Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book: Enchanted Rose Pattern and Tutorial

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When I told my husband that I wanted to make a Princess Quiet book for my daughter, he made the suggestion for this Enchanted Rose page.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  Don’t forget to take a look at the complete 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 (dark blue, dark brown, light brown, green, red)
  • Velcro (or a similar product)
  • Fabric Paint – green
  • Fabric Glue
  • Clear vinyl
  • Ribbon
  • Rose Page Pattern

Instructions:

1. Trim the background dark blue 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_35672. Make the flower petals.  The pattern says to cut 8 petals out of red felt…that’s an error.  Cut 4 petals out of the red felt and 4 petals out of the loop part of the Velcro.  Cut the ribbon into 5ish inch lengths.  Place the ribbon in between the felt and Velcro.  I glued in place and then glued on the Velcro, but it didn’t hold so I then stitched down the middle of each petal to hold everything in place.  I used white thread because I didn’t have red thread.

IMG_35373. Cut out the stem and paint the details on using the fabric paint.  Let it dry completely.  I just glued the stem to the page, but if you wanted to sew it on then paint the detail after it has been sewn in place.

 

 

 

IMG_35624. Cut out the dome from the clear vinyl.  I found the vinyl at the Dollarama…it was the packaging for some item.  I figured it was a cheap way of getting vinyl.  Haha!  Determine where you want it on the page and pin in place.  The pins will make holes in the vinyl so pin parallel to the edge right where you will be sewing.  Sew in place.

 

 

IMG_35645. Sew on the table.  Sew the light brown first and then the dark brown as it is meant to overlap.

 

 

 

 

IMG_35656. Glue on the stem and let it dry completely.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_35907. Cut a square out of the hook part of the Velcro.  Place the ribbons under the square and sew in place at the top of the stem.

 

 

 

 

IMG_35928.  Enjoy your finished Enchanted Rose page!  🙂  My daughter has just figured out what she is supposed to do with this page and is enjoying it.

 

 

 

 

The bottom and two sides of the page will be part of the seam allowance for completing the book so it will not show.  (Take a look at the finished page at the top of this post again).  I will be sharing the instructions for completing the book in a future post.  If you don’t want to complete the book as I did then simply trim that seam allowance part off.  I hope that makes sense!

I’d love to hear how your Enchanted Rose page turns out!  Happy Crafting!

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Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book: Beauty and the Beast Castle Tutorial

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Tale as old as time…Song as old as rhyme…Beauty and the Beast.  I love this movie!  It’s a lovely story and I think that the Beauty and the Beast pages are the ones that I’m the most proud of so even though they aren’t the first pages in the completed book I’m sharing them first.  🙂

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  Don’t forget to take a look at the complete 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 (dark blue, dark gray, light gray, gold, red)
  • Zipper (about 4 inches)
  • Fabric Paint (I used brown and silver)
  • Fabric Glue
  • Cellophane
  • Castle Page Pattern

Instructions:

1. Trim the background dark blue 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_36022. Cut out the Ballroom and Rug pieces.  Sew them onto the background felt.  I sewed the ballroom only around the outside edges and then glued the inside “walls”, but they aren’t staying stuck so I’d recommend that you sew around the windows too.  I glued the rug in place, but again, would sew it in place if I were to make this page again.  Once they are sewn in place, use fabric paint to draw the corners of the walls and the pattern on the rug.  Let dry completely!  NOTE: I ACCIDENTALLY PUT EVERYTHING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE INSTEAD OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE!  THIS ONLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IF YOU WANT THE CASTLE PAGE TO BE ON THE LEFT SIDE.

IMG_35973. Cut out the door pieces: two felt and one cellophane for each door.  The cellophane will need to be trimmed in order to fit properly.

 

 

 

 

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Sandwich the cellophane in between the two felt pieces and sew along the straight edges.

Repeat with the other door.

 

 

 

 

IMG_36004. Pin and sew the zipper to the long straight edges of the doors.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_36035. Place the “closed” doors over the ballroom and pin in place.  Place the castle piece over the doors so that it is overlapping the curved edges of the doors.  Sew in place.  I sewed along the doors and then up the sides and on the bottom.  I glued the top in place, but it could easily be sew instead.  HINT: use lots of pins to hold everything in place.  And if it ends up a little crooked like mine did, remind yourself that it is for a child and she won’t mind too much.  🙂

 

IMG_36076. Sew the Towers to the sides of the castle.  They will overlap a little bit.  I sewed around all four edges.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_36087. Glue or sew the roof pieces and window pieces in place.

 

 

 

 

 

8. To make the Beauty and the Beast character piece, I found a colouring page through a Google search and printed it out.  I then traced it onto Shrinky Dink plastic and coloured it.  It was a great excuse to buy that pack of permanent markers I was eyeing.  🙂  Following the Shrinky Dink instructions I sized the picture so that it would be the correct size once shrunk.  I punched three holes before shrinking it so that I could sew it in place.  I also painted a layer of clear top coat nail polish over it so that the colours wouldn’t scratch off.  (The trick with the nail polish is to let it drip on so that there is a thick layer instead of painting it on, otherwise the ink might smear.)  Sew in place and you are done!

