A couple of weeks ago as I started to think about what to make for my nephew this Christmas, I came across this play mat over at Serving Pink Lemonade. Super cute dino play mat and I decided to make one; I though the mats would be perfect for him to play with when they go out to eat. But as I starting thinking about it, I was wondering how in the world my nephew could carry it around with his dinosaurs. Then it hit me to make a messenger bag that folds out into a play mat! When I did some searching to find a easy messenger bag to make, I stumbled across someone else who had this great idea, Gingercake made one from corduroy.
I also decided to make a play car mat that folds up into the bag, so he'll have some options. I had so much fun making these mats, I just finished a kitchen play mat for a friend's daughter (I'll post those photos tomorrow).