Showing posts with label texta roll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label texta roll. Show all posts

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rolling Along - Part Two

When I posted Rolling Along - Part One, I also promised that there'd be a part two in the not-too-distant future!

I like this one better (of course), just because it's pink and orange.

More stitching along the lines..... using my owl fabric.

I hope Charlotte and Flynn love them!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rolling along - part one

There's been quite a lot of little bits of crafting going on around here lately. Jumping from one project to another before finishing the first one has become 'the norm', hence all the blog posting in parts!

So this is part one of the latest request from one of my girlfriends. She needs a texta roll each for her niece and nephew, with twenty pockets for textas.

I'd never used my own fabric designs for these before, but just look at how perfect they are for the job..... just stitch along the lines.

Next texta roll coming soon...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Birthday Wrap

It's Nico's 3rd birthday today, so he's having a little BBQ and party..... and they've even decided to run the biggest horse race in the country on the same day to celebrate (maybe I should have used a horse print)!

I've made him this sweet little texta wrap....

With a velcro closure for little three year old fingers.

I decided late yesterday afternoon to make a couple of appliqued tees to go with the texta wrap, only to find that I've either completely run out of applifix, or I've just lost it amongst the mess (which could be entirely possible).

Desperate times called for desperate measures, so I came up with an alternative.

I used some medium light interfacing on the back of each fabric square, and then used basting spray to hold them in place on the tees while I stitched them down. I tried to do a close zig-zag stitch all the way around, but for some unknown reason, my machine just hates doing the zig-zag. Even though I use gutterman thread, it constantly breaks and jams up. Drives me nuts!

Anyhow, I did lots of extra stitching because I didn't have the applifix to secure it. Hopefully they'll wash and wear just as well as normal.... fingers crossed.

PS - Just a little end note: Lots of bloggy peeps seem to have changed their settings lately, which means that your blog can't be read in a reader such as Google Reader. No photos show up, just a few lines of text from the beginning of a post and that's all. Might be worth checking up on if you have - I'm missing out on reading lots of my faves at the moment.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Just to show that not everything goes to plan around here.....

I made a texta roll many moons ago for a friends little boy. Now that little boys younger sister needs her very own texta roll too.

Being the lazy sewer that I am, rather than starting the cutting out from scratch, I raided my pre-cut binding strips tub to find 24 different fabrics strips to piece together.

Maybe I shoud have started with a calculator..... because 24 x 2 inch strips ended up being nearly as long as the ironing board!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

On my desk......on a Wednesday

A work in progress pencil roll (it's actually going to be a texta roll). This is a gift for a friends son's 4th birthday later this month. I bought a packet of textas and a scrapbook to go with it.

This is the first project that I've tried from this book. I had to read the instructions a few times at each step before it made sense (I usually just make things on the fly). I had to modify it a bit because the pattern was for 24 pencils but the packet of textas that I bought only had 20. I also didn't follow the correct fabric colours to match the texta colours. I just used whatever was in the scrap pile.

Check out Kirsty's blog to see who else in playing along!