Thursday, March 5, 2009

Artist on the Go

I found this really great tutorial for a colored pencil and drawing pad holder on Skip to My Lou's blog and immediately got started on putting together 6 of these for the upcoming birthday party we are having on Saturday. As my girls get older, and their friends celebrate their birthdays every year with them, I like to do different things for their goodie bags or party treats. For this birthday party, I decided to sew 6 of these "Artist on the Go" covers.
The tutorial was fantastic and the sewing time is very minimal...I was down to 15 minutes per cover as I got near the end. The left side of the cover holds 12 colored pencils and the right side has a pocket for a 6x9 drawing pad. I found my colored pencils and drawing pads at Target. With the size of these covers, you can get two complete covers with 1 1/8 yards of fabric. I also added simple felt embellishments to each cover. I used my new Stampin' Up chipboard collection to create a pattern for the bird and the small hearts.
I love this cute bird....he's so cheerful. The butterfly and cloud were from my own handmade stencil collection....really easy. Making 6 was a bit of a time investment, but I know the girls will enjoy them and I can't wait to get back to my sewing machine. I've got another project from Skip to My Lou's blog that I want to try tomorrow. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

katherinemarie! said...

I wish I could sew to make these!!!! So darling. And your gift idea--- perfect--- nothing is better than handmade gifts.