Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quiet Book- Barn

This is one of my favorite pages. My son loves it too. I did find this idea at Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows. She even had templates if you are interested. As for me, I simply eyeballed all of it. 

Yes, the barn is slightly crooked, but that's because here in North Dakota it is so windy that the barn is leaning. I am perfectly okay with this explanation; however, if it is not so windy where you live, I suggest pinning your pieces before sewing them. I didn't want to take the time to do it. 

One of the best parts of this page is what is found under the barn doors...

FINGER PUPPETS! This is one of the pages my son spends quite a while on. He plays with the finger puppets and has them play in the field and they have inaudible conversations with each other. Even my girls like to get in on the action. They each get one puppet, sometimes mom gets one too, and we go frolic in the field. Sometimes, though, it is nap time and usually the horse gets to sleep in the straw on top of the barn. I can only imagine what fun ideas my kids will have for these little animals as they get older. 

If you look closely and the barn doors in the first picture you will see that I used a button and button hole to secure the doors shut, a genius idea that I found online. Sadly, however, the second time it was in use my wonderful, but rather strong son ripped the felt piece with the button hole to get the door open. If you are going to use a latch idea, I suggest securing it really strongly-maybe use two pieces of felt sewn together.

More pages to come!

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