In true craft blog fashion, I have a giveaway for you.
The past two days I've been putting together three colored pencil rolls for birthday parties that Ellie's attending this weekend. The pattern is from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, though I've altered it slightly to hold a 12 pencil set. The fabrics are all from my stash which makes me very happy.
The book calls for home dec fabric or linen on the exterior, but I had a ton of corduroy on hand. It's sturdy enough for the job, but wasn't so easy to push out those corners on the bottom(there are 5 layers of fabric in those spots). The twill tape is from the Martha Stewart craft line at Michaels.
My new beloved, perle cotton, was used to stitch the recipient's initial in the corner. (Monograms from Sublime Stitching.)
There are only two pencil rolls in the picture because I'm waiting to find out what initial to put on the third. If you're interested in throwing your name in the hat for the last one, just leave me a comment with what initial and color you'd like embroidered on it. I'll mail overseas as well, so anyone is welcome to enter. One of the kids will pull the winning name next Friday.