I have been away for awhile and not blogging. The good news is I have still been sewing! I recently made a play mat for a little girl around the same age as my son. It is a farm motif because her Daddy has cattle and a farm. I think it came out great and I can't wait to make another one. I used felt on the front, I used batting for stiffness and the back was a repurposed tablecloth. I sewed green and blue for grass and sky and sewed them together with the backing and then flipped them right side out and top stitched. Then I used plain white ribbon to make a fence and that was very easy to make into a curve.
Next I wanted to add a tree made from felt, a water or food bucket made from felt pieces and stitched on with zig zag across the bucket. And flowers to make it girly! I made some of the flowers out of felt and some out of ribbon which I sewed together with felt in the center. I used some pretty ribbon and sparkly yarn for stems.
A butterfly of course with its wings unattached so they could flap! And a sun made from felt and ribbons. I hot glued the ribbons down and then top stiched across them over the sun.
And the final project with a few puffy clouds and the finished flowers. I also gave them little play horses. Hopefully she loves it as much as I do!
You truly could make this any way you wish. I plan on making a car racing one for my son. Also the size was fairly large it is about the size of my cutting mat so around 24 inches by 20 inches.