Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pony Farm!

I been a total crafting slacker lately! You see, my sister is getting married this July, and not only is my entire family in the wedding party, but I am in charge of planning both the bridal shower and stagette. Its been taking up pretty much all my free time. I've been making decorations, planning games, creating flower corsages, buying gag gifts, and trying to make it the best day of my sisters life. At least until its trumped by her over the top outrageously expensive wedding.

I've been reading my favourite crafty blogs and dreaming about all the amazing things I'll be able to make someday. And then I came across this post on Smashed Peas and Carrots about a pony roll up farm. And I knew I had to make one for my little Raven. I've decided to make Axel a car roll up (they seem to be everywhere in blog land these days) and put both away for a special surprise at the wedding this summer. Hopefully it will keep the punks busy for awhile while I shed a tear, make some toasts, and watch my big sister enjoy her special day!

So here it is- my version of the Pony Farm Roll! I deviated from the tutorial for most of the farm decorations just because I was lazy and free handed it. And I didn't have enough felt to make a 6 pony barn, so I just did 4. Which turned out okay since I could only find 3 little ponies in Raven's toy box.

The outside, folded.

The outside opened up. Its a little wrinkled from being folded up overnight, so the stiching looks all wonky but it isn't really. I guess I should have ironed it again before taking pictures. Oops.

The inside. Feel free to ignore the dog hairs on the felt....

Thanks so much Smashed Peas and Carrots for the great tutorial! I think Raven is going to love this!