After making the felt meadow and brook playscape, I decided to make a lunar playscape with a couple of peg doll astronauts. Last week I sewed features on top of the base. This week I layered 3 sheets of wool felt and did cut-outs to the 2nd light grey layer and the 3rd light brown layer. Then I sewed the cut out felt scrapes to the top layer to create rocks and hills in the landscape.
This is a very grey landscape! I sewed on a few “mineral rock” buttons and a little bit of space “junk” (the red star) that must have fallen off the rocket!
It was so much fun making the peg dolls. I used the standard size pegs. I picked Apollo era type suits and made felt life packs. The life pack is held on the doll by a 1/4 inch white elastic around the neck.
After I had everything made, I found the tiny American flag buttons at a craft store. So I added those to the life packs.
I have a wood rocket ship I found on Etsy.com (which hasn’t arrived yet) to add to the set. The seven year old who will be the recipient lives near the ocean so I am going to suggest that he add some beach rocks for added interest.
Next week….maybe I’ll have be a quilt top to share. There is one nearly complete.