2011-06-04

Kitty's Ridin' in Style....



My child is a pack rat....wonder where she got that from ;)


When we go on her (twice)daily trike ride, she pesters me to bring along every personal belonging she has.... meaning I get to carry all the random stuff she cons me into bringing. I decided it was time to get her a basket, but didn't want to pay full price and after a few days straight of carrying Kitty, I didn't want to wait to find one at a garage sale. So, I got creative and made a little lined "basket" of sorts to tie to her handle bars.


I felt pretty proud, I relinquished control and let her pick her fabrics...I know, I'm amazing.


I added interfacing to the outer layer to give it a little more stability.


I then sewed the lining, aka striped fabric, and tucked 'er in(inside out so the pretty pattern would show).


I had these mini yellow pom-poms and decided to add them to the top, so I tucked them in between the two fabrics.


Cut some handy-dandy ribbons to tie the basket to the handle bars(I used fray-check on the ends so they wouldn't unravel).


And sewed 'er up! Simple as that!


I think it looks quite purdy, thankyouverymuch.


And boy was it a hit! She was SO excited to bring Kitty along for the ride and it was the perfect place for me to put my house keys:)


It looks quite snazzy on her $2 garage sale trike!


This particular time we went riding for an extra long time.... I saw my fabulous(read IDIOT) landlord puttering around in the front yard---so another lap around the block it was! Aubrey needed a little rest along the way....


All-in-all it was an easy, cute project and I'm pretty sure I never saw Aubrey so happy!


Jackpot.





Linking up....


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7 comments:

HammBone said...

OMG! Love it. I just something on Pinterest for a grown up bike that I been wanting to make...but my daughter would L.O.V.E. this for her trike. Might have to make 2.
http://greeneggsnhamm.blogspot.com

Astrid said...

That would have been something for Cobs. He would probably still want something like that for his long bike journeys ;) Nice one, Jen!

Amy said...

I love this! You are so crafty and creative. Nice job letting her pick the fabrics.... I seriously know how hard that is.
Nice tutorial as well.

Kelly said...

so cute. i want one!

grace said...

Wow- that was me as a kid :)

That is a fun idea! I remember getting a hand-me-down bike with something similar & thought it was the best!

SoSoBella said...

that is darling. now if i could only sew.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

That is so cute! Can I have a grownup version form my bike? ;)
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)
xoxo,
Vanessa