"Bottom of the Garden" felted play scene.
My baby girl Juniper Shalom celebrated her first trip around the sun at the end of September, and I wanted to have something memorable, handmade, and special for her. Nothing store bought, nothing that could be exactly replicated.
So this is what I came up with. The rocks underneath the little cluster of Amanita Muscaria are real pebbles felted over with grey wool. The ladybug, mushroom caps, purple flowers and rocks along the stream are all needle felted. The rest was wet felted and sculpted with resists.
It's sturdy, soft, long-lasting, and I'm very happy with it. It now resides in the top of Juniper's closet until she is a bit older and can appreciate it and use it for imaginary play with some itty bitty figures I have made.
Each year I will make something else to go with it or add to it as a birthday tradition.
I am happy to take custom orders for play scenes! Something like this would sell for about $130 but I can make them a little less grand starting at around $60.