Monday, 8 December 2008
fleur playmat in homespun
at last, here is the fleur playmat pattern in print, available in Homespun magazine. it seems like so long ago i was working on this project and that i was working on it for so long! i made a protoype first, knowing it would be for my baby and when i finished that one, i decided that it needed to be larger and with more petals, which is what you'll see in the magazine. the finished pattern is a perfect size, i think, big enough to accommodate some fun tummy time for months. for mae's i used faux fur on the center circle and didn't do the eyes as i didn't think they'd show up through the fur. i like it either way and think the eyes could be nice done in an applique stitch or by embroidery, too. there are little straps added in to attach toys to, which we've used quite a bit. lately mae has been spending a lot of time in the jolly jumper and we've been putting her playmat under her so she can feel the faux fur between her toes and look at the fabric petals.
as you can see, it's a big hit with baxter, as well : )
if anyone is going to have a go at making one, please let me know as i'd love, love, LOVE to hear how your experience with the pattern goes and see the end result!