Friday, November 19, 2010

On a Roll

I love when a project comes to completion: that moment of holding your work in your hands and seeing an actual something with purpose and function. I love it even more when the that purpose and function is meant to find its way into the hands of creative little ones. A few such somethings found their way onto my sewing machine this week.

These are felt pencil rolls, based off of a pattern out of Amanda Blake Soule's The Creative Family. I attached a design on the front of each one using embroidery floss and more felt. Inside are slots to fit 15 pencils and a flap on the top to keep the tops of the pencils secured. Once the pencils are tucked inside, it can be rolled up and kept closed by a couple ribbons attached to the side.

The four in these pictures were made for birthday presents. I think I might have to crank out a few more for Christmas. But for tonight, I'm going to smile thinking of four finished projects and four budding artists.

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