If you have boys you will know that trains and tracks rate very highly among the most played with toys. You may also have the same issue I have when buying toys for Christmas and birthdays, and end up buying yet another track set. Elijah's sets have spent a few months in a box in the wardrobe (oh yes I am a mean Mum punishing him for not picking them up!) and more recently some time in my wash basket.
While making the road mat I thought why not make something for his trains. This, of course, was a lot easier to make and took less than an hour (which is good because I think I have pinched a nerve in my hip so I've been in a heap of pain) and would only require beginner sewing skills.
I think they would be great for all manner of toys - next up is a Lego playmat but maybe as a circle. They could also be made for wooden blocks, Barbie type dolls, ponies, etc, etc
I found this Thomas the Tank Engine piece of fabric at The Warehouse for less than $4
and this was a vintage cotton sheet I had in the cupboard - it's so soft!
Ready to hang in the wardrobe on an S hook (not sure what they are called but they are so handy!)
So, this is an Xmas present for Elijah - wish me luck in finding a wooden train set!