Friday, December 11, 2009

What I did last night!

I made some more snowman ornaments!


I found a wonderful Tutorial at a cute blog called 'Chocolate on my Cranium' to make crayon rolls. I thought it would be fun to make one for my 3 year old grandson, Cutler. I also wanted to make larger ones for markers for my two granddaughters, Cailee & Nora. I practiced last night making one for my own colored pencils. I made a few mistakes, but that's how I learn :)


It calls for 3 colors of fabric and fuseable interfacing (I didn't have that!) so I used batting instead. It also called for ribbon to tie it but I used a hair band and a large button.

My spacing is way off but I hope to do better next time. I'm going to pick up a sewing marker so I can actually measure things out! haha

It will be a nice way to store my pencils! It was kind of fun!

Happy Friday to you all!

Darla

16 comments:

SugarberrySensations said...

Awwwww Darlaaaaaa, I loooooove your couple snowmen ornaments - a clay monster has been created!!!! You go girl, I LOVE that you are claying, love, love, love, love, loooooooooove it!

And your pencil roll up - I knew you would do it, I just knew it - that is ADORABLE!!!!! =)

I can't wait to see what else you make!
You sure didn't peter out like I did, did you?! =)

♥Lori

Poetic Dreams said...

Darla, it's adorable. I've made them before but we quilters use them for our marking tools & pencils.Ya did a good job on ya's.Hugs~Poe

In My Sepia Studio said...

That's a good idea~Thanks for sharing the tutorial. And I think you did a wonderful job sewing it!! It looks very nice.

luthien said...

darling!!! your snowmen ornies are just darlings!!! :))
darla my fren ... that colorpencil holder is so pretty! nevermind the spacing, the fabrics are just gorgeous! you should open an etsy shop that sells your sewing items too you know ... they are so pretty!!

Marie S said...

Darla you are a natural!! Way to go!
I love the colored pencil rolls.
You are on a roll!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love and hugs.

Utah Grammie said...

love love love the snowmen~!I used to play around with Sculpey and I may need to get back to it..it was quite fun. Se, you've inspired me again :-)

Love the roll for the pencils as well..I think it looks great!

Utah Grammie said...

Grr..blogger just went all goofy on me ..what I was saying is that your snowmen are are darling and that I used to play around with clay and I loved it..may need to get my hands on some - see? You are an inspiration!
The pencil roll is great - I see no defects at all..(we're our own worst critic, huh?)

Mary said...

Oh your snowman ornaments are adorable!! Great job on the crayon and pencil roll-up. I bet those would sell on your esty!! Hint, hint!!

Manon Doyle said...

Awe.... love the pencil roll-up!! That's a great idea! You could even make it a little bigger and make yourself a paint brush roll!

Diane said...

These are just great gift ideas--love all of them!

Createology said...

You were quite busy and productive. Your snowpeople are adorable. My clay just sits in a box on the shelf and does nothing! I really like your pencil roll. Great possibilities for gifts, especially for the little artists in the family. Thanks for sharing. :o)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
How clever to make your Grandkids the pencil rolls and the oh so cute snowmen.
Hugs,
Anna

Nicola said...

Hi Darla, you are seriously multitalented!!! Love the snow men they are so cute!! What are they made out of? And that pencil case is great, I agree you should definitly try selling these items in your shop!!!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Oh I just love your pencial roll and those snowman are adorable! It looks like you are eating my fruit loops and staying up all night! LOL Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays.
Cheers

Serena said...

WOW, you are keeping yourself quite busy, Darla....love the snowmen ornaments and you did a great job on the pencil holder too.

Giovanna ♥ said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I'll make one for my niece!! Yours look adorable!!!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com