Friday, September 2, 2011

What I made during 'Irene'

As I'm sure all of you know, this past weekend, Hurricane Irene was projected to hit NYC. It did hit NYC, enough to make us stay inside pretty much all weekend, but fortunately, not badly enough to do as much damage (in NYC) as they were projecting. Because we were inside all weekend... I had a productive weekend in the area of sewing. :)

You all may remember this post

Well, I had been thinking for awhile that I needed to make another caddy for Jonah, only this one should be for his trains. Jonah is pretty much obsessed with trains. We don't leave home without one or two in hand, so I thought some sort of carrying device for his trains would be a good idea. The car caddy that I made previously with my friend Susan would only need minimal changes to accomodate Jonah's trains-on-the-go. Although I am in no way an expert seamstress, I thought that I could probably figure out how to make those changes to the caddy.

I do need to give additional credit to Jill of 'Homemade by Jill' because she is where this idea orginated from. Although I do not know Jill personally, she is inspiring and creative. She is generous enough to post tutorials for sewing on her blog that allow non-creative copycats like me to make the stuff she is designing and making. Maybe one day I will have that kind of creativity, but realistically, I do not think so. I am thankful for the world of blogging... it has really helped me in my sewing adventures thus far. I'm enjoying sewing more and more and even have the itch to attempt to make many things for my baby on the way, possibly even some of the bedding... we shall see and if I do successfully make this bedding, believe me, you'll here about it on here.

Until then, here are a few pictures of the 'train caddy'.

Front of train caddy

Inside of train caddy ~ pockets to carry his trains and tracks for the trains to travel on

Jonah playing with his train caddy


  1. I LOVE this! You have surpassed me by far in your sewing. What kind of caddy can we make for girls?

  2. Thank you for the kind words! Your train caddy is awesome - looks like your son agrees. :)

  3. I love it!! My nephew loves trains - might end up as birthday or Christmas! And for my girls, I'm thinking of polly pocket pockets, for all of those Philly to Atlanta car trips! Great job, Melissa!