Yeah! I have finally made one. It has been on my to do list for a long time - as a simple roll or something more complicated.
My Four Year Old has never shown any interest in having one (despite having a huge collection of well used drawing materials).
So I've made one for my friend's little girl who is one year and a bit. E loved her crayons then and we were lucky that she didn't eat stuff that shouldn't be eaten or scribble where she shouldn't.
This crayon roll is made from felt with a cotton pocket. I used what I had to hand although initially I did buy some felt as I didn't think I had a big enough piece. However I bought acrylic felt (which was all the craft shop had and I didn't have time to wait for my favourite wool blend felt to be delivered) and it is AWFUL!
I'm really pleased I managed to find some wool blend pieces big enough.
I used the same principles as my knitting needle roll but obviously smaller and less complicated.
I'm very pleased how it turned out and I really really like sewing with felt.
If I were to make it again I would change the following...
1. I used chubby crayons and took their thickness into account when making my pockets (4.5cm width) BUT I didn't take it into account when calculating the height of the pocket. I think the pocket needs to be a little bit higher.
2. I would sew the colour squares onto the pockets BEFORE I sew the thing up. I didn't think of it until I had finished and popped all the crayons in.
3. I would have done a different fastening as the ribbon covers the monogram on the front.
I've started thinking about Sea Queen day 2011. Our stitching group has a stall each year at this local gala.
We raise money for a local charity.
Its not until the summer and I'm thinking this far ahead as I keep moving balls of yarn from one shelf to another and I need a plan of action!
I've managed to pick up some yarn in a charity shop and my Mother In Law bought some at her church sale. Most of its blue - which is good as we always have people asking for baby boy things.
Sirdar Snuggly 4ply in pale blue approx 500 yards. Baby v- neck jumper from Sirdar, available for free here. Although comments on Ravelry suggest that it's quite complicated and time consuming... certainly would be for me as it involves cables! I suppose I could knit the smallest size...
I bought this book years ago (more than 4, less than 6) but couldn't knit anything from it as I didn't know how to use double pointed needles, or indeed how to properly increase or decrease.... or that I was a very loose knitter and I should really use much smaller needles than indicated in patterns...