What would Christmas be without something homemade! Since Ava’s favorite toys these days are Thomas and the characters from Cars what could be more fitting than a travel train and car mat. If you remember last year I spent countless hours hand stitching a felt zoo and farm play mat. I LOVE it but this time I decided to save time and order this very cool fabric on Etsy (which I can no longer find so no link) that had the scene already on it. All that was left to do was back it with denim and create a side pocket area for all her friends. I also sewed a ribbon on the end to roll it up, tie it shut and pack it away!
The True Story: I totally bought the wrong Thomas trains for Ava’s wooden train set on Craigslist. Feeling beyond dumb and taken I had to find a creative solution to use my un-usable trains and turn my major faux pas into crafting genius! So now her wood trains stay home and her Take Along Thomas can travel where ever she does!!! Plus it is pretty cute and I get to say, “Ya, I made that!”