Gardening and Birdhouse Quiet Book Pages August 3, 2016 – Posted in: quiet book, sewing

Last two pages!

As cute as the farm scene pages are, my favorite page in this book is the gardening page. We start our own seeds and the kids get to help sometimes, so it was something else I really wanted to include in the book.
I made a little seed box with hand embroidered letters and sewed on some seed beads as if they had spilled. #keepitreal
The flowerpot turned out unintentionally patriotic. I really don’t have much navy fabric.
The seed packets were made by printing vintage seed packet images onto iron-on transfer paper. I just sewed up little white packets from the transfers, including seed beads and buttons for the sunflowers inside before sewing them shut.
The little sprout pushes down into the flowerpot so that it can grow. I wish I had embroidered “grow” in a different color. The flowerpot is two pieces of gray fabric fused together with ribbon between them at the spout. I sewed around it for stability. I also had to make my own little hook out of wire to store the watering can in the book.
The last page is a birdhouse, with the front of the birdhouse being a velcro flap. The roof was made of bias tape and I did some hand embroidery vine details.
The nest is made of vintage lace, just like the one in the forest scene for THIS book. The little bird is made of felt. This is why my daughter started calling it the “birdie book.”

You can see the rest of the pages in the spring quiet book by clicking on the link below.

You can see all of my quiet books by clicking HERE.

With this book completed, I can check the first thing off of my list for the third quarter of the Finish-A-Long! I have since finished several other things on the list and will blog about them soon!

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