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« on: May 26, 2013 09:07:12 PM »

Browsing through pinterest I came across this super cute project a while back. http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2009/12/cozy-car-caddy-tutorial.html
Then a little 2 year old's birthday came up and I decided to give it a whirl. I was surprised at how well it came out considering how most of my stuff comes out somewhere between an Almost and a Completely Fucked Up Let's Never Speak of This Again. I used some heavy-ish chino-type material for the back, pockets, and road, and then a kind of stretchy thin cotton for the green. You make do, right? Those corners were unfreakingholy to topstitch through and, after I bent a needle, I said, Eff it, close enough, let's move on. So one corner isn't quite topstitched all the way but I don't think I'm going to get arrested or anything.
If I were to make this project again, and I probably will, I will figure out how to construct it so that, when it opens flat, the road piece is the last piece to be opened. As it is now, the part with the pockets and cars is the part that gets lifted up and the cars kind of slip out and the numbers are upside down.
The 2 birthday boy didn't really seem to give two birthday boy shits about it the gift, but eh, you win some, you lose some. I think his 5 year old brother might be more interested in it, and if I can leave a place a bit more full of sibling rivalry than when I arrived, my work here is done.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013 09:39:58 AM »

This is stinking sweet, I'd have loved it, even as a little girl!

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013 09:56:08 AM »

This is stinking sweet, I'd have loved it, even as a little girl!
My princess-obsessed 5 year old daughter enjoyed "practicing" with it too. I was thinking of making one to carry and store her dolls.
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