Felt Wall Globe

July 14, 2010

Jennifer from Cup of Coco made this wall globe for a child’s room. It’s made of 100% wool felt and the little pieces move around and attach with velcro. The cute suitcase holds all the pieces. Wouldn’t your kids love something like this? I bet it gets played with for hours and hours.

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1 Michelle July 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Gasp! Oh my goodness! How awesome is this……I’m sure my children would love this, but I alone want one of these to play with. What a fun idea.

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2 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I want to play with it too!

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3 Tina July 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Seriously…that is the coolest thing ever. I need one. I am not crafty. Please tell me she sells them?
Best,
Tina

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4 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm

She actually made this for a client. But I don’t think she sells them in a shop. But she totally should. I’ll email her and see if she wants to chime in over here.

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5 Marcie October 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

My son would love this and I would totally buy it.

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6 Marcie October 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Okay, mostly because my brother travels the world and my son loves to keep up with him.

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7 Jamie July 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

This is the cutest thing! My four year old son would go nuts for this! Where can I get one? Is there a pattern?

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8 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm

That’s a great idea, Jamie! I wonder if she would make a downloadable pattern we could purchase…

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9 liz stanley July 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm

wow, so cool!

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10 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

You could totally make this, Liz. Just Lizz it.

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11 Ana Lilian Flores July 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I love, love, love this!

I was going to put in the exact same request as @Tina.
I know our readers will definitely appreciate knowing about this idea as it put our kid´s different heritages at their fingertips.

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12 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I’ll definitely ask her. For sure!

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13 happy mrs c July 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

This would be great in my pre-k classroom, I think I could make it and use die-cuts to make the smaller pieces, that would be the only way I could do it, it would take too much time to hand cut each of those characters.Super idea!

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14 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I’ll bet diecut would work really well. Great idea!

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15 Angel July 14, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Oh my goodness – this is amazing! I love the suitcase and the plane. My favorite piece though is the Olympic rings – what a great idea!

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16 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I love those Olympic Rings too! I wonder if there’s a soccer ball for World Cup. : )

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17 Angel July 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Now that would be sweet!

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18 Kristen July 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I—strong emphasis on “I”—would love this! And I’m push’n 40. Kids, step aside. : )

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19 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I’ll join you!

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20 Sara July 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

OMG, I LOVE this!!! My kids would go nuts for it!! I especially love that even thought it’s all felt, the pieces attach with velcro (I find that felt on felt doesn’t stick satisfactorily enough for my kids!). The little details are so fun!

I have to go to her site. I third Tina’s request and hope that she sells them!!

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21 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm

So true! Felt on felt is never a great hold. Velcro is a smart addition.

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22 selena@howaboutcookie July 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

omg. this is adorable!! i think i remember something similar for purchase that was way over our budget… this is perfect!

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23 selena@howaboutcookie July 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

so. the more i think about this, the more i agree with PP’s… could these possibly be for sale? pretty pretty please?

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24 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Emailing her now…

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25 bdaiss July 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Add me to the “I want this” chorus…please convince her to tell us how she did it.

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26 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Me too!

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27 Laura Day July 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm

This is really really cool! Thank you for sharing.

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28 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Isn’t it great! The details in the pieces are amazing. And all the stitching too.

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29 Sierra July 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Nevermind the kids, me and Ed love maps! There is nothing like being able to “see” an entire content, trace the routes you taken or want to go on. The kid love drawing maps of our house, yard, the way to school, etc..
We are a map loving family.

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30 Design Mom July 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Yay for Maps!

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31 Becca July 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Doesn’t some people’s talent just take your breath away?! We will be adopting a little boy from Korea soon, and I’ve been thinking for a while now of putting up some sort of world map so “Korea” is a little more tangible to my kids. This felt globe would make it seem even more real.

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32 Andrea July 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I love the three dimensional pyramids. It would be really fun to continue adding pieces over time. You could even incorporate felt people (or felt people with photo faces), especially if you had family members in other countries, or a parent who travels frequently on business. When my girls were 3 and 1, Grandma and Grandpa went to China for a year to teach English, so we worked with the kids to help them understand the concept of faraway places. Around that time, we got our first globe–$10 from Target in the school supplies aisle. We let the kids use the globe as they please, and it needs replacing only every two or three years. Hooray for maps and globes!

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33 jen talbot July 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Andrea, I lOVE the idea of adding elements or people over time!

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34 Julie July 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm

WOW that is amazingly cute!!!!!

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35 beth aka confusedhomemaker July 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I love, love, love this! We just bought a world map from Costco, but it’s a large wall map that’s not as hands-on having something that is hands-on would be amazing. Especially for the kids here who already believe themselves world travelers through reading & learning ;)

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36 jen talbot July 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Thanks, Gabrielle, for the email heads up of all these wonderful comments. This was a custom piece created for my globe trotting client favorite world locations. It was such a great piece to make! (and I learned a ton from all my research) I would be happy to create other custom globes. Feel free to email me. Thanks for all the feed back!

