Friday, November 11, 2011

Airplane Tray Cover

In my current thoughts of airplane travel I saw a tray table play mat on a blog. I decided it was a wonderful idea!  I took it and ran with it!  I had all sorts of extra fabric and scraps lying around so I didn't even need to take a trip to the fabric store.  I may be a bit biased, but I think I improved a bit on the original design I found.  I am really happy with how things turned out!
I put little "taggies" along the sides for Elise to tug and play at.  The white ribbon you see tied in a bow is so it will stay attached to the tray table. The side seam is left open so you can slide the cover on and then secure it with the ties.  The pumpkin face and counting beads are the side you will see when the tray is in the "upright position".  I realize that not every activity is something that Elise can really do right now, but give her two years and she'll be there!
I had a lot of fun with this project because other than the dimensions I got from the other blog, I had total creative liberty!  I could pick the activities and the size and placement of everything. It took me most of yesterday but I did finish it in one day :)  The above photo shows you the opening so it can fit around the tray.  I put a small cookie sheet in it to test it out!  I can't wait to try it out for real!
And while I'm sharing craft projects, I also started working on the party favors for Elise's birthday.  It will be a circus theme.  I found a candy mold with circus animals and then bought a big box of crayola crayons and melted them away until they turned into these awesome animal crayons!  They aren't the colors I was hoping for, but I love them all the same!  Can't wait to give them to the kids!
And finally this is my marble maze I am making in part of a busy bag swap.  It was a simple project and I'm almost done with all of them to send away!  I don't know if you can tell but in this picture the marble is in the bottom right corner and you move it along the sewed lines to get to the other side. Simple and easy!  The best kind of craft!

10 comments:

erinmalia said...

totally cute em!

Nicole said...

So cute!! You did such a good job! Really, I am way impressed! I have no doubt it will keep her busy for at least part of the flight! The crayons looks so cute too! And I"m glad for a pic of the marble maze since I couldn't envision what you were doing :)

Great projects!!

emily said...

oh my, everything is just adorable. i love it all. totally impressed with your craftiness. :)

Elizabeth said...

I love it! I looked everywhere for airplane ideas, I evidently looked in all the wrong places. That will be so fun, especially since you'll probably be taking a few airplane rides in the next couple years, at least we hope so!

Shauna said...

Wow, you have been busy! Corbyn never lets me get anything done during the day, so it's hard to find time to craft. Especially with only one nap! I'm with Nicole - I had no idea what you were making for the busy bag swap from the name, but that is way cool. Good work!!

Clinton and Danielle Logan said...

Very clever!!

Jewls said...

This is the best idea! I'm totally going to make Z one for our Christmas flight to grandma's! Crossing my fingers it helps!! :)

Chad and Lacy Johnson said...

I'm jealous, you are amazing and I would never be able to make things like that on my own... :)

Noelle said...

You are seriously a professional! The airplane thing is awesome. It will definitely help. Those crayons are super cute too - everyone will love them. Nice work.

Holly Petty said...

Man I could have used that fancy airplane tray last year!! (And this coming year for that matter) I am going to have to borrow a sewing machine and create something awesome. You totally inspire me!