Saturday, October 24, 2009

I love Crayons


I love crayons. Love the smell of opening a brand new box....the combination of the crisp paper wrappings, cardboard, and new crayon smell. Maybe I'm just a weirdo. :) But I know that crayons will be a hit at Titus' birthday party next weekend.

In lieu of store-bought trinkets and candy, I decided to try those handy crayon rolls that I've seen in some of my favorite shops on etsy.


Thanks to a super simple tutorial found HERE, I was able to make these rather inexpensively, with fabric I already have in my stash. I substituted wide braided elastic in place of the ribbons that hold the roll in place. Hopefully, I can whip up a few extra to give in Christmas stockings this year...


Speaking of Crayons, if you love crayons like I do, please check out Sarah Costa's work here. She has an incredible etsy shop that I love to stare at. Sarah is a very talented photographer and sewer, so deck your walls with some of her artwork this season!


Happy Saturday to you....I'm off to finish scraping the cereal treat/marshmallow goo from the bottom of the pan after making a batch for a fall party this evening....and yes, I scoop the leftover goo out with my hands and shovel it into my mouth....'cause that's how I roll.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

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Thanks so much ariel. I think those crayon rolls will be a BIG HIT.. such a great treat. Oh and I too scoop the marshmallow goo its sooo good. Have a great party

One Flew Over said...

Your crayon rolls look fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial...I know what I will be making this year for the kids friend.

SewCalGal said...

I love crayons too. And I love your crayon rolls. Very cute. I'd love to make some.

SewCalGal
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Kris said...

What a great idea! I had a crayon roll like this as a kid and it went EVERYwhere in Mom's purse :)

Jackie said...

The crayon rolls turned out really cute! I am with you on the crayon love. I also do the same thing with the last of the rice krispie treat goo. I thought everybody did that. :-)

Ryan said...

Kids love those crayon rolls! I have a teacher who orders a few dozen from me every year for her class as a present for winter break.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

They turned out great. And you didn't even think that you would get them done in time!

Kerri said...

what a great idea! i'm sure it will be a big hit!

i love sarah's prints!! i got two of them last month for my sewing room.

Sara Musick said...

Check out the pencil roll too!
http://whipup.net/2006/08/12/pencil-roll-and-art-bag/

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Thanks for the link love. :) They are so easy to whip up and do make great gifts. I like your addition of the elastic to hold the roll.