>> Sunday, March 21, 2010
Chez Two Hippos hosted lots o' quilting this weekend, but most of it is in-progress and not yet ready
I whipped up a crayon roll, using this tutorial. It turns out, they're quite easy to make. I had all the supplies on hand and it didn't take too long to put together. Now that I've made one, future ones will be even easier and quicker to put together. I had to sort through a few crayon boxes to come up with a rainbow of unused crayons, but that's why it's handy that I own at least 3 boxes of such drawing instruments. The ribbon is a velour black ribbon I found in my ribbon box. If I make more, I might invest in some fun thin grosgrain options.
I used Amy Schimmler's frog fabric (for Robert Kaufman) on the outside of the roll. The frogs seem pretty chipper and colorful.
On the inside, I opted for some green (the background) and turquoise and yellow watercolor-y stripes (the pocket). The stripes made stitching the individual crayon pockets very straightforward.
Okay, I'm just obsessed with cool crayon pics. The lighting wasn't fantastic, being indoors and night and all, but I had fun playing with my camera and figuring out how to photograph the roll.