Friday, February 4, 2011

Fiber Friday - Farm Play Mat with Animals

Apparently there is some confusion over the farm play mat. I thought maybe an animal would help give it some context (and make it look less like the start of a really ugly afghan). Fortunately I had my entire collection of toy horses to choose from, so here's Sparky enjoying the plowed fields.
Doesn't everyone have their childhood toys lining the top shelf of their closet? Really? No one? Well, right about the time when Secretariat was tearing up the Belmont track, I was at the height of my horse-craziness. Let's just say Sparky has plenty of company on the top shelf. 8) The dark brown square in the middle is the newest field, and I started a second one just like it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely *everyone* must have an old favorite toy tucked away somewhere!

Annelies vdB said...

What a beautiful little horse. I have one little bear from my childhood.

Barb said...

I think kids enjoy anything like roads, mats, any surface to let the imagination go wild. I only had dolls when I was little (such a sissy girl).....HA!!

jnbjourney said...

i think it looks awesome - really excited about the finished product. and yes, i have a TON of childhood toys from both john and me.

Elly D said...

I have one from my childhood. A doll whose hair I never really liked but hey guess what. My own hair looks very similar these days, LOL... The doll is 51 years old! One of these days I plan to make a patchwork dress for her... one of these days..LOL..
This little knitted project looks exciting.. I can't wait to watch your progress with it. Soooo Cute!!!