Sunday, January 06, 2008
This weekend has been about as bleak as could be--a January thaw has brought fog and wet and a dirty, sloppy look to our snow. So the answer is to shut it all out, dive into the fabric stash, and make my own colorful world.
I jumped on the Pink Chalk Studio pencil roll bandwagon--now there's a good way to get into some color! A few weeks back, I had seen the pencil roll as made by Jan at Bemused and then did some serious Googling to see it in its original form and to try to find the pattern.
The official pattern seems to be no longer available on the Pink Chalk Studio site, but there was enough information there to figure out the construction. And a big thanks to Jan at Bemused for helping me with the rest of the details. Since there's a flannel layer inside, I pulled out my walking foot for sewing the roll together and for the topstitching. Worked great.
What a perfect gift for a favorite little guy of ours on his upcoming 8th birthday...
And every bit came from stash. Yippee!
Finally a question: why is this woman smiling?
Because she walked three miles both Saturday and Sunday and has set some goals for losing some of the chubbiness in the cheeks. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks Gerrie, for being an inspiration.