I’m back! Sort of…
My nephew is completely obsessed with cars right now, and he has his second birthday coming up in October. I wanted to make him a car playmat that will be portable and easy to clean. I scoured the ‘net for ideas and came to the conclusion I usually do – I’ll make my own. (This isn’t always the best conclusion – it’s just the one I usually end up with. Being creative isn’t always a blessing.)
We have more Little People cars than Hot Wheels around our house, and they’re considerably wider. I wanted to make sure the roads are wide enough for those.
Everything in our house is Dinosaur Train right now, so any train tracks I design will be sized for those toys.
I also got this crazy idea to make sectional pieces, so someone could pick out their favorite playmat styles and customize it.
And thus, I’ve begun creation on Awesometown!
Through the amazing power of Spoonflower, you can upload and print your designs on a variety of fabrics. I’m going to use the basic Kona Cotton for mine so I can back it, but you could get it printed on the Canvas if you were so inclined.
My plan is to design, upload, print, and then complete my awesome car playmat project (through another tutorial – of course!) and then open my Spoonflower shop to anyone else who wants to design their own. I will update as things as created and certainly when the fabric itself is available.
Until then, I offer you this sneak peek of Awesometown Speedway – because every car mat needs a race track. I even made it a tri-oval based off Talledega Superspeedway; I am a Nascar fan after all. :) The finished size is 42″ by 36″.
Crossposted from The Mish Mash Circus.