Well, apparently time doesn’t pass any more slowly in the New Year. I was really hoping things would slow down, but this past week sure whizzed by. Maybe we were just busy trying to stay warm LOL.
I’ve debated in what order I should show you the super secret Christmas sewing. (Just so you know, there weren’t any quilts — don’t want you to be dissapointed LOL.) Easiest first? Save the best for last? There were three projects and, in my mind, I can put them in a definite order. I’ve finally decided on a random order show-and-tell, so, this is the “middle” project.
Both of my cute nieces are very artistic, so I made them each a colored pencil roll. I was sewing these at the last minute on Christmas Eve, so we try not to look too closely at the stitching!
I didn’t follow a pattern. I just bought 24 packs of colored pencils, chose 24 matching fabrics, cut those little colored strips 1 1/2″ wide, and then sewed them together in a long line. If I could make them over, I’d probably like to put a binding around the edges, rather than do the right-sides-together-and-turn finishing method. On the outside, I machine embroidered a peace signs and flowers design from Embroidery Library.
Then, I stitched a “made for you” tag on an inside corner, just for fun. (Just how many yellow pencils does one 24-pack need, anyway?)
The linen is essex linen in the sand colorway from Robert Kaufman and it’s wonderful for sewing.
They were a quick, fun little project. Next time I’ll start earlier so I can do a better job! (Famous last words!)
Ok, next time, the biggest project. As in, the one that took several weekends and a lot of time in the dungeon.