Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My creative space... a car cosy.

I'm so into making things for gifts these days.  I'm not even sure it's the actual item I end up with, but rather the process of making it that I actually love!  We know a little boy who is turning 2 next week, so apart from making him a Superhero softie from the Red Thread, I decided he needed a fabric roll to put all his little cars, trains or Yo Gabba Gabba figurines we see him clutching in his wee fists when he is out and about with his mum.





I then adapted some of the things learnt from each of these and drew up my own plan.


Doesn't that look nice and easy to follow!  Apart from my cheat sheet I did keep going back and forward on my laptop to all those links just to make sure I was heading in the right direction. (I found the best one was the one I've asterixed - it's a video instruction.)


Ta da!  One finished fabric car roll!

With a daggy little felt road just for some added decoration.

Oh, and the sneaky glimpse of crochet - the back of my granny cushion - almost finished for the cushion swap!

Other creative spaces can now be found right here.

10 comments:

  1. It looks great, I bet he loves it! The felt road doesn't look daggy.

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  2. Love your car roll! great felt road too! I made one a while ago with fabric that had roads already on! A nice cheat!

    I'm sure the birthday boy will love it!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. Very cool! I saw that fabric the other day at spotlight. I wanted it, but just couldn't think of a use for it. I love your use for it!

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  4. SO cute!! love your choice of fabric

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  5. I LOVE this fabric, and your car roll looks great! I'm sure it will get a whole lot of use.

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  6. Awww, super cute!

    www.sewrayme.co.uk

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  7. What a great idea! Looks great!

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  8. It looks great! I love the fabric that you have chosen - and I'm sure your little felt road will probably get quite a bit of use too! :)

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  9. So glad you like my blanket and good spotting that I have shamelessly borrowed from the picture over at Pip's. Please feel free to use my instructions as basic as they are, let me know when you get going I would love to have a peek.

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  10. Fantastic idea. Great fabric choice. I'm sure he'll have lots of fun with it.

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