Wool felt playscape

I made this playscape for my animal loving Mary's 6th birthday next week, but it's turned out so well I had to share it early!

I dyed the wool felt myself to get the depth of shades I wanted.

I needle felted, then embroidered a nest that fits either kitty or Mother Duck and her 3 ducklings.

It took a lot longer in the planning than in the making, I was so indecisive about what to do.

But I'm so happy with it and I think she'll love it!

The patterns for the knitted animals came from "Knitted Animals" by Anne-Dorthe Grigaff. I used either merino or alpaca yarn.


Sue Elvis said...


I imagine Mary will be so excited when she sees her gift! Have you been able to keep the play set a secret? It's always difficult making things without anyone noticing... "What are you making Mum? Who's that for?"!!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Very nice job!

Ronnie said...

Inspiring!! Planing something along these lines for one of my daughter for Christmas. She is such an animal lover too

The Handmaden said...

Yes Sue, it's a secret - I've worked on it only at night :)

Vicky said...

This is so lovely, Kelly! It's even more beautiful that it was made with love for your daughter. It must have taken a lot of evenings to finish!

I hope Mary has a great birthday.
God bless, Kelly:-)

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