The bottom of the page will be part of the seam allowance for completing the book so it will not show.  (Take a look at the finished page at the top of this post again).  I will be sharing the instructions for completing the book in a future post.  If you don’t want to complete the book as I did then simply trim that seam allowance part off.  I hope that makes sense!

I’d love to hear how your Castle page turns out!  Happy Crafting!

 

Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book

I am SO excited with how my Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book turned out!  It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too!

I did a fair amount of searching for patterns on Pinterest, and I got a couple ideas for pages, but most of these pages are my own design (although not necessarily my own artwork).  🙂

I’ll be posting the patterns for most of these pages over the next few weeks so keep checking back.  In the meantime, here is a closer look at each of the pages.

The first page is “Cinderella”.  There is a magnet inside the dress and under the doll.  The idea is to dress Cinderella for the ball.

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Cinderella – “Dress” Cinderella (left); Clock (right)

Second princess page is “Sleeping Beauty”.  This is my daughter’s favourite page at the moment.  It is a search and find page.  The characters are made from Shrinky Dink plastic.

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Sleeping Beauty Search and Find

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“Snow White” is next.  The Magic Mirror (made from a mirror I found from a used toy).  The right page is the Dwarves’ mine.

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Snow White – Mirror (left); Counting Mine (right)

I’m very proud of the “Beauty and the Beast” pages.  The castle doors have cellophane in them to make them crinkle when touched.  Belle and the Beast are made from Shrinky Dink plastic.  The right page has the magic rose.  The petals “fall” off.

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Beauty and the Beast

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“The Little Mermaid”  These pages used many pictures I found on the internet printed and coloured on Shrinky Dink plastic.  On the left is a marble maze and on the right is an I Spy page.

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The Little Mermaid – Marble Maze (left); I Spy (right)

“Tangled” is next.  These two pages were inspired by ones I found on Pinterest.  I will be sharing the links to the pages in my tutorials along with my instructions for how I completed the pages.

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Tangled – Satchel (left); Hair (right) – These were inspired by pages I found through Pinterest. Links will be provided in the tutorials.

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The final pages are “Frozen”.  Match the Snowflakes and Build a Snowman.  The Elsa doll is not my original creation so I can’t share that part, but I will share the pattern and instructions for the other parts.  Olaf was made using a pattern I found free online and I’ll include a link in that post as well.

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Frozen – Match the Snowflakes (left); Build a Snowman (right)

IMG_4107IMG_4109There you have it!  It was a lot of work, but I’m super happy with how it turned out and my daughter (who will be one on June 3rd) LOVES it!

Please note that some of these pages involved the use of pictures I found on the internet through Google searches.  I do not claim those pictures as my own.  Also, the Cinderella doll and Elsa doll were created based on someone else’s pattern so I can’t share those either.  However, I will be sharing the pattern pieces and assembly instructions for the rest of the pages!  🙂

I’ll also be sharing how to make the cover and put it all together.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Creating!

An Exercise in Futility

So you know all those fantastic ideas that you can find on Pinterest?  You know, the ones with cute monthly pictures of a baby as it goes through its first year?  I personally loved the idea of taking my daughter’s picture each month with a stuffed animal so that we could see how she was growing.  The stuffed animal would give each picture a reference for comparing her size.

It worked great for the first few months…and then she started moving!  And add to that a complete obsession with the camera.  These pictures are almost impossible to get now!

Here are a few pictures from our recent photo shoot!

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First let’s pat the Killer Whale…

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Ok, now let’s stand beside them all…

 

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Nope, not going to sit beside the elephant…

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Or beside the whale and ladybug…

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I’m coming to see the camera, Mommy!

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Let’s take a picture, Mommy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We finally got one decent picture!

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I think next time I’ll hold the baby and use myself as the reference!  Haha!

 

 

 

Let’s Make a Mess!

I’m not exactly sure why it is called Cloud Dough…maybe because it is SUPER soft!  It reminds me of our honeymoon to the Cook Islands.  One of the islands, Aitutaki, is considered to have the most beautiful lagoon (it really is absolutely gorgeous!)…and the softest sand.feetOh to be able to escape this never ending winter and sit on a beach and enjoy the sand…but I’m getting off topic…cloud dough!

Because we are often stuck inside because of the weather, I try to do some sort of new activity with E every few days.  I had seen several recipes on Pinterest for Cloud Dough and since it looked like fun, I decided to give it a try.  E is still at the stage where everything goes in her mouth so I used cooking oil instead of baby oil.

All I needed was two ingredients: flour and oil.  In a bowl I mixed up 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup canola oil.  I then put it into a dish that was a bit more suitable for little hands to reach in.  We stripped E down to her diaper and let her at it.

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She LOVED it!  It was so much fun watching her!  She did try eating a bit of it, but since it doesn’t taste all that great, not too much got in her mouth.  The kitchen floor got messy and she needed a bath afterwards, but she had a fantastic time!

What a great sensory activity for our 9 1/2 month old!