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Bees and cabbages

I suppose i didn’t think much about what to use the fabric for when i designed it.

I tried the bees out on an evelope tee for Reuben: 
And the blue cabbages was given to one of his young (gardening) friends:
Since  i had initially designed the cabbages larger and with more space (but didn’t like that for a toddler shirt), i used the first fabric for underwear – why not blue cabbage briefs? 
The middle fabric is another Spoonflower design (which actually started out as a swap poster) and the bottom fabric is from an old silk knit nightshirt that had gotten too small for me.


It is December 17 and 5 degrees.  We don’t really need to be warmer.  But Reuben is happy in his new (larger) sleep sack

 And our feet are happier walking on white oak rather than ceramic tile.  

The Before Shot (actually about 2 years ago when Gabey was a long-haired 2 year old) : 

And the floor today, stained and oiled:  

New terrain

I have some new felted material to experiment with, the results of a botched felting project.  It’s cobweb felt and i plan to combine it with vintage blanket scraps to make playscapes of different habitats.  

Originally, i intended this fabric – together with dyed silk organza – as a nuno felted dress.  That was my first flaw, the idea itself.  Then i mixed too many shades of blues and greens. 

The result was a little too camo-looking.  

I gave up on the dress.

Instead, i managed to tear the wool off the silk.  I hope to rebuild it into two separate playmats, one oceanic and perhaps the other similar to my firstThis is my inspiration.  That mat is pure brilliance – just look at that mini vegetable garden!

Mine won’t be knitted and it won’t be truly felted (i plan on sewing these together) but Reuben has already given me enough indication that it’s play worthy.