Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pencil Rolls and Fabric

More pencil cases for presents using the pattern from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. I'd forgotten I had half made these before I had Eva so I felt like I had been really productive after only half an hours sewing.

New fabric - I think the girls love it as much as I do. It is Pop Garden by Heather Bailey.

20 comments:

Kukka-75 said...

How nice! Very useful gifts!

Jenny said...

Thanks for reminding me-I have two half finished ones done too from Christmas time. Yours look lovely and that new fabric is gorgeous and I am so impressed with your socks!!!!

Michelle said...

colour co-ordinated pencil holders wow.they are more than impressive.i really wish i had enough patience for something like that.
the girls look like they are having lots of fun.the fabric look great.

Belinda said...

Love this pic of the girls, two little assistants in the making.

kirsten said...

so cute! and i love the girls playing with the fabric - too cute!

randomrevelations said...

I have had that book for ages and still not made anything from it! Heather Bailey's new collection is beautiful. Can't wait to see what comes of it.

raining sheep said...

Hmmm....those pencil rolls would be perfect for knitting needles. I love the colors of the fabrics..I could see little kids lovin' those!

My Love is..... said...

love the pencil rolls.... how cute are your girls playing with fabric. you must be so proud.

sue said...

The pencil rolls look fabulous. You could make them into dpn roll holders too which would be great. I love all the fabrics too, and how nice the girls share your love for it too. My daughter loves to do that with buttons.

StitchyAddiction said...

Hi Kate,

Love the pencil case roll. I've been looking at it in Joelle Hoverson's book. I bet it would take me 2-4 days though. (Not her stated 2-4 hours!)

Can't wait till my son is old enough to "play nicely" like yours.

sammyjo said...

Love the pencil roll, just wondering what the fabric is on the outside of the second photo its really cool!

Jacquie said...

i keep telling myself i need to get this book every time i see these. love the fabrics you used!

Jedda said...

Lovely projects. Its great when the kids get into as well, mine have taken to saying very grown up things like, 'do you think this button is glass or plastic?' and 'isn't this a yummy shade of pink'

Annie said...

That sense of achievement is so important when you have little ones. It's good to be productive and I just love those pencil rolls. I think that will be my next book.

erica said...

So colorful! Very inspiring....

Gina said...

how fun with the little ones, cute picture. Love your work!! always do : )

Colleen said...

Love love LOVE the new fabric, and simply adore the fabric choice for the pencil rolls. Such a cute gift idea. A friend's son is starting school next year, and I think this will make a neat present for him! The idea of colour coding the fabrics to the pencils is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Love the pencil holder Kate. A fantastic gift idea. I must check that book out at the library.

handmaiden said...

I really like the pencil roll, I think I would like to modify it for a holder for my sashiko threads and embroidery.....love the bright colours too......your blog is very colourful and inspiring
Sharon

prettywithribbons said...

Such gorgeous colors. i especially like how you did the various fabrics on the inside. That might look neat on the inside of a purse too? Gotta try it.