Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Colored Pencil Rolls

This Christmas I made these adorable colored pencil rolls for for my two boys and my niece. They all love drawing and I thought how perfect this gift would be for them all. They have already come in handy on our road trip to Texas. I hope they'll be a favorite for years to come. I used the cut dimensions from You Go Girl's colored pencil roll tutorial. I did my interfacing different, replaced the button/elastic closure with ties, and added top stitching instead of binding. I'm very pleased with the results. I bought the kids each a drawing book that just gives you the beginning of a picture and prompts you to add something imaginative, The Boys Doodle Book by Andrew Pinder, Do You Doodle by Nikalas Catlow, and Squiggles by La Zoo.



Matching Pencil Sharpener Drawstring Bag
I made one set of the Ninja Turtle rolls for each of my boys.

Butterfly Skirt and Reversible Toddler Purse

I'm thrilled with the way this little set turned out for my niece. I hope she has fun stuffing her little girl treasures in the purse. I used a sheet I bought at a thrift store for the skirt and scraps I had for the purse.

4T Butterfly Skirt and one side of purse
Reversible side of purse

Christmas Coffee Cozies

A selection of coffee cozies I made for gifts this year. They are insulated, adjustable, reversible (with a different pattern on the other side), and save waste. A few friends have encouraged me to make more to sell. Feedback...what do you think? Would you use them, buy them, or forget them?