Wednesday, November 5

Felt desert

I finally made our felt desert to accompany our felt jungle. The animals have been getting impatient.
You can see from the pictures, the only permanent land structures are the sausage-like sand dunes and the water. The repositionable items are the tent (I forgot that in the 2nd picture), the flowers, the various cacti, and of course the animals.
The saguaro cactus has a cardboard roll skeleton. The smaller ones are sewn like little pillows, then glued into milk or soda caps which I'd wrapped with a strip of matching felt. They're, actually, all patchwork because I ran out of green felt, but it made them more attractive, I think. The tent and the flowers are backed with cereal box cardboard.

Several of you have mentioned making these for your own kids. I'd love to see them!

19 comments:

...and baby makes four! said...

Those are just wonderful!

Loved your jungle, too!

Lia said...

I love the new felt landscape. I will have to make one (or two) for my six year old. I'll send you pictures when I do. The desert is a great idea.

Amy said...

You know you've done a good job when the grownups wanna play, too. Wish I was there.

moomer said...

That is the best, Megan...the best! You're right, the patchwork makes the cacti much more interesting. Now I'm pondering what other landscapes could be sewn....

Pink & Green Mama said...

You are my new mommy hero. I think we may have been separated at birth. I'll be adding you to my favorites list and checking in daily. Will be making some additions to our felt island (with secret buried treasure flap) in our ocean box. So fun!!

D said...

I am going to make jungles for my son and nephews for christmas. When I finish them I will post photos and link back to you. I'll leave a comment letting you know when I post. My son loves his animals and he will love this home for them. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

sarahau said...

These are amazing! In total love with them!

* TONYA * said...

Coming over from TCB. I love, love, love your blog. How have I not found you before.

thrilled by the thought said...

Just as wonderful as your felt jungle! I'm so impressed!

Sarah said...

Saw your feature on creative blog and came over to visit. What great ideas you have! Love the felt desert! :)

Maggie Ann said...

You are the best Mom! Amazingly talented and patient too I'm thinking.

Saucy said...

The felt is so fun! Visiting via TCB, I love new features.

Beth said...

wow, i found your blog from 30days, and just love it! I will have to make a felt jungles and a dessert now!

von Hand zu Hand said...

i totally love your jungle and desert landscapes! they're fantastic.

i set a link to this post at my blog. i hope you'll agree.
if not, please leave a shirt comment.

many greetings, doro.

Dorothee-Maria said...

Wow.
This is just WONDERFUL.
Thank you very much for sharing this great inspiration!

Coniqua said...

I love both of the felt landscapes what a great idea. My son loves playing with dinosaurs and these would be great for his mini ones

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Monika said...

What a great idea! I am just about to create some felt food and this never even cross my mind. I love it!