Monday, January 4, 2010

Mini Travel Car Mat

...Just one more Christmas present, I promise!

It seems like there is always one final project that I think of right before Christmas (like two days before!) that I just MUST do.  This year a good friend came over shortly before Christmas and brought some teeny-tiny cars for my boys to play with.  LOVE!  I love tiny and, honestly, I love toy cars, so it was a match made in heaven!

Since my boys were having a "car Christmas," I decided they needed some of these tiny treasures and some roads to drive them on.  I had stashed away some fabric that was perfect (and super easy!) for the job.  The fabric line is called Traffic Jam by Allison Jane Smith, from Windham fabrics.  (There is a green version of the same print, too!)


I simply added a border and backing, and --



Ta-Da!!  A tiny little car mat for the tiny little cars!



Of course I had to add tiny little "pocket garages" for the cars in colors to match...



...and a little drawstring bag to keep everything in.



Perfect for on-the-go!

17 comments:

catt410 said...

Oh I love it cute cute cute.

Alisa said...

You make the coolest things!!

PinkLady said...

That's so cute! Maybe I can persuade my daughter to like cars so I can make one for her! xx

Leslie said...

these are such a great idea.

Nicole said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing :)

CraftyMummy said...

Love this! Always on the look-out for little boy projects and this one is great!

Papgena Made It said...

I love it!! the fabric is beautiful but I love the details that you add: the place to keep the cars and the bag to keep everything!

casserole said...

This is so cool! I love those little pocket garages at the side! I bet this is the new favorite toy at your house!

I featured your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/lookie-what-she-made-fold-up-toy-car-playmat/2010/01/04/

--Anne

nima said...

OMG...that looks awesome...I too want to make one for my little nephew...i have to look out for that fabric....

Miss Muffin said...

What a fun print! LOVE IT ... again ... :-)
I left an award on my blog for you http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2009/08/award.html
Hope you will enjoy it! Have a great 2010 ... am looking forward to all the other gorgeous stuff you'll be making (including the I-spy-quilt) :-)

lewmew said...

Love it! I try to do at least one charitsble project each year - wouldn't this be great to donate to the kids' hospital?!

Rebecca said...

This soooo cute, what a brilliant idea. I would love to make one for my little girl when she gets older. the little garages are just so sweet.

Nikki said...

OMG that is JUST what I was looking to make! And a pre-printed fabric is fantastic, here I was expecting to have to applique for eternity, lol.

Your garages are a wonderful addition, my son loves his various garages more than his roads most of the time :D

Sheila said...

This is completely adorable! I found your website through "brandy-Onescrappychick!" I agree with her...I'm TOTALLY green with envy! I am NOT as talented as you! LOL! Keep up the great work!

inday_adin said...

It is really cute! Just gives me an idea to make one for my little guy. :) He sure loves his car and gathers them together and puts them in a certain place that only him knows. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/2010/04/green-bag-ladys-40th-earth-day-freebie.html

marta said...

i simply adore this idea. that car fabric is just too cute. perfect thing for a car mat. i found you via design mom. thanks for chiming in. xo. marta

Rachel said...

Hi! Love your idea, found it while I was doing research for some Matchbox car inspiration! I've linked you up here http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/diy-matchbox-car-roundup/