Monday, September 28, 2009

Our Crayon Roll

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ~Robert Fulghum

...or rather...'live together in the same roll'.

I really should be doing something else, preparing for our school holidays etc. etc. but we really needed this crayon roll. Do you have the same habit as I? When I really should be doing the many things running around in my head I decide to invest my time in a new creation. I knew this would be an easy project, so much fun for my girls and also not too time consuming. I knew what to do having made One Red Robin's pencil and book holder previously, yet it was lovely to be able to view this tutorial to take some of the thinking work out of making this crayon roll.

Little Eee had lots of fun helping me sew by arranging and rearranging pins in my pincushion as well as pinning bits and pieces together for me. She also enjoyed filling the finished product after some frustration with placing crayons in the slots. I am certain that with use the fabric will soften, find its place and this task will be much easier.

Once again I used up pieces of fabric from my stash. I remember appliqueing a special cushion for a dear friend of mine which incorporated that yellow and blue check - they were certainly 'her colours.' She still displays it in her bedroom which delights me so. The adorable fabric is one which caught my eye on a sale. I loved using the Helen's Friends ribbon once again adding a touch of friendly childhood playfulness to the mushroomy forest scene.

I think I need some more crayons, this was such a quick and easy project. They'd make a lovely gift so I'll be thinking ahead for Christmas.


Fröken Skicklig said...

I really like the crayon roll! I have seen several on different blogs (mainly on waldorf inspired ones) but this one looks so much more pretty!! I also have a sewing roll for some thread, needles, scissors - perfect when I am travelling... Hope everything is fine (and guess whose dolls I am working on right now ;-)

Kisses from Berlin, Juliane

alecat said...

Very pretty ... and practical too! :)

Cee said...

Oh thankyou for the lovely compliments for this sweet last minute project. It was very well used on our holidays.

Can't wait to see the beautiful dolls Juliane!!

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