Thursday, May 15, 2008

101 and a giveaway

After a few calculations I figured out that yesterday was my 100th craft related post(I'm not counting the weekend pictures of the kids for the relatives, Trixie's injury or my resolution posts - which aren't going too well anyway).

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.

16 comments:

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I'm not entering the giveaway. I just wanted to tell you what a BEAUTIFUL birthday gift. When I was little,I loved my colored pencils and would have LOVED something pretty like that to hold them!

Julia said...

The pencil rolls are such a cool idea! Please count me in! My initial would be "J" and I would like it in red. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a lovely gift! Julia

Super Sarah said...

WOW what a gorgeous gift, I would love to be in the draw, my initial would be A in pink please!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your pencil rolls! The corduroy works well. I have been waiting for that book from my state library for nearly 6 months and it finally arrived this week - yayy!! It has some great projects in it.

Jackie said...

Great gift. I would love to have it with a blue letter A.

sbonetsue said...

I would sure love to win that third pencil roll! I would love the initial 'S' in pink, my favorite.
Congrats on 101!

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Ooh what a fab idea! I'm a newbie to your blog but if I'm allowed to enter could I have a pink 'E' on the pencil roll. Not for 'ethel and edna' but for my little girl - Evie. Thanks :0)

normajean716 said...

Congraulations on your 100th post!! Your blog has become my "happy place" when I need a mental health break at work - or just an escape! Count me in on the drawing - the pencil roll is really special!! "N" in the same green as your blog background.

annemarie said...

Oh I feel lucky today - your pencil cases are lovely. My initial is A and color green. Have a great weekend.

Badger said...

Oh! My girl child would just love one of these -- she is the arty one in this family! Her first initial is H and she would like any color EXCEPT pink. She is anti-pink at the moment, thankyouverymuch.

Jacquie said...

I've always wanted to make one of these. I have a child in mind. I'm sure he would love this! I'm going to check out that twill tape too. Thanks for sharing!

Rebekah C said...

those roles are darling! Love the initial, corduroy and embroidery. I've been meaning to make one of these for ages...

Dani said...

I really only came by to drop a "hello" and thanks for stopping by my blog... didn't expect to find a contest going on, lol.

No need to enter me. That wouldn't be fair to your regulars.

I like your blog. I'll be back!

mmbogusch said...

This is a great gift! I love the colors and it is a good way to use up some small stash pieces. My initial would be "M". Thanks for sharing this with us. Melissa B.

Susie Sunshine said...

ME! ME! PICK ME!
(Shoves everyone else out of the way)
Oh, wait this is a sweet crafty blog, isn't it?
(Helps people up from the floor and dusts thems off.)

I would like to be entered in the drawing. Thanks, sunshine!

Amy said...

ohh I'd love one of those cases. I have picked out the fabrics to make one my self one day. My initial, should I be so lucky, would be A, red. Stoked to see you posting overseas too.