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« on: December 05, 2008 03:48:29 AM »

For the contest, I decided to make a gift for my 2 year old daughter.  It is a floor pillow that is a play garden!  There are four rows of fruits and veggies: strawberries, lettuce, pumpkins and carrots.  All the veggies can be "harvested" either by digging them out of their pocket or unfastening their button. 

The pillow itself is about 30 inches square and 4 inches tall.  It's made of courdoroy to mimic garden rows.  And it's really soft!

Here are all the veggies fresh out of the field.  They are made of felt, and took a lot of hand sewing - more than I imagined before I began.  I made all the patterns for the pieces myself - I used a lot of image searches to look at the real thing and do my best to mimic it in felt.  The lettuce has a leaf with a button hole, the strawberries and pumpkins have some yarn tied off to make a button hole, and the carrots slide into pockets on the pillow.

Here is what the garden pillow looks like when all the veggies are gone:

And because it's so big, and we're travelling for the holidays, my daughter got to enjoy her present early - and proceeded to jump on the garden and pull some carrots (and lettuce).

Hope you like it - this is my first project post to craftster.  I just recently found the craftster website and this contest has been great motivation to get my creative juices flowing - I had a great time creating the pillow.  I hope that my daughter will harvest her own pretend veggies and cook with them in her own pretend kitchen.  Then we can lounge together on the big cozy pillow and read some good books.
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 04:10:00 AM »

Oh that is just fantastic!! I wish I'd been crafty when my boys were small  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 04:39:26 AM »

Wow, that's amazing Cheesy

Great job, I love that you can actually remove the veg Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008 04:50:47 AM »

Kudos to you, that's a wonderful gift and so well executed! 
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008 06:06:24 AM »

Very well done. It's MUCH bigger than I thought it was orriginally in the first pictures.

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008 06:25:03 AM »

How neat!  It's lovely, and I bet she plays with it all the time!  I especially love the pumpkins.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008 06:42:44 AM »

That is awesome! Shocked
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 07:37:37 AM »

How cool is that?! You did an awesome job on that, and I really like the garden theme. We are big veggie gardeners around here, and I know my kids would love that! You did great!!!! So clever!

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008 07:42:33 AM »

This is so great! Last year I made a small veggie garden
as part of a playmat for my daughter. You can see I love this idea!
But a pillow, that is SO FREAKING COOL! You'd have my vote if I wasn't close to turning in my own entry.
Love the fruit/veggie selection.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008 07:45:15 AM »

That's so nifty! And it looks so incredibly comfy too. I love the idea and looks great!!
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