Sunday, 16 January 2011

It's A Farm - But You Mustn't Tell

Ssshh! I'm making a felt farm for Little E, but it's a secret..

At the minute the outside still looks like this:


and the animals to go inside still look like a big pile of felt scraps, but I'm sewing as fast as I can. I bought the pattern from Bugga Bugs - an Etsy shop discovered by my scrapping friend Helen, it's now one of my favourite places to browse. When I've finished the farm I think I might move on to The Three Little Pigs, or the Noah's Ark, or some felt food, or..any of it really. The patterns come as PDF's and the instructions are extremely easy to follow. Highly recommended.  

I'm racing to get the farm finished before the end of the month, so that it can become my project for this:


Annie The Felt Fairy's Monthly Make Challenge, which you can read all about here. One project a month - let's give it a go! Annie says she used to do a lot of scrapbooking - maybe if we work on her, we can persuade her back to the fold...

23 comments:

darkpoetess said...

ooh, a monthly felt challenge - how exciting. Twelve felt projects to look forward to! I have one sitting in my to do box. You might have inspired me to get onto it x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oooooh...you know I love me some felt! And this project looks adorable already. Can't wait to see it completed... xo

Karen said...

Little E is such a lucky boy. The farm building looks like it is coming along nicely and I can't wait to see the animals.

Sandie said...

Hi Sian, what a lovely farm. E will be so happy. Thanks too for the link to the monthly challenge.
I have signed up, so will see you there. It will spur me on to finish the felt bird mobile I started to make for me new granddaughter. It was going to be a Christmas present, luckily she's only 6 weeks so didn't notice it was not finished and wrapped!
I look forward to seeing the finished farm :)

Sandie said...

Ooops! I just noticed typo. It's not my bad english! :)

Louise said...

it's looking good. I had a look at the monthly make....and am very tempted :)

Ruth said...

Can't wait to see what the finished farm looks like.

Carmen said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I'm so tempted to play but am so rubbish at deadlines (as you know *g*) Plus with doing up the unit this month I haven't had time for much making... unless making a craft room counts. Hmmmm.

Can't wait to see the finished farm and also your version of Stanley.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a walk down memory lane. My kids loved felt boards when they were little. We had a felt family and the three little pigs in felt. They loved telling the stories over and over. We also had a couple felt books. So fun to have a little one around to create for again!
Rinda

alexa said...

Lucky Little E to have an aunty like you! I remember fuzzy felt figures and boards from my own childhood ... A super project for the month. :)

Denise said...

Ooooh this looks wonderful,can't wait to see the finished farm,little E is very lucky :-)

Tinkertaylor said...

This is lovely I can remember playing with felt farms with my sons.

Becky said...

Can't wait to see the finished farm! Looks a lot of fun to make.

Amanda said...

I won't tell :) I remember that etsy shop it had some fabulous makes.

Could you send some scrapping inspiration my way it's ages since I completed a layout and I feel the need.

I shall report in every month with my make too.

Micayla said...

What a gorgeous little gift this will be Sian. Treasured for many years I am guessing....now if I could just deal with touching felt!!
xx

catrin said...

Wow he'll love it, how am I going to keep it a secret!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I won't tell a soul!! It looks just lovely!! I'm off to check out those links right now!!

Karen said...

What fun---for you to make and Little E to receive. I'm off to check out the link as well.

Giselle said...

Oooo, that looks such fun, well done for making it, that will be a treasured present, I'm sure :)
Thanks for the Etsy link too, I might just try a few of those patterns myself.

Melissa said...

What a cute farmhouse! Those felt items remind me of Sunday School lessons with the felt board stories - I vote for the Noah's Ark next. :>)

scrapchick said...

Looks so cute! I have to go check that out. I was playing with felt this weekend too! :)

Sandra said...

Dare I click on the link? You have just the best links and I know I'll get hooked :)

gigi kennedy said...

omgosh your little farm is absolutely adorable! now off to check out that shop, my kids would love these sort of feltie projects! thanks for sharing this
gi

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