I’ve been busy in my craft room. After a tough couple days of resting from oral surgery last week, I jumped right back in to the craft room, eager to start making again.
I finished a whole bunch of machine-made travel felt mats for some fabulous mama friends.
And I sent off these lovely Little Women to a book loving friend.
And I finished and fell in love with this darling custom order for a “Farm” play mat and farmer peg doll.
It was so much fun dressing the mat up with Ellie’s wooden toys while she napped. I think if she would have seen the set up, the play mats would never reach their intended owners.
Everything was completely handsewn on this mat. I had to figure out how to make the vegetable garden piece by piece. I think it turned out pretty cute.
I loved how the farm mat turned out so much, I ended up making Ellie one for her birthday.
I’m still working on making a bee hive (in the back there). I bought those bees awhile back after falling in love with them on Etsy and now I have a mat to add them to.
And last but not least, the latest mat I finished for a friend…
A superhero mat!
When a friend asked if I could make her son a few super hero peg dolls, she also thought it would be fun to have some type of play mat to go with them. I wanted to make something simple and very open-ended. Something fun and bright, like the dolls themselves and something you could add other toys too to create a full playscape. This was surprisingly (since I’m more the “farm play mat” type), a lot of fun to come up with and I’m hoping will be perfect for an active little boy to play with. Heck, Ellie saw a little bit of the mat and was pawing at it herself. I may be making a little superhero mat for her as well. ;)
It’s been so much fun making these custom mats and peg doll sets as well as putting together the felt boards (even though my machine stitching skills are in need of a lot of work versus my hand stitching skills). I love having this kind of creative outlet. Plus, it makes me happy to create things for children, especially my own.