I think every little girl this age LOVES baby dolls. With 5 girls we have so many dolls in this house it is not even funny! The baby idea was an obvious choice for a quiet book page, but I still wanted to keep it simple. (Some of the other pages were wearing me out!)
I ended up making a bassinet to hold the baby. It is made pretty much like a pocket with a piece of gathered eyelet trim sewn along the bottom.
The baby is a miniature version of a swaddle baby. (I made one of those a long time ago and blogged about it HERE.) The concept of the swaddle baby is that the blanket is already attached, making it easier for a little one to wrap the baby up (saving me from rewrapping it every 20 seconds.)
This time I hand embroidered the face on it and used a smaller piece of gathered eyelet lace and ribbon to make a faux bonnet, which I like so much better than the original swaddle baby I had made.
Grace often wants to drag a baby doll along to church or tells me she has to go potty so that she can sneak down and swipe one out of the nursery to bring back upstairs. I thought this might help with that, but we usually end up in the nursery when I have to go feed Hannah anyway. That is just the season of life we are in, I suppose.
If you want to see all of the pages in Grace's Quiet Book you can click HERE.
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Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Lindsay and on this blog you will find sewing, crafts, decorating, recipes, tutorials, and a little look at our life in the country raising half a dozen children.