When I saw this simple baby project for a felt shape board, I knew I had to make one of these for little S. Of course, I had to put my own spin on it (read “make it more complicated), and this is what I came up with:
Okay, probably a little heavy on the photographs, but I just loved how many different arrangements I could come up with using just a few simple pieces. Maybe it’s silly, but I loved flipping the shapes around as much as my girls did. I especially like that the center pieces turn it into a matching game / puzzle for my older daughter, too.
Here’s a closeup of the stitching. Nothing fancy here, just the good-old utilitarian running stitch to join both layers of felt together.
Oh, and I didn’t take pictures of just the board, but instead of gluing it to cardboard, I sewed a piece of broadcloth on the back with a layer of buckram interfacing in the middle to stiffen it. I also sewed some magnets on the back so I could put it up on the fridge for my toddle to play with (and just as a fun decoration).
I think I’m so drawn to this because it reminds me of some Modern paintings. Not quite Modrian, but something close. Does it remind you of anything?