Saturday, February 27, 2010

This Is How I (Crayon) Roll

My nephew will be 5 next week and I have been having the hardest time thinking of things to make for the boys in my family. I've seen these crayon roll projects on several websites and blogs and thought that it would be perfect for a 5 year old.

I used a tutorial I found at That particular tutorial was for 16 crayons but I wanted to do a mix of crayons and markers (thanks, Courtney, for the idea!) so I adjusted it to meet my needs. And this is how it turned out:

Honestly, I thought this was going to be a nice, easy project that I could complete in an afternoon. Not so much. Maybe for someone else but not for this girl. It took me several days and I had to start over twice. I just couldn't get it to look how I wanted to look. I'm still not super happy with it (I wish I would have made the ric rac a little more pronounced and the corners are a bit wonky) but overall, I like it. Here's some more pictures:

I do love this fabric though:

Cute, right? I used red corduroy for the pockets and red shoe lace material for the tie:

So, that's that...what do you think?