Thursday, March 10, 2011

New ride

For Christmas I got this beauty:

I love it, love it, I can't say it enough. I love that Savannah is up front, that it holds a 6 year old and it even turns into a stroller (I'll have to get a picture of that).

I have been picking my son up at pre-school (2.5 miles one way) and even riding to the doctors (4.5 miles one way) and the grocery store for small items (2.5 miles). So I am trying to do as much by bike as I can.

When I did the grocery store run I realized I needed something for storage. The bike does have a basket under the seat but it is hard to get to and you can't fit much in it. So I created this little basket.

Outside is left over oil cloth from this project and the inside is vinyl

I attached it with straps around the seat not the handles and its held in place by snaps so you can remove it easily.
I used a little to much vinyl for the inside :)

Everyone is always worried about leg room when it comes to the Taga, but with the basket sitting low there is no problem at all. I don't plan on putting really heavy stuff in it, but it will be nice to put my sons back pack and snack bag for the ride home.

a picture with my 4year old in front before he could ride his own. They do sell a second seat but it was not worth the money since 2 months later my son was riding on his own without training wheels



craftedbymama said...

I love it mom

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

What a great idea!!

Julie said...

Hi :) Visiting from Vibrant posted a comment on Coastal Curtsy skirt and asked a question. 2 things, when i tried to reply back to your comment, your email shows up no-reply. Glad you added your blog!

About the skirt: I was a little confused at first as well. I pretty much just kept going back and studying it, over and over.

You fold the ruffle fabric in half as if to create one yard of fabric instead of two. Lay it on the floor and stand at the folded edge. This is the view you see in the pictures of the tutorial. This was the hardest part for me. Figuring out exactly how the fabric was folded and where I was cutting. What questions do you have?

Julie said...

Forgot to leave my website :)