News flash: My kid is a train addict.
The boy goes nowhere without a train (or ten). So when my blog friend and fellow Silhouette Design Teamer Analisa at Parental Perspective made this rad travel train case, I pinned away. I knew it would be the perfect way to travel with all those wooden trains.
I told my friend Stephanie (also known as Miles’ mom) that if she picked up the cases, I would embellish them for our two little train lovers. Here’s how our versions turned out.
Miles’ mom bought a few adorable wooden mini-suitcases from Hobby Lobby and I got to work. I painted the outside in gray and added vinyl. Then, I finished them off with mod podge so Henry wouldn’t pick off the “stickers.” Henry’s new briefcase became a fast favorite.
Here’s Miles’ version, which I think was just as well-received.
Inside the case was painted green with a blue lake in the middle. Then, I added the black vinyl train tracks and mod podged it all.
And then he left, because an engineer can’t be bothered with photography. “Paparazzi,” he mumbled under his breath.
(Shapes used: border train, train track set, railroad crossing; inspired heavily by Analisa’s train case)
In other train-related news, Henry met the “real” Thomas the Train this weekend. Minds were blown. Mostly one mind.
Guys. We drove 2+ hours for this 20 minute ride. It was so hot. We walked so far from parking. We paid so much for tickets.
And yes. It was worth it. Henry’s been talking about riding Thomas ever since. And that James (temporary) tattoo he picked out.
And that’s how we’ve become a train-loving family, all because of a sweet train-loving little boy.