01 July 2013

Felt Garden Toy

Here is a little quiet time felt garden I made.  I think this would make a great gift for a baby shower or 1st birthday.

I used wool felt except for 2 areas.  I really wanted it to be able to hold up from a child's usage.

Here are the sizes I cut:

Blue felt was 9 x 9 inches. 
Brown felt was 9 x 5 1/2 inches.
Sun 1 1/4 inches
Clouds can be purchased from here.  (This was die cut.)

Try not to laugh too hard at my crude pattern. I just free handed some designs until I liked them. Drew them onto freezer paper and ironed onto my piece of wool felt and cut out.

You need to cut 2 pieces for each vegetable and only 1 for the top of the veggie.

I used french knots for the sun's eyes and stem stitch for the rays.

I sandwiched a veggie top in between 2 veggies pieces and sewed together.

Once everything was sewed on to the proper spot I cut another larger piece of tan wool felt to use as a backing to hide all stitches and to give more reinforcement.

Just in case there is any question as to the veggies I picked: celery, carrot, beets.


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