It is finally finished and filled with all my goodies…
I love it, I hope you do to.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year!
I have managed to make great progress over the Christmas break to finish making up my patchwork pencil wrap.
I added elastic to fit my selection of drawing materials, so I have them all in one place when I need, so all the loops are of different sizes on purpose.
I added a length of ribbon at the side to tie up the pencil wrap when filled. (Might have used a length of ribbon that was decorating a Christmas present!)
I know its really the time to be getting on with Christmas related things but I can’t stop with my patchwork. All the hexagons are done and it is just the making up to do now.
I have added some wadding and some left over curtain fabric for the back and hand sewed along the top and bottom.
I have added a layer of stitching so the flap is secure.
Just the sides to stitch up now.
I had the brilliant idea of making a pencil wrap for the very collection of drawing pencils and pens I use for drawing when I’m sitting on the sofa. The main need for this arose when I tried, sadly without success, to save a beautiful Faber Castell 4B pencil from my lovely dog who was ‘playing’ with it at the time. He had succeeded in sneaking it away from me without my noticing. So in memory of my much loved pencil I embarked on my new project.
I decided to use the hexagon die set I have from Crafters Companion and selected the middle size. Whilst I realise that it is smaller and will take far longer than using one of the larger sizes I thought the pattern would be more effective on a little project with smaller shapes, or else the pattern would get lost.
So this is what I did:
Stage 1: Cut paper shapes (using recycled paper that I had previously printed on) – DONE
Stage 2: Cover paper pieces with fabric – DONE
Stage 3: Join 9 hexagons together to make 1 piece – COMPLETED SOME
Stage 4: Join completed shapes together – COMPLETED SOME
Having laid the shapes out to get the pattern of colours I then joined them in 3’s to make a line and then joined those lines together.
Just have to do some more now and make it bigger.
Please come back to see my progress.
Thanks for joining me again today.
I very rarely use green but have added touches of turquoise in this card which I think makes it much more feminine.
The floral stamp is from the wonderful Hobby Art collection, which I have coloured here with chalks for the background of the image and then watercolour pencils.
A few random sized layers of co-ordinating cardstock were then positioned behind, which I had embossed using various embossing folders from the lovely Crafters Companion.
A few corner punches and the addition of some Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms together with some Flourishes just adds a little dimension to the card to finish.
Hope to see you again here soon!