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15 February 2010

Felt Board Nostalgia

A few weeks ago I managed to thrift an item which epitomized a good part of my childhood -- a felt board!



This particular board is the exact same design as the one I remember playing with when I was a little girl. On one side there's a green chalkboard, and on the reverse, orange felt.

I don't have any felt pieces to use with the board yet, but I'm on the lookout -- or better yet, I'd actually like to make the pieces myself. I hope Gretchen enjoys creating scenes out of felt as much as I did!

Have any of you ever made felt pieces for a board like this? Any suggestions for patterns, specific materials or technique?

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The Lovelies

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10 Comments:

Blogger Mary Beth said...

oh my I had the same exact one!! Mine was on a stand and you could flip it over!! You just brought back a flood of memories of me making everyone play school with me, especially my mom...I always had to be the teacher...ENJOY! Such a fab find!!

February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Check out this website:

http://www.3hcraftworks.com/site/about.shtml - it's a company out of Vancouver that works with disabled adults, and they make fantastic "felt story" packages, at very reasonable prices.

Enjoy! What an excellent find!

February 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger JJ Keith said...

WANT!!!!!!

You could hot glue some pretty amazing figures together. Oh man. The possibilities are endless. Have fun!

February 15, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Kelley said...

I used to have the same chalk board as a kid. I hope Gretchen has fun with it. I'd cut out little animals out of felt. Like elephants or HER favorite animal right now, she could make a zoo?

February 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

ohh i had a felt board! my mom made it. She just stretched and stapled a huge piece over a piece of wood. It was 6 foot wide (or so it seemed). She cut out a ton of figures for me as well. I remember the horses and other parts of the farm scene, there were fish too. I played with that thing for hours.

February 15, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

this is so cool! now i want to make a felt board for gage. i had completely forgotten about playing with those when i was little.

February 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger littlechrissy said...

Wow this brings back long forgotten memories. A good way to make felt animals etc - in google images type in whatever animal you are after and 'silhouette'. It will give you a nice easy outline to cut around.

February 15, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thanks for the great ideas guys -- I promise to share once I've created some little pieces!

February 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Maura said...

So fun! I love felt boards! And that one is particularly awesome!

February 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Heart Felt said...

I love these....so many memories. Definitely make some of your own...little fawns and forest trees...I can see it now CUTENESS! xx

February 17, 2010 at 4:15 AM  

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