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37 Denise Ball September 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

I would love a quote on your world globe.

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38 Adventures In Babywearing July 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Love this in so many ways!

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39 Dixie Fentriss July 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

My son has a travel-themed room and this would be perfection. I may just have to make one.

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40 Tala July 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I sort of wish the continents were more accurately shaped. Ans where’s japan? :(

Otherwise, love this!!

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41 Wendy July 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I’m with nearly everyone else that commented here! I would buy one of these! It is fantastic!

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42 Amanda July 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Wow – I think I might actually make something like this as a Christmas present for my daughter! I really think she would play with it. So cool and very educational.

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43 Carla July 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Loooooooooooove this! It’s going on my long list of projects to do one day =)

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44 Stacey July 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

This is such a great tool in so many ways-it’s interactive so it’s great for use as a learning tool in the classroom(doesn’t take up a lot of space-another plus), and it’s also great for the playroom, the nursery, the den. I really love this one!

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45 Simone July 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Super cute!!! I want one!!

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46 Kate Reymann July 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm

OK, a little late to chime in but I was in the car all. day. long. driving to Sun Valley. That is beyond cool. My kiddo would love this. More to the point, I would love it.

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47 ~love July 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm

love this so much!

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48 Happenstance July 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm

This is so cute, clever and so intricately done! I love it.

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49 Claire July 15, 2010 at 1:18 am

I totally love this. Wish I could get in Australia!

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50 Kim July 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

omg, that is fantastic! I love felt boards, but this is over the top awesome!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

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51 Marissa July 15, 2010 at 7:49 am

Please ask her if she’ll sell them! We live in Costa Rica and are adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia and are moving to Mexico but are from Florida…we NEED this globe!!! This would make teaching our 3 children 4 and under about all of those places so much better….I think we need this!

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52 Tabitha (From Single to Married) July 15, 2010 at 7:51 am

oh my goodness – that is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! I would LOVE to get my hands on one of those! (I tried to make my own felt mobile and it didn’t turn out so well.) :)

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53 selena@howaboutcookie July 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

just coming back to say i’ve reposted on my blog… hopefully increasing the demand for more supply :)

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54 Rendy Lemke July 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

Oh please can you convince her to sell these? I have a niece and nephew adopted from Ethiopia, and a niece on the way from China, and I want one for my boys. In fact, I think I would put an order in for 1 for each of my children and nieces and nephews. Oh please!! (Acting like a spoiled whiny brat here, but I want it so bad!!) – I’ll buy the pattern or the finished product – either way.

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55 fawnfable July 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

I’m in love with this.

I sadly thought, “it needs a big black oil spill.” Hopefully this next generation can make the changes our planet so desperately needs.

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56 emily July 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

Oh! I love this!

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57 Michelle July 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

Coolest thing I’ve seen on the Internet all week, love it.

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58 abbie enlund July 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

This would be the best Christmas gift for my nieces and nephews. I have NO crafting and sewing talent so she NEEDS to start selling these. PLEASE keep us posted if she decides to start taking orders!

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59 Sarah July 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Holy Guacamole! I need to figure out how to replicate one of these. It’s such a genius idea :)

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60 Barb July 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm

She needs to see it because I am so not crafty enough to make this but I want it!

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61 kirsten bingham July 15, 2010 at 12:10 pm

wow- some women just AMAZE ME! If there was 50 hours a day, instead of 24- i hope i’d spend a few of them each day making one of these! such a fabulous find- thanks for sharing!

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62 jennifer July 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Love this! Combines my love of travel, maps, crafts n’ felt all in one place! Amazing!

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63 Tanya July 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I love this globe. I feel like, if I made my own, I might actually know where things/places are located :)

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64 Kim July 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

That is truly awesome! I love it, but don’t think I could come up with the time to make all those intricate little pieces! My kids would be so happy, though, if I would. And what a fun way to teach geography, starting very young.

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65 Elisabeth@YCCII July 16, 2010 at 7:02 am

This is one of my favorite things you’ve shown. LOVE. WANT. COVET. NOW.

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66 Kim@Living with Little People July 16, 2010 at 7:25 am

This is such a great idea. The response to this post is amazing too!

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67 Kaylee July 16, 2010 at 7:33 am

Though my daughter isn’t quite even one yet, I plan on homeschooling and I would l.o.v.e this in the school room! A definitely “someday”!!!!

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68 Erin @ Letter Soup July 16, 2010 at 11:28 am

I read this post the other day, and I can’t stop thinking about this awesome globe! I showed my sons, and my geography-loving 6 year old wants to make his own version. I don’t sew, so I’m guessing ours will be made with paper, and not quite as elaborate. :)
Thanks for posting about this. Seriously, it’s one of the coolest educational/decor items ever!

