Another homemade birthday present for Kaleena this year is going to
be this pencil holder with color pencils inside.
I just kind of made it up as I went along, and I think it came out really sweet.
I thought I would embroider her name, or at least the first letter,
but couldn't get it right so I ended up sewing on a felt letter instead.
I made it especially for the Lyra pencils, as they came in a tin box, and I wanted a different way to contain these wonderful pencils, they are so lovely, will last "forever" and deserve a special place to live.
I used a large piece of wool felt, an 18" square, folded up the bottom, and pinned in one pencil at a time.
( In hindsight, I will definitely cut at the bottom rather than fold the next time,
as it ended up a little crooked )
I sewed it up with a gold metallic thread by hand, surely it would have been easier on a machine, however I still have not gotten the one in the basement out of hibernation:), and I like the simplicity and innocent look of a hand sewn piece. I added a blanket stitch around the edges, and also added Kaleena's name and a heart for decoration.
I thought I might add a button to close, but instead decided on a simple leather string which I sewed on and wrapped around, simple and pretty.
~I hope you are having a lovely day~