Boy or Girl? That is the question.

Life feels a little crazy at the moment. Right now we are all anxiously waiting for my sister to go into labour. She’s due today with her third child! I keep checking my phone, just in case I missed a call saying she was headed to the hospital!

For the first two, she found out the gender, but this time she decided to wait and be surprised. Talking to her about a month ago she said that she has preferred knowing in advance, although she did admit that she can’t make the fully informed decision until after the baby is placed in her arms.

I have two presents wrapped and sitting in my car to take to the hospital. One for a girl and one for a boy. I’m anxious to know which one she’ll be opening! ūüôā

With our daughter we did find out that she was a girl from the ultrasound. Although the tech wasn’t very reassuring with her 60/40 prediction. I don’t know why she said that, unless it was to keep us from getting upset at her if it was wrong. If/when the next baby comes around, my husband wants to wait until the baby is born. I’m trying to convince him otherwise. I think the only way I’d be able to allow it would be for the tech to put the info in a sealed envelope…just in case I could change his mind later.

What about you? Did you find out with your kids or did you wait until the delivery room? Did you try it both ways? Which way did you prefer?

Now come on, little baby niece or nephew! We all want to meet you!

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Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book: Tangled Hair Page Pattern and Tutorial

IMG_3733 IMG_3734I’m super pleased with how this page turned out. ¬†This page was inspired by a quiet book page I found through Pinterest. ¬†Don’t forget to check out my completed Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book!

NOTE: When I created the quiet book, I completed all the pages and then sewed them together. ¬†That means that each of the pages has about 1/2 inch on three sides that will “disappear” when sewn to the next page. ¬†The fourth side will be used for binding the book together. ¬†You can see the finished book here. ¬†The instructions for the binding will be in a future post.

THESE PATTERNS ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND NOT FOR SALE.  YOU MAY NOT MAKE ITEMS FOR SALE OR PROFIT.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THESE QUIET BOOK PAGES, PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT BY LINKING TO MY PAGE.

Materials:

– felt (light purple, dark purple, cream)

– yarn

– ribbon

– tiny hair clips

– thread

– glue

–¬†Hair Page Pattern

Instructions:

1. Trim the background light purple felt so it is 10 inches by 8 1/2 inches (this will be the standard size for all the pages in this quiet book).

IMG_34492. Cut out the doll, top, and skirt and glue together.  Once dry, glue the doll in place on the background page.

 

 

 

 

3. ¬†Add the hair. ¬†I never would have known how to do this until I found some instructions on this page. ¬†The instructions were enough to help me figure it out, but I wanted to add some extra detail sharing what I leaned in the process. ¬†ūüôā

IMG_3488Cut about 21 strands of yarn that are 17 inches long. ¬†Place over the doll’s head as shown in the picture. ¬†(Don’t mind the little chunk taken out of the corner of the purple. ¬†When I made this page I trimmed it after these steps. ¬†The little chunk is actually from where I cut out the dress top.)

 

 

IMG_3490Cut off the doll’s head from the paper pattern and pin over top. ¬†This will act as your guide so you know where to sew. ¬†Sew around the paper circle.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3492Cut 12 more 17 inch strands of yarn and place on the top of the head as shown in the picture and sew in place.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3494Fold the top chunk of hair down, and braid.  I used a small piece of yarn to tie the braid.

Cut the ribbon to 8 1/2 inches and sew in place on each side. ¬†I’d also recommend sewing a few stitches in the middle of the ribbon just to anchor it in place.

 

 

 

IMG_37314. Now for the hair accessories!  The flowers and ribbons can really be any colours you like.  Cut out the flowers РI did three large ones, two small ones Рand then made two bows.

 

 

 

 

IMG_37295. Sew or glue the flowers onto the mini hair clips.  (My daughter got to the clips before I took a picture so the packaging is a bit torn up!)

 

 

 

 

IMG_3732I added some “pearls” to the centers of the flowers for fun. ¬†I had bought these pearls from Stampin’ Up! years ago, but probably most craft stores would have something you could use.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3734Clip the flowers and bows to the ribbon and the page is done!

 

Binding instructions for my book will be in a future post!

 

 

IMG_0259My daughter is enjoying this page and often brings me the clips to put in her hair.  It makes me smile.

Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book: Tangled Satchel Page

 

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This page was inspired by a quiet book page I found through Pinterest.  I think it is a great addition to my Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book.

NOTE: When I created the quiet book, I completed all the pages and then sewed them together. ¬†That means that each of the pages has about 1/2 inch on three sides that will “disappear” when sewn to the next page. ¬†The fourth side will be used for binding the book together. ¬†You can see the finished book here. ¬†The instructions for the binding will be in a future post.

THESE PATTERNS ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND NOT FOR SALE.  YOU MAY NOT MAKE ITEMS FOR SALE OR PROFIT.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THESE PAGES, PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT BY LINKING TO MY PAGE.

Materials:

– felt (light purple, dark purple, dark brown, black, dark gray, gold, sparkly white)

– ribbon

– thread

– cardboard

– glue

– fabric paint or glitter glue (optional)

–¬†Satchel Page Pattern

Instructions:

1. Trim the background light purple felt so it is 10 inches by 8 1/2 inches (this will be the standard size for all the pages in this quiet book).

IMG_34112. Cut out the pan felt pieces.  There should be two black pans and one dark gray circle.  Glue the circle on one of the pans as shown in the picture.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3423Turn the pan over and glue a 9 inch piece of ribbon to the back of the handle.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3425Cut out the cardboard piece using the same pattern, but then trim it so that it is slightly smaller than the felt.  Glue it to the back of the pan.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3428Glue the second black pan felt over top of the cardboard.  Let it dry completely.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_34153. Cut out the sun scarf pieces.  There should be two dark purple rectangles and one gold sun.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3429Repeat the steps above to add the ribbon and cardboard to the sun scarf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_34144. Cut out the pieces for the crown.  There should be two gold pieces, two small jewels, and one large jewel.  Glue the pieces together as shown, repeating the steps above to add the cardboard and ribbon.  I just added cardboard to the gold section as the sparkly white jewels were cut from a stiffened piece of felt.

Optional: add some extra bling using a glitter glue or fabric paint.

 

IMG_34445. Cut out the satchel pieces.  Pin the large satchel piece to the page.  It should be closer to one side than the other as one side will be used for binding the book.  In the picture the pins on the bottom are marking where it will fold.  Pin the satchel contents in place as shown in the picture.

 

 

IMG_3445Fold the satchel closed and pin in place.  Sew around all four sides, close to the edge of the satchel.  Move the satchel contents when necessary.

 

 

 

Pin the satchel flap and sew in place on the top edge only. ¬†Carefully stuff the contents into the pouch and the page is complete! ¬†ūüôā

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. ¬†I’d love to hear how your page turned out!

The binding instructions will be coming in a future post!