After seeing these cute dino play mats at Serving Pink Lemonade and Support Blog for Moms of BOYS, I knew stitching up a few of these babies would be on top of my Christmas to-make list. My boys love dinosaurs, but I'm also envisioning a mechanic's shop or something for Hot Wheels. So many options.
I took advantage of a 50% off sale at our local Fabricland, as well as 20% off at our brand new (EEK!) Michael's store (only 6 minutes from my doorstep -- oh so dangerous) to pick up a variety of craft felt and got to work. Here's the finished mat:
|Where's my tail?|
|Back is zippered for handy dino storage|
The general design of the Pink Lemonade version was cute, so I freehanded a kind-of copy, but larger, more like the Moms of Boys version, and then added my own touches, like a cool cave with a real opening, some basic thread detailing, dimensional plants & lava, and a zipper in the backing so it can be opened up to store a few dinosaur friends. Love how this turned out!