Saturday, February 6, 2010

Crayon Rolls

Today Chick is going to a double birthday party, so I made crayon rolls for her to take as gifts. I also made one for her, which was a last minute thought for a birthday gift but didn't get done in time (because it was so last minute)...so I did her's at the same time as the other two.

This was the first one I made, and I just followed the directions from this tutorial & didn't try anything fancy.

This one I thought would be fun with double needle stitching between & X-stitches around the outside. I like it, but I ended up messing up the spacing, so only 15 crayons fit into the roll & the last spot is too small for a crayon. It would also look better if the double stitching was in the same color, but I used what I had handy & I don't suppose a 3 yr old will care.

On the last one I did X-stitches in between, which I really like, and a vine around the edge (I can take it or leave it...I like the X-stitches around the other one, but was worried that it might be too much to do the dividers & the border like that.)

Anyhow, the outside of the third is made from an old stained t-shirt that I had in my refashion box. All of the other fabrics & materials were from my stash.

6 comments:

Katie said...

very cute! I've been thinking about making some of those, too. I love how you embellished the outside w/ Arizona's name, and tried the different stitching. very cool!

Rachel DeFreese said...

That is such a cute idea! I wish I had a sewing machine-- especially being now, being snowed in for the next couple of days....

Annalia Romero said...

Those are awesome! I love the stitch you used to separate the crayons. Your machine must be fancy smancy!

...I don't know why I still haven't made one of these.

Matt and Maren said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
I'll add this to my list of projects.

nikko said...

Cute! I love the decorative stitching!

Heather, Rex, etc. said...

YOU ARE SERIOUSLY AMAZING! I wish I could do that! What a great idea!