Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Sneek Peek at Henry's Christmas Present






Like so many of us this year, I really wanted to make a lot of our X-mas presents. My kids have just about everything under the sun so it's very hard to come up with something unique and clever. But I think I pulled it off. I made him a play quilt that looks like a farm. You know, when you are flying over the countryside and you look down and it looks like a patchwork quilt. Well, that's where I got the idea. Of course I am sure now someone will see my idea and market it and make a fortune. Anyway, I bought the wooden barn, animals, tractor, farmer, etc. The quilt is not yet complete, I am still working on the garden, complete with all kinds of fruits and veggies that will button on and off, and an apple orchard. The brown "paths" are for the tractor to drive on....kinda like roads. I am also waiting for the wooden trees and a water trough I ordered to arrive. Anyway, I think it's pretty neat and I wanted to share.

11 comments:

KarenH said...

Dawn, that is adorable! I'm sure he is going to love it. :)

Kate said...

That's really really great! What a neat idea--I found a barn at a thrift shop here in town, and i want to tidy it up and repaint it for my DD. You just inspired me! Thank you!

Nicole Spring said...

yay! thank you for posting pics! i can't wait to see it done! my knitted one is still balled up in a corner from my frustration! LOL

Rather Be Whistling said...

I like the idea of the play mat. I may make something similar for a youngster in my life.

Nicole Spring said...

oh i wanted to ask you. where did you get the pattern to knit your doll's sweater? i need some simple easy knitting right now! thanks! see you saturday!!

Dawn said...

Thanks so much everyone. I really love the way it's turning out too.

Nicole, I will talk to you on Saturday.

Stephanie said...

Ohh I may steal your idea but not to market it just for my kids.
Stephanie

Cortni said...

That is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing...I promise, no marketing it here either! lol

Erin said...

What a cute idea! Where did you find that great barn & animals?

Beth said...

what a great idea! i might have to try that when my kids are older, somehow i dont think I can keep making crayon rolls for the next 5 christmas'!

Elizabeth said...

this is so cool! my little boy would love it!

the play quilt is a GREAT idea! i may have to copy you for my guy's birthday in january!

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