Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilted Artist Roll-up : :

This past weekend I finally added my applique to an actual stitched up project! While searching back for the original photo I realized just how long she's been literally hanging around my studio just waiting to become something. Well, now she finally is!

Artist Roll up

Inspired by the Easter basket of goodies Stubby Pencil Studio is offering in this weeks special giveaway, I imagined how nice it would be to fill my own children's baskets this year with nothing but new art supplies and some handmade artists roll-ups made by Mama!

Artist Roll -- Applique

I recently picked up these awesome twig colored pencils and right away thought they deserved a special tin or holder for my daughter to carry them around in. Aren't they wonderful!?

Twig Colored Pencils!

I selected a Domestic Bliss print to match the bright colors of the pencils and a Half Moon Modern scissor fabric to keep with the craft theme. I added a layer of my favorite batting to add that softness and to make sure that nothing my little artist carries would break as this is surely to be slung around quite a bit!

Artist Roll up

I stitched in extra wide supply slots, to hold these twig pencils nicely, with room for more supplies!

Artist Roll up

When not in use, I think the addition of my little hanging girl applique will be a fun thing for my girl to roll up and tuck away!

Artist Roll

To finish it off, I added an extra long fabric strap to wrap around and keep the roll-up nice and snug. In hindsight I would have added a simple elastic loop like Rachel did here.

rolled up

Good thing I have two more to make to see just what will work best for my little artists!!

How about you, are you planning on making any Easter gifts? 

Be sure to enter my Stubby Pencil Studio Easter Giveaway right here!!

37 comments:

  1. So cute! Awesome context for your banner girl! I love the hair tie, missed that before. It's so nice to make personal things for our little ones!

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  2. It is so cute! I would never have the patience for fine work like that. Ever!
    Esther.

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  3. Oh good a new project!:D I had thought you turned into a giveaway blog, haha! It's great Maureen, I am sure your daughter will love it. I know my niece would!!

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    1. Ha! Nope, not a giveaway blog, although I do love hosting them!!:)

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  4. It's perfect, Maureen. The fabrics work so well together. Great place to showcase your little applique girl.

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  5. Too cute! Love it! And so practical.

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  6. That's just so adorable, all the details are so wonderful and the applique is totally amazing. And, no Easter presents in our house, I'm trying so hard to keep it as a holiday when no gifts are given, our kids are used to it by now, and complain only a little.

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  7. Love every detail! The applique is really perfect.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love it! Love those pencils, too. It really looks like you've found *just* the right project for the cute little girl. Have a great week! :)

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  9. adorable maureen! i bet your daughter is going to love it soo much! how do you cut out the little bitty pieces, like her perfect hair? do you use a silhouette or a cricut or your scissors?

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  10. Love it and the pencils are so cute.The applique is very nice!

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  11. So cute and I really like those pencils and the applique. We always tried to give our kids craft supplies at Easter instead of so much candy. (A little bit of that too)

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  12. Utterly brilliant! She suits it perfectly :)
    The pencils are fabulous too!

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  13. I really like this. Any chance of a tutorial?

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  14. It's so cute! I think homemade gifts will be a wonderful treat in the Easter basket.

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  15. So cute! Love all the colours. Not really a big celebrator of Easter, we tend to make cakes and such =D

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  16. I love this, Maureen. What a perfect use for that sweet little girl. I've been totally tempted to buy those exact same pencils before. The natural look is just divine.

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  17. That is adorable and I love the twig pencils!

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  18. This is so creative! A tutorial would be really great, I hope you do share one!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! I'll try to put a tutorial together, but it definitely won't be for several weeks!!

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  19. Aww, so cute, glad she finally found a home!

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  20. Love this project Maureen, it looks fantastic and very practical. I have a few loved ones I would like to make one of these for. Did you follow a pattern or make it yourself?

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    1. Thank you Rhonda!! I didn't follow a pattern, I created this one myself, and I am considering putting together a tutorial to share here soon! :)

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  21. Super cute! What a great idea for your cool twig pencils.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  22. SO very cute! Love your ideas!

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  23. Awesome! :)
    My little guy says, "Every boy and girl needs one of those!" lol I need to create a few by Easter I think.

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  24. This is so beautiful! I found you via Circle of Moms... Your work is amazing!

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  25. yay!!!! maureen! what a perfect purpose for her :) i just love the fabrics you paired her up with! way to go! you are super craft mama :)

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  26. i was thinking about her the last time i checked your blog and was wondering what you were doing with her :)

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  27. Thank you for visiting JAQS Studio's "Made by ME" Linky Party Wednesdays. I featured your project this week :)

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-23-linky-party-and-features.html

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