Fun On Wheels
So I tackled some of the spring cleaning on my list. Aside from cleaning the microwave (oh blecccch!)
I cleaned out my car which was full of dirt, salt, kitty litter (don't ask) and glitter (from the art projects Moochie makes at school).
I also had to flip this--
Yes, I realize that Mooch is nearly 2 and a half now and he was still rear facing.
No, we didn't care about safety. We were just lazy. Installing a kid's car seat properly is a royal pain in the ass. Locking clips, towels, LATCH hooks...ugh.
I also took out Chunky's booster seat. Sniff sniff. He's surpassed the size/weight and age limits for state laws requiring booster seats--and the new recommendations they just came out with.
Mark my words, I'm going to have a 5th grader taller than me. Sob!
Anyway, moving Moochie's car seat front facing meant I had to take out the car trashbag that I had hanging behind his seat on the neckrest of the passenger's seat.
But it didn't fit anywhere. So I had to make a new one.
I had ordered some oilcloth in anticipation of this moment.
I bought a 1/2 yard of 2 types of oil cloth from Fabric.com and they mailed it to me on these gigantic industrial tubes.
The boys enjoyed them.
Anyway, with a little measuring, and a little time with Toni Janome, I came up with this.
A small oilcloth-lined bag. The oil cloth gives it stability and helps the bag keep its shape.
The whole thing fits nicely around my duct-tape festooned drink holder.
And I have to say it matches my calico toll change sack and polka dot sock bag also adorning my now glitter-free car (those two things were gifted to me by other knitters).
Now all I need to do is squeeze a pair of parents-in-law into my car and I'm set to go!