I made this quiet book for my son's first birthday. I'm so proud of myself! I think it turned out really great, and he seems to like it too. I got the idea from browsing on Pinterest. Just search "quiet book" and you'll find hundreds of ideas from really simple to really complex. I used a tutorial on still:living's blog to make the cover, but I ended up having to modify it a lot. Her pages were "portrait" and mine were "landscape". Then the rings I purchased were too big, so I ended up using ribbon instead. I did get the idea of using button holes instead of eyelets from her tutorial! I had to improvise because I didn't have the right tool for the eyelets I bought. So, cost of this book was $5.00 in felt at Walmart, and $3.00 for flannel at JoAnn's. (I won't count the rings and eyelets I didn't use.) All the buttons, beads, zippers, and ribbons I already had in my stash.
FEEL was the first page I made. After I made it, I decided that I needed to have an action word on every page, which ended up being my "theme". I also had to keep in mind that this was going to a 1 year old, so I tried to keep the pages simple for him. Take a look and tell me what you think.