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!

19 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!

Anne 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....

Ms 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 @ Eveningsong Ink 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!

mommy Orkid Belle 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!

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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/

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