Saturday, July 3, 2010
my niece's birthday was last week, and for the occasion i whipped up this delightful colored pencil roll from joelle hoverson's last-minute patchwork + quilted gifts. i had been wanting this book for a while, and i remember seeing a bunch of people making these a while ago, so when i thought about what to give her, this pencil roll immediately came to mind.
when i saw this super cute fabric (which i used for the back of the roll) at fabric crush, i suspected that olivia would like it as much as i do. i think she's at just the right age to appreciate hearts and peace signs and notebook doodles. at least, i hope she is.
i had the best time digging through my scraps finding fabrics to go with each of the colored pencils. this range of the blues, purples, pinks and browns is my favorite section.
but all of them are pretty great.
i'm giving her the pencil roll along with a copy of anne of green gables. i am so excited for her to read this book, you have no idea. i will try my best to not have my heart broken if she blows this off for a few years. but i just know that even if she waits until she is 35 to read it for the first time--like i did--she will still adore it.