Friday, February 27, 2015

Jenny's Quiet Book

Hello everyone! Today I get to share with you a beautiful book made by Jenny of the blog The Bushcrafter. Jenny is a craft teacher from Sweden, and her book is an absolutely beautiful creation. Her fabric choices and colors make this book a visual treat. I just want to stare at the colorful ferris wheel and hot air balloon pages for hours. Please, enjoy!


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
I’m Jenny; I am a big-hearted creative dreamer.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
This piece was made as a side project and I found that I loved this free, intuitive process of finishing one page before starting the next one. I had no specific person in mind when I started, I just wanted to explore different techniques.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
I am a craft teacher.

How long did it take you?
Making these books take about a week, I only create on my spare time!

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I have no templates, instead I work with shapes that come to me in the moment, while I’m creating.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
All pages are stitched together by hand.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
Not much, the fabric I use is recycled, thrifted or handmade by me (often woven or hand painted). While making these books I feel like the queen of scraps, I just know that there is place for even the smallest scrap of fabric in them.

What material are the pages made out of? 
Scrap fabric of cotton, leather, felt, fleece and many other materials.

What's your favorite page? Why? 
My favorite page is absolutely the page with the clock. I like how the crochet doily pops out!

Jenny makes and sells these beautiful quiet books in her Etsy shop, The Bushcrafter.  You can also see more of them on her blog; another one of her books I love is found in this post: Boken Boken - A quiet book filled with activities for children. Thank you so much, Jenny, for sharing your gorgeous books with us!

Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!