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This blog is about my passions in life: family, quilting, and new adventures. Quilting is my main passion! I also love my family tirelessly and devote most of my energy to my young preschool girls and my husband. This blog will be about my creative process in quilting and some about being a Mom in this busy world. Being of Irish descent, I love a good story. So buckle in, here we go!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP: Crayon Roll Bonanza

It's been a productive week for me.   I've completed the crayon rolls I was working on last week.  I ended up finishing 27 crayon rolls.  There is a wide range of fabrics used to make them.  They include themed fabric such as:  ice cream cones, instruments, Berstein Bears, Teal balis, horse batik, hearts, surfing crocodiles, sea turtles, butterflies, monkeys, berries, spring umbrellas, polka dots on a black background, Teal dragonflies, and Thomas Train. 

I tried something new during this crayon roll bonanza.  I tried adding an elastic "tie" that can hold the crayons.  It works so well!  I wish now that I had added it to all of them.  Ahhh... hindsight.  I gave my youngest daughter an instrument crayon roll with an elastic tie.  She loves it.  Of course, she should because picked out the fabric.  :0 

 Each crayon roll has eight 1.5" pockets.   They can hold 3 crayons each, or one giant crayon or fat markers.  My daughters like the markers best and so these wide pockets work well for them.

These crayon rolls are available locally--in Fairbanks-- at the Blueberry Baby. They are also carrying several of my schlep bags.  I love that store!  The crayon rolls are also available in my Etsy shop.

Next  I've got to work on some spring wall hangings for an upcoming spring event I have in May, called "First Friday" where an artist is featured at a local establishment.   I will be at the River City Cafe & Espresso downtown.

Yesterday I embroidered the center for 2 new Cherry Blossom wall hanging quilts I want to finish for the May First Friday event. 

I will make one look similar to this custom quilt. 
Although I don't think that I should ever make exactly the same thing as something I did custom.  Obviously, the new ones won't be personalized nor will they have the butterfly.

I still like the brown and pink combo.  So, we'll see what I can do with that.  I think the second one will be a brown and blue combination.  I still haven't decided on the pattern yet.  Tomorrow will be soon enough.  :)

I guess I always have a few things going on at once.  Are you that way?  I used to only ever have one thing started.  But, now I hop around doing different things.  I love creating through sewing!


  1. I love the crayon rolls! The one with the cupcakes is adorable :)

  2. Thanks Dawn. They are so fun to make, and very practical. I love the different themes. My oldest daughter--she's 4-- choose the cupcakes and the ice cream rolls. So fun.

  3. How cute! My niece would flip for them.


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