Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Crayon rolls


This might be my favourite sewing project to date. It ticks all the boxes: quick to make, relatively straightforward to sew (so long as you don't get distracted by the radio and sew forget to leave yourself a gap to turn the thing the right way out - but I wouldn't be silly enough to do that, would I? :D ). The results are both pretty and extremely practical. Especially for Ki, who spends as much time playing with the crayons as drawing with them.

Don't they look sweet wrapped up like that? Tutorials for making these are all over the place. I followed instructions here, and took inspiration from the felt pencil roll in this book.

I think I might need to make another one for my stash of beloved Karisma pencils. I only found out the other day that they are no longer made, which is so sad because they are by far the best colour pencils I've ever come across for pigment intensity and blendability. As Miss E said, "look Mama, the yellow isn't invisible!"

4 comments:

Liz P said...

Those crayon rolls are so clever and creative! And what nice work you've done! I'm jealous of your creativity. Sorry, cant help myself. :) What I want to know is, when do you find the time to do all of this?

Hi Anne!

Anne said...

Hey Liz! I fit in little bits when I can -nap time, grandparent time... But most of it happens once they are in bed. Don't watch TV anymore, only movies. :)

Serendipitychild said...

This is a really cool idea, could use it for paint brushes or makeup brushes too.

Anne said...

@Serendipitychild
Yes, my mum will be getting a makeup brush one for mothers' day. :)

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