I made a few adjustments - I left off the face design, used a super super soft yellow center (instead of felt), and I added crinkle sounds to some of the petals. I added the crinkle by cutting up an old/clean potato chip bag in the shape of the petals and sewing it between the petal layers (leaving out the batting). It makes a great crackle/crunch sound - and it should wash up without a problem. I hear that babies love crinkle sounds?!
I specifically love the ribbon loops that allow for toys to be attached around the border (look for the green ribbons).
Anyway, here is the finished playmat with its new buddy, the nursery pillow:
I'm making a major attempt to keep things "gender neutral" but it's so hard! Everything seems to have a bit too much "baby boy" or "baby girl" in it. Any tips besides sticking with green and yellow?
The pattern is the creation of "onegirl designwrks" check out her blog.