Monday, February 23, 2009
Here are the pencil and pad wraps I made for my girls for Valentines. I thought they'd be real handy for a quiet activity during church sermons or for when we are on the go and their creative muse strikes. I got the handy free pattern from Skip To My Lou, thanks very much! There are a lot of cool things on her site besides, so check it out.
I love how the pencils facing sideways prevent them from falling out when it is closed. I used a button and loop instead of a snap, since I didn't have any snaps on hand, and some other pretty minor adjustments. The fronts on mine look a bit lumpy because of the pencils, so probably I didn't use the right weight of interfacing.
Hmm...(brain making chooka chooka sounds)...it could also be made with bias tape binding around the edges (with some pattern adjusting), so you wouldn't have to turn it and you could use some really mongo stiff interfacing and it would have more of a booky feel. I also briefly considered switching the pencils to the right side so the lumpy would be on the back, but that wouldn't function as well for my right-handed girls.
Anyhoo, I'm very pleased with the results, my girls love them, and I was finally able to repurpose some placemats I had bought from C&B a while back. So, Win Win Win, as he would say.