Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Under Pressure

I work way better under pressure. One of the little girls at Mitchell's school was having a birthday this week and i wanted to make her a little something that she could remember us by when she moves back to India. At midnight the night before i got all the fabrics cut and ready for this crayon roll-up and sewed it up quick in the morning. It came together really well, and the pattern was easy to follow. I had plenty of scraps in the scrap bin to choose from. I was thinking about making these for some of the little people i know for handmade/homemade Christmas.
Posted by Picasa

14 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

Is that a gentle reminder for Christmas? That turned out cute. Is the gingham what I gave you?

The Tripp Family said...

NUH UH!!! I TOTALLY made one of those yesterday!!! I made 1 for Joshua & he loves it, so it's crayon rolls & PJ pants all around this year for Christmas!! Hopefully none of the future recipients see this comment on your blog tho, that's why I haven't blogged about my cute crayon roll, which is nowhere near as cute as your cute crayon roll!

Leslie said...

mom, that was just some gingham ribbon i had(pink)...and Kim, YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!! How funny! I would love to see the ones you have made maybe you can e-mail me.

Teri said...

Wow those are so cool Les!! I love it! You are sooooo creative!

The Tripp Family said...

I checked out the pattern & do mine differently since I only used 1 fabric. I just used a big square (rectangle?), hemmed 3 sides 1/4", and folded it in 3rd's so that the top 1/3 covered the back of the fabric & the bottom 1/3 made the pocket. Then, I sewed around the sides & sewed lines 1" apart to make the pockets. Put the ribbon on the side, of course. I'm still in the prototype stages, hence the non-fancy design. I'm sure I'll work up to different fabrics and maybe even ric rac someday. I'll email you a picture so you can laugh at how uncute mine it compared to yours.

MaryMary said...

Oh how fun...are they good for carrying your pens in the office? :)

Brown Family Blog said...

Lez, they are really cute! I do think it is a good idea. Let me know what size fabric you want and I can get it out to you ASAP.

Brown Family Blog said...

Oh and are you going to make your own crayons too? ;O)

Brown Family Blog said...

Oh and Kim, I have a friend who is doing the jammie pants for Christmas too!
We are doing a mostly handmade/homemade Christmas as well. Right now I am dealing with a very obnoxious apron pattern. When I get it done I will post.

Leslie said...

my own crayons? yeah right! doing the handmade/homemade is nice but it is throwing me for a loop

Colleen said...

So cute! I like Mary's idea of making one for the office or maybe just your purse.

Grammie/Mom said...

A fancy pocket protector for those in need of one perhaps?!

MaryMary said...

Actually ladies...I saw one that was quite similar and it held, well, um ladies items....

Leslie said...

isn't that a clever idea!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Labels

Kiddo's (190) sewing (143) Random (118) family (107) quilting (106) Food (69) activities (69) adventures (63) Recipes (52) Around the House (48) crafts (48) homeschool (45) baby (29) fabric (29) field trips (27) sew and tell (27) friends (21) Chris (19) vacation (18) Farm (16) living lighter (13) giveaway (12) Guest Blogger (11) holiday (10) wordless (10) Life (9) wip wednesday (9) blogging (5) book of days (5) crochet (5) vintage (5) gardening (4) outdoors (4) avery (3) birds (3) books (3) knitting (3) quilt bee blocks (3) link up (2) mosaic (2) summer fun (2) wildlife (2) Market (1) art (1) awards (1) csa (1) decorating (1) furniture (1) modern monday (1) recycle craft (1) swap (1)