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69 Pamela Pellizzari July 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

As an early childhood teacher for many years, nanny, and mother, I have seen a lot of products and designs for children. These are by far the most enchanting I have ever seen. Kudos to the designers for these fresh and fun patterns and designs. I would love to have these for my daughter who may be expecting soon. Thank you for your time and talents!

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70 Terri July 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Oh wow!!! I’m so madly in love with this… I’m such a geography nerd and would love to used something like this to teach my girls.

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71 Michelle July 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

i LOVE this. my son NEEDS it!

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72 mariam July 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

It is wonderful and beautiful!!! American moms are innovative moms in the world, I dont exaggerate , in Iran, moms rarely make toy for their kids, they just buy toy!!!
in this map middle east is in India!!!!???? funny.
mariam from Iran

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73 Maiken July 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I am totally inspired to make my own version for my niece!

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74 Honey July 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

If you want to make your own felt map…do a quick search on Montessori felt maps. We use them all the time and I’ve made up for my kids. I’m going to TOTALLY redo it so it’s like this. We do a lot of animals and landmarks and such but the whole up on a wall, crafty, etc..well…I think it’ll have to be a part of their handmade Christmas. I’ve contacted her begging for a pattern or if she minds mommas creating patterns off her ideas. Here’s hoping!!!

Honey
http://www.mondorfment.blogspot.com
When Mon(tessori)(Wal)dorf and (Attach)ment Parenting meet in our home

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75 Anna July 31, 2010 at 8:22 am

Ohhhh…I have been looking for something like this for ages as a friend of a friend made one very similar (not as nice). Please let us know if she sells the pattern or if we can purchase….we are in Australia so hope she could post!!!!

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76 wm August 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Wow, I LOVE it!

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77 Sundeep @ Designwali August 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm

love it…the mini felt taj mahal just sold this baby to me. I want to buy it!

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78 Laura September 3, 2010 at 6:41 am

This is more than gorgeous, it’s amazing. I will save your page and if I ever have the time and the will I will try to make something similar for my daughter. Maybe until she grows up I will finish it :-) Until now I made some small felt objects as gifts, but something like this would prove I’m not completely un-talented. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

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79 Rendy Lemke October 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I enlisted a crafty friend – and she has made me 4 wall globe kits! They look almost exactly like this one, but she said it would not be cost effective for her to put them together, so she is assembling kits. Can’t wait to get them!

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80 Sarah October 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Hi Rendy Lemke
When your friend gets her wall kits together, can you please let us all know? I’d love one!

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81 Rendy Lemke October 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I have received my Felt Wall Globe kits! So excited to start making one. If any of you want to buy one, or consider it, you can look at Felicia’s blog here:
http://eclecticallyhomegrown.blogspot.com
She has very detailed instructions and all the supplies, and it appears to look exactly like the one showcased in this post, down to the little suitcase, airplanes, Olympic rings, etc.

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82 Kim October 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Look what I just found on gilt.com?! This exact picture but the designer is different… Jen Talbots designs are inspired by a childhood spent rearranging bedroom furniture and creating clothes for her stuffed animals. Today, the designer’s whimsical room décor make for magical accents to any child’s room. Inspire creative thought and exploration with this collection of unique made-to-order room décor.

The Felt Globe is constructed from 100% industrial wool felt with 65 velcro-able pieces that can be moved “around the world”. The felt is upholstered around a light weight circular board and is hung on the wall much like a picture frame. There is an airplane attached by a ribbon that can pretend to fly around the world to all the different cultural stops across the globe.

Features:
* The piece is hand constructed from felt, beads and stitching
* Measures 35″ W x 3″ D
* Suitcase pictured is not included
* Felt pieces are removable with velcro backing
* All items will are hand made to order and are shipping directly from the vendor
* 10 to 12 weeks to make

Brand: Jen Talbot
Material: Industrial Wool Felt
Origin: United States

GILT PRICE
$650
ORIGINAL PRICE
$900

http://www.gilt.com/sale/children/bedding-and-furn-977/product/93861783

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83 Jessika October 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Please tell me I can buy this somewhere!

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84 Design Mom October 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The creator offered a kit a couple of years ago:

http://eclecticallyhomegrown.blogspot.fr/2010/12/felted-globe-mass-presents.html

I don’t know if she’s offering it still, but it’s worth asking.

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85 Juliya November 26, 2012 at 3:43 am

Bonjour, Gabriel’! Votre travail simplement супер! L’exécution excellent! J’étais dans le ravissement d’elle! Moi de la Russie. Je vous écris pour demander, manger la patente de ce travail ? Si on la peut copier et faire même pour la vente ? Ou pour lui-même ? Je serai très reconnaissant pour la réponse ?

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86 Natalie April 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

This is amazing!!

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87 Wies August 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Do you know if there is a pattern or kit from this? Thanks, Wies

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88 Vivian lee November 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Is this for sell? I want to have one! Beautiful piece!

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