When they were staying with us a couple of weeks ago and I was sewing for Gracie, Sam spied a piece of race car print flannel. He begged me to make him pajamas for his birthday. I was noncommittal (tee hee!) but of course I made them. Only thing was, it was the end of a bolt that I got a good price on but not enough for a top and bottom. That's just fine with him-he only wears the bottoms-just like his 16 year old brothers.
I had seen a cute thing on Pinterest-a Matchbox car wallet. It was for sale on Etsy and was really nice, but it only had places for cars on one side, so I set to work making one that would hold cars on both sides-a total of 8. I had enough scraps from the pajama bottoms to make 2-one for Sam and one for Sydney-Stan's mom always said, probably in Dutch, "You can't make stepchildren!"
I bought 8 Matchbox cars and put them in the wallet. Then yesterday I was walking through Walmart and spied this:
It was only five bucks so I've added it to the gift.
|Eight nice compartments for cars. Closed with my best friend, Velcro.|
|I can't wait til the kid see this! He's going to love it!|
|What sold me was the tiny signs. These are all Matchbox-sized cars. His folks are going to be thrilled with 17 new Matchbox cars for the boy!|