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#1 of 23 Old 12-05-2008, 02:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Last year I remember someone made the coolest play mat with a little garden I would love to make some thing similar please share your play mat photos
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Head over to yarn crafts and check out Iowaorganics thread. So cool! I'll be making one soon. It's from Living Crafts Magazine's Winter/Spring 07-08 issue that I just ordered. Can't wait!

Sorry to not link the thread...not good at that

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I made one last year out of any old wool blanket. I cut it down and sewed on a pond a fence and a garden. I don't have any pics cause we have been travelling. I have all the supplies to make a dinosaur playmat this year that I found online that folds into a volcano. Now I need the time

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I'd love to see the dino/volcano pattern.
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I'm sure there were others, but here's mine

This picture has loose small pebbles around the pond
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...armplaymat.jpg

And here's the pond with some felt stones and felt lily pads sewn on it.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...farmpond-1.jpg

And, because this one is fun too:

ocean

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...iratebeach.jpg

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This is perfect! I was just coming here to look up the old thread from last year that had these pics. I am in the middle of making a couple playmats myself. I was inspired last year but not in time to get them done for christmas. When I get a little further I'll post mine, I'm doing more like a freehand crazy quilt style...we'll see how it goes.
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I'd love to see the dino/volcano pattern.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=269093.0

I think that is the link to the pattern you are talking about. It's so cool! I made an African landscape play mat, I'll get pictures after our boats are done.
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Lovely! What a great idea!

We've been wanting a volcano around here I was thinking something solid construction, but love the way you made your fabric one
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Here's mine from last year with a raised veggie garden that you could plant
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...5/100_9569.jpg
Coincidentally, I made another this year for a craftster challenge...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281560.0
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Beemama - I noticed you linked to my playmats on my blog on craftster. That was so nice. :

I love your mats too and the fact that they can be toted around.

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I finished one here:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/...1728f31c58.jpg
I originally planned to give this away as a gift but decided to give it to my daughter instead. The hippo is kind of huge but oh well, that's what we had at home. I need to get a lion!
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Oh, wow, a jungle mat! That's what we need now. We have some of those safari animals from the Safari Tube. They are playing with them at the kitchen table as we speak. They would be the perfect size for that mat.

Good job!

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Well I finished my first play mat!! It is more of a free hand crazy quilt. It is not a professional job, Bu I think it is adorable.

In one of the Pics you can see the back side, I will be making a fairy forest themed one for my dd (5yo)

Thanks for all the inspiration!

http://picasaweb.google.com/jesiwins...y=5YEEu2VEm2k#
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It's very nice Norasmom. I wish I had time and experience with quilting because I'd love to make an I-spy quilt.

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I love the ocean one. Any close-up pictures? My little pirate dude would love that!

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Not sure if you were talking about mine...

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...rateisland.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...loseupdock.jpg

Just free-handed the X and whip-stitched it to the top piece of light brown felt, then used blanket stitching around the island. It took about 5 tries to get the perfect X I wanted.

The blue mottled fabric I found at Joann's from a bundle that was originally for quilting I think. It was a cordoroy like fabric, very thin lines and lightweight. I straight stitched it to a piece of brown felt, to give it stability. The beachfront and the island is moveable. I decided I liked the girls to use it for either their pirates or the barbies going to the beach. I took two pieces of brown felt and zigzag stitched them together for the beach.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...ls/beach-1.jpg

The dock was made out of wood pieces from the craft store and hot glued together.

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Yep, that was the one! You're awesome!

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Here is the fairy meadow play mat I made for my dd

http://picasaweb.google.com/jesiwins...y=99CKwv9dUuE#

I left a fair amount of blank space to set up a house. There is a knit garden I stitched on as well as a crocheted pond. I appliqued a couple of rocks, foliage, and a tree stump. (really it is a tree stump!!!)


Now I just need to finish the farm/field play mat for my son & I'll be done with the playmats...for now.
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these are ABSOLUTELY inspirational!!!
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Oh these are all wonderful! So many ideas....

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Miss Information, A big thank you for posting the pics of your pirate mat, I was inspired to start my own playmat, except I don't have big enough fabric yet!

So I'm doing individual pieces for it first until I get myself more organised fabric-wise. My daughter loves pirates so there will be a pirate island (once I get a big block of fabric to make it, see the theme here?) which in turn will have individual elements, first finished is this felt cave... front and back (DD is obsessed with steps!). Next up will be a firepit for pirate dinnertime, and hopefully the actual playmat too!!

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Oh these are all wonderful! So many ideas....


Miss Information, A big thank you for posting the pics of your pirate mat, I was inspired to start my own playmat, except I don't have big enough fabric yet!

So I'm doing individual pieces for it first until I get myself more organised fabric-wise. My daughter loves pirates so there will be a pirate island (once I get a big block of fabric to make it, see the theme here?) which in turn will have individual elements, first finished is this felt cave... front and back (DD is obsessed with steps!). Next up will be a firepit for pirate dinnertime, and hopefully the actual playmat too!!
Pixie - I saw your felt cave on your blog and was so impressed! It looks so wonderful! Very cute. I'm trying to decide if I want to tackle something like that. Maybe someday.

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You all are amazing. I wish I knew how to sew so I could make something like this...or do anything crafty for that matter. I bought some things kind of similar but not as nice from Pottery Barn Kids last fall. I wonder if they lurk here for ideas.

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I think that is the link to the pattern you are talking about.

http:/www.5stardealreviews.com/best-...ivity-centres/
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