Friday, October 21, 2011

Quiet Books for Church

I Have been wanting to make a Quiet Book for my kids for some time now, nearly a year ago I started collect supplies and researching it online, the more I researched the more terrified I became. Quiet Books are a HUGE project there was now way I was going to be able to make one. There are so many options for pages and different ideas on how to create them I was completely overwhelmed. Which is why it took a year and a church calling for me to start and finish my first Quiet Book ever. I personally am thrilled with the results mostly because no lie it only took me a week to make. just a couple hours here and there and badda-bing-badda-bang DONE! If you have researched quiet books then some of the ideas will look familiar to you I got a lot of the pages and templets from http://www.sugardoodle.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3752&Itemid=200008 other templets are from google images. The hardest part of making a Quiet Book is organizing supplies. I will try to break it down for you. First things first you need fabric. I used fat quarters from Walmart you only need 3, iron them and cut in half hamburger style. (I hope you all remember hamburger/hotdog style from kindergarten) You also need batting I used pellon firm or extra firm about a yard is all you need cut into 6 equal pieces roughly 8' square. I am going to list the overall instructions first and under each picture will have list of supplies and step by step instructions. Instructions Layout Quiet book pages before beginning. You need to pin 6 pieces of pellon insert to 3 of the fabric rectangles. When sewing pages make sure to sew thru pellon as well to hold it in place. Once pages are created layout quiet book again you have 6 pieces of rectangle fabric, the order of the book is up to you as long as front and back cover are on the same piece of fabric. 1-Front and back cover 2-faith in every footstep/Count your tithing 3-Future Missionary/10 tribes 4-etc 5 6 Turn over pages 2, 4, 6 Place page 1 on page 2, 3 on 4, and 5 on 6 Double Sew around the edges of double rectangles leaving ½ in seam You should now have 3 movable fabrics with 4 pages each Cut little lines around seam to create a frayed look With front and back cover face down Places fabrics onto of each other Sew zig-zag line down center of book to create fold.
Faith in Every Footstep Supplies: Shoe template 6 eyelets/grommets 1 shoelace Step one: Make sure you have slits for the opening of the eyelets. Step 2: You need 6 eyelets, using the machine attach eyelets Step 3: Position shoe on Fabric, pin in place and sew around Step 4: String shoe lace through
10 Tribes Supplies: String/yarn 55 beads Step 1: Cut 10 pieces of string equal lengths, Step 2: tie one end slid 1 on one string 2 onto another and so forth until every string has beads the last having a full 10. Tie the other end Step 3: Pin string onto fabric with ½-1 inch gap in between, sew
Future Missionary Supplies: White button up with at least two buttons small rectangle of black felt Step One: Sew small black fabric onto panel of white shirt, zig-zaf stitch 2 lines of different lengths horizontally to appear as writing on name tag. Step 2: Leave shirt buttoned, position on fabric, pin in place, sew along the outside panels.
Church Notes Supplies: laminated index card or small notepad rectangle felt 4x5 draw line to indicate 1' pocket for marker Writing utensil Step 1: Position rectangle onto fabric sew along 3 sides with opening at top, sew down fabric on line to create a side pocket for markers. Insert laminated card.
I Love to see the Temple Supplies: 5 felt flowers 5 felt circles 5 velcro, snaps or buttons if using snaps you need handheld machine (same one used for eyelets) your choice of Temple Step 1: Cut out temple of Choice, sew on fabric Step 2: sew on 5 buttons Step 3: For buttons make slit in flower, for Velcro glue on Velcro FLOWERS: Attach center circle with glue around edges or sew into place.
Noah’s Ark Supplies: felt boat felt water felt for finger puppets Template from http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2009/07/quiet-book-templates.html Step 1: Make Finger puppets Step 2: Sew top of water onto boat Step 3; Sew boat onto fabric leave opening at top To Make finger puppets: Sew body together leaving opening on bottom for finger insert. Glue attachments onto appropriate animal. Note: for cow and pig you can place ears and horns onto bottom fabric before sewing to hide appear on back of animal
Sunday Best Supplies: yarn for girl hair 1 felt body felt dress felt shirt felt pants felt boy hair velcro to attach Step 1: Attach Velcro to Hair and clothing pieces. Attach opposite Velcro to Body and 2 pieces to be sewn on fabric. Step 2: Sew body onto fabric Step 3: Sew Velcro pieces onto fabric, attach clothing pieces to hold in place.
Time for Church Supplies: 1 button felt clock body felt hands of clock felt clock face Step 1: Sew or glue clock face to clock body Step 2: Sew clock body onto fabric, write #’s on clock face Step 3: Attach button to center of clock face Step 4: make slit in clock hands and attach to button
Lehi’s Dream Supplies: felt tree top felt tree trunk velcro fruit felt iron rod Step 1: Position leaves on fabric, sew. Step 2: Place tree over leaves, sew into place Step 3: Sew small squares of Velcro onto leaves Step4: using opposite Velcro cut out fruit shapes attach to velcro on tree. Step 5: Position on Iron Rod, sew
Front Cover: My Quiet Book Supplies: your choice of decorations Step 1: Print out quiet book poem sew onto page Step 2: add embellishments. “My Quiet Book. We’ll have such fun together, My quiet book and I, I’ll look at it and not disturb The people with my cry I won’t make a bit of noise I’ll be quiet as a mouse, For we want the Lord near While we are in His house.”
Back Cover: Stars for Being Busy Supplies: 6 felt stars 6 buttons Step 1: Sew on 6 Buttons to fabric Step 2: Sew on pocket for stars Well there you have it!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Family Fun

The weather is just so great out here that we thought we'd show the kids how to fly a kite. We should have gotten a kite that actually works, we spent more time trying to get the kite to fly above 2 feet then we did playing with the kids. They had fun anyways thanks to all the spare bikes around TVA. Asa has staked claim to a certain little trike, he and Alice fight over it all the time, I have a stinking cute picture of her standing on one of the back wheels trying to climb into the seat, too bad I can't post it.
We also went to the Aloha center and took some family pictures next to the Christmas trees. Nannie did a pretty good job for point and shoot.
Recently we've just been making friends and playing at the park. It seems like when the kids are not napping we are outside playing, its great fun.
Asa is getting the hang of going sheshe in the toilet he knows how to go by himself and often tells me to stay on the couch so he can do it alone. He also knows how to put on his own clothes he doesnt do it very often it take about 20 minutes if I force him to do it so I often just do it for him.
Alice loves to attack Asa. She does it on purpose she kills me. She's walking now, she started about a month ago she's pretty good she looks really goofy and cute though she holds her arms out to balance her and she pushes out her belly.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Time to Give Thanks

Thank you for Thanksgiving!! What a wonderful time; a time to give thanks for the many things that we sometimes take for granted like baby wipes, a time to think of others before our selves, and a time to feast.
What a feast we had. We made enough food to feed our building. We started the day before making pies and rolls. The next day we finished the feast with sides and the turkey. It was a small gathering us and Nannie, Kaleo came later and helped "clean up." Aunty Mo and Uncle Matt and a few others came by later and visited.

I would love to add pictures but apparently I have exceeded my upload quota I am now accepting donates to upgrade my storage space!
will take cash and money order

Friday, July 16, 2010

Team work

video

Asa is being lifted by Ariihau and Kalama over the couch. We didn't get to see it actually happen because Kapono and I were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary.

Friday, July 9, 2010

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I have complete faith that my brother knows what he's talking about so this should be a video of Alice pretending to crawl.

Alice Crawling

Sadly our external ports are still not what they should be so I have no way of posting video but we do have some on our phone...*thought* Steven can I text from phone to email and publish on blogger? Alice is crawling okay so its really a slither like an army crawl but she gets around so fast. Every time she gets on her knees to go she does a face plant so she still working on it. She's at that stage where she has to be with a parent at ALL times and usually that parent is me. I'm not complaining I love that she wants me because Asa never did and when she was a newborn she refused to be my friend she loved all the girls in Sessions. It gets challenging when I am trying to make dinner so Ashley or Vaina has her and she screams the entire time. Mostly though she's stinky adorable.

Asa learning to share

Last night Aunty Vaina gave Asa a brand new coloring book with tree-bark colored pencils. It was too late for Asa to play with it so we took them to the room so when he awoke the next morning he would have some entertainment. He didn't notice the book until it was almost time to leave for breakfast, when he did find it though he was very excited. After 10 or so minutes of drawing he said he was done and put the coloring book and the pencils away on the shelf. When we told him it was time to go to the main house he wanted to take the book with him. Kapono tried to convince him to leave it but that just caused Asa to grab 1 coloring pencil. On the way out the door I told Asa that if he took it than the other boys will color in it. He looked at the coloring pencils and said "Kalama!" and promptly went back to grab a pencil for him once he got back to the door with 2 pencils in hand he remembered something "Ariihau" he screamed and ran back to grab one more pencil. So instead of us convincing Asa to leave the coloring book and pencils behind so they don't get ruined he brought the book and 1 pencil for each of his cousins.

being out here has been really good for him. He didn't have anyone his age to play with so I thought he was a perfect child cause he would always share with his Aunties in Utah. With cousins close to his age though its been interesting seeing my son the youngest of the 5 boys be such a bully. We've had to take toys away and put him in time out many times. Its hard to teach him "don't hit" while your giving him a spanking. They have their good days and bad days though, like this morning its a very good start. He's learning a lot more than just sharing too. He now knows the sounds of vehicles; motorcycle, truck and car. He knows what an airplane is and gets so excited he probably pees himself when he sees one. on the sheshe (pee) note he knows what he's doing and most of the time tells us right after he evacuated his bowels that he wants to go to the toilet. He can answer questions with; yes, no, I'm done and so on. We can ask him a series of questions and he isn't just saying a word he knows what he wants.

There are a lot of us in the house so a quick family tree. Kaumana (oldest son) married to Vaina 2 kids Ariihau (4) Kalama (2), Kapono (2nd oldest) married to Rouie 2 kids Asa (1) and Alice (6 months) Lanakila (kapono's Twin, lives with his in-laws) married to Laryssa 2 kids Logan (2) and Thomas (6 weeks) Kaleo (22 for one more week) single, Koa (living with his in-laws) married to Ashley sorry for not adding the rest of the fam but they are not included in the story..however that doesn't mean we don't love you. Asa can say everyone's name including mine a little something he picked up from his cousins. Every time one of the boys says Aunty Rouie Asa says ouie! Ouie! Aunty Vaina unless I say Vaina is mammo (french mommy). The other night all the brothers went to see the last airbender as they got out of the car Asa scream out Daddy! Koa! Tutu (tutuman) Papa (Kaumana, another something he picked up from his cousins) and kleo!
btw if you ever want to make Asa happy just feed him chicken, however he is not a fan of chicken nuggets.
on a side not both mine and Vaina kids were born in sept and dec and some of us may or may not be trying to get prego what if our # 3's are born in the same month too..weird
 

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