaning the gingerbread dough from under my fingernails and enjoy the aroma imparted by a morning's baking with my sister. Tomorrow we'll take it all to her house and deocorate it. Yuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm.


  1. You are such a good Mum! Both books are beautiful, and I'm sure the twins will beat them to sh--- er, treasure them always! :)

  2. Ditto what Keely said, very awesome in real life. You are amazing!! These I'm sure will be treasured for a long long time.

  3. What a wonderful book! How many pages, and so much love in it. Your elder daughter was a wonderful source of inspiration and creativity. Merry Christmas to all!

  4. Both both are really fabulous! I'm sure they'll treasure them.

  5. Judy, thank you so much for emailing me. I LOVE your quiet books so much! You are such a good seamstress and your kids will enjoy these such a great deal over the years. Can I link to these posts on my sidebar? Just email me and let me know if that's okay. Way to go, you should be very proud of your quiet books! -Anna (