Friday, 27 July 2012

DIY Felt Car Mat

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Hey friends, while I'm on a little blogging break I thought I'd share a couple of old posts from our archives for your play inspiration. Here's a fun little DIY project ideal for anyone with a car-lover, or off on a road-trip this Summer. 


At some point around Christmas I looked over my boy's gender-neutral toys and wondered if it was time for something a little more boy-ish. But what to do what to buy for little boys that doesn't include flesh ripping dinosaurs, homicidal aliens, war hero army men or monster trucks?

I found some Micro Machines cars and just watching his little face as he pushed them along the floor (and over his head) I knew I couldn't hold my facist toy preferences over him forever (and anyway, his dad bought him the flesh hungry dinosaur, complete with flashing lights and roaring sound effects).

I was inspired to the point of plagiarism by these felt car mats from Serving Pink Lemonade. Of course, those ones are neatly stitched and pressed, mine were stuck down with fabric glue. But life is messy, and the sooner he realises the world isn't perfectly hemmed the better right? Oh and I later noticed they have printable stencils which would have saved me a lot of cursing as I tried to cut my shapes freehand.


Of course, living in South London, I couldn't make a little village without an urban fox roaming. Now I just need to find an Eiffel Tower ornament I can pretend is the Crystal Palace Transmitter and we're good to go!

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