April 29, 2017

best handmade project... ever! :)


Lembro-me tão bem do dia em que a Annette me mostrou um link com uma ideia tão fixe para um menino, uma pista de carrinhos em... crochet! Logo na hora, achei fantástico! Sabia que seria algo que teria de fazer mais tarde para o meu pequeno (isto foi há uns aninhos atrás!).


No ano passado, pelo segundo aniversário do Lourenço, adivinhem o que comecei?


Claro!!! :D O play mat em crochet!!


Como todos os meninos, o meu pequenito sempre adorou os seus carrinhos. Já tinha um pista de carros e outra de comboios mas... esta era única e especial :)


Um brinquedo feito pela mamã ♥ uma experiência sensorial e também um brinquedo portátil! Facilmente se dobra, vai na mochila para as viagens de carro, para as consultas no médico - ninguém leva as pistas de plástico para lado nenhum ;) hehehehe


Foi muito giro de fazer cada quadradinho, ter o Lourenço ao meu lado todo curioso "É para mim, mamã?" :) Viu-me fazer os bloquinhos e já brincava com eles antes mesmo de estarem unidos. Além do entretenimento, as diferentes texturas são uma actividade sensorial para os mais pequeninos :) O Lourenço já brincou muito com esta pista e, agora com 3 aninhos, continua a ser um dos eleitos nos momentos de brincadeira :D


Pode parecer um projecto longo mas, na verdade, cada bloco leva entre 2 a 3 horas para completar. Claro que poderá ser feito com tantos blocos quantos quiserem! Eu optei por manter a versão portátil, fácil de levar para qualquer lado ;) mas já vi algumas mega-pistas feitas por várias crafters! Se tiverem curiosidade, espreitem o grupo no FB.


I remember so well the day Annette showed me a link with this cool idea for a little boy, a car track toy... made in crochet! I loved it, I thought it was fantastic! I knew it would be something I would have to make later for my little one (this was a few years ago!).

Last year, when Lourenço was turning two, guess what I started? Of course!!! :D The crochet play mat!!

Like all boys, my little man has always loved his toy cars. He had a car track and another train track too but... this one was unique and special :)

A toy made by Mommy ♥ a sensory experience and also a portable toy! Easily folds up, goes in the backpack for car trips, doctor's appointments - no one takes the plastic tracks anywhere ;) hehehehe

It was awesome to make each little square, to have Lourenço by my side always curious "Is it for me, Mommy?" :) He watched me make the blocks and he played with them before I even joined them all together. Besides the entertainment, the different textures are a sensory activity for the little ones :) Lourenço has played a lot with his play mat and now, with 3 years old, it's still one of his favorites for the play time :D

It may seem like a long project but, in fact, each block takes between 2 to 3 hours to complete. Of course it can be done with as many blocks as you want! I chose to keep the small portable version, easy to take anywhere ;) but I've seen some mega-tracks made by several crafters! If you're curious, take a peek on this FB group.


14 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is adorable! And washable too. What a fantastic idea.

Vickie said...

wOw! This is soooo adorable Nia! I love it!! ♥

Annie said...

That is such a super idea and completely adorable. I can see why your little one would love it!

Anne said...

Oh wow Nia!!! Its adorable and I love that idea. I'll have to follow the link and see if I can make one too!!hugs!

Lesley said...

What a wonderful idea,it is absolutely fantastic! I love the carrots.

Rhona said...

What a great idea! It's perfect.

Annette said...

I so love love love it!!!
You did a awesome Job!! So really cute! Im very happy Lourenco loves it!!! On To the next project!!!

Mii Stitch said...

I love it and want to play with cars too! ;) Fantastic idea and all the details are really fun!!

Carol said...

Oh, how absolutely adorable! I love the idea that the sense of touch plays such an important role in this "toy!" And the little carrots--who could resist them :) So happy your sweet boy loves it, Nia!

cucki said...

Aww so cute..
Super perfect xxx

Preeti said...

You designed it perfectly, compact and cute:)

Stitching Noni said...

I love it! What a fantastic idea :o) I love the carrots - so cute! And being able to take it with you when you go out is a real bonus! Great "toy":o)

Sandra Oliveira said...

Muito bonita essa pista :)
Adorei, e adorei principalmente as vantagens deste brinquedo :)
Parabéns, belo trabalho :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Nia, this is just awesome. No wonder that it belongs to Lourenco's favourite things Great job, Nia.

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