March 12, 2010

Feature Friday - car caddy

Did all of you see this fabulous idea floating in the blog world a few months ago?  It's from Homemade by Jill and you can find her awesome tutorial here.  She has some amazing ideas on her blog.  When I saw this one I knew I would have to make it.  If you haven't seen her felt playhouse, then you have to head over.


I changed mine up a bit to fit our needs.  You see, we happened to have all of my husband's childhood Micro Machines.  Remember those?  Rex loves them, so I made him a cozy caddy for those.

There were so many pockets that I didn't want to put numbers on all of them, so I added the word, "Vrroooom!" to the bottom pockets.


We had some boats as well, so I added a couple of lakes.


I'm SO glad my wonderful mother-in-law saved so many of my husband's toys.  They are now all Rex's favorite toys.


He loves to get the cars out by pushing them with his little finger.


This cute fabric was dirt cheap at Wal-mart.


I added an elastic loop to close it with instead.


It didn't take too long to make and it's so nice to have a portable quiet toy.


It has kept him happy and fairly quiet at church a lot.  (Of course he thinks he needs to make the car's sound effects.)  Thanks Jill for such a great idea.

9 comments:

  1. That looks so cute..


    Better stock up on your Walmart
    fabric. I was there a last week and the are removing the fabric dept from all of their stores. All fabric at my store was 50% off.

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  2. I like the variation. The elastic makes it super easy. Amazing work yet again.

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  3. I just found your blog for the first time--what fun! I already have a few crafts I want to try. I would love to get your posts via email, until then I will try and follow but I am horrible about going to my blogger dashboard. I am much better about emptying my email inbox.

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  4. Great version Cheri.

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  5. This looks like such a fun project. Yours turned out too cute!Lovely blog!

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  6. I love yours even more!! the "vrooom!" at the bottom is so cute. I just might have to put this on my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing yours.

    Blessings!
    -Sarah

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  7. Very cute! I am loving the micro machines. What a blast from the past. I loved those things.

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  8. Well, I'm going to be in trouble, lol...I just won an auction for Micro Machines on eBay because of YOU=) Soooo...can you please post a tutorial on yours with the measurements and templates for the micro machine version...they have a version of the micro machines at ToysRUs...I think they're called Fast Lane. They were only like 4.99 for 6 or 7 of them and they are very cute too. So please please post a tutiruak on this....Thanks so much again. I LOVE your blog,
    Melissa=)

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  9. LOVE IT...! the road, the whole idea, the elastic, EVERYTHING..!
    i want to try this for my nephew..! <3

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