Originally I had sketched a myriad of page ideas (probably close to twenty) for my little quiet book, but quiet book volume one will just be five pages long. I am okay with that. I've constructed the book in such a way if/when I create more pages I can easily add them, which is super.
The book isn't perfect, but I think that gives it charm (or is that just what people who make imperfect things say to feel better?). I didn't use any patterns, just had fun recreating the sketches I started with. There is a thin layer of patting in each page giving it some stability, but keeping it soft. There are no loose pieces, I didn't want to go crazy trying to keep everything together.
Here's the cover:
The classic mailbox page:
The Velcro bee page:
The elephant page (you stick your fingers through the back to be the elephant trunks):
The family picture page:
The zipper pouch (back of previous page):
The button frog page:
And as an afterthought I added another little file like pouch on the inside back cover to hold a notebook or a small book:
Handmade birthday gift: done! With 7 weeks to spare! On to the next project...