Sunday, March 20, 2011

A quick Birthday Gift

We went to a friends birthday party yesterday so I sewed up my standby birthday gift.  A Crayon Roll.


I was glad to get to use this cute birds and trees Heidi Grace print I got a while ago.


 For my crayon rolls I use the Skip to My Lou  crayon roll up tutorial .  I'm liking the color combination on this one.

Instead of the ribbon tie I usually add an elastic loop (elastic cording cut to 4 inches) and sew on a button.  I didn't have any corded elastic on hand for the loop so I braided some 1/8 inch flat elastic which worked great in a pinch.

Pair this little roll-up with some coloring books and it makes a fun gift!!  My favorite thing is they only take a little over 30 minutes to make once you get the hang of them.  If you have a little one who loves coloring it's a must try!!

One more thing... I'm almost finished with a cute shirt for Mer...tune in soon to check it out!

What projects do you have in the works??

5 comments:

  1. This is so cute, and I love the look of the braided elastic. I can't believe you can whip them up so quickly though, it would take me hours.

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  2. So cute, love the colors of the fabric and the button too! A great gift also for Easter baskets too :)

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  3. I love the braided elastic. What a great idea. I think I'll try it on something. :)

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  4. I know this is kind of a goofy thing to pick out to like- but I really love the braided elastic! It looks really neat!

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  5. i really love this. i will going to a few birthday parties this summer so i think i am going to give this a try. what a great gift!!!

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