I really need to stop thinking about this because the more I think about it the more educational stuff I want to add. I currently have a completely embroidered map and a felt clock with movable hands (there will be a tutorial on this soon). I am not the best embroider I will say by the end of this project I might be a pretty darn good one.
|Print out of the US that I embroidered with green thread. I started pealing the paper away from some of the states (I wanted to see how it looked).|
|The map scanned in. The background is a peachy/pinkish felt with green and light blue thread.|
|The clock. I embroidered the clock numbers first I then I glued the felt to cardboard. The clock hands were glued to cardboard (old cereal box). A paper brad was placed in the middle to make the hands spin.|
I was thinking of embroidering the Presidents on the train car then decided against it – I think I am making the right call on this, even though I think it would be awesome. I also think for a one year old knowing all the Presidents is over kill (even though I watch the Presidents DVD all the time). So I am back to more age appropriate items – I am thinking of maybe making one of the wheels of the train an interactive color wheel. I was thinking of even adding the alphabet on another train car, I’m not sure how much embroidery I want to do. I might even do basic shapes but like I said I’m not sure how much I want to do. I still have signs to make Depart/Arrival/Destination and Tickets. I am having fun making this I really hope it continues!