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What to do on a cold Snow day {Crayon Roll Tutorial}

You can always do loads and loads of Laundry 🙂 All the sheets- all the towels -all the pillowcases in your house and of course clothes 2.
But that’s not nearly as fun as cutting out millions of little circles to make Christmas card stickers- and putting glitter on them so they sparkle and are cute 🙂
Actually the best part of a Cold snow day is getting to hang out with your kids, drink some hot chocolate, watch the Polar Express and the Grinch, play in sleeping bags- and when the kids are finally asleep getting another Christmas present done– That’s a great Snow Day!

So For one of Brynley’s stocking Presents I decided I’d make her a Crayon Roll since she loves and loves and loves to color and take crayons with her everyone– It was pretty easy and fast– and I thought I’d share with you how I did it 🙂

CRAYON ROLL

Here’s not so much a tutorial on the crayon roll but more of a linky tut and my own variation to it cuz’ heaven knows I can’t do things the simple way 🙂

For an awesome Tutorial on how to make the crayon roll, go here!
 There’s a ton other great stuff on the blog also– very addicting 🙂

Instead of using the felt used in the tutorial I decided to go with just to pieces of my fabric sewed together and to make it stiffer a piece of Interface sewed in the middle– It did make it harder to pull it the right side out when the time came but I think it was worth it.

Also because my little girl is only 3 and the tying ribbons capability is a bit beyond her and I didn’t want to have to be tying the thing up every 2 seconds I decided to use a piece of scrap fabric and Velcro for the fastener–

 

 I just folded the scrap fabric in half and sewed up the edges so that there was no raw edges and put it in place instead of the ribbon in the pattern–
When it came to to put the Velcro on I just rolled it up and made sure to give lots of room for variations on how tight/loose it can be.

 

For a finishing touch and to make it easier for her to pull it open I added a fabric flower.
I found the tutorial for the flower here. (another great blog!)
 I would have loved to follow exactly her pattern but since my adobe pdf reader isn’t working on my computer I had to just guess and try to figure it out on my own.

In the end I realize I have very much a love hate relationship with sewing– when I’m not doing it I think I love it and would like to do it but when I’m actually sewing- man do I hate it! I really think it’s cuz’ I never really learned how to sew- and I’m just too dang picky– I can never follow a pattern exactly I have to always modify it and make it harder on me– but like always I’ll probably forget I hate sewing and be sewing something else soon.  Either way I know Brynley is going to love getting this for Christmas 🙂 now I just need for the snow to melt off the roads so I can go to the store and buy her some new crayons for it.

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  • Jamie BlakeDecember 9, 2009 - 9:58 pm

    Alicia that crayon roll looks awesome! Way to go. Have fun with the kids in the cold!ReplyCancel

  • Mike and NikkiDecember 10, 2009 - 12:09 am

    I love the crayon roll! It’s great! You are so creative!ReplyCancel

  • WeidemanDecember 11, 2009 - 2:24 am

    I share the same love/hate relationship with sewing!!!! (I love that website too- I just made doll diapers from her tutorial) and your crayon is cuter-and the velcro- so smart!!!ReplyCancel

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