Travelling Crayon Case

I just loved these little traveling crayon cases when I saw this tutorial. http://www.thesemomentsofmine.com/2011/06/25/travelin-crayon-case-tutorial/

After a bit of umming and ahhing I chose a couple of Robert Kaufman and Micheal Miller cottons to make two. A short amount of sewing later, this was the result.

There’s space for 8 crayons or pens, and a drawing pad or colouring book in the middle. Great for slipping in your bag and bringing out when the kids need to sit quietly for 5 mins. Not something that comes naturally for my two.

It was a birthday hit and has been very handy over the last month or two.

 

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Quilted Crown

A talented cushion maker on facebook, at Ruth’s Emporium, made a nice little tutorial on making crowns, so I thought I’d have a go. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.398587596867171.90157.264655396927059&type=3.

As easy as pie. My little ‘un helped chose the fabrics and loved the result. Sadly he wasn’t keen on the idea of lots of buttons for jewels! We’ve had hours or play already though.

Drinks Mats

Inspired by a tutorial at http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/09/guest-29-jeni-with-quilted-log-cabin.html.
This is attempt number 2 at making these drinks mats, and they’re actually good enough for gifting. Result. A few months between try one and try two seem to have made all the difference. I may be making a few more of these – perhaps half an inch larger though, the mugs in our house only just fit on these.

The fabric was a blue scrap bag from http://fabricrehab.co.uk. I chose my 2 faves for the focal print and backing – I just love them, but no idea who the designer is though