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Free pattern: Down on the Farm Play Mat
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Oct 1, 2013 23:42:17   #
Oct 1, 2013 23:47:45   #
blessedinMO (a regular here)
wyldwmn wrote:

Oh, how adorable is that? What a great gift! :thumbup:
Oct 1, 2013 23:49:01   #
blessedinMO wrote:
Oh, how adorable is that? What a great gift! :thumbup:

YES!! I was thinking it would be an easy thing to make it twice as large, and add other animals and farm-related thingies. Very cute.
Oct 2, 2013 00:04:33   #
blessedinMO (a regular here)
Seriously so!
Oct 2, 2013 02:22:07   #
I like this a lot ... Different x
Oct 2, 2013 02:41:35   #
What a lovely and original pattern. thanks for sharing
Oct 2, 2013 11:26:44   #
Cute pattern, thanks. I would have to translate it into knitting but such a cute idea.
Oct 2, 2013 12:08:02   #
I saw this last night and love it! It's high on my to do list.
Oct 2, 2013 12:21:06   #
crispie wrote:
Cute pattern, thanks. I would have to translate it into knitting but such a cute idea.

I was thinking when I saw it that it looks easily translatable into knitting and so many other little animals and doo dads can be added to it, such as little doggies and kitties that resemble the ones in the family it's given to, etc.

When my nephews were young, I made something similar that was only roads winding through different areas, with a train track surrounding everything. It was pretty much slapped together, but they didn't care at all. They spent hours of quiet time (which was the big gift to their mother) with their little cars and trains and other odds and ends that they collected form everywhere, making up stories. It was fun watching them as different people donated different little things, not always in proportion to everything else, to add to their little ranch town. I remember one day they had it out on the grass in the sun, and one of the neighbor's cats pounced in the middle. That was the first chapter in the ongoing saga of "The Wild Cat that At the Town." :-) They were so funny with all their different stories...
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