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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


A few weeks ago, four of my friends and I got together to make felt boards for our kids. After realizing that we were not organized enough to actually let our kids help out, we decided to let the kids play while the mommies made the felt boards for them. (I know, but it's not a perfect world).

We met at my house on Friday morning, made some breakfast, let the kids run wild, and made some felt boards. I had cut the felt into long rectangles beforehand, and the first thing we did was fold them and sew yarn to close up the two long edges. One of the short edges was left open so we could slip in pieces of cut plexiglas to make the boards rigid. Then, we went to town cutting felt shapes for our kids.

This is what a felt board Friday looks like. Is it strange that there are only 2 pictures of us working on the felt boards themselves?

Lining up the edges...

Sewing them shut
Cooking up some breakfast...

...and eating it.

Taking a break to jump on the bed.
Wearing the baby.

Having a snack.
Keeping busy.


...and more buddies.

The chaos of my house at the end of it all.

Seven kids, a few tantrums, and five felt boards later. This was mine.

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By Word of Mouth Musings said... Best Blogger Tips

OK, now you need to do a tutorial on actually making them because you have my interest ;)

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun day for the mamas and little ones! Now if only I had one iota of the creativity that you have in your little finger... I'd be doing cool stuff like that too ;-)

Thanks for linking up!

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea to team up with friends!! Did you all make felt characters in bunches too and swap? That would be a great way to bulk up.

Sweet Green Tangerine said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! I made one for my son when he was little & totally stole the idea from Blue's Clues. LOL

Good Girl Gone Green said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the baby wearing picture! So cute!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

So cool! I totally would not have been able to let the littles help. ;) Good idea to have them play instead.

I love how yours turned out — so charming! said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks everyone! We figured it was too dangerous to have that many kids and scissors in close proximity to each other. It might be even more fun with no kids and some wine ;)

Dionna--your idea to cut out shapes/characters in bulk and then swap is a great idea!

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