Tuesday, January 5, 2010

to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right . . . let me see your crayon roll!

It's simple.  It's classic.  It's something every child can use.  It's the crayon roll . . . marker roll . . . colored pencil roll.  Who knew a roll could be so versatile?  I think it may be my first craft till Christmas.  I've looked a patterns on multiple crafting blogs, and they all claim that this is one of the easiest projects out there.  One blogger said, "Anyone with a sewing machine can make a crayon roll."  Anyone?  Really?  Hmm . . . I am going to be testing that theory. 

Here are a few variations on the nifty little craft that "anyone with a sewing machine can make."  If you have a sewing machine why not join me in testing this theory.

First, I like Cocoa's crayon roll pattern at Chocolate On My Cranium mostly because I like chocolate and also because I credit Cocoa with giving me the basic skills necessary to make my own blog template.  Thank you Cocoa!

Second, I'm a big fan of Skip To My Lou's crayon roll with vinylCindy provides three variations on the crayon roll.  You can find links to the other two patterns by clicking the crayon roll with vinyl link.  
Cindy's Crayon Roll - SO CUTE!

Last, but of course not least, I'm loving Serena's version of the roll at Nap Time Crafts.  She actually used Cindy's tutorial but with different dimensions to come up with the colored pencil roll.

So now that I know the craft, I just have to pick the version that's easiest, find my materials and start. 

Craft on! 

3 comments:

Kristin said...

I have always wanted to make one of these too! I think it would be a great first project!

Jennie said...

Do you take orders? :)

Elizabeth said...

Sorry about being slow on the response department Jennie. I'm pretty sure you are joking about that. I sense sarcasm. :) But, amazingly enough I have actually made a few things by request for people - a child's apron and taggies. Why anyone would want me to make them something is beyond me, but apparently some people have a hankering for walking on the wildside of my crafting ability. (On a completely different note . . .do you remember the Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch song "Wildside". I used to love that song . . . what a geek!)

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