Friday, September 14, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

Here is a pencil roll I made. The yellow fabric has little flowers on it. It's part of the stash I got from my mother's house. I had cut a bodice for a child's jumper out of it, and only had a smallish piece left. The outside is the same yellow fabric, and it has batting inside to make it cushy. I like the red fabric with the gumdrop trees, but have to laugh because 3 of the turtles are upside down. Sure, it's made to go in either direction, but if I'd paid attention I'd have made more turtles upright, LOL!

See how straight the lines for each pencil pocket are? I have to admit cheating...or maybe being resourceful. There was a very small pinstripe throughout the fabric that turned out to be exactly the right distance apart for a pencil!

I have just one more step in that I have to put a ribbon on it for tying it shut. I didn't happen to have the right color ribbon.

Please visit "Waiting for Him" (check my blog links list) for more great crafts--and why don't you show off something of your own, while you're at it?


U.C.M said...

ya know that would come in handy really good in my house

Mona said...

That is really neat! How great that the red fabric had perfect pencil sized lines for ya! lol :o)

Funny with the turles, in either case, it looks wonderful!


Anonymous said...

THat is adorable! DH made one for our oldest daughter when she was little... he made from an old Lowe's nail apron.

Susie Q said...

That is so pretty...Gracie has one a friend made her and they are so handy!
Your's has delicious colors!
Have a sweet weekend!


Kerri said...

Now that is a clever idea!! We are always on a pencil hunt around here. goodness knows where they all go! Maybe I need to make one up to keep them in one place :-) It a cutie!


Debbie J. said...

These would be perfect in the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

Shereen said...

Wow, those came out so cute. I actually was going to make some to see if I could sell in our shop, but for crochet hooks or knitting needles. You did a great job on it. I'm happy to hear that you are feeling a little better. The side effects of a lot of these medicines are sometimes worse than the pain you took them for. ;0)