Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Nap Time!

I'm sure most Mom's know the scenerio...You're planning on spending some extended time at a friend's house...with your kiddos....during (dah dah dah doom music) nap time. There are kids your child's age & they have a set nap time - so you need to make a plan...fast!   Many children are also required to provide a nap mat for their preschool classroom or daycare setting. If any of these situations sound familiar...you need a travelling nap mat!


I made this one for my son last year. I filled it with poly-fill & used a trifold design. I did some box stitching at each fold so that it could fold up compactly & added some handles, so that when it's folded up, it can be carried like a briefcase. I also attached a color-coordinating pillow.

We "practiced" taking naps on it at home before taking it on the road. My little guy loves his. He uses it now for Pre-K.


I used decorator-weight material & poly-fill, but it is washable.  I think if I do something like this again, I'd probably just buy a kinder-mat & make a washable cover for that instead, but this one is suiting us well for now & I love watching my little guy snuggle up on it!


15 comments:

Issa Sarza said...

I love nap times as well and this is just super cute! I can totally use this! My dad (whose bed I always crash into because his is the closest to my workspace) would be very happy to know that I am soon getting my own napping spot. Teehee! :)

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Staci J said...

That's so clever!!! great job, and darling material...
visiting from justsewsassy.com

Alison said...

What a FUN idea! Love your fabric choice, too! Thanks for sharing!
~Alison

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Perfect! And pretty to boot! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

The homebodies said...

It's gorgeous! I love the fabrics!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

We have a store bought one of these and it is not nearly as nice as yours. Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Misty said...

Smart idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Sachiko said...

I looove this idea, so clever! Thank you for sharing this at my link party!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous idea! This is super cute! I really like the fabrics your used too! Very creative. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

MaksiTaksi said...

That mat is very cute and it's a great idea! I love your blog and I'm a craft addict too, so I became your follower.

Take care!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Very nicely done! What caught my eye initially was I have a hand bag that I bought a few years ago in that same fabric! Love it!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

This is fantastic and I love the fabric. Thanks for linking up to my party this week! I'll be featuring you tomorrow.

CraftyBrit said...

I love this, and the fabric is great! Turned out perfect.

MaksiTaksi said...

Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. I really love to sew and craft.
You have a very nice blog too, I love to look around an I do get inspiration from it. :)

I love your traveling nap mat, you did a very nice job!

Warm greetings and take care.

( i became your follower, if you don't mind)