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Sunday, October 11

A Racing Car Play Mat


Hello there and happy Sunday to all of you! Have you been enjoying your weekend? Today I had to get me housework done which wasn't so exciting but is nice to see a clean house. After all that I needed to get some more sewing done. A great friend of mine has a little girl who celebrated her 4th birthday today and when I asked what she would like as a gift I was told she loves cars, her birthday cake was a truck just like her dad's, so I was on a mission. I found a great idea from a handmade shop to make a car track roll, by just adjusting the pencil roll idea. Running out of time I was going to buy one but she didn't have any girly ones left so I made my own. So just to let you know this wasn't my initial idea but I have altered parts to suit how I like things, if the lady has a blog I will be sure to post and acknowledge her for her idea. One of the ideas I changed was rather than sewing the track markings, I decided to use fabric puff paint, helping to save on time. I used some cute Micheal Miller dog house fabric for the outer piece and the paw print fabric for the inside. Now that I finished making this for her I need to make a card with a truck on it so I will try and post that tomorrow. Talk to you soon, bye!

Smiles Catherine xox

7 comments:

  1. My 2 boys have 1 each bought from Handmade Heaven in Ipswich... they absolutely love them, you have done a great job to whip one up... I bet she loved her prezzie.

    Micky
    xxoo

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  2. My little girl loves cars too. This is so cute and looks very handy.

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  3. This is the coolest thing Catherine! Good on you for making something rather than buying AND going with the unusual request- many wouldn't , couldn't do it!

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  4. What a great idea and beautifully executed! I love toys you can "pack and play".

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  5. This is adorable!! You are so crafty!! I am sure she is going to love it!!

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  6. How cool! I have heard about these mats at Handmade Heaven. Isn't it a great idea! Did the birthday girl like it?

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  7. that's fantastic, what a great idea! i looked at that and thought my little boy would LOVE that...but then realised he'd probably destroy it within the week :)

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