Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book: Snow White Pages FREE Pattern and Tutorial

It has been WAY too long since I’ve posted a tutorial for my Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book.  Today I’m going to show two pages at once since they aren’t too complicated.  So here are the patterns and instructions for the Snow White pages of the book.



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.



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

– beads (15 in total for the counting part; small ones for the trolley)

– ribbon

– fabric paint (brown, silver)

– glue

– buttons (2 for the wheels on the trolley)

– non-breakable mirror (I got mine from a baby toy that I found at Value Village; any shape will work)

– Counting Page Pattern


1. I’ll first show the mirror page.  Trim the background light gray 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_37442. To make the mirror frame, I traced the mirror onto a piece of paper.  Then I drew a line on the inside of the circle so that it would overlap with the mirror when cut out of felt.  I made the frame about 1/2 inch thick.  Draw a crown on paper for your pattern as well.  Cut out the pieces from the felt.



IMG_37453. Glue the mirror onto the felt, slightly to the left so that it will be in the centre of the finished page.





IMG_37464. Glue the gold frame over top of the mirror.  I placed glue so that it would stick to the background as well as the mirror.





IMG_37475. Glue on the red crown at the top of the mirror.






IMG_37796. Finally, paint on the pattern with the brown fabric paint.  If you look closely you’ll notice that I did more loops on one side than the other, but I don’t think my daughter has noticed.  And the page is done!




7. Sadly, I have lost the pictures for the steps for the counting page due to keyboard smashing by my daughter.  😦  (Check out this post to read the details).  However, I will still write down the steps and the pattern is given above.

Trim the background light gray 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).

8. Cut the “Cave” out of dark gray and position on the right side of the background felt.  Don’t sew it down yet.

9. Cut five ribbon pieces and pin in place, under the dark gray cave.  Move the cave piece out of the way and sew the ribbon on one side.  String the beads on the ribbons as shown in the finished page.

10. Pull the ribbon tight, pin in place, and sew the opposite end.  If you find that the ribbons are droopy, simply pull it a little tighter and resew.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

11. Reposition the cave piece and sew in place.  Using the sliver fabric paint, write the numbers as shown.

12. Cut the “Pile of Jewels” from sparkly white and sew in place on the bottom right-hand corner.

13. Cut out the “Trolley” and sew in place as shown.  Using brown fabric paint, paint on the details of the trolley.

14. Sew on small beads, “filling” the trolley with jewels.

15. Sew on the buttons to make the wheels of the trolley.  And you are done!


I hope you have fun making these pages.  I’d love to hear how yours turned out!

Binding instructions will be in a future post!


My Baby is Going to be a Big Sister!

Elsa Big Sister


I figure it’s time to make it officially known that I am pregnant with Baby #2!  Most of the time I’m too busy to remember, but then I find myself wondering why on earth am I so tired and/or grouchy and/or nauseated and then I remember that there is a tiny human being growing safely inside.

This is the picture that we used to announce to family and friends that our little E is going to be a big sister!  I wanted to do something fun, but wasn’t feeling super creative so I’m happy with how this picture turned out.  🙂

So in case anyone is interested, here are some extra details…(I don’t know who originally came up with this list, but I’ve seen it on a few blogs, and I figured I’d join in the fun)

How far along: 12 weeks and 1 day (Due Date is March 1st)

Total weight gain: I’ve actually lost at least 6 pounds since taking the pregnancy test due to nothing being appetizing these days!

Maternity clothes: Oh yes!  I started my new job right before I found out and since none of my regular pants were fitting properly anyways, I figured I might as well be comfortable and started wearing maternity pants.  I am still wearing regular tops though.

Stretch marks: No

Sleep: Seems like I’m constantly tired, more so than with my first pregnancy.  I figure it is because I have a toddler who rises at the crack of dawn (or almost).  I am using two body length pillows to help align my hips and hopefully help with my sciatica.  

Best moment of this week: Posting our announcement on Facebook and getting lots of excited responses.

Miss anything: Food that is appetizing and sits well in my stomach.

Movement: Too early still. 

Food cravings: I wish!  I’d love to have something that I really wanted to eat, even if it wasn’t the healthiest.  The closest thing to a “craving” would be breaded and fried zucchini…it seems to be the only thing that tastes good these days.  That and ice water.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Most things.  😦

Have you started to show yet: I’ve definitely gotten bigger around the middle, but I don’t think it would be obvious to those who don’t know me all that well. Which reminds me, I need to start taking belly pictures!

Gender: Still trying to convince my husband that we should find out when the time comes.

Labor signs: N/A

Belly button in or out: In 

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty moody a lot of the time (Poor Husband!)

Well there you have it. 🙂  We are pretty excited about having another baby, although a lot of the time I just start wondering what are we thinking having another baby when sometimes it feels like we can barely keep up with E.  

A Boy!

Ten days past her due date, on August 4th, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!!!

She was scheduled to be induced on August 5th, but I guess the baby figured he was ready to meet the world. Sunday afternoon she started having contractions and around 8:00 pm they called a babysitter and headed for the hospital. My parents and I arrived at the hospital at 10:15 pm. I was excited to be there since with all my other nieces and nephews I always had to work the next day and wasn’t able to meet the baby until the next day.

When we got there my sister was still walking around so we went to wait in the visitors’ lounge. We weren’t in there for too long before my sister and her husband popped in to say hi. She had a couple good contractions and then figured she’d go see the nurses.

A little while later my mom and I were told we could pop into the labour and delivery room for a few minutes. She had just been given her epidural and was starting to relax in the hospital bed. We visited for a few minutes then went back to the visitors’ lounge so the nurses could do their thing.

About twenty minutes later my mom and I headed back to the labour and delivery room. A bunch of nurses and doctors were rushing in and out. Mom went in to see what was going on and I was left standing in the hallway. Before the door was shut I overheard that the baby wasn’t properly positioned. I went back to join my dad in the lounge.

Half an hour or so later, about five minutes after midnight, I couldn’t stand the suspense so I sent Mom a text message asking how things were going. Her response:

“Hard going. Baby in good position now. Almost crowning!”

I guess my sister doesn’t waste time when it comes to delivering her babies. A few minutes later the baby was born!

Mom came into the lounge to let us know the good news then she rushed back into the delivery room. It wasn’t long before we got to go in too.

Little N is beautiful! I can’t get over how adorable he was in that moment. His little cheeks and tiny nose. His adorable fingers. The perfect amount of hair. What a miracle!

I wasn’t able to stick around until they moved her into the post partum room (I was extremely exhausted and WAY past my bedtime!) so I didn’t get to hold Baby N. As tired as I was, I’m so glad I was able to be there. What a special moment for my sister and her family. I feel blessed to have been invited to join in.

The next day my husband, my daughter, and I went to the hospital to visit the new baby. E was fascinated with his eyes and nose and kept laying her head against his (which is how she indicates ‘soft’). And she loved his feet! For the most part she was gentle…at least as gentle as a 14 month old can be…although she did try ripping off the swaddle blanket because she wanted to be wrapped in it instead. Fortunately there was another blanket we could drape around her shoulders. Haha!

It was an amazing weekend! I’m sending out a HUGE congratulations to my sister, her husband, and her two other boys on the safe arrival of Baby N!