Sunday, March 25, 2012

Carting off in style....

My Mother has a little shopping cart (I formerly called them "Granny carts", but I guess that offends some people, and online have seen them called "flea market carts") She uses it to go to nearby stores to pick something up quick.  I had seen cart liners at flea markets and online and knew I could make it cute. I know I should be working on painting the sun room but I had the itch to sew. My Mom had some really quality strawberry fabric she got years ago at a garage sale and so I decided to figure out how to make one of these cart liners.


So isn't it adorable? It took me all night last night--like almost 5 hours to make but I think it is so worth it! I think it is darling. I have seen them online for $125.00--and I thought that was a lot. But after all the work that went into it, and using like 4 yards of fabric I understand why they are that much.  Being a stay at home Mom, I have more time than money, so making them works for me! I got this gingham seersucker fabric at Walmart  because I thought it would up the "cute factor" if it wasn't all one fabric. That fabric compliments the strawberry fabric really well. It has kind of an old fashioned country look I think. I know my Mom will be showing this off to anyone interested so I have to keep up my reputation and have it be really cute. :) When I make my own I think I want to use at least 3 coordinating fabrics...for that extra cute look. :)


I made a large pocket on the inside so that Mom could put her keys, sunglasses, cell phone, wallet..whatever she needs. It holds quite a bit.



My cart is looking pretty sad right now...


With the one lonely yard of fabric...


I am going to save up some money for fabric and my cart will have the cute factor going on too! I am thinking I could line the inside with a sheet--to make it a bit more affordable.

So Mom brought me over this sad looking cart...


When she comes over to walk tomorrow she will be able to pick up this...


For as long as I can remember my Mom's kitchen has been decorated in strawberries..so this would look so darling sitting in her kitchen. But also, if you are careful you can fold it up with the liner on.

Mom will soon be going to the store to pick up maybe a newspaper and some fresh fruits and vegetables...


...and she'll be carting off in style!

Thanks for visiting!

49 comments:

Karen said...

It looks so adorable, love the fabric combo. Your mom will be thrilled!

Victorian1885 said...

Your Mom is going to love it! Great job.. I have made one for myself but I am afraid I didn't take the time necessary to do it correctly so it is not perfect.. Take care!

Peggy said...

It's really lovely - I need to make one of these for my cart. We call them "bundle-buggies"! :) I used to use it to do my grocery shopping when I could walk to the store...love it!
Peggy

Grandma Carolee said...

Oh Sandy, I absolutely love it. Dad thinks it is really cute, too. It is much more beautiful than I even imagined it would be, although i always know when you make something, it will be perfect. Thank you! I'm looking forward to picking it up tomorrow when we walk together.

LuvWheaties said...

I just found your blog. I followed you over from Cozy Little House. Your cart liner is darling! I have a flea market cart that is lined, and it also has a "lid" made out of the same fabric to keep the contents a little more safe and secure. It is sewn onto the liner across the back, and then just flips down over the front. The ruffle is on the lid, instead of on the cart liner. I think your mother's friends are going to be placing liner orders, so get ready!

lashawnmontoya said...

I totally remember your mom's kitchen being decked out in strawberries...to this day, anytime I see anything with a strawberry motif on it, I think of Aunt Carolee! SUPER cute cart- she'll love it!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

You did a wonderful job creating this beautiful liner for your mother's cart! She'll be shopping in style for sure :) I made one for one of our "flea market" carts, and had it with me last May for a Flea Market we went to ~ got a lot of compliments and looks from people :) It's nice to have a liner for these carts, then you don't have to worry about something slipping or falling thru the openings! Looking forward to seeing what your liner will look like when you create it!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Janae said...

It looks awesome she's going to love it!!!!

Pam said...

That is adorable! I love your fabric choices. I think flea market cart sounds so much more dignified than granny cart. Especially since I'm going to get one for myself for the flea markets this summer.

Holly Loves Art said...

Awwwww what a sweet post! I am smiling ear to ear! You did a BEAUTIFUL job! The pattern combo is just precious and will surely get a lot of compliments. Can't wait to see the next one!
Take care,
Holly

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is so cute! You did such a great job! I have never tried making one, but I will be sure to set aside a few hours!

Carol

Michele Oliver said...

Love the fabric your used. So cute and cheerful, what fun shopping will be with this cart!

Lucille said...

It's so sweet! How very thoughtful of you to do this for your mother! You're a good daughter!

Bliss said...

Your mom will be styl'in at the market now. Everyone is gonna be asking her about it, how proud she'll be to tell them her daughter did.

Bliss

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love that liner for the cart! I need a granny cart!! I saw them at Brimfield and only a few stood out with pretty liners like this one~

Sharon Morrison said...

Nice job on your Mom's cart liner. I love it!!

jeanetteann said...

So So sweet,your mum will love it.
x jeanetteann

Melanie said...

Love it!! You did a wonderful job! The strawberry fabric is so pretty and cheerful! Loved the gingham fabric too!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

HOW FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is going to FLIP!!!! what an incredible job!!!!!! i can't wait to hear what she says -- maybe you could get a picture of her face!!!!! APPLAUSE and APPAWS!!!!! (the doxies insist on that part : ) hugs...

Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law said...

Lot's of good daughter points on that! She'll love it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh she will fall in love with this!!
I have a cart like this and wish I could sew to pretty it up!!
Have a great week!!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Sandy this is just adorable. What a seamstress you are. I LOVE it. And I know your mom is going to be thrilled to death. I love the colors anyway and red gingham and strawberries are two of my personal favorites. So the two are so charming. Wow girlfriend you did a great job. Am I ever impressed!!

Andrea said...

AWE! I WANT one!! That is SO adorable!!! I can just imaging myself walking down the street pushing it, wearing my bright pink rain-boots LOL! OH I almost forgot, I am coming to say THANKS for the sweet comment you left me on my blog about my house numbers! I hope you come back again soon!
XOXO
Andrea
P.S. I LOVE your photographs!! VERY pretty!

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Haha that's funny. I call it a 'bomma karretje', which is the same as 'granny cart'. But nobody thinks it's insulting here.
It looks adorable with the strawberry fabric.

Goedele

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm sure your mom was thrilled! Wish I had a knack for sewing! Where did you get your basket? I've kept an eye out at Goodwill but no luck so far. Oh, and I'm your newest follower!

Kathleen

W. Latane Barton said...

That cart liner is so adorable!! I wish I could see your Mom's face when she comes over on her walk tomorrow and you give her that treat. She's gonna want to go shopping, I bet.

lynn said...

adorable, sandy! i just bought one of these carts this weekend to use for a laundry basket.

Shirley said...

This would make a wonderful Mothers Day Gift! I sure do miss my mom..I know your mom is going to get lot's of comments and a "Where did you buy that"? ..I can see this as a big business..You should go for it!

Anne said...

That cart looks so cute.Love that sweet fabric.Can't wait to see what you do with your cart.They are great for display.
Anne

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, this is wonderful! I love it! What a great idea! This turned the cart from a Plain Jane to a thing of beauty! You're one talented girl!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

So adorable. And I love the cabbage rose material for the other. I wonder if my Granny has one...she is 85 yrs young and still walks every day and gardens.

shabbygals said...

LOVE this!! I have almost the same cart that I use for flea marketing!! I am going to do this....super cute! New follower! Come and check us out at shabbygals.blogspot.com.

Susan said...

How sweet Sandy! I'm sure your Mom will love carting around with this beauty. How thoughtful that you used this fabric that you knew she'd like. Great job!

summersoul said...

you made it just beautiful. I bet your mom is thrilled with it. have a great day! and what a lovely family you have!

Michele

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow this is so Beautiful I love it..!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Spring Tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Dusty McRae said...

I would love to see your Pinterest boards, please e-mail me a link.

Blessings

Green Willow Pond said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog Sandy! The cart turned out really cute. I'd love one of those for a laundry basket. You have a lovely blog! I'm a new follower :)

Have a lovely day!
Deborah

Terry said...

Hi Sandy! I'm so bad at visiting people's blogs and leaving comments but you are so wonderful to continue to leave messages on my blog. I love reading your blog, this cart is so cute now, your mom will love it! and I love your dining room and the tablecloth. I'm so appreciative for your friendship and hope your son gets better real soon. Take care!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sandy...

Ohhh...your Mom is going to love her new little cart...it's truly "stylin'"!!! Love the pretty strawberry fabric mixed with the gingham! It turned out sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us! I remember my Grandma using a cart just like that. She didn't drive but loved to walk...so she would always take her little cart with her to the store. She would have loved a pretty cart liner like this!

I just read the sweet note that you left for me over at my place and wanted to come by to say thank you! I sooo enjoyed your visit, my friend!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

Blessed Serendipity said...

What an adorable cart! I love it.

Danielle

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

Oh how cute! I saw these liners a few years back in a little custom upholstery and interior decorating shop where I freelanced at. They were expensive, but very well made.

Looks like you did a nice job on it and your mom is going to be so happy to show it off to all her friends.

Thanks for sharing this at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Sandi said...

Your moms cart looks sooooo cute!! I am sure she loved it!! You did an amazing job making that liner too!!
Blessings~

Molly said...

Hi Sandy, thank you for sharing the lovely liner you made for your mom's cart. She is blessed! If you haven't already given it to her, I'll give you a tip for it that I use on mine: cut a piece of plastic cross-stitch 'canvas' to sit in the bottom so that it will give a little extra support to oddly shaped items and protect the fabric at the bottom from rips. My cart has a lot of the same features as you made for your mom and I named her 'Bertha'.

Cottage and Broome said...

Your liner came out great! I have a very similar cart that I take to the farmers market, I need to make a liner for my cart. Your has inspired me. I'm your newest follower, hope you will stop by would love to have you as a follower, Laura

Ivy and Elephants said...

This so cute and sweet! Your Mom is going to be the coolest shopper around. Wish I had one for the antique shows and flea markets!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Patti

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I love the liner. It came out so cute.

Dee

June said...

This is so pretty Sandy! Your mother is going to be so excited!!!
hugs...

Swede Dreamer said...

So sweet! I need one of these for my cart (my kids call it my old lady cart). Thanks so much for sharing! Popping on over from Feathered Nest Friday!
~Angie

Cherub Cottage said...

Hi Sandy thought I would visit one of my favorite blogs today... But you know the reason I like to visit yours is because I feel right at home... your blog is so welcoming. It almost feels like I live right next door and I walk through your back door to visit and sip some ice tea :) just wanted to say this cart liner came out so beautiful... And I know exactly what you are saying regarding the budget of a stay at home mom ( Homemaker) because I am one too.... Luvnhugs Pauline :)