Friday, May 7, 2010

'Under The Sea' Baby Playmat

 

 

 

 


I have a sweet friend at work who just had a baby boy...

...his second (the first is now a toddler daughter).

I love to make presents for new babies...

...but always used to sew things...

...like 'taggie' blankets and hats.

Now that I'm a felter (har)...

...I wanted to try something made with wool.

So I used some of my new bright-green roving...

...from the sheep and wool festival...

...and combined it with other sea colors to make batts.

I cut my creatures of the deep out of pre-felt...

...and needle-felted eyes and big smiles (what else, for a baby?).

My little friends went on top of the layered batts...

...and I added some bubbles, coming from the mouth of the fish (shark?).

After it was felted and dried...

...I sewed a casing on the back, made from wide twill tape.

This way, they can feed a dowel through it if they would prefer to hang it...

...or use it flat, for a playmat.



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4 comments:

kącik baby jagi said...

I like your Happy Octopus
:O)
Jagusia

Sandie Knapp said...

That little mat is absolutely adorable!!!! I hope the baby boy enjoys many hours of fun on it over the years. I'm sure the "sea creatures" will be totally delightful to a wide-eyed curious baby boy. :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

wonderfull piece of felt Heather!! prefelts are addicting isn't it???

Leedra said...

I really like this. Also gave me some ideas about some wet felt items I have sitting around.

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