Monday, April 30, 2012

a play mat

a bag a bag?

a mat a mat?

a play mata play mat!!!

playmat collage

An idea born when Ms. M was a wee tike and finally finished some two years later in time for baby O to get some fun out of it. Made with scraps and a piece of curtain material scored for two dollars a meter it certainly has been an affordable project.

playingO. seems to think it is a good idea. The weather proof curtain material perfect for keeping him dry while playing on dewy grass.

brothers at play brothers at play 2 brothers at play 3

His older brother E. seems to think it is ok too… although he did point out that I forgot to sew a bridge over the creek. An opportunity for him to build one I retorted, cursing on the inside acknowledging that indeed I had forgotten!

So precious to watch these two play together. So glad to finally get this project out of my WIP box.

19 comments:

  1. Awesome comeback! You could easily make a little felt one that sticks on with velcro so they can take it off and make their own if they want.

    I love it! I have had something like this in my wip box for ages as well for the kids to use at school. I really should be using this time for making lots of school resources but so far there has been squat!

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  2. What a cool idea! I remember my cousin had a car track rug in his bedroom when we were kids. This portable version is even better.

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  3. what a great project! I love all the applique making up the track, so lovely!

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  4. OH great job! Totally awesome! O has grown heaps! Wow!

    & yeah, the kids point out any problems with the construction without a second though. lol

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  5. Love the little road and the farm scene. Completely adorable!

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  6. Love how there are sharks in the water! This is a really cool idea. Good job!

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  7. Inspirational and a great portable play centre. I think this would be handy for waiting in Drs rooms or going on picnics or visiting old aunties (who have no toys anymore) I must pin this if I may.

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  8. What a clever idea! And that baby of yours is too adorable!

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  9. Well done very very cool.

    Smart boy to realise the bridge missing!!! VEey insightful and quick thinking Sally!

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  10. Very good! Lucky you had another baby so you could use your idea! Baby O is looking adorable by the way.

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  11. This is gorgeous Sal, so lovely that it brings your two boys together.

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  12. This is gorgeous Sal, so lovely that it brings your two boys together.

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  13. This is just so cool Sal, you are so clever and so it seems that not only is Baby O enjoying it lots so is his big brother. These are lovely photos of the two of them playing together. And Baby O is getting so big now he's sitting up!:) xx

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  14. An awesome idea and excellent execution (bridge or not. :) Perfect for at home or going out. Can't wait to see what else is in that WIP box. :)

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  15. Oh you get a massive high five for that one! I'd even go so far as to encourage general 'smug' (let's forget the bridge bizzo and let their imaginations fill in the gaps, sinking cars and all).

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  16. I love this and would love to try making one, just for fun, maybe I can make it as a gift for someone :D Now I just need to remember to do it. Did you have padding inbetween the two layers at all or is it the applique layer and then the curtain? Oh and did you just sew the channel for the string at the end and picked a seam for inserting?

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  17. i love it sally, i especially love the little furrow on baby o's brow when big brother gets involved

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  18. It looks great - dont worry about the bridge. Car's can fly can't they:)

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  19. What a great idea!!

    P.S. Thanks for your comment on my blog today!

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