A few months ago I really wanted to make a fun quiet book for Leilani. Our incredibly talented friend, Melanie, created this GORGEOUS quiet book for my daughter and she plays with it all of the time! SHE LOVES IT! It is so beautiful and well done. Clearly, it's way beyond my crafting abilities.
However, I thought that it would be fun to make one for my daughter so I emailed many ladies from my old and new wards in the Virginia area in the hope that a few people would like to participate in a quiet book page swap with me. I was blown away that there was actually a massive interest in the idea. In the end, 16 women committed to participating in our quiet book page exchange.
If you haven't heard of a quiet book page swap it's basically where each participant creates one type of quiet book page for the entire group. So if you are creating a ribbon page in a group of ten people then you create ten ribbon pages. (Make sure to always include yourself.) Every person creates a different page and then you all meet together to exchange your pages. It's so awesome because it's cheaper and easier to make one type of page and you also benefit from all of the work of the other participants. In addition, it is so fun to see what other people have created.
This photo wasn't from our particular exchange but I just wanted to further illustrate the concept.
Our group met this last Friday morning to exchange our pages and I was really blown away by everyone's sewing talent. Each page was so adorable. It was so much fun to visit with everyone and see their cute creations. I know that people placed a great deal of time, energy and love into these pages. I appreciated it with all of my heart!
Behold our quiet book page creations...(Why am I being so dramatic?!? Haha.)
Pictured above: Angela made the drying machine and matching socks pages.
Pictured below: Mandy made the Mr./Mrs. Potato Head pages.
Top Left: Britni's number flap page. (Leilani LOVES this one already.)
Top Right: Emma's fossil page.
Bottom Left: Bonnie's texture page.
Bottom Right: Jill's butterfly page.
Top Left: Tricia's build a bear page.
Top Right: Emily P.'s lion ribbon page.
Bottom: Emily D.'s ice cream cone page.
Top Left: JoAnna's shape page.
Top Right: My zipper page. (I picked zippers because I know that Leilani is obsessed with them.)
Bottom Left: Natalie's bead page.
Bottom Right: Bethany's buckle page.
And last but definitely not least!
Top Left: Megan's color flip page.
Top Right: Katie's caterpillar page.
Bottom Left: Ali's tic tac toe page.
Bottom Right: JoAnna's bug in a jar page. (JoAnna made this for us as a thank you and it was so well done and totally cute.)
Not pictured: Tricia's name page. Didn't want to put Leilani's information on our blog for privacy reasons.
Ultimately, I had such a blast organizing this and consequently learned many lessons. Each lady had to create 17 pages since Tricia needed an extra as a present for a relative. That is no small feat! Thank you to all of the amazing women who participated! I know that our little ones are going to love their new quiet books! In fact, we have so many pages that I'm planning on creating two quiet books. So awesome!
Thank you ladies!!!