Thursday, March 25, 2010

Notebook and Crayon Roll

I love looking at tutorials online. I love that people take the time and go to the effort to not only think up something crafty, but also to painstakingly outline how to do it for others. I usually just look at these tutorials and say "Hmm, someday I gotta try that." But I'm trying to get past the planning and on to the doing.
Luckily for me this goal fits in well with one of the resolutions I made at the new year - to remember birthdays. So, fortunately or unfortunately depending on personal opinions of homemade gifts, friends and family will have their birthdays remembered with my crafty explorations.
First up, my lovely niece turned 5 this year, and it turns out she has a love of art and drawing, so I thought it would be a perfect time to try these two tutorials:

CraftyPod's super simple way to cover a composition book

Skip to My Lou's crayon roll tutorial

And here's how I did:

I heard that the gift went over well, so I think it was a success. Yay for simple projects!

I also tried my hand at felt food. This was not as easy, and while I don't think the end result was all that spectacular, the birthday girl enjoyed it, so that's all that matters.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm all for homemade gifts. I for one loved the homemade birthday gift you gave me :)