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.
Wow, you have been busy, and it all looks so wonderful. Love, love, love that farm mat and farmer…so cute!
Thank you Kim! Both farm mats were so fun to make!!
Summer these are fantastic! I can’t wait until they are on your etsy site so I can order one!
I’ve had so many custom orders I haven’t had time to make any for my shop!
You are amazingly clever, Summer! Love to see your creations!
You are so sweet! Thank you Betty!!
thank you Tracy!
I was just thinking that we need to talk about the fall play mat I want to order for H. Forest theme?
Look at you with an etsy store and everything! Good for you Summer!
Thank you Cory!! You are one of the people who really inspired me to just keep at it and do it! 🙂
What fun! I made some peg dolls for Kate when she was littler and they all got lost. She just didn’t like them as much as she enjoys Little People and Playmobil. Great work!
Those Little People are a hit around here too, but thankfully I think my peg dolls also get equal love. 🙂
The mat(s) are wonderful. I hope you’re not just giving them away unless it’s a gift. Place some value on both your time and ideas so everyone appreciates what you do. You’re so talented and have learned to do so many nifty things for Ellie and now others. Makes me proud to be in the arts with you. Great stufff.
why thank you very much Gramma! You have always been such a great inspiration and cheerleader for me!!
you are amazing!! i think the farm mat and the farmers are sooooo adorable… even a little bee hive… fantastic!!
oh thank you Jenny!! You are so sweet!
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