Boy themed quiet book that made stunning handmade gift

PREVIEW: Find out what is hiding behind choice of making My quiet book and find quiet book page ideas.

Quiet Books or Busy Books are great for children’s development and learning. Usually made of fabric, they are great toddler toy for places when child has to be quiet, like in an airplane, traveling by car, at the doctor’s office or at church.

Activity pages can provide hours of playing and exploring while learning and developing skills such as:

  • fine motor skills
  • gumption
  • spatial imagination
  • logical thinking
  • attention
  • mathematical and creative skills
  • diligence

    The ideas of activity pages also allow learning main colours, main geometrical shapes, figures and count.

quiet book cover

My quiet book was driven by the passion. I wanted to make a perfect gift for my nephew’s second birthday.

When I started making it didn’t have any idea how it will go or where it’s gonna drive me. Thankfully I found many ideas on Pinterest, but it was so hard to decide which pages to make so number of pages was increasing every day.

It took almost two months for making it mostly because I didn’t use any patterns so I had either make them by myself or just cut shapes from my head. It turned out that it goes great for me without patterns, that is how I get every book slightly different from the previous.

When it was done I had total of 16 beautiful activity pages as you can se below.

quiet book page car
Moving car and moving airplane will take him whenever he imagine.

quiet book memory gameFabric memory game on two pages in the middle of the book. Making this game in 18 pieces  was really time consuming.

quiet book piggy bankPiggy bank with secret pocket which never goes empty is my favourite activity page but also it was a hell of a work to discover how to make one work.

quiet book puzzle pageFour pieces puzzle car on velcro background and count activity book page with wooden beads.

quiet book page gone fishingGone fishing busy book page with magnet on fishing rod and little metal nuts inside the fishes. So fun even for me to play.

shapesAs every little by loves tractors I couldn’t go without one. Wheels can go on and of to practice buttoning. To make it special I’ve put picture of him and grandpa inside. Combined with trailer turned out it was his favourite activity page.


That is how I found a great satisfaction telling stories through sewing my activity books. Every book have some special pages and every book is one of a kind. That is why I love custom orders, it drives me even further out of my comfort zone and every time it turns out to be great, as you will se later introducing my other quiet books.

To see all available quiet books visit my Etsy Shop.

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  1. Karen | 10th Feb 17

    Just a hint, but I had a similar page as your plane and car on the ribbons, but wasn’t happy with it because of all the extra flexibility and ribbon twisting and movement when the book was closed. My daughter suggested putting the car and plane on stitched down zippers across the page. Perfect!!

    • Lily Zunic | 10th Feb 17

      Karen that is a great tip, thanks for sharing. I have had same problem with my firsts pages when using ribbon. I started to use sting for jewellery making which is thick and round, the only thing with that, I can not sew it but I have to use glue in a back to keep it in place. It is pretty tense and with string being round and smooth, car or plain slips very easily. But I have to say I like the idea your daughter came up. It is great for practice zipper close and open skills too.

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