Thursday, April 5, 2007

MIA



Sorry I've been MIA lately. I had planned a quick trip to MN to see my family and meet up with a blogger friend. But we ended up staying longer than planned because of a snow storm! We had a great time in spite of the weather. Thanks everyone!
Pictured above are some notebook/colored pencil holders I whipped up for Amanda's boys. They were so easy to make, these will definitely become a staple for gift giving. I read a couple tutorials, but then decided to go it alone. All I did was measure the notebook and add 1/2 an inch to either side, then double that for the width. I added interfacing to the front fabric, sandwiched a pocket (iron and top stitch the top of it first), then sewed all the way around it, leaving a little gap to flip it right-side out. Iron it again and top stitch the individual pencil spots and notebook pocket. Oh, and I did a little heat-n-bond applique to the fronts of each first. So easy!!

9 comments:

Ann-Margret Hovsepian said...

Nice work, Roxanne! The colours/patterns are perfect for boys. I have always wanted to make one of those notebook holders. I've done crayon/marker rolls but have yet to try this. Thanks for the basic instructions. :)

Thanks, too, for your latest comment on my blog! Aren't we a crafty pair? ;)

MaryAnn said...

What a great idea! I can see how this would work to hold the markers on the front and hold a side-opening note book in with flaps, too. I may try that. Sounds like a CIP project to me!

Natasha said...

Those are really cute!! I have wanted to do pencil/pen rolls for awhile to hold my silly pen collection. (who has one of those?) But this is really great too. I have a heart loving son that this would be perfect for!

Thanks for visiting my blog-yours is great!!

becki said...

Those are super cute! I will have to make some of those for my neices and nephew..they look perfect for road trips!! I feel as though the last couple of days have brought bursts of energy, so I'm super happy about that!! Thanks!

amandajean said...

thanks so much for these!!! my boys (and I) love them...they came in handy on the trip, too!

Linda said...

I'll bet they do love them. That was so sweet of you! I keep thinking about these for my nieces. Maybe Christmas for Lexi, Mady and Claire.

Amy Jo said...

Very Cute - would be great for those long car rides!! Good job - I bet the boys loved them!

Vallen said...

You are a wealth of terrific ideas my friend.

Rebecca said...

These are adorable! I have t try it. I'm a novice sewer but I *think* I can figure it out. :) Thanks!