Hit the road, Jack

February 19, 2009 · 7 comments

I had an idea; a brainstorm, if you will, yesterday while hanging out with the boys. As you may already know, their collection of Matchbox/Hot Wheels and similar cars is LEGEN…(wait for it)…DARY.  (And for the record, those pictures? WAY outdated in number of cars. WAY outdated.  May have to try a new parking lot for evidence one day…).

Anyway, I had an idea to make a road for the boys. Something they could use on the floor or table or outside.  Something that I could roll up and put away at will.  I made a little drawing, took some measurements, made a list of materials and packed the boys up into the car to go to Joann.

A couple hours later (a trip to Target was included. And having both boys with me? Chaos! It’s been so long since I’ve had them both at the same time shopping with Matt in school!!) we made it back home with supplies and an idea spinning in my head.

The boys got in the bath, so I got started (don’t panic, Mike was with them!). My sewing maching got a hell of a workout last night!

By 1am, I was done. This is the result of my idea and time spent:


_mg_8649I’m awesome.

I think next I’ll make one smaller for travel size…

Etsy may be calling my name….what do you think?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily R February 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm

beyond awesome

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alejna February 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm

You are awesome, indeed. That is way cool.


Amy February 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm

That is awesome Dawn. Love it!


mamatulip February 20, 2009 at 8:35 am

That’s awesome – I’d buy one, for sure.


Ms. Maxwell February 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Brilliant! Now…here’s your free idea of the day…design each one of these blocks so that they can be attached to one another in groups. Floor play! Etsy, here you come…

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J.J. February 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Okay Sewing Goddess,

How about something for a million princesses? Hmm? Hmm? Swim around in that one, Baby!

BTW…It really is cool 🙂


Megan February 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm

yes, etsy!!

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