Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Church Fair Donations
After I made things to donate to the PTO for the fall craft fair, I felt that I should make somethings for the church fair too. I gave them a few ideas and asked what they thought would sell best. They liked the idea of the crayon rolls and aprons. Since I think it is often hard to find things for little boys at craft fairs, I made 4 crayon rolls with boyish material. I used scraps of batting left over from quilts and material that only made it through the doors of my house because the kids begged for pjs. I really don't like material with characters and stuff all over it but kids are so drawn to it. I will only use it for things like pjs. I thought it would probably go over quite well for the crayon rolls too and I am happy to see it go! Then I made two colored pencil aprons also using up scraps of material that have been sitting around here for ages. Now, I can begin to tackle some of my Christmas gifts.
Edited to add: My tutorial for the apron is here. This time, I made one change. Instead of trying to fit as many colored pencils in the apron, I cut the length of the apron to about 24" and then made 1" wide slots for the pencils. The apron I made before, though it held more pencils, was a bit heavy and a little big for a child. This size is a perfect fit for the 3-7 year old crowd.