Sunday, December 25, 2011

Flannel Nesting Forest

Daughters L., W. and I made this little set of nesting puppets for Daughter W. for Christmas. I thought it should be a forest set, so I started with a tree.

A bear seemed like a logical second puppet by size, plus I thought he would be cute to make.

The third puppet was a fox, since this is one of W's favorite animals.

L. embroidered the owl, and M. embroidered the toadstool on the last two puppets. I designed and planned all of these myself. We chose colors and stitching as we went. We used felt embroidered onto some scrap cream flannel that I had. They all fit one inside the next like little Russian nesting dolls, and make a nice, soft, creative play toy "bring along." I was very happy with how they turned out. The spark for this idea came from the excellent blog, Made by Joel. Here is the link.