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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Felt Car Mat

December was a busy month for me. I had so many gifts to make that I ran out of time making Christmas things for my house! Oh well, next year I have a long list of things to do.

In my family I'm the youngest of seven and we now have 17 nieces and nephews. Christmas can get alittle expensive with that crowd so many years ago we started drawing names for Christmas presents. This year I had my 21 years old niece (I was 9 when she was born) and my little nephew. I always wanted to make a felt car mat and so December 1st I started!  I had so much felt left over from making Ian's playhouse so I didn't have to spend much, only lots of time! It took me a couple weeks to finish.

I made all my buildings and signs and trees free hand. I'm from New York and since all my family lives there I decided to include a little bit of everything New York has to offer; camping, zoos, neighborhoods and NYC of course (my favorite place on Earth).

I sewed the road, lake and outlined the buildings but used felt glue for all the little things because sewing them would have been tedious. Each building is a garage for the matchbox cars I included.  I also found a pack of plastic animals at the dollar section of Target for the zoo.

He was very happy with his gift. My only regret is not making one for Ian too! Ian wanted to play with is when he saw me working at the table. Maybe I'll get around to making him one too.

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  1. this is darling, it looks like he loves it! I hope you'll link this up at my What We Wore and Made Party over at

  2. This is adorable! Will you make one for my son too! :) So stinking' cute! Would you do me a favor and show this off at my place tonight by linking up? You could probably sell these on Etsy! Great job!

  3. too cute! What a great boy toy!
    You should join me for handmade 52!

  4. oh that is so cute and it looks like he definitely enjoys it! I would love for you to come link up next Tuesday to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings.


  5. This is adorable! I have a new little nephew that would love this. Great idea. :)

  6. I saw you on craftomaniac monday! I do know how a playmat is hard work! I did one for my nephew 2 years ago
    But all that work payoff, your playmat is awsome!!!

  7. Okay this has SERIOUSLY inspired me.... I have seen so many Car Mats and have yet to make one... But just the other day our 1.5yr started pushing around his cars...So I am thinking it's high time for me to make a Car mat... Love how yours came out...

  8. OOOOOh I've been wanting to make one of these, but after seeing yours I know mine could not turn out this nice! Great job!

  9. This is soo awesome! Looks like he is having a great time with it!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  10. Hi Liz, this is absolutely fantastic. What a great idea. Looks like your little one is having a great time. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris