Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Friday, January 9, 2009

Quiet Book

I was doing a little after Christmas shopping at our local craft store the other day (Ben Franklin for you local girls) and I saw this cute fabric panel. Usually I don't like panel projects but this one caught my eye. I love the illustrations, they remind me of my childhood picture books. I love the colors, almost a jewel tone feeling. So I cleared off the table in the crap room and went to work.
It was fun, it was easy, and it's finished. I'm going to make another one tomorrow. A little something for the sweetpeas

16 comments:

Lorilee said...

I love it. Of course, I love anything old-fashioned! My mom made several cloth books for my children when they were toddlers!
Blessings,
Lorilee

thestonerabbit said...

I am so jealous!! YOU have a Ben Franklin's near you! We had a teeny one close by (for years), then they closed it (about 3 years ago). I LOVE that place--you could always find great stuff in there--just like YOU did!!

I loved your "organizing and cleaning out" post! I just smiled and smiled, cuz your storage area looks like mine! Bet your's looks much neater now!

Have a great weekend! Dana

GRAMS said...

Love, love, love it! I'm off to Ben Franklins

Annie said...

OH, I LOVE IT!!!!

Nicole said...

That book is darling. It seems like something that should go in that cute Tiffany's kids bedroom. I'm going to Ben Franklins today, I'll have to go and check it out!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I too love those prints. So sweet and vintage. Thanks for sharing them with us! :)
Carrie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Those ARE ADORABLE! I always go to Ben Franklin when I hit the valley....You must be on the west coast! cherry

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hey thanks for coming right over to visit my little post. I'm in LOVE with this adorable Quiet Book. Love the colors and the pictures.
Thanks so much for the photo of your "stuff" in the basement. You talk about your "crap room"...well I have a crap garage. I think this sort of stuff (madness) just goes along with having a creative mind. Anyway, it made me feel a lot better. : ) And I loved the little dolls you found from your childhood...precious!

Aubrey said...

I love those illustrations--they're so whimsical and cute.

Alison said...

SO cute!! I swear, you have always got a fun project in the works. Where do you find the time to do it all???

Care to share your secrets?? ;)

Donna said...

The book is adorable, Mimi Sue!

Hugs,
Donna

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Mimi Sue! The quiet book turned out darling! LOVE the fabric panel!!! Reminds me of the quiet books I made for my kids that I should be making for my little grandbabes! Perfect for sacrament meeting!

Hugs, Maryjane

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh this is darling! Don't you wish you still had your quiet book! I know I do.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How precious! I didn't know there were any Ben Franklin's left; that was a store from my childhood, but then it was a "5 & 10"... haha, I'm really telling my age now, huh?

Sue said...

Hi Sue...my husband asked why I was laughing and I told him how I love you ladies and te funny thing you right on your blogs....like referring to your crafts room as the 'crap room"...I love that...I also have one of those crap rooms